{My Pregnancy Journal} 37 Weeks

photo (2)This is a late update but the picture is from Sunday, when I hit full term! It felt amazing to finally be into the “safe zone” for labor. I’m so thankful to report that Caleb’s head has stayed down. I thought he might have gone breech again on Sunday, but Monday’s ultrasound confirmed that he was still head down. It is a huge blessing and mental relief not to be anticipating a probably C-section, although of course that could still happen for other reasons.

I won’t write much about symptoms, except to say that I am very much feeling done being pregnant! =) Most of what I’ve written about is still there and most of it is worse…but one thing that I realized is gone is the bruising! Maybe as Caleb’s positions have changed he’s less prone to digging into my rib cage? Also my sciatica is gone and has been replaced with more general joint pain/looseness.

In all my labor and baby dreams, I hadn’t pictured Caleb’s face until a few days ago. For the first time I actually saw a little face in my dream. He had green eyes and a little bit of light brown hair. I am dying of curiosity…what does this little person inside me look like?

I would write more but it would technically be updates from this week, which should go into this Sunday’s post. I hope that I only have one more pregnancy update for you! We are really hoping Caleb is born not this weekend but the next, when Andrew’s extended Thanksgiving break begins! =) Babies rarely come when we want them, especially if it’s early, but one can dream.

We are continuing to pack in the little dates and adventures as we can. Yesterday I got my first red cup from Starbucks of the season! Little things like this together are so precious. Andrew has been amazing about dropping homework to spend time with me.

Praise the Lord for bringing our little boy to full term and continuing to grow and fashion him inside me. We can’t wait for that process to continue outside the womb!

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