Today was my 37 week check up with my midwife. I don’t normally do check up posts because my pregnancies are always so normal that there isn’t much to say. My blood pressure is always good. The babies heartbeat is always between 145 and 150. She’s been head down for most of my pregnancy. So, pretty much everything is always perfect.
At my last appointment I had to get tested for Group B Strep, which was a little uncomfortable and weird but needed to be done. The results came back negative, so no antibiotics for me during delivery! Baby was perfect in every way and my midwife confirmed that she had definitely dropped and was very low. She said that the baby might still come up a bit but that she doesn’t really think she will because of how low she is. My midwife also had to test some fluid to make sure that my water wasn’t leaking, which it was not. Other than that she just gave me some ideas on how I could help myself get to sleep more comfortably since I haven’t been sleeping well for the past week and some tips on how to help with my stuffy nose. All in all the appointment went well and was totally normally as it always is.
The stressful part of all this is that we are a little tight on money so we haven’t ordered our birth kit yet. In fact, we still haven’t gotten most of the supplies we need at all. I have to order the birth kit, pick up some items from Costco, Target and the Dollar Store. As well as order a whole bunch of stuff off our Amazon baby registry that we didn’t get at our baby shower that we still need. All of this is really stressing me out and taking a toll on me and I think it is half the reason I can’t sleep at night. If that wasn’t bad enough, I’m also stressing out that we still haven’t fully finished getting our of our old apartment. There are a few things still in the apartment, including my wedding dress! And we still need to do a bit of cleaning and patching holes. We only have until the 31st to finish this and there isn’t anything I can do over there so I am completely at the whim of how Nick feels. He said he and his brother were going over tonight but we’ll see if that happens. I hope it does.
Everything is stressing me out and putting me in panic mood. I want baby girl to come because I’m so uncomfortable but at the same time we really aren’t ready for her. I hope she will cook for another week and a half and I hope my body can hold out that long. If we can just get out of the old apartment completely and order the stuff we need I know I’ll be 100% ready for her.