Week 37 was a tough one. Between not sleeping well at night and just feeling sick, the week was rough. However, due to the kindness of a neighbor and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, my week was a bit brighter due to a delicious chocolate cream pie! Yum!!!
I also finished my sweater that I was working on and tackled some fun cooking and baking with the kids.
Overall, I’m getting anxious for this baby to show but trying to make the best use of my time.
The week leading up to 36 weeks was rough. After finding out how low the baby was at the beginning of week 35, I didn’t want to get so close to being able to have my home birth and then miss it by just a few days. So I stayed in bed for the rest of week 35 and honestly, was rather stressed about not knowing when the baby was going to be born.
I finally made it to week 36 and I couldn’t be more excited about being off of bed rest! I’m back to watching the kids and trying to keep up with things in the house. There is still no sign of baby Shillito being born, but it’s nice knowing that I’m in the clear for delivery.
This week, I have had two episodes where I have been woken up in the night by strong contractions, back pain and pelvic pressure. Both times, I was unsure whether or not I was truly in labor or not. That is something that I haven’t had trouble deciphering before, even after having five kids. I met with my midwife on Saturday and she told me that if I have that problem again, I am to call her and she will come and sit with me and then we will make a decision together.
Art and I have still haven’t settled on a baby name yet, so if you would like to add your suggestions to our list of names, please leave a comment. More than likely, we will be choosing a name from that list!
Out of control cravings??? ABSOLUTELY! This week it was this chocolate layered cake and a Dunkin Doughnuts jelly filled doughnut and Boston Cream filled doughnut. No, I did not cave in and cook anything for myself but I sure would love a big slice of cake right about now!!! Did I ever mention how bad Pinterest is when you are pregnant and on bed-rest?
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