I’m 37w4d along now. :)
So, I’m pretty sure I’m no longer allowing cervical checks. At least not until I’m in full-blown labor. There is no risk of pre-term labor anymore since I’m full term (so they don’t need to know if I’m dilating more), and dilation gives NO indication of pending labor, so it is unhelpful, uncomfortable, and probably not all that good for me.
I’m also having major second thoughts about going through with an induction. We’ll see how things are going come another week and a half, but I’m now wondering if the cons don’t outweigh the pros. I really have mixed feelings. My husband and I are praying about it.
I feel a calm about the last days/weeks of pregnancy that I didn’t feel even a week ago. I think I’ve realized that this is it (it’s really almost over!) and my baby won’t be nice and comfy inside for much longer. While I’m physically tired (especially of contractions), I’m cherishing the last bit of pregnancy. ♥
Stephen decided to stay home from work today. We ran some errands this afternoon with the kids, and then picked up dinner for them at the Honey Baked Ham Co. I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich once we got back home since I’m not eating deli meat at the moment.
One of the errands was stopping by Publix to pick up some produce. I’ve been looking into good one-handed snacks for new moms and an obvious one is cut up fruits and vegetables. I’ve got some ranch dressing in the refrigerator – I’m good to go! Now to get some cashews, raisins, and other easy and healthy snacks. :)
I’m reading another book by Katherine Center. I had started a book by Emily Giffin but it was bringing me down. :/ The characters weren’t relatable and I just didn’t like the way the story was going, so I let it go. I’ve not read much in the new one by Center but so far, so good. Hoping to read a chapter or two more tonight before Maggie and I watch the old Drew Barrymore movie, Never Been Kissed.
Have a great night!