Pregnancy Journal: 38 Weeks Pregnant 12

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? 

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