Wednesday, November 9, 2011

37 Weeks: I can just SEE the Finish Line!

Here I am in all my 37 week glory.  Full term BABY! 37 Weeks
I am so ready for this to be done with, I am not going to lie. ha. Then again, I think I was ready for this to all be over with the moment I took a positive pregnancy test.  I can barely turn myself over in bed.  My pelvic region hurts something viscious.  I cannot WAIT to be able to sleep normally. Not that I will be getting much sleep once baby comes... ha ha ha.  So maybe I should just suck it up.

Doctor appointment was today: Not much to speak of.  I gained 4 lbs ha ha ha.  170.6 lbs ha ha ha!  All I can do is laugh and just remember, I put it on, I can take it off. ha ha ha.  Weight aside, my doctor told me jokingly to go into labor this weekend because he is on call. I WISH!  I am such a 40 weeker though, it's highly unlikely.  Oh well.  Avery will come out when she is ready, but I am full term.

I have also started natural induction methods ha ha ha.  You know, the induction methods that don't work unless your body is ready to labor ha.  Like, I went and bought a container of fresh cut up pineapple from the grocery store and ate the whole thing.  I am going to have spicy chinese food tomorrow night.  It's all in good fun. It also helps pass the time in these last few weeks.  I plan on trying a few other things... don't worry, I have my limits.  I am not a Castor Oil type girl.  I would rather go to 40 weeks than drink that stuff.  BLECH!  I also can't use Evening Primrose Oil because my doctor doesn't like it.  At 39 weeks, I am going to have Dave massage some pressure points that are said to induce labor.  This baby is big though.  No doubt.  Anyway... that's the pregnancy update.

One thing that is making me suspicious that MAYBE labor is close is the fact that out of nowhere my feet and hands have swollen and I have started sweating a lot at night (TMI)... This happened shortly before I went into labor with Lindsey.  We will see.  I want her to come when she is good and ready and can do everything on her own and come home with me.  Matter of fact, that is my prayer "Dear God, as soon as Avery is able to make it and function on her own, then please let me go into labor!" ha ha ha.  If that's 40 weeks... so be it.

Update on starting school back up:  Bet you thought I wasn't really going to go through with it ha!  Ok.  I have ALWAYS struggled with math... but if I have the right teacher I can usually pull off a decent grade.  I took the compass test this past Saturday and I scored REALLY high in English.  I know a lot of people probably read my blog and think, with all the grammar mistakes she makes on her blog, I don't know how that happened.  Actually, I am quite proficient at English and Grammar.  I do get lazy with my blog.  Most of the time I really don't feel like going through my posts to make sure I am not being redundant or putting punctuation where it should be.  A lot of the time I will be satisfied with the extremely lazy "..."

Math... well, no shock here, I pretty much suck at it.  I can't do an algebra equation to save my life... LITERALLY!  If my life were on the line and the only way I could save it would be to do an algebra problem and get it correct, I really wouldn't be able to save my own life. ha ha ha.  Hopefully I can pick it up quick and do well though.

All I have left is to get some financial aid things squared away and then schedule my classes.  I am a crazy ball of mixed emotions.  I am an immediate results type person so the fact that I am embarking on a 4 year journey of bettering myself... it's going to drive me crazy, but I'm excited.

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  1. First off...I'm so proud of you for going back to school! Your an amazing lady, super smart, and going to enjoy it rock my sweet friend/hero. Secondly...I'll pray for your safe and swift delivery of little Avery. As you know...I'll never birth a child...and never wanted too but I care for you so much...I must admit I worry a little. I hope you do have this sweet little baby soon...and most importantly that it all goes well for you and baby! You look beautiful as ever...and I'm so excited for you! Hearts, Janna Lynn

  2. I am so proud of you for actually going back to school. Four years will go by so fast before you know it. I have a year left and the past 3 years have flown by. I will be done with my four year degree before I know it then I am going to pursue medical school. Gasp!

  3. awe you look so cute!! Its almost time mama good luck :)

  4. Im so excited for you to start school! You are definitely my idol :) momma to 2 soon to be 3 adorable children and wife and going to school :)

    im upgrading my math right now for psychiatric nursing. I hate it so much i have been slacking so much and not sticking with it. Im so bad.
    You can do it!

    p.s so excited to see this baby you have been brewing!

  5. you look great! and good luck with school :)

  6. you look so prettyyyy!

    good luck with your induction methods! : )
    really hope mine work soon...haha.

  7. Oh wow! You're gonna be one busy mama! But it will totally be worth it (as I'm sure you know). Can't wait to see what little Avery looks like! :)

  8. Gorgeous and Determined! I love it!! I pray all goes smoothly with Avery's arrival :]] School is an exciting venture to look forward to also in the last grueling weeks. I turned something past crazy in those weeks, so I wish you sane thoughts, too ;]


  9. I am so excited to see this little girl!!! you look so gorgeous! AND i'm not just saying that! You wanna know what helps induce labor? Sex. haha tmi but sperm totally softens the cervix. Fun fact huh. Doesn't always work, but it's worth a try? Okay maybe I just got too personal. Anyways I hope for your sake that she comes soon! <3

  10. that induction stuff is crazy! I haven't heard of most of it, but I know that I won't be drinking strange things. I'm a wierdo about foods and textures. I couldn't handle it!
    I love your attitude about it! 3 weeks! Gosh she will be here before you know it, but I hate loosing sleep too.
    You are looking great!
    Good luck with school sign ups and stuff too!
    You are a Super Momma!

  11. Yay you're almost done! I remember barely being able to move around in bed because I was so huge. I was not a castor oil girl either, but totally ate a large amount of pineapple with Sadie.

    I'm so excited you're going back to school. My sister just finished her nursing degree and has so many stories already.

  12. I cannot believe you're already full term! I am so excited for you. :D Ugh, please don't get me started on math, it's my number one enemy! Even basic Algebra is a pain to me, I still don't know how I got through it. :P But good luck with school and I can't wait to see little Avery! :3


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