May 19, 2010

36 Weeks

I am now 9 months pregnant and we are fast approaching the arrival of Graham! It really doesn't seem real that we will have a baby in 4 weeks or less. Yesterday we had our now weekly doctor's appointment. We found out the Strep B test was negative and I am still not dialated. He did say my cervix was thinner than last week, and the baby has definitely moved down, so I am for sure making progress. He said that I have no restrictions though, and it looks like the baby will come on his own but not anytime real soon. I have been having lots of pressure and last night my hips were really sore, and it was hard to walk. Chad has been taking good care of me and helping me out with anything and everything I need. What a good hubby I have :) Today it isn't nearly as hard to get around as it was last night. Next week I will be full term and hopefully I will have made even more progress by then!

Week 36 of Pregnancy

Your baby's bones may be ready to rock and roll, but yours may be aching something awful right now.
Your Baby in Week 36 of Pregnancy
Forget your aching back (and everything else!) by trying to focus on your baby, who is now about six pounds and 20 inches long, with soft bones and cartilage to allow a safer journey through the exit door. Most of her systems (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are ready for prime time, though her digestion system — which has done only practice runs so far — will kick into gear as she takes her first suckle at the breast or bottle.
Learn more about your baby in week 36 and fetal development.
Your Body in Week 36 of Pregnancy
It's a good thing your baby's almost done cooking, since your body may feel pretty "done" by now as well. For one thing, you're doing the full-term pregnancy waddle, the result of the hormone-triggered loosening and softening of your connective tissue. This is your body's way of getting ready to squeeze a big baby out of a small space. Unfortunately, those loose joints can lead to some pretty serious hip and pelvic pain — but hang in there!

1 comment:

Mike and Suzi :) said...

Excited about celebrating with you on Friday!