Happy hump day! So now that I am nearing the end of my pregnancy I thought it was a good time to update you with my last bump update! Ps I will be sharing more from the shoot above maybe next week! I wanted some shots with my bump a little bigger since in our Colorado maternity pictures I was only 28 weeks, and I really wanted some intimate ones shot with just Griffin and I and no photographer and I am in love with how they came out, even though it was soooo foggy! Anyways, I have been so incredibly lucky to have had such an easy pregnancy, honestly it has been so easy I am scared I’m going to have a hard delivery or the baby will never sleep haha! Like I can’t luck out in all the departments! But I’m praying I can ha! I really have had no pregnancy symptoms since my food aversions in my first trimester, except I think I get a really mild case of acid reflux after eating sometimes. TMI but sometimes I’ll have a small burp and my food comes back up a little or if I am super full I feel like it is going to come back up when I bend over. That is only sometimes though. The peeing has become a little more frequent, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Except sometimes he’ll get right on my bladder and use it as a bunching bag and it almost hurts like I am having bladder spasms! Oh the joys! Also at my 36 week doctor apt she told me the baby has already fully dropped (like so low she said my cervix is behind his head!) which she said is awesome because he is ready to go! I was not dilated at all so I am curious to see if I will be at my next appointment on Friday (which I will be one day shy of 38 weeks).
How am I feeling?
Like I said above pretty dang good considering! I have definitely been a LOT more tired these past few weeks, but I have been so fortunate that I am still sleeping well. Although waking up in the mornings have been hard since I am so tired. Also I have been getting a bit of lower back pain when I stand for too long.
What am I Craving?
Still all the sweets! Omg I want cookies 24/7 ya’ll! Like I just think about them through out the day! Haha!
I haven’t had any since my first trimester, except for I am still not willing to eating straight avocado haha. I had a few bites of guacamole the other day though, baby steps!
How is Baby J?
He is still doing great! He moves like crazy all the time, I haven’t even had to worry about kick counts since he is always so active. He also gets the hiccups a TON! They have subsided a bit the past few weeks but he will still get them here in there. One of my friends said to stock up on gripe water since if he gets them a lot now he probably will get them after he is born and the gripe water makes them go away instantly! Only a few more weeks and I get to see his adorable face! I cannot wait!!
After the weekend I will be 38 weeks and 2 days and I am going to start doing all the things to kick start labor. I don’t mind going all the way to 40 weeks, but I really do not want to go past since Griffin was a pretty big baby and they told me it can be hereditary haha. I was a tad on the big side too. I have already been eating dates (So many people swear by them for making your labor shorter) and I have my raspberry tea ready to go and my birthing ball. If you have anymore tips on inducing labor, I would love to hear! I hope you all have an awesome day! <3