Biweekly Update: 38 Weeks

My official due date is only 12 days away! I’ve been pretty sick the past week and a half so I really haven’t been able to focus much on baby, solely on resting and trying to get better. It started like a normal cold (thanks Enzo or Joe!) and seemed to get better but then got extremely worse about a week into it. I had chills, body aches, high fever and lots of congestion/coughing. I went to the doctor and they tested me for the flu which was negative and just said I needed to treat the symptoms.

Two days later, I was coughing so much in the middles of the night that I really didn’t sleep and ended up straining my shoulder. I honestly thought I dislocated it because it hurt so bad and I had Joe take me to the ER to get it checked out. My shoulder ended up just being strained and thankfully feels much better now. But through a chest x-ray they found pneumonia in my left lung. I’m on antibiotics and everything with baby and my blood work all checked out fine. I’m feeling a little better but still having some intense coughing fits and lots of congestion. Praying these antibiotics work to get me over this. I’m not thrilled about taking antibiotics right before giving birth but I think it’s the best option to help me get over this infection. My body just couldn’t fight it on it’s own.

How far along: 38 weeks

Size of baby: Pineapple

Gender: Still holding out for a girl.

Movement: Those big full body movements are super uncomfortable. I can’t believe there’s a 7 lb living being in there!

Sleep: Depends on the night but pretty well despite being sick and up coughing. Been extra tired the last week or so.

Workouts: Non-existent for the past two weeks besides one yoga class. My pelvic pain and cramping have finally subsided but this virus I have has knocked me down completely.

Symptoms: Pregnancy-wise I actually feel fine besides just being tired. Hoping baby decides to wait to make his/her debut until I’m healed!

Cravings/aversions: Being sick my appetite has not been great but I’ve been trying to force myself to eat as much as I can handle because I know baby needs it. I just haven’t wanted to cook at all and am tired of meal-planning. I’ve been tempted to start eating our freezer meals but holding out because I know how badly we’ll need them once baby arrives!

Missing anything: being active. I’m not good at just sitting/relaxing for long periods of time and I’ve been doing a lot of that these last two weeks.

Best part of the week: In preparation for the possibilities of dealing with postpartum depression again, I have a therapist lined up to have on hand if/when I need her. We had an initial meeting to just go over things and I thought I really wouldn’t have anything to talk about. Boy was I wrong! It was great to get some tools that will help when things start getting hard, regardless if I actually get PPD or not. Not sure if it’s strange for a therapy appointment to be the best part of the week but it was just so helpful. Otherwise just trying to enjoy our time as a family now despite being so sick.

Can’t wait for: finding out if we’re having a boy or girl and officially deciding on a name once we see that sweet baby! Getting to finally see him/her and start that next chapter of our lives.

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