32 weeks

32Weeks-3Week 32 you are here!

So much has changed recently, not only with the baby’s development but with my own body and lifestyle as well. At 30 weeks I went in for my regular checkup. After explaining how I was having contractions all day long, everyday, for many weeks now, my doctor decided to perform an exam. She discovered that I was already 2 cm dilated. I was immediately told how I have to slow down and cut down several activities (such as exercise, work, and more). She added that I would have to go into the hospital if I felt sick in any way. Additionally, I was warned that my situation may also turn into bed rest.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetI left the appointment feeling upset. That stress then triggered intense contractions for the remainder of the night, which only made things worse. My mood did not pick up for the rest of the week, and by the following Monday, I was extremely depressed. That Monday and Tuesday turned into the worse contractions that I’ve had so far. For two days I tried to lay in bed, since each time that I moved or got up I would have pains. I was finally feeling better on Wednesday, but decided to call my doctor to update her as to what I was feeling. She said that I should go straight to the hospital where they could run a few tests. That turned into an entire afternoon and evening of testing. However, it was worth it. At the end of it all I was visited by an Obstetrician and he told me that I wasn’t at risk for pre-term labour. What I was experiencing, although abnormal, must be normal for my body. He was confident that I should be able to carry the baby until its due date. What a relief! I felt like myself again, and no longer a failure. That was what I had needed to hear to snap out of my depression. 

32Weeks-1I think in almost every post leading up to this one, I would claim how I wish time would speed up. Now, I am thankful that he/she has remained inside of me for this long, and I only hope that I can stay pregnant as long as possible. This growing a baby thing is more difficult than it looks!

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone.

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Emory

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18 Comments

  1. miadaisyx

     /  01/20/2016

    So exciting, the home stretch! X

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  2. I think our due dates are right about the same time, and I know that fear – I had to make the decision to not go back to work this month because my Braxton Hicks contractions (and back pains, and other pregnancy complaints) were getting to be too much. Glad to hear you’re both healthy and hanging on for another few weeks or so!

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  3. Alicia

     /  01/12/2016

    Those contractions sound hard, but good you know it doesn’t mean a risk of early labour. I am 31,5 weeks now and it’s all getting kind of exhausting. Havenuhad it this bad with my first baby, so I can’t wait for him or her to arrive :-)

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  4. Wow! that sounds scary! I’m so glad that the ob gave you some peace of mind. you’re doing great though, making babies IS hard work!! Take care of yourself <3

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  5. love2bcouture

     /  01/11/2016

    absoulutely adorable.xoJohanna!

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  6. yeah for head down!! make sure you nap now! nap whenever you want!

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  7. You are so close. Best wishes and have a beautiful birth.

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  8. MY little one. It pains me to know that you are anxious before the arrival of Sunny. Please please remember mama donk in her pregnancy. Placid. Slowly moving (no gym for her) enjoying her grazing and giving a good swift kick to any male around her. Follow Mother Nature baby.

    It is you who are the vessel. Tune out negative news stories horror flicks and relish the baby growing. Once my granddaughter makes her entrance you are going to be so busy and you will look back at this pregnancy as if in a dream.

    Listen to your mama

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  9. gjkool

     /  01/11/2016

    Bravo babe! Little pops has a great mum! I can’t wait for our little one to be here:)

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  10. Glad to hear that you’re feeling better! You look great! Sending lots of love your way.

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  11. Glad you are feeling much better now! It must have been a scary time for you. Lots of love <3

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  12. It’s a fantastic journey. And it sounds like you’re “enjoying” it (I can’t think of a better word right now). Aside from anything medical, the biggest hurdle in my opinion is the first two weeks after the little guy / gal is born. You’ll quickly become an expert is all sorts of things you never imagined, that can only be learned first hand by doing. You’re going to love that you kept a record of the experience and you child will too. It’s still on my “to do” list to write down how I felt, and how our sons first days / arrival days went about. There are a lot of random little things you remember forever. I can’t remember much of anything from my wedding day, but I remember a lot from the days when my boys were born. Anyway, I ramble but the point is it’s an awesome experience and you two are going to be incredible parents.

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    • What a lovely, lovely comment.

      I’m a bit nervous to see just how much life will change with a newborn, but very excited at the same time. I’ve needed these (so far) 32 weeks to slowly change my work schedule, catch up on things that I was putting off, and to buy everything that is needed. While these modifications have been physical, I think that the emotional changes will only after he/she is born. The only way I can prepare for that is to keep an open mind now!

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  13. pixieannie

     /  01/11/2016

    You are positively glowing. Having had two premature births, I am grateful that your little one is hanging on for a while longer.

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  14. The first one always seems the hardest Emory-hang in there you’ll do fine!

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