38 weeks today.
Still feels like I'm in a weird time warp where every minute is extra long. I'm incredibly impatient as it is, but I feel like that trait is magnified during these last weeks. I know I'm not even at 40 weeks yet...but somehow my brain interprets 38 as 40, so I feel overdue in my own mind. Does that even make sense? I know it doesn't. I just feel like....because I know babe is fully formed, ready for the outside world and is just putting on weight at this point, the idea of this baby baking for another 2-4 weeks just getting bigger and bigger kind of makes me miserable. lol.
All whining aside, I love big ol' chubby babies! DS was nearly 10 pounds. I still hope that I go sooner this time around, that labor is shorter, and baby is smaller.
lol, am I asking for too much you think? ;)
Had my 2nd chiro visit this week. The first one was monday, and it made my sore hips feel better, but did little for my rib. This time around I think my rib finally clicked back in place. It's still sore and tender, but feels loads better. Chiro says it looks like I dropped. I feel like that must have happened earlier today. This morning she felt so high up and I felt lots of rib kicks. A few hours later I felt so much pressure and weight on my hips plus a bit of sciatic pain.
Still haven't lost any of my mucous plug, have had no contractions (BH or otherwise) and little to no twinge-y cervix. Whomp whomp.
I have felt very nest-y this week though. I've made a ton of freezer meals! My appetite has been weak since mid December (I'm only a little hungry at breakfast, eat a medium sized lunch and never want dinner or snacks for example) but this week I've become ravenous! My dinners have been twice as big as they'd normally be. DH says he's glad to see me eating again and that he was getting worried. Been having lots of pineapple and trying to make stuff extra spicy. Both of those things sound good to me, or else I wouldn't force it on myself.
Oddly enough libido has been off the charts the past few days! Like, teenager hormones! The trick is of course timing it so that DH is home, DS is asleep and we aren't supposed to be somewhere. If those obstacles weren't in the way, I'm sure this baby would have evicted itself by now in the hopes of being undisturbed once it was on the other side. hehe. Might as well take advantage of things while I'm still feeling this way. I remember not wanting to be touched for like....3 months after our first was born.
My last MW appt. was about a week ago. I asked for a cervical check and I was almost 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. She said my cervix "could be softer".
3 nights ago I stopped taking my EPO orally and started doing it vaginally before bed. Hopefully there will be more progress on my next appt, which is Monday.
I think thats it as far as updates or changes. Just feeling super short-tempered. Snapping at DH and DS for the littlest things. I feel awful about it, and am trying to keep my cool, but these hormones are making being a sweet and patient mother/partner quite hard.