Wowzers – I cannot believe I’m already writing about being 38 weeks pregnant in my pregnancy journal! So much has happened this pregnancy yet I feel like it’s flown by.  We have {finally} decided on both a girl and boy name since the gender is going to be a surprise this time around. The only thing we have left to do is come up with a middle name for each … lol. If you remember back to my last pregnancy, naming our second son was one of the most difficult, frustrating aspects of that whole pregnancy. Unfortunately it seems like this pregnancy is no different! The hubster and I are having the worst time, and leaving it to the second last week of pregnancy probably is a good tip-off to anyone reading this that we aren’t exactly on the same page when it comes down to naming our children. Ugh. Not fun. {Reading up on my 1st post about this topic – and then my 2nd post – and then read my 3rd (yes, 3rd) Baby Hell Name post from my last pregnancy will bring you up to speed!}  

So let’s talk nitty-gritty details. My cervix as it has been with my previous pregnancies and labours is well, not exactly a willing participant in the preparation department.  Last time around I had 2 stalled labours (both occurring after 2 of 4 membrane sweeps) and last week I had another stalled labour.  30 hours went by where I had contractions every 3 minutes, lasting 60-90 seconds each. The contractions began in my back and wrapped around the lower part of my belly.  I felt the burn of each peak.  I needed to stop talking during them.  But then, nothing. They just … went away. And even though they were strong, my cervix had not progressed one bit. Oh no, I was still at 1cm.  So I went home and slept.  Disappointed at first, I later realized it was a blessing in disguise because I was so worn out after 30 hours that I don’t know how I would have managed to continue on with enough energy for a natural, drug-free transition and birth.  And a gal needs her strength, after all ;)

So this weekend I am planning on relaxing as much as I can. Hopefully I can carve out some time away from the bed and TV long enough to draft up a few good review posts.  If not, well, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time once the little one arrives and I’m up at all hours of the night. I am, after all, the queen of nursing and mulit-tasking! ;)

And who knows, maybe the hubster and I will finally agree on possible middle names for the baby. If not, it’s no biggie…said no 38 week pregnant woman, EVER. :p

Was it an easy or challenging task for you to name your children? Were you on the same page as your spouse/partner? 

12 Responses to “Pregnancy Journal: 38 Weeks Pregnant”

  • We have 3 girls and picking names started out super easy and then got progressively harder with each baby. lol The first time it just came to us and we agreed completely. The 2nd girl we had a few different ideas but still both agreed on the one we chose. And by the 3rd we each had a completely different name we wanted. lol The person that actually gave birth to the baby won that decision. ;p My hubby ended up loving the name though and it completely suits our daughter. Congrats on your 3rd and hope you have a smooth delivery. :)

    • Jenn:

      Oh Susie, I’m glad I’m not alone! I really hope we can settle on one sooner than later though! :p Thanks for stopping by!!

  • We had a hard time naming our 3rd and 4th. But settled on names a few months after learning the gender!

  • Oh my goodness!! You are almost there! Good luck!

  • You are in the homestretch now. Baby can come anytime Yay! We had the hardest time naming our baby #3 it drove me insane because we had names picked early for 1 & 2.

    • Jenn:

      Haha, yes – I know what you mean! I feel as though we already used our ‘favourite’ names with babies 1 & 2. Ugh, it’s such a hard thing to do!

  • we named our son on the way home from the doctors – on the day we found out he was a boy :) we didn’t have a name picked out but I chose his first name and my husband his middle (not on purpose either)

    • Jenn:

      Maybe that’s how this will play out for us too! I just wish I was feeling a little more prepared/confident in having his/her full name picked out by now.

  • We just knew our first was a boy, and had named him Jordan from the very beginning. However, Taylor was a girl! I sometimes think I should have named her Taylor Jordan, now that Jordan seems to be for girls as much as boys.

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