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Sprout | FULL TERM

Saturday, I turned 37 weeks and in the minds of the professionals and this baby... I'm now considered FULL TERM.

Words, I still never thought that I would one day hear, but I'm seriously here.  It's unreal.  The idea that my body couldn't do what we thought it could do for years.  The idea that we were able to accomplish it and lose it so quickly and then the idea that my body could just do it again 2 months later, is nuts.  The idea that our bodies can even do what it's doing (growing a human) is just so unreal.  It's absolutely a miracle and totally mind blowing.

Then the idea that he'll arrive in a few short weeks... CRAZY!

On the same topic... I'm starting to feel like garbage.  I'm getting heartburn more and more, again.  I'm taking pepcid everyday, just like I was months ago when it was bad.  I'm also taking more tums just to stay controlled.  I'm also noticing that I'm seriously running out of room and when I eat, I eat far too much which makes me ill.  And, I'm exhausted.  I've read that at the end of your pregnancy, it can be much like the beginning.  While I didn't have these things happen in the beginning, they are in full force now and it's not much fun. 

Sleeping is another thing too.  I thought I was doing great on the memory foam bed.  While most nights it's great, there are many nights in between that are not so great.  I'm learning to work through those.

I go to the dr. today for my check up.  Last week, I was told that I was 70% effaced and I'm hoping that now... a week later, that I'm progressing more.  We'll see.  So far, the internals aren't bad.  I'm also worried about whether his weight is good or not.  She was worried about his fundal height the last time which resulted in an ultrasound to see and the tech said there was nothing alarming on it.  So we'll see...

More to come soon...


Cortney said…
Have you asked about Nexium for your heartburn? I was losing serious sleep over it, and my OB gave me nexium to take daily. The heartburn VANISHED. It may be a little late in this pregnancy, though, since I suppose you *could* go into labor any time now! Congrats on reaching full term, can't wait to see the little Sprout!
Meredith said…
Jill, I'm so glad you commented on my blog today--I totally remember you from the nest and just wanted to say congrats on your pregnancy and that you're officially full term!

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