Well, no changes… My “official” due date is March 3rd. So, on March 3rd, does that start my 40th week or end my 40th week? I’m just wondering. I think it’s the start, but I may be wrong. I’m still 1cm dilated, and nothing else is ready at all… This is feeling eerily familiar unfortunately. Alyx was born 10 days late by my due date they used; she was 14 days late according to the first ultrasound, which is supposed to be the most accurate. So, March 3rd is the date according to the first ultrasound.
First things first… I have not gained any weight. In fact, I’m really under by 1lb, but it’s a different scale from the first one I weighed on, so it may be a little off, but still… I pretty much weigh the same as before I was pregnant… which means after baby girl gets here, I will lose weight! Yay! Now, if only I can keep it off, I’ll be good! This should probably not be the first thing, but it’s absolutely fabulous for me!!
This pregnancy has been a little different for me. I was sick in the beginning and if I’m not careful in the mornings, I can still throw up from time to time. I’ve had three colds in the last three months and I cannot get rid of the cough, which can also make me throw up if I’m not careful. (This may be the reason I haven’t gained weight.) I have had more down times than up times, it seems. I’ve felt more tired, which could be because of my three year old who doesn’t slow down just because Mommy can’t keep up. And now, for the last five or six days, I’ve had these horrible pains around my pelvic bone… They progressively get worse as the day goes on and sometimes, I don’t think I can even walk, especially well enough to make it down the stairs to even get to my car. I’ve been using a heating pad at work and that helps a little bit, but it’s still painful.
This baby has also been a mover and a shaker. She has tried to stretch her way out of my stomach, I think! Alyx moved a lot, but she never really caused me to suck in my breath when she kicked me. This baby can kick the tar out of me sometimes!
I know she will come when she’s ready, but I sure do hope it’s sooner rather than later because I don’t want to cry at the doctor’s office when they try to force me into induction. I told Frankie that if I was ever pregnant again, which we’re not planning on, that I think I might go to a place that encourages natural birth more… not like the wierd, wierd people who think yu can get through birth without pain or anything, but just someone who will understand that I don’t want to be induced and accept that. And not start pushing me to be induced at week 38. It’s perfectly normal to have a baby anywhere from 38 to 42 weeks, so leave me alone until then! Oh, well!