Here we are another week closer to meeting Mini! The anticipation is killing me (or maybe that's just the extreme discomfort these days). Sean and I are so excited to meet her and ask her to come out every day. But the longer she's there, the stronger I know she'll be. We've at least made it past the point where I've wrapped up everything I need to at work. Plus, my family is back from their cruise, so they won't be missing out on anything now.
How far along: 38 weeks and counting down. I see Dr. C tomorrow morning and I'm dying to see how far I've progressed. I'll be honest, if I haven't at all, I think I'll be pretty sad. But I'm definitely feeling lots of things going on down and around, so I think something's happening.
What I'm craving: What I can say is that I'm definitely not craving pizza right now.. I think I may have finally hit a wall! Which is crazy for me, as I can eat that pretty much every day. But right now, it just doesn't sound appetizing. I mean I'll still eat it, but I'm not craving it. I still want that sushi roll though from a few weeks ago...
How I'm feeling: I think this is a week of "I never thought I would say this" because I definitely never thought I would say I don't enjoy sleeping. I love to sleep. I don't feel like it's a waste of time like Sean does. I love naps, I love sleeping in, I love going to bed when it's still light outside... But I just can not get comfortable these days. In fact, sleeping actually makes me feel sore. And when I wake up every hour to use the restroom, I feel like I've been hurting Mini. It doesn't matter if I'm on my left, right, or back, there is no comfort anymore. I know this is preparing for my upcoming sleepless nights, but come on! Not even my 15 pillow cloud I've created is exciting anymore. On the plus side, I actually feel like my feet are not as swollen as they were last week. I have no clue why, but I feel like I can see some bone today!
What I bought this week: A mani/pedi for myself! I figured this weekend would probably be one of my last to do these kinds of things, so me and one of my bffs, Ashley, went to get our nails done. But I purposefully did not get any color on my fingernails because I'm thinking it might be awhile before I can go get them redone :)
What I'm most excited about: Every day I'm excited because it's another day closer to meeting Mini. We actually had a little unscheduled doctor's visit this week which was a little emotional and scary, but all turned out well. On Thursday, it was almost lunch time and I'm at my desk reading an email when I notice that my vision is kind of blurry and off. I'm reading words that I know what they are, but am missing letters. Like I knew COLOR should have a C at the beginning but I couldn't see it. I couldn't focus and started to get a little headache. This also came after I was feeling a little nervous that I hadn't felt Mini move around as much as I typically do in the morning. I even drank a Coke for breakfast trying to get a little sugar going, but she was pretty chill all morning. So after the vision thing, I called the doctor and told them what was going on. They told me to go ahead and come in as they wanted to check for preeclampsia. If my blood pressure was high, they would admit me to Labor & Delivery for some monitoring. At that point, I got really emotional thinking that maybe something was wrong with Mini. My first dreadful thought was what if her cord got wrapped around her neck and her lack of oxygen made me have a lack of oxygen causing my blurred vision. Luckily, we've prepared at work for my friend Nicole to take me to the hospital in case I go into labor there, and she drove me over to the doctor's office. Thankfully my blood pressure was fine, there was no protein in any place that shouldn't have it, and Mini's heartbeat was strong. What they did say was that most likely what caused this whole episode was the hurricane coming in. The change in weather put pressure on my sinuses which caused the blurry vision. They said that Mini also doesn't have that much room to roll around anymore, so her movements will get lighter. Thankfully I did not get admitted and they sent me home with instruction to keep my feet up, take an allergy pill and drink lots of water. If my headache got worse over the weekend, then to come back in. I can say now that it's Sunday, that all is well and Mini has been great.
When there was that split second of me thinking it would happen on Thursday, I got really nervous. I couldn't tell if I was nervous and not ready, or just nervous with anticipation. To be honest, I'm glad she's been in there this full week and I'm hoping it might be another week before she makes her debut. All I know is that it doesn't really matter, she'll come when she's ready to and that will be the perfect day.