Full-Term

While 37 weeks pregnant you should be getting a lot of rest as your life has hopefully slowed down by now in preparation for your baby’s arrival. Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, it’s lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. http://bit.ly/THOC6z

ITS MARCH!!! IM 38 WEEKS!!!
She can come any day now!!! I’m so excited!!! 😱😱😱
Lillys dad made another excuse so he isn’t coming today but tomorrow apparently, we will see how that goes ..
But enough worrying about him I’m just so happy it’s finally March! My brothers birthday tomorrow and I can’t wait to see my family 😝😘😍⭐️

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I figured it was about time to put together all the bags (;
The pink Guess suitcase is for the hospital stay and holds changes of clothes for my husband and I, travel-sized hygiene products, snacks, and electronics with their chargers. The Eddie Bauer backpack-styled diaper bag is exactly that–The diaper bag! It holds a portable changing station, diapers, wipes, 2 changes of clothes for Rylan, a burp cloth, as well as smaller items like hand sanitizer, diaper rash cream, nursing pads, et cetera. The bag you see in the front is my diaper bag (the Eddie Bauer one is my husband’s) but for labor and delivery, I am using it as Rylan’s hospital bag. It has 3 gowns and 2 swaddling blankets inside as well as some nail clippers, and I will be putting everything else in there for Rylan when we leave the hospital that they send us home with. And last but not least, the boppy pillow for my nursing or cuddling needs :b 

I kept putting off packing the bags because I didn’t feel it was necessary to have them packed at 34 weeks. When I hit 37, I thought about packing them all but again, I felt it was unnecessary because I didn’t feel like I’d go into labor any time soon. Now, I don’t know if it’s because I was bored this morning or if something in the back of my mind is telling me to be ready because something big is coming soon, but I felt it was time to get these things prepared. And even if I go past my estimated due date of June 5, at least this is one less thing for me to worry about. I have just had a feeling I’ll have a May baby so hopefully I’m right because this wait is killing me ♡♡

I was told much earlier in my pregnancy about the chances of labour needing to be induced when the time comes. Initially of course I more than freaked out because the thought of labour as is was horrifying enough then to add unnatural elements which only make things worse upon the woman was just too much.

Alhamdullilah so far so good though, I have placed my faith in my Rabb and know that it will be just fine. I am scheduled for the induction on Tuesday in sha Allah.

That’s 3 days from today and although I have come to accept the fact that I will be induced as opposed to spontaneously going into labour, I do hope that by some miracle my body just precedes my doctor’s plans. :)

The good thing about the induction is that I will be getting my own obgyn (who is a female alhamdullilah) for the delivery and I am comfortable with her and respect her a lot. Otherwise its usually whichever obgyn is on call and theres only about a 60% chance that you would get a female as far as I know. I mean, I know when the time comes you wouldn’t care and haya really goes out the window and also that the doctor is only there at the end anyway but its just one less thing to worry about.

Changes in the body which I think are early signs of labour:

[X] Baby has dropped

[X] Mucus Plug passed

[X] Nausea/Dizziness/Vomitting (which hasn’t happened since trimester 1)

[X] Effacement (if you don’t know what this means don’t look it up)

[X] Lots of cramping- lower abdomen, thighs, back… just like the periods I almost forgot about

[X] Headaches. Not sure if this has anything to do with labour but I normally don’t get headaches and I have only had them this bad in the beginning of the pregnancy

[X] Food aversion from meat

Apart from the giant belly, which is finally round and not teardrop shaped, it feels a lot like the first trimester. Its funny how the symptoms are going in a complete circle. Anyway! Lets see how and when everything goes.

Make lots of dua’ for me! May Allah give us patience through this and make it an easy and successful delivery.

Feels like I have been waiting for this day my whole entire pregnancy! Today I am 37 weeks pregnant which means I am officially considered “full term” or “early term”! Basically, baby girl is perfectly okay to come now, and Kyle and I are on baby watch. 😳 3 weeks until my due date, and I just seriously cannot wait to meet my little human. 💖 I’m ready when you are, pretty girl! 😊 21 days or less until we meet!

Maybe Tomorrow

Today marked the last day I will be out doing work stuff during the day.

And even then, Jess had to come with me to drive me around because Mick was uncomfortable with me driving myself. Though I hate to admit it, it probably *is* a good idea if I don’t drive myself around any more. Going into labor while driving down I-10 at 60mph doesn’t sound like it’d be fun. Or safe. From now on, my weekdays will just be puttering around the house wondering when a baby is going to decide it’s time to come say hello. I can’t say that I am looking forward to this time. I’ve mainly been working up until the “last minute” so I wouldn’t have to sit around and wait.

And go crazy.

So much for planning.

Liam isn’t even here yet and already he’s got dibs on the daily schedule. Thankfully, there is still the opportunity to go out and do things during the weekend when Mick is around. If I’m lucky, Liam will decide that this weekend is a good time to come and I’ll get to skip the waiting around pulling my hair out stage of pregnancy all together.

Maybe tomorrow we’ll have a baby.

But I’m not holding my breath.

Instead, I’m going to look forward to going to the Halloween party our friends are throwing. Normally, we’d be throwing the party, but, obviously, that wasn’t an option this year. Maybe if I look forward to going to the party enough Liam will take that as a sign to ruin more plans and come this weekend.

Party or baby.

At least tomorrow is a win-win situation. :)

*crossing my fingers for a baby by (or preferably *on*) Monday*

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

<3 Jess’ help in getting the last of my visits done for next week. 

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“It’s a mother’s natural instinct to nest before baby arrives”
I do not fall under this stereotype of nesting pregnant mothers, but I am forcing myself to take that roll today. I’ll even make a quick video giving a tour of the nursery like someone requested I do about a week ago (: I’m 39 weeks today and I’m still not sure when I’ll get around to doing a 3rd Tri Update Video, but hopefully I can get myself to do it soon.
I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday (39+3) where I’ll be given the option of a membrane sweep. I am leaning more towards denying it because I want to give Ry all the time he needs. As excited as we are for his arrival, I don’t want to rush anything. I also don’t want to be checked for dilation until contractions become regular. My appreciation for my hospital grows with every visit because I want as little interference as possible and that is something they practice. I already talked with my doctor and he knows that unless medically necessary, I will carry Ry until week 42 before even talking about induction. 
I also have a great appreciation for my husband. Not only is he my best friend and soul mate, but he’s an amazing partner to go through life with. I couldn’t ask for a better person to spend forever with.
Oh, and here’s a shout out to my lovely dogs while I’m in appreciation mode (;