At 38 weeks and a few days I am only 1 cm dilated. Doctors appointment are twice a week, as we are anticipating for Jr. arrival, potentially earlier due to his size. I have come to the conclusion that my husband Andrew and I have another stubborn Taurus on our hands. Our oldest, Abby was delivered at over 40 weeks (scheduled induction) because she just was not ready to bless the world with all of her greatness.
With every contraction with our first we always ended up in L&D (Labor and Delivery), as my husband was determined that he was not going to be the one to delivery a baby at home. With baby #3 there will be no false alarms. I will not be going to the hospital until I know I am well into active labor. It is recommended that I increase my walking, stair climbing, and squats to help me along with dilating. I am going to try these recommendations. I will keep you updated on the progress.
We have already passed a lot of predicted dates on our calendar. There are still many dates to come prior to baby’s due date. Still looking forward to see who comes close to predicting Jr. arrival correctly.
FYI: Eating 6-8 Dates in the last 4 weeks to soften cervix is a myth in my opinion.
38 Week Milestones & Current Events:
- Baby is the size of a Spaghetti Squash
- Measuring about 20 inches long and weighed 7 lbs and 1 oz (per ultrasound a few weeks ago)
- Baby is fully developed and continues to practice breathing and swallowing
- Mommy is experiencing increased hip and pelvic pressure
- Sleeping is becoming a harder task as it is difficult to get comfortable
- Cravings: Powerade, Dates, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Milk
At 38 weeks, I weigh in today at: 181.4 lbs. I should be hitting a plateau soon with my weight gain as baby is preparing for delivery. However, he is still packing on his baby fat in the meantime. This weight is definitely challenging to carry since it is all belly and not evenly distributed. I find that it is so easy to lose my balance. I am being very cautious when I walk.
13 days left until 5/14/19- keep checking back and follow me on social media for updates. I will more than likely post first on social media when Jr. arrives. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on my pregnancy journey.