Monday, August 30, 2010

Pregnant Pause: 38 weeks, tales from the sofa

So ~ so far, so good. Monitoring at the hospital went well this morning and while I won't know if I've gained any weight till my midwife appointment tomorrow, my husband and others have said that the bump is looking bigger. Judging by kicks and squirms Cashew is still enjoying her/him watery home.
Overall doing well, making the adjustment to eating more and doing less. My favorite toddler has been wonderfully understanding that mommy now plays blocks lying down and does not at all seem to mind the occasional ice cream runs in the afternoon. Seriously she continues to nap well which allows me to rest in the afternoon and C. has been able to get home a bit earlier in the evening. The weekend brought the great pleasure and blessing of a visit from grandma.

Now that I'm full-term I'm sure that we will discuss at the appointment tomorrow striking the right balance of keeping the baby where he/she is since being inside does not require expending energy maintaining temperature or eating and not pushing past when the placenta is really no longer doing its job. Still having the occasional Braxton Hicks contraction but nothing strong or organized.

So far ~ so good! Looking forward to September and discovering who is joining our family and when our personal 'labor day' is going to be.


  1. Good job resting! Wow, only two more weeks (or so)!

  2. Thinking of you, Joy! I hope it's perfect frm here on out.