35 -weeks

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He never responded. I don’t think he will. This is what he does every time, try to play the victim and when I won’t let him he runs away. I know I could be super fake nice to him and he would help me but I guess have too much pride or something? Between my own dad being such a loser, my brothers dad, my cousins dad, I just have such a low tolerance for this. I see the parents at my work, who would do anything and everything for their children. They are loving and stable and that is what Noah deserves. Nothing less.

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“Birth is 80 percent about mindset. Find a program that will help you get in the right frame of mind to tackle labor. If you CrossFit, you’re already 50 percent of the way there.”

Ahh, this. 35 weeks. Surrounding myself with all things good. Mentally. Physically.

And brownies.

I am uncomfortable at times, yes. But I’ve got a few weeks left, and I can’t wait to hold this little person in my body.

First of all, thank you so much to everyone’s kind words/well wishes. While I was never truly worried, it was a little bit worrisome to hear that something needed to be evaluated.

This morning’s ultrasound and biophysical profile (BPP) went well. On the BPP test—where they measure things like breathing, muscle function, etc.—she scored an A+. Little overachiever already!

However, they did say she’s measuring on the small side—her abdomen specifically. Maybe she’s just trying to keep a girlish figure? Obviously babies come in all shapes and sizes so she may just be a teeny tiny one. They also confirmed that the amniotic fluid is in fact on the low side of average. Nothing to worry about now, but definitely something they will want to monitor on an ongoing basis. They say that it’s normal for the fluid to decrease towards the end, but sometimes it can be a function of a failing/aging placenta. Thankfully, because she scored so well on the BPP test, they ruled that out.

What this all means is they may want me to do the ultrasounds every week, depending on what my doctor thinks is appropriate once she speaks to the radiologist. I am down to weekly visits now so at least I won’t have to wait 2-3 weeks between appointments any longer. I have to admit, it was kind of nice to see her little face on the screen again and be reassured that everything is OK.

Oh! And she is head down, ready to make an exit when she feels ready which hopefully won’t be for a few more weeks, but so nice to know!

So anyway, here is my official 35 week belly photo (event though I’m measuring 34 weeks).

Mommy diaries: Last little Bit

I Finished week 35 meaning I have a little over a month left until my due date. Honestly, where did the time go?
How did little bub get so big?
SubhanAllah I am surprised and happy that my body provided and nurtured for the little one for all of this time without any problems. Allah subhanwata'la has designed women so perfectly that no matter what you look like or feel are capable of before, pregnancy surpasses your expectations of yourself. Alhamdullilah!

I don’t know which part of the pregnancy sucked the most to be honest between the horrible first trimester with exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, headaches and all of that or the last trimester where you’re just roo uncomfortable to even breathe. I literally cannot remember what it was like not being preggers anymore. I most certainly cannot remember what i used to look like before either. Its incredible that your body doesn’t just fall apart and that both you and your child are able to survive and thrive after this whole experience. I mean, despite how many “symptoms” there are that we go through, all the aches and pains, and so much more… its still so meager when you consider what is actually happening on the inside. SubhanAllahi wabihamdihi.

Lets see when we get to meet bub.. technically it can be anytime from 2 weeks onwards I guess. Please make dua’ for me for an easy and smooth delivery and recovery as well as a healthy baby.
In sha Allah I’m going to be a mama. :)