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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Baby #2, weeks 36-39

Well folks. Welcome to my last pregnancy update for miss Lucy! I had my last OB appointment yesterday morning and that was surreal. I went overdue with Ford and was in the doctors office so often those last few days so it is a weird feeling knowing the only time I will be back is for my postpartum checkup and annuals (until I get pregnant again, God willing). Yesterday I shared my prayers for Lucy's birth and I would love for you to pray alongside of me and my family if you feel inclined. To say that we are excited is an understatement! We cannot wait! People keep asking me how I am doing and to be honest I am very calm and relaxed. It is totally the work of the Holy Spirit and I am very thankful for that. I plan on sharing some of my thoughts later this week on how I am doing emotionally and how I am preparing my heart so today I will update you on this big ole belly.

36 weeks

37 weeks

38 weeks

  • My C section is scheduled for Monday April 27th at 7:30am! We are supposed to arrive at 5am to get everything signed and sorted out and I will get one last CPC blood test to confirm the status of my blood platelets.
  • I had my platelets tested yesterday morning and should know today how they are. My last check was great so unless they fell, I shouldn't have to do steroids and I should be able to be awake during my C section. Praying!
  • Gained 28lbs 
  • No dilation and cervix is softening. Doctor said baby looks comfortable and that I shouldn't go into labor before my surgery.
  • Lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, even some that are painful, but nothing patterned or constant
  • Still taking Zofran at night, sometimes in the morning and throwing up 1-2 times a week. 
  • I've experienced a little bit of heartburn the past few weeks which I did NOT have with Ford. I am trying to stay hydrated and luckily it hasn't been bad enough to take medication.
  • No swelling and my wedding rings still fit, yay! I definitely carry my babies in the belly area and I think God gives me that since I am sick the entire time. Not sure which is better... cankles or yacking at 10 months prego.
  • I've had lots of back pain lately which is a product of the above... carrying 28 extra pounds in my tummy. I have gladly been accepting nightly back rubs from Jon and using Young Living Deep Relief (which is helping a lot!).
  • I am pretty sure I wake up every hour at night to pee and often have to wake up Jon to roll me over. Oye.
  • There are some funny differences between 1st and 2nd pregnancies. I think the carseat was in the car at 32 weeks with Ford and we still need to get it out for Lucy. Her bag is packed (I had the hardest time choosing headbands and bows!) but I still need to pack mine and Jon needs to pack too. Ford will be staying at my parents house so I figured I would pack him this weekend when all the laundry is done.
  • We have our last date night Thursday, yay!
  • We've been doing last minute projects and chores... this morning I cleaned out the entire freezer, changed some air filters, and refilled salt and pepper shakers. Nesting much. 

I am hoping to throw up a quick blog post next week after Lucy is born but be sure to follow me on Instagram if you want more updates!


Pamela said...

this pregnancy has gone by so fast! Love the dress you wore in week 36!

Allena said...

I really think your bump is so tiny this time! I can't wait to see Lucy Girl - and maybe (hopefully) meet her one day! Definitely praying for peace, health, safe delivery, all that good stuff. :)

Jess Beer said...

Can't wait to "meet" her. Oh, and I know you use essential oils - try a drop of peppermint under your tongue for heartburn. Clears mine up right away!

Kelly said...

Ruthie, I have been a fan of your blog for a while and wanted you to know that I will definitely be praying for you leading up to your c-section and afterwards as you adjust to life with two little ones. I loved your thought about living the gospel in the little details of life!

Lily said...

omigoodness what a baby bump!!! I used to read your blog ALL the time before you had your first baby and now that I'm getting back into the blogging world I am so shocked LOL!!!! Congrats!

Unknown said...

Will be praying for you and sweet Lucy! You can also use lemon for heartburn - run it on where you feel the pain.

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