I’m 37 weeks pregnant now, and considered full-term, which leaves hubby and I both anxious and excited about welcoming our newborn into our lives! 🙂
Just last week, I did something really cool that I had wanted to do in a long while. I wrapped up my 37th week by being one with nature (more or less) when I took a leisurely walk all by myself from Ethan’s school back to our apartment. You see, I had a parent-teacher conference scheduled that morning with his teacher, and because of that Pete dropped Hannah off at her school and rushed to work for a meeting. Well, that left me with only my trusted legs to take me home. 🙂
It was a 15-minute walk really, but because I stopped every now and then to take some pictures and also because I now walk considerably slower than my usual brisk walking speed, I made it home in about 25 minutes. It was an awesome walk, and because it was not as hot as back home in the tropics, it was relaxing too. I did make the mistake of not bringing my cap along, which resulted in my ears feeling a tad chilly, but other than that, it was a great form of exercise! And goodness knows how much I needed that! 🙂
Today I had my ultrasound done again, and we were thrilled that baby is now facing head-down and in the proper position of birth. Yay! In the last few weeks of pregnancy too, beginning with today, I had to go for the fetal non-stress test where the baby’s heartbeat is measured and observed over a 20-minute timeframe, just to make sure everything’s fine.
My Braxton-Hicks contractions have also become more pronounced and sometimes significantly uncomfortable. I’m just dreading the “real” pain all over again.
Still, nothing can take away the joy of meeting our beautiful miracle after all these months…