Monday, June 15, 2009

Pregnancy Update - 38 1/2 weeks and counting

So YES I am still pregnant! I have had many phone calls and emails from friends a far wondering how things are going, how I am feeling, and if I have had this little boy yet! I figured it was time to update then.

I am going to the doctor every week now. At 36 1/2 weeks I was effaced but not dilated yet. The doctor told me he had dropped and was very low into my pelvis but did not give me a station location number. I figured he had dropped because that same week my tailbone area started to hurt when sitting, standing, bending over, etc. This also happened with Brayden as well when he dropped so I thought it could be the same thing. I also had several people at work look at me and ask me if I had dropped or was it just the clothes I was wearing? :)

When I went to the doctor at 37 1/2 weeks I was still effaced (of course...not sure you can go backwards on that) but again not dilated. His heartbeat was in the 140's and I was measuring right on target.

Now I am 38 1/2 weeks and I go back to the doctor tomorrow. They actually scheduled just a normal ultrasound at their office to check his weight and growth. I asked for one just to get an idea of how big he is. I am not as worried this time about my bones during labor even though I know anything can happen but I still feel the need to worry about his bones during delivery so I want to make sure he isn't TOO Big.

Everyone keeps saying your belly is so big! I feel like I am not any smaller than I was with Brayden but who knows. I went back and looked at some pictures and I feel I am carrying just about exactly the same. I have gained less weight and am much less swollen with this pregnancy which is a good thing but I do think my belly looks bigger. I have thought my due date has been off by 1 week the entire pregnancy so who knows.. maybe I am 39 1/2 weeks instead today! :)

Below are some pictures to compare!

34 1/2 weeks this time37 weeks this time
37 weeks with BraydenBrayden's Birthday
I will try and update after tomorrow if I find out any news or information about when this new little Smith Boy will arrive. Until then I am really busy finishing up school and watching Brennan, Olivia, and Brayden. My last day is this Friday but my students are in school until June 30th. I am excited and sad all at once. Sad in a way that I won't be teaching anymore but excited to be a mom and see what other opportunities God has waiting for me and our family. More and more every day I am looking forward to my change in careers! Who knows.. maybe my next post will have pictures of our new little boy! By the way...we are closer to a name but still haven't quite decided yet. We are two very indecisive people! :)


joye said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm getting so excited for you!!!! :)

Tania said...

You look fantastic! I wish I had that awesome looking belly and small behind ;) He'll get here when je is ready.
I miss you alreadyyyyyy!

Tyler and Rachael said...

You look so cute. Wishing you all the best!