Baby Three: 38 Weeks!

Today is 9/4/20 which means I’m 38 weeks, 5 days! A little late with this post!

Baby Lamotta is due 9/13/20!

Baby is the size of a spaghetti squash!

Baby Lamotta is a GIRL!

I’ve gained… 30 pounds as of Tuesday’s appointment.

Midwife appointment this week? I had one on Thursday of last week with Karen and one Tuesday of this week with Cassandra. I found out they will let Karen know when I’m in labor so she can be there for me as long as she isn’t getting off a 24 hr shift and totally delirious. Cassandra reassured me a lot about a hospital birth. Karen checked and I was only a fingertip dilated and started to soften but by Tuesday I was having irregular contractions so I had Cassandra check me. I was 2-3cm dilated, 70% effaced

Current mood: I’m stressed out about birthing in a hospital still. There was a small glimmer of hope that maybe I could just free-birth at home and head there after but I found out I’m GBS positive again so now I for sure have to go while in labor to get the antibiotics. I’m bummed. I feel like so much of this pregnancy has been robbed of me because of covid. 

Cravings: Ice all day long.

Food Aversions: Mexican. And now anything that could cause heartburn like spicy foods and pizza.

Currently rocking: A maternity dress.

TMI: Pretty sure I have been having Prodromal labor all week. 🙁

The best thing about pregnancy this week? Getting that much closer to meeting baby girl!

What’s different about baby #3 than with Jude and Hattie’s pregnancies? I am really stressed about actually giving birth.

I’m nervous about: the pain of giving birth.

Other thoughts: I can’t wait to snuggle this sweet girl. And I can’t wait to see Hattie as a big sister and Jude as a big brother again.