By the Numbers

34 Weeks

34 weeks, 3 days: How far along I am in this pregnancy right now

16: The number of doctor appointments I have scheduled between now and my due date

40: Days left until my due date

4: Hours of sleep I got last night

I’m actually doing okay this week, physically at least. Mentally I’m all over the place. Both with worrying about E (even though I know he’s fine) and new baby (who’s going to be uber monitored so I also shouldn’t be worried), but I really feel like I could use a relaxing vacation or something right now (never going to happen).

It doesn’t help that my fitbit tells me I got 4 hours of sleep last night despite being in bed from 8:30 until almost 5am. I’m just at that point in pregnancy where the only way things are going to get better, is to have this baby! (And then they’ll get worse… but then they’ll get better.. right?)

And although it’s getting colder out, and that’s horrible, I am excited for Thanksgiving next week and eventually Christmas - whatever that ends up looking like this year. I’m hoping I have the energy to start decorating soon, but before I do that, I need to clean this house. What I really want to know is, where is the bursts of energy that other pregnant women seem to get towards the ends of their pregnancies? The urge to nest and clean? Does not happen to me. Instead I get slow and tired.

I had a doctor’s appointment this week, and it was almost boring how routine it was. The appointments come more frequently now, but they actually check less. Am I doing okay? Is the heartbeat fine? Okay, free to go.

I do have a lot of non-stress tests and biophysicals scheduled to start soon, so it will be interesting to see if those are more interesting or if we learn anything different from them.

I also met with my doula this week. It’s funny how much different your second pregnancy is. Last time we went over detailed plans and contingencies and things that could happen. This time it was like, eh stuff will happen and we’ll deal with it! We’re both actually looking forward to my labor and meeting this little baby! (And I’m still extremely grateful that my doula will be there in the room with me!)

Counting down time!!

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