I’ve been terrible! I do check in with how all of you are doing daily. But life has been insane. Still no excuse.
**All Pregnancy Related**
I am currently 38 weeks 2 days pregnant. Pregnancy has been pretty good to me thus far. I have had some back issues and heartburn but honestly, no complaints. I did have a little scare this week when I went to the doctor, my blood pressure was high. I had had a terrible day at work and the doctor sent me to labor and delivery to be monitored. There was a fetal decel during this time so I had to have an ultrasound and was there for about 4 hours alone. Because of this and because they only do one induction a day, they put me on the schedule to induce next Friday (October 17, my birthday is October 18!!) if my blood pressure remains high. I really think it was just stressed induced – my job is killer. It’s constant stress and part of the reason I’ve been MIA. By the time I get home at night, I’m done. Anyway – I’m hoping things will be better when I see my doctor next week and we might not have to do the induction route. I’d rather experience all of this naturally. But it was definitely a reality check. This baby is coming and she’s coming very, very soon!
We are as ready as you can be. I’m honestly freaked out. I’ve wanted this for so long but I think there’s nothing that can prepare you for your world to change so drastically. I still can’t believe I will be a mom. It’s crazy considering at this time last year, I never thought it would happen. Though I’ve faced a different journey than all of you, I do want to say that you should never give up hope. I gave it up too quickly and was miserable. No matter how it happens, you will become a mother.
Thank you for all of your support, thoughts, and prayers. I can’t wait to share the little one with you in a short number of days.
Here’s a picture from 34 weeks. I’m feeling and looking MUCH more pregnant these days. Ready for her to be here!