Wednesday, January 19, 2011

38 weeks


Appointment update: not a whole lot of change... +1lb [had to make up for losing 1lb last week], BP = good, baby's heart rate = good... I'm dilated to just a little bit over 3cm now, so not much change in that regard; but my midwife said that the baby has moved down a bit and that things are 'doing what they need to,' so that's good. Baby is posterior, though [his/her back to my back], so a trip to the chiropractor might be of benefit. When babies are posterior, it can cause a lot of back pain... which is probably why my back has been hurting a lot lately... so if I get my back adjusted [by someone who works with pregnant women], it may make my back feel better and loosen things up so that baby can turn around. 

Part of me feels like I've been 'going backwards' because I haven't been having as many contractions this week as I was last week; but the contractions are very different than they were before... I don't just feel them in my belly anymore, but a lot lower. And they are more intense. So, although I feel like I'm not making any progress, I am. 

Anyways, I think that's all for now... hopefully my next update will be something along the lines of "I'm in labor" or "the baby's here!" But if not... oh well. Baby will come when he/she is good and ready. It's all in God's perfect timing! Our treasure will be here soon.


Brooke said...

I am so excited for you and Jake! I can hardly wait for the next update. :)

Anonymous said...

I felt the same with my kids, as far as going backwards. Then, like that, I had them within days. Don't be discouraged. Take comfort in God's timing.