Dec 19, 2010

Not much to update

So, I meant to post an update after my 38 week appointment last week, but things have gotten in the way again. But now that I've gotten around to typing it, there's really not all that much to say!  The appointment went well, my blood pressure is still about the same, baby's heart rate is good and baby is in a good position for natural labour at this stage.

The midwife did say after feeling my belly that she thinks the baby is very 'ready to be born' but obviously I have taken this with a grain of salt.  I'm actually figuring that it is more likely that it means this will be quite a big baby, especially considering my first was 8lb 12oz!

It's been such a busy week this week that it's hard to believe my 39 week appointment is tomorrow.  I've had a more than usual workload at home for our business, as well as a husband who has hardly been here for the entire week.  It's all been quite a struggle with a toddler full time as well, so I'm very glad we managed to get through the week in one piece.

I'm very ready for this baby to come at any time now, but not in a desperate 'get it out of me' stage ;)  I'm actually feeling pretty good about the labour too which is surprising.  The idea of induction really freaks me out still though so I'm really hoping that I manage to labour naturally this time.

The sciatica isn't giving me much trouble at all these days, the SPD is mainly bad at night.  It has gotten worse too in that I can now feel and hear the loud clicking of my pelvic bones rubbing on each other when I roll over at night.  Not a nice feeling at all.  Other than that, it's pretty much just the normal pregnancy aches and pains. But I can tell you, I'm looking forward to being able to lay down and stretch out in bed comfortably...even if it means I have to get up again in a couple of hours ;)


starpepper said...

I keep thinking of you at the moment and wondering if that little one has made an early appearance yet... :)
It really is so close now and it's just so lovely that soon you Jacob will be a big brother and you will have another gorgeous little miracle bub. Of course there is that labour to get through but you will do great, Kath! I'm checking in on FB and in here and so excited for your news. Will be on holiday in Coolum from 24/12 so will have to rely on internet on my phone if no news by then...Big hugs to you for what is ahead. So very special!!!

starpepper said...

wow 4 days!!!