Saturday, October 11, 2014

39 Weeks Pregnant

On my 36 week visit, our doctor mention that I should be ready by week 38 just in case the stork decided to deliver our baby early on our doorstep. I was a 90% chances.
Then, on our 37 weeks visit, our doctor told us that he'd be out of town for two days around my 38 weeks. He told us to go to the nearest GP just in case I go into labor. Baby was head down but not quite alligned. Doesn't mean I can't go into labor just yet. I can go any time if baby wants too, just that the time I had to endure the pain is longer and there are possibility of having to go with cesarean.
I thought I'd never had to go to another doctor's visit but I was wrong because we went to our 38 Weeks visit today.

Week 38 was the most stressful I've ever experience. I was counting days for the baby to come then comes the flood. If you're local, you should already know about the massive flood that hit the district. It happened so fast that the next thing I knew, I was looking at a balcony filled with yucky flood water. I was told not to go into labor just yet because it was literally impossible for anyone to get out of the village. Pictures of stranded truck, people and flooded houses was all over the internet. By noon, the rain stopped but the water level wasn't going down even 'till late night. That evening, the electric supply was cut off for safety reasons. Thank God for mosquito repellent, power banks and tons of  candles. The food supply was literally not enough. My brothers had to go through waist level flood and find open shop at a higher level places to buy some food. Honestly, we were in a very sad condition. Thank God for the pumpkin the aunt left for us (lasted us two lunch time), canned sardines and noodles. I hit the sack at around 2am constantly looking over the window to check on the water level. I prayed that I won't get into labor that day because I was constantly having period like cramps. The next day, water had subside and everyone started the cleaning process which lasted a whole day. I was thankful ever so much that the flood is finally over.

As of today, I've finally, officially taken my maternity leave although I haven't go into labor just yet. I went to work after two days but it wasn't a great feeling. I feel like I was not suppose to be at work, I was nervous although it wasn't showing and the cramps were freaking me out. So I decided to fill in an early leave, although I wasn't really sure and took my last finger print that day. 
The next day came the second wave of the flood which was also my 38 weeks review. The spouse call in the doctor's clinic and postponed it the next day.


How far along? 39 Weeks.

Total weight gain/measurements:
14kg. Didn't gained anymore since week 38. 

Maternity clothes:
Same old, same old.

Stretch marks?
All over the bottom part of my belly. When "lightening" started few weeks ago, I noticed some of the stretchmarks had turned white.

Sleep:
Hard! Although I do feel my belly is lighter now, sleep haven't been great. My pelvic area is so painful especially when switching sides. I have to breath through my mouth while lying down or else I can't sleep (hard to breath). I kept waking up in the middle of the night (2-3 hours upon falling asleep) and can't get back to sleep. Last time it literally took me 4 hours to fall back to sleep. I have to tire myself with walking and not taking any mid day naps so I'd have better sleep at night.

Best moment this week:
Packed my hospital bags, finally.

Miss anything?
Being super active.

Movement:
Active. Up to my ribs. It's painful.

Anything making you queasy or sick?
That new floor cleaner they use at the office and muddy body odor (I can't explain it). Also, everytime John Legend's All Of Me plays, I get this serious headache. I really don't know why but I honestly and had been thinking, recalculating the time it happen and I can conclude, that song really is giving me headache.

Gender: I'm guessing you know.
Labor signs: Been getting this period like cramps for few days now. My belly tends to harden, somewhat painful but bearable.

Symptoms:
Short of breath, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, headache, sleep deprive and loss of appetite. constantly eating.


Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or moody most of the time?
Easily pissed, still.

Looking forward to:
Delivery. Everything is normal. We're just waiting for baby to engage which I hope happens soon.

I actually haven't decided where to deliver our baby. I honestly don't want to stay too long in the hospital probably because, I hate hospital and hospitality always bothers me. I'd be happy if I checked in today, delivered and go home tomorrow. Our doctor switch to other hospital too which gave me another round of having to reconsider another hospital.
As absurd as I might sound, I actually want someone to be with me during labor. Maybe I need to be alone, maybe not, because apparently when you're in labor, you don't give a damn about anything. It's my last week so I am hoping for any signs of delivery soon. 

Have a nice day.
x

2 comments:

dyanared said...

pray for ur smooth delivery dear

aestherlyienda said...

Thanks so much dyana :)