Week 37 Pregnancy Update
It’s been 3 weeks since our first hospital visit for pre-term labor and I honestly didn’t think I’d still be pregnant at 37 weeks! It’s been a LONG 3 weeks and most days I’ve been in so much pain and so exhausted I’ve just prayed and wished for it to end. Looking back, though, I’m so glad I’ve been able to carry her to term and to feel so much peace about her coming any time now. At my 36 week doctor apt I was only 1/2 centimeter dilated but about 70% effaced. She is so low which causes a lot of pain and cramping and I’m having 20-30 contractions a day but nothing strong enough to make me dilate, I guess. I have another doctor’s apt tomorrow and I’m really hoping to see some progress because I just don’t know how much longer I can take this stalled labor 😬 Matt and I just talk about how comforting it is to know that every day we are closer to seeing her- whenever that may be. I just have to take it one day at a time. I don’t want to complain anymore because she is healthy and I’m healthy and that’s all that really matters…. I’ll just say that hopefully this is my last bumpdate 😅
Best moment this week? Matt and I have been trying to make the most of every day we have left of just the two of us. We have done really simple things like bike riding, ping pong, and mini golf but it has just been so special and fun to soak up all the one on one time. I love that man so much and can’t wait to see him be a dad.