Today I am 38 weeks! Wow! I can't believe I'm finally at this point. This is the week at which I wanted to get before Brooke came out, so now she is really welcome to come :) I know I'm scheduled for an induction next Thursday but I really want her to come out on her own. Of course, it's not up to me, so we will just have to wait and see.
Last night I had even more trouble sleeping. I woke up every 1-1.5 hours like I have the past couple of days, but I also had trouble getting back to sleep a couple of times. I was also feeling more congested today, so I decided to go to the doctor and get antibiotics since this cold doesn't seem to be going away and might be getting worse. So I started the z-pak today and I'm hoping I start to feel a lot better in a couple of days. I really want to be in top shape when Brooke is born because I know it will be hard enough without being sick on top of it.
The past couple of days Brooke has been SUPER active! She is moving around her arms and legs like crazy and with a lot of force. Sometimes it's really uncomfortable. She also moves her head around in my pelvis sometimes, which is a really strange feeling and is usually quite painful! A lot of times she hits some nerves pretty hard and a sharp pain shoots into my hip flexor and upper leg. That is super painful and hard to get away from.
I've been thinking more and more about what a big life changing event this is going to be. It's just been Paul and me for so long that it's going to be such a change to our lives. But at the same time, we are so ready for such a big change, and I know that we will just slip right into it and totally fall in love with her as soon as she enters this world. We already love her, but I know that will increase exponentially once she is out. I really cannot wait for the birth experience. After watching A Baby Story several times, I can see how amazing this process is going to be. I'm a little nervous about the pain and how long labor will all take and the possibility of things not going well and having to get a c-section, but that stuff doesn't really cross my mind too much. I feel pretty confident that I will be able to handle the pain and Paul will be able to provide me with the support I need, and I know the midwives and doctors will be able to handle any situation that occurs.
At this point it's just a waiting game for the next week. And I'm hoping it goes by quickly!!
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