I'm now at 36 weeks, which basically means I have a month to go. We are both excited to meet our little guy soon and Cade and both hopes he comes sooner rather than later, but mostly we just want him to be healthy.
As far as pregnancy goes, I have my good days and my bad days. My back is still hurting a lot and the pain has increased somewhat as I have gotten bigger and there is more pressure on my back and weight to carry. Acid reflux has been horrible for me. I was taking Zantac twice a day but it wasn't helping enough so my Dr. had me change to Prilosec which seems to be working a little better. I have had some contractions, some painful and others not. Insomnia comes and goes but I eventually get sleep- even if it means passing out at 5 pm.
Someone asked about my birth plan on my last pregnancy update so I thought I would share a little bit. First off, I don't really have a birth plan per se. I like the idea of a more natural birth because I am not huge on medication but I'm not opposed to it if I need it. I am open to all types of birth and I will probably try whatever feels good at the moment (birthing ball, massage, birthing bar, yoga, bath etc.)
Water helps me relax a lot so it's something I am definitely considering. All and all though, my plan is to just take it one minute at a time. Everyone is different so I think any birthing method is fine. My goals is just to be comfortable and have a healthy baby.
Other news- I went to my 36 week appointment yesterday and everything was normal except when they told me I was going to L&D Triage for some monitoring. The midwife was concerned that my placenta was/ could be dying so she had me get an ultrasound and monitoring for the baby for 20-40 minutes ( I honestly don't remember how long we were there). Good news is that the baby is fine and the placenta is fine. They were concerned that my blood pressure was high at 124/89 so they took it several more times. It ranged from 123/81 to 129/89. The nurse was still concerned so she talked to the midwife about having me do more testing. The midwife had her check the other arm (she had me laying on my side and took the blood pressure from the arm that was being smashed). The other arm was something like 121/79 so the midwife sent me home. Basically, I am supposed to rest, drink water and eat and call the midwife if anything else happens. Hopefully I am fine though and the blood pressure thing was just a fluke.
Not the greatest picture of my belly. It was sort of slumping over to one side because they had me propped up. It was not terribly comfortable either.
I will admit that being in Triage did make everything seem more real. In a few weeks I will be there and it will be the real thing! Crazy!