Here we are!! 38 weeks!! the count down has officially begun and people at work are STILL shocked to see me every day. haha yup… stillllllll here!! Baby Cora has 2 more weeks (well, 11 days from today exactly) to cook (unless she decides to make her grand appearance a little earlier.. which would make this mama very happy!).
the weeks have been flying by… it feels like yesterday i was just turning the second trimester corner…. now i’m almost at the finish line!! anxiety and excitement are peaking this week… when will she come?! where will i be? will i be ready?! how bad is it going to hurt… can i do it?! so may questions have been racing through my mind and i just have to keep telling myself (or listening to my friend Natalie tell me) it’ll happen when she’s ready.. not when i’m ready…. haha because i CAN’T PLAN IT! which KILLS me. ha
Another wonderful sonogram this week -My mom (aka: Mimi) joined us on her birthday and it was so wonderful to see Cora’s cute little face! she has some luscious lips and big cheeks!! can’t wait to see her in person! I get another sonogram next week too which is super exciting because they forgot to check how big she was! Doctor visits have been weekly now for the past 3 weeks (since 36 weeks)… currently i’m only 1cm dilated and 80% effaced. sooooo stuck for the past 2 weeks. been bouncing on a ball at work and doing as much walking as my body will allow me to do. I’ve started swelling this week which is NO FUN at ALL. Not only is my tummy huge but my face, fingers and legs/feet?! ugh, no thaaaank you. i get to wear fancy socks now to help out with that. we talked about what will happen if i go past her due date…. so it made me feel better that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!
her movements have drastically slowed down this week…. i can only imagine she’s stuffed in there like a little sausage! i don’t know HOW she can be comfortable.. she can just come out now. ha
Sleep: restless legs and the need to use the bathroom every night at 2am is making sleep a bit tricky… if my legs aren’t restless i’m feeling pretty good and can usually crash pretty quick (and early too!!)