How goes the nausea?
Well, the nausea and diarrhea are still very much here!! I definetely don't think it is a stomach bug at this point because it comes in waves. I feel fine one moment and then just 10 minutes later I feel like I'm going to puke (although, thankfully I haven't done that yet). It feels very much like the nausea I had in the first trimester, however, I have no appetite now. The diarrhea is not severe. I'm not on the toliet all day, but when I do go (TMI) it's pretty much all liquid. I hope I don't keep this up much longer because it is very physically draining. I've lost 2 pounds in the last couple days, and I don't know where I am going to get energy to push this baby out!!!
And just like that I seem "all better" now. Wow, I really didn't know when this would end... maybe it was a bug afterall??? Anyway, I am thankful to have my appetite back and my energy is returning.
Here are some pics...
Here is 35 weeks for comparison on the left and then this morning at 37 weeks on the right.
And here is 37 weeks from my last pregnancy...
I think the baby seems higher up now??? Or maybe the part of my belly that grew just went up???
It looks like the top of your belly certainly filled out. Don't think baby necessarily moved up. Ah, but then what do I know? lol
Here is an update from my appointment yesterday...
Well, overall it went well. My BP was normal (didn't ask what it was though). My strep test was negative which I am super happy about. Baby's HR was 125-135 which is right where it usually is. I was only measuring at 32, but since we had the ultrasound at 33 weeks (because I was measuring small then) and it showed the baby was growing perfectly, she said we wouldn't worry about that.
My midwife usually doesn't do internal checks until 38 weeks, but since I have been checking myself anyway, I figured I would ask her what I was exactly... I was guessing around 3 centimeters and 30-50% effaced. WELL... I'm already at a 4 and she said that if she stretched me at all that I would easily be a 5!! She didn't stretch me though, she just lightly checked... there is no point in aggrivating things down there afterall since I'm still not even to 38 weeks yet. I'm only about 20-30% effaced though. And now for the scary news. She said since I am already 5 centimeters dialated without even having felt a single contraction yet this entire pregnancy (so I'm half way there already)... she thinks my labor will probably only be about 1 hour!!! So, I guess I can forget dropping the kids off anywhere. She basically told me that when I have any sort of contractions I need to head immediately to the hospital. Way to freak a pregnant woman out. I guess this is what I get for asking to be checked!! Anyway, it could be anyday, or I could still easily walk around at 5 centimeters dialated for another couple weeks.
Oh, and as far as the nausea and diarrhea. Well, I had a day off and then it returned again, but seems to be gone yet again as of last night. My midwife thinks that it is/was most likely a stomach bug and said to make sure that I am doing everything I can to stay hydrated. Thankfully, I think it is truely gone for good at this point!!!
Wow!!! That's sure something! Sounds like your body is really gearing up for an easy birth. I guess we'll really have to keep our eyes on your lodge now! Who will be updating for you once you go into labour?
I'm really going to have to stalk how your labor goes, I have a worry I may be in that boat since I was 4cm when I went in for an induction without feeling any contractions. I'm glad everything looked great & hopefully the diarrhea and nausea are gone for good.
Wow, how cool to be 1/2 way done before you've even gone into labor. What great news!
Isn't it nice to know that you are already half way there? I love that feeling. Any day now.......