38 Week Update + Prodromal Labor – Second Pregnancy

I figured I should do a quick update since it’s been a little bit and lots has gone on! I wanna keep it short because I’m just so tired and I don’t have much motivation anymore lol

Today I am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I’ve been pretty uncomfortable lately and having a hard time sleeping! Baby boy just continues to push his way down and head butt my cervix. It’s pretty painful! I’ve also been in prodromal labor. It’s basically when you have painful contractions but you’re not in actual labor. They can be consistent for a little while but they go away.

When I went to my appointment on Friday, we had an ultrasound done. Weston is measuring 7lbs 4 ounces, give or take a pound since ultrasound isn’t always accurate. Everything looks great! The tech commented on his wrinkly forehead because he was “pressing hard against something”. My midwife asked if I wanted a cervix check which I was going to pass on but I figured it’s good to know where I’m at since I’m an hour away. She barely stuck her finger in and was shocked at how low his head was. His head is at 0 station and I’m 3cm dilated and around 50% effaced (as of Friday). She wanted us to hang around Boca for a while in case anything happened. We were all thinking it may happen over the weekend but here I am! My midwife is pretty confident it will go fairly quickly when it does happen which is good but also nerve wracking lol

So now it’s just a waiting game! We have our bags packed and plans set but we just don’t know exactly how it’s going to go down! I’m trying to stay as calm and relaxed as possible. I’m enjoying my last few days being pregnant and spending quality time with Aaron and Peyton. We won’t be a family of 3 anymore and it’s so surreal. We can’t wait to meet this little man!

Also, I just wanted to thank all of the people who continue to check in on me! It makes us feel so good that Wes is so loved and cared for already. I really appreciate it ☺️

How far along? 38 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss? 32 pounds
Maternity clothes? My maternity clothes don’t even fit anymore -__-
Stretch marks? My skin is really hanging in there! 🙌🏻
Sleep? Not good lol
Miss anything? Moving around comfortably lol
Movement? He loves to move ☺️ I’ll miss it so much!
Food cravings? Not much lately
Anything making you queasy or sick? I’ve been nauseous for a few days now.
Showing yet? Is this a serious question still?
Gender guesses? It’s a BOY! ❤
Belly button in or out? It’s sticking out a LITTLE bit.
Wedding rings on or off? Off!
Happy or moody? Depends on the hour really lmao
Looking forward to? Meeting my little boy! Any day now!

 

4 thoughts on “38 Week Update + Prodromal Labor – Second Pregnancy

  1. Oooo nausea at the end of the pregnancy means he’s coming SOON!!! At least that’s what I’ve been told lol. Anyway, yes, enjoy these moments! You won’t be a family of 3 any longer BUT the best is yet to come! I totally mourned that thought before Everly came and dreaded her arrival because I was going to miss Ella being an only child. Sounds silly I know, because I really did want another child lol. But anyway once your new babe is here it’s all gonna feel like that’s how things should be! I’m excited for you!!!

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  2. Ohhh girl I definitely remember those last couple weeks… they feel like an eternity. Sounds like your little one will be here very soon though! Congratulations!
    Also, I’d be interested in reading a blog about adjusting from a family of 3 to a family of 4 from you! That’s where we’re at and I am so back and forth about having another one.
    Great read!

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    1. Aww, this was such acute post yet, I can tell how exhausted and ready to have this baby you are in your writing. It reminded me so much of how I felt those last few weeks before I gave birth to my little girl.
      Congratulations on baby #2! (Love that name by the way.)
      Hang in there girly, you are almost at the finish line!

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