I just wanted to pop in real quick to mention the birth of our daughter, Hazel Mae Hamilton! She was born a week ago, January 10th, 2018 at 1:04 pm, weighing 7 lbs 1 oz, 19.5 inches of pure sweetness. We are smitten over our little lady!
My last weeks of pregnancy!!! I can’t believe we have a date set for our daughters birth! She’ll be born tomorrow, January 10th, at exactly 39 weeks. I’ve mentioned in previous updates that she was breech… Well girlfriend was comfy and cozy and decided that she wasn’t going to flip head down. Since she is still breech, we have a scheduled c-section planned. I’ve got to say, it’s kind of nice knowing when she’ll be here and not worrying about going into labor at the grocery store. :)
- Night sweats!!! You never hear about this pregnancy symptom, but for the last couple of weeks I have been waking up basically on fire! Usually I’m freezing but lately I have been running so warm. Must be my little bun in the oven.
- The baby is still so high up(although people have since mentioned that she dropped..) Breathing has become more difficult. Lots of breathlessness from simple tasks such as walking, climbing the stairs, etc.
- Since the baby is so high, acid reflux has been out of control. It’s the worst at night after dinner.
- I have been having some heart palpitations and racing heart beat when I lay down for bed. It’s somewhat alarming but apparently it’s nothing to worry about.
- I finally started experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions.
- Sore hips from tossing and turning all night long. I wasn’t really expecting that.
- Feeling TONS of movement these days, like Tae Bo double time style punches and kicks haha Kind of throws me off guard.
- Today, I’m finishing up my 38th week with last minute packing/preparing for Hazel’s Birthday. I can’t believe we’ll meet her tomorrow!!!
I’m currently 36 weeks as I write this post. We’ve come so far, it’s unreal how fast the last half of this pregnancy has been. These last few weeks have been…strange. It feels like time is going by both fast and slow. I’m anxious for her arrival, but would like to cook her as long as I can. From here on out, we’ll have weekly appointments until she’s here!! We’re in the final stretch, folks!
- I felt my first Braxton Hicks contraction at 33 weeks. My whole stomach will tighten and become rock hard and then release. It’s not painful though!
- Not sure I can claim this as pregnancy related but we got a house cleaner and my life has forever been changed! OMG… It’s the best gift I’ve ever been given. I’ll gladly accept this as my “push present” ;) If you’re thinking of something to gift to a new mom, consider a one time deep clean. She will appreciate it more than you know!
- I thought I had been spared, but it seems as if the leg cramps and Charley horses have made their way into my last weeks of pregnancy. I will wake up in the middle of the night with INTENSE pain and leg cramps in my calves. It’s so painful!
- I’m still having issues sleeping through the night. If I’m lucky, I’ll wake up to go pee about 2-3 times and fall back asleep. But unfortunately, I’ll wake up to go pee and will lay awake for 1.5-2 hours. It’s BRUTAL! The leg cramps don’t help.
- Feeling emotional, but what’s new? It’s the worst when you know you’re being mean to your hubby for no reason and then feel bad about it… bless those men!
- I hear I’ve got the waddle down now. I don’t feel it but coworkers have started to notice.
- Lots of acid reflux now :( The baby is sitting really high up in my abdomen and is putting pressure on my diaphragm. I’m experiencing a lot of breathlessness too.
- We signed up for cord blood/tissue banking and our kit came in the mail. There’s a lot of really interesting research out there. Cord blood is literally saving peoples lives. I’m excited to see new research behind the use of cord tissue in the future too.
- It’s been determined that the baby is in complete breech presentation and probably won’t be flipping head down. We’ve discussed a C-section as my Doctor doesn’t think I’d be a good candidate for a version, seeing as she hasn’t moved this whole time. At 35 weeks, he said that since she has been in the same position this entire pregnancy, her chances of flipping are about 5%-10%…soooo not very likely. He thinks she’s in this position for a reason…maybe not enough room to flip around, the position of the placenta, cord length, etc.
- We got to see the baby practicing breathing on the ultrasound which was SO COOL. It’s hard to believe she’ll be here in 3 short weeks!