I am 37 weeks along with our little baby girl who we are super excited to meet!
I’m feeling large limbs now squirming about, I can’t wait to hold her on the outside and touch her butter soft baby skin. I’m getting to the last few weeks of pregnancy where things begin to get harder for me. The symptoms I’m having are; fatigue – tiring out quickly. Braxton hicks contractions coming several times a day. Pain under my ribs – I think there may be a limb there! Needing to pee ALL THE TIME. Aching legs and needing to sit down a lot. I began stacking on weight super quick so the past few days I’ve been working harder at avoiding sugar. Clothes that I’ve been wearing comfortably for the past few months are now too small. Thanks to Ebay and the opp shop I’ve updated my tops, leggings and a few dresses in the next size up to get me through the next few weeks.
I’ve got a nursing cover coming in the mail from Ebay for feeding baby modestly in public. I’ve never used one before, I’ve just used blankets if I’m in an awkward public place and need to breastfeed or I’ve just fed my babies in the parents room if there is one. I’m looking forward to trying a proper nursing cover out that wont slip down or make my baby hot while I’m trying to feed.
We had a tour of the maternity ward of the public hospital we’ve chosen last week. Luke came with me and our youngest 3 got to have a look around too. It’s really small, but the rooms look comfortable enough. I’m hoping for a natural hospital birth. I’m not keen on hospitals but, all my others were born in the hospital and I’ve never been game enough (or had the opportunity) to have a home birth. There are no special birthing centres anywhere near us so a public hospital is as good as we’ll get I think.
Today I had an appointment with the doctor and my belly is still measuring 3-4 weeks smaller then my dates so I’ve been sent to have yet another scan to check up on baby’s growth in a few days. Hopefully she’s still growing well.
Despite all the aches and pains I am still trying hard to keep a positive attitude – how I think REALLY effects how I feel and my ability to cope. I pray every day and the Lord is faithful and he walks with me through every hour of every day. In Him I find true rest.