I'm writing this on Sunday (yesterday), but by the time it's posted I will be in the hospital getting nice and inductioned up! Holy moly!!! I want to cry because this pregnancy has cruised by, and it's over now! Don't get me wrong, my body is soooo ready to be done being pregnant at this point, but I know I will miss it! It's a hard journey, but it's so special at the same time, and it's something I'll always cherish.
He's still managing to move around like a crazy person, even though he's got to be majorly squished in there! I'm pretty impressed, but also borderline concerned he's going to be an insanely active baby. We'll find out soon! Last Monday I was 1cm dilated and 75% effaced, so we'll see if there's been any progress when I go into the hospital! I hope so because that will mean a shorter labour (I'll take anything less than Piper's 40 hours, please).
UPDATE: I was 3cm dilated when I got to the hospital this morning!
I have been reeeeally lucky to avoid any swelling and, for the most part, heartburn during late pregnancy (I only had it a couple of times a few weeks ago). I randomly got really nauseous and sick again mid-week, which brought back teeeeerrible memories of the first trimester. So glad that's over! I've had TONS of braxton hick contractions, which make me really breathless. Jordan always asks what I'm annoyed about, but I'm just letting out big sighs in order to breath haha.
The pregnancy waddle is on a whole new level now. Since he has dropped a bit lower, my hips are trying to accommodate the bump and I'm truly swaying from extreme side to side as I walk. I'm sure it makes me look cool. Other than that, just LOTS of pelvic pressure. I can't complain though because everything is a good sign that my body is getting ready for him!
This week I've really wanted ketchup? Haha I don't know what that's about. I craved it during my first trimester as well, so I think it's because I've been feeling nauseous again. I've really wanted grilled cheese and fries, mainly so I can eat them with ketchup though ha. I can't wait to eat like a normal person again and have room for big meals! This hospital better have good food is all I'm saying!
Workouts have mainly been long walks with some low impact resistance training sprinkled in there. Because I've felt a ton of pelvic pressure, a lot of exercises have felt pretty uncomfortable, so I've just done what I can and left it at that. I've made it to 9 months though! Wohoo! Again, I kept a workout log, from 14 weeks (when I started feeling well enough to workout again) on HERE.
I've been feeling really emotional lately, mainly because of my hormones, but also because everything is about to change. I am SO excited for this little guy to join our family, and so excited to give Piper a sibling, but it kind of breaks my heart that the days of just Piper and I are over. Of course we'll still have our one-on-one time, but it's the end of a stage that I've grown to love so much. We're entering a new chapter, which I can't wait for, but it's always sad to say goodbye to an old one.
HERE WE GO!!!