Friday, April 27, 2012

37 Weeks

I guess I'm ready to have the baby.  Lately I have found everything to be irritating.  I have no patience.  I can't stand Aiden's whining.  I want to lock Travis in the closet when he starts in on his usual rib jabbing (stuff that usually makes me chuckle).  I would like to throw all my pillows in an incinerator for being so difficult.  I wish I had a brace from the ceiling to hold my belly while I roll over in bed at night.  The muscles on my sides pull so badly Every. Time. 

On top of this I have a few nagging physical issues going on.  My neck has really started to bother me this week.  No headaches, just dull, nagging discomfort.  I've either got a cold or allergies causing some serious sinus pressure.  There are moments when I can't breathe out of my nose at all.  I can barely eat anything without feeling like I am going to suffocate.  There just isn't room in me for a stomach AND my lungs.  Couple that with the stuffed nose and I breathe louder than a 400-pound asthmatic who just climbed Uxmal.

I had my weekly OB appointment yesterday.  I am showing no signs of labor.  I fully expect to be induced at 41 weeks again, so this was not a surprise to me.  Although I think I will be officially disappointed starting at my 38-week appointment when there is no progress.

The only thing keeping me going these days are breaks to laugh at jokes and pictures of adorable kittens on websites like this.


Alexa said...

AWE, I'm sorry you are going through all the aches and pains so horribly. I know the end is the worst. It's amazing how you forget all that stuff after the baby actually arrives right? So weird. I can't wait to meet her, but I bet you REALLY Can't wait!

Sara's Satire said...

4 more weeks at MOST. You can do it! I know it really sucks, but it will be over soon and you will have your baby girl in your arms. Don't get too discouraged, a lot can happen in a week.

I feel like you should have the option of being induced at 39 weeks...obviously everyone would take that route unless they were wanting a no drugs - all natural birth...but I figure if your going to be incuded, you should at least get to do it a week early! LOL