Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baby #4 - 37 Weeks

I had my 37 week appointment today.  I'm dilated to 1 cm but no signs of labor.  Everything looked great, but baby is still in the same dang place.  Breech!  His head loves to nuzzle under my ribs on my left side.  I swear he's been in the same place since I was 20 weeks and could tell where his head was.  I've tried a few home remedies for trying to make him turn - laying on an ironing board with a bag of frozen corn on his head, kneeling on my couch with my hands on the floor and butt in the air, etc. but that only led to all my blood rushing to my head and giving me a headache for a while.  :)  I'm willing to keep trying though.  But I doubt it will work.  The NP today told me the chances of him flipping now are slim to none since he's been in the same position for so long and I'm getting so close to delivery.  My Dr. was supposed to give me an exact date for my c-section today, but he was out of the office at a delivery so I had to see the NP. 

Back Pain: The pain started coming back this week, mostly at night.  It's not that bad though.
Weight Gain: 17lbs.
Stretch Marks: None yet.
Belly Button:  Half in.  I don't think it'll ever go all the way out.  Maybe I have a deep belly button or something.
Cravings:  I've been eating a lot of grapes and cherries lately.  It's not like I HAVE to have them, but if I'm at the store and see them, I'll buy them.
Sleep:  I can't seem to get comfortable at night lately.  I wake up a lot and have to switch positions or go pee.
Movement: He still loves to have a dance party at night.  I have a feeling he's going to come out with his days and nights mixed up for a while. 
Labor Pains:  No pain.  I'll randomly wake up in the middle of the night and my belly will be super tight, then loosen.  But no pain.
Exercise:  I've been tired lately, but still try and make it to the gym.  I don't go very hard, but still try and stay active.   
Other:  My leg veins are popping out, especially when I'm on my feet for long periods of time.  I haven't noticed any major swelling on my ankles or anything.  We've been trying to get his nursery done.  It's finally coming together.  It's pretty simple, but I think it'll end up cute.  We still have to hang some shelves and buy a couple more decorations, but we're almost done.
Best Moment:  I got to see him today on a quick ultrasound.  So dang cute.
37 Weeks
Today at the gym.  In the bathroom. Haha.
 Bad lighting - and taken with my phone - but we finished painting his wall a few nights ago.  There's no theme to his nursery.  Just going with pops of orange.  And yes, that's a pack-n-play in his room where Cruz naps everyday.  :) 


Renae said...

I know you've said before you go to a chiropractor. My chiro has helped flipped breach babies (not on me personally!) with adjustments. Not sure what it's about but wanted to throw that out to you. Good luck!

Blake and Brandi Beck said...

Darn breech babies! I feel ya! You are seriously the cutest pregnant girl ever!

Paige said...

Looks how tiny you are!! Yes I'm just some random blog reader, and your family is precious!

Island Baby said...

Wow you look only about 18-20 weeks preggo. Tiny belly! Maybe because you haven't really gained much weight? Either way you look adorable! Sending labor dust your way!

Alexa Zurcher said...

You look fabulous! Just spent an hour or so looking at all your past posts, you have the most darling family!

The Haws Family said...

Don't lose hope yet! I am currently 36 weeks and my baby is breech, we're going to try an external version next week. My first baby was also breech and turned on her own at 39 weeks, which apparently is unheard of, but it can happen! Sending good wishes your way!

Kristen G said...

Can't wait to hear some news on cutie #4!!! Update all of us strangers who love your blog! (Not like your busy of anything, HA!!!)