Today's date: February 9, 2010
How far along: 36.1 weeks
Total weight gain: 4 lbs
Maternity clothes: Yes, of course.
Sleep: Taking Benadyl to help sleep but it's not really helping anymore. I switch from couch to recliner between pee time which is like 5-6x a night.
Food cravings/aversions: Chips and salsa
Morning sickness: No more, it's all COMPLETELY GONE!
Symptoms: swollen feet & ankles. Feet look like a blown up rubber glove
Labor signs: Nope, sucks!
Belly button in or out: Almost flat
What I miss: sleeping through the night
What I'm looking forward to: trying to induce myself to get labor started.
Went to my 36 week OB appt. yesterday and have made no progress. I'm still posterior, no dilation and cervix is very soft. Looks like I need to get on the ball and induce myself. I started taking the EPO and gonna walk, have sex to see if this helps ripen me up to go into labor. Trying to avoid a c-section. See below for the reason.
The plan is to get another growth scan at 38 weeks (Feb. 22) and see what his weight is then...if he is 9+ lbs then c-section but she isn't happy about it like me because I've had 3 previous vaginal births and would hate to give a c-section on my 4th but what can we do. They will not induce or do c-section until 39 weeks. She said since I went into labor on my own with Owen at 37 weeks w/ my water breaking (he was 7 lbs 14 oz at 37wks), that would be a great thing this time around...but only time will tell. I told Mel looks like he will get quite lucky in the month of Feb...tons of sex..starting after 36 weeks...LOL