Nov 4, 2010

34 Weeks

Can you believe that there used to be a lot of space between me and the other tree???  Now I'm getting so close!  With less than 6 weeks to go, I'm thinking I'll get there, for sure.  My friends and family are guessing as to which week they think I'll no longer fit!

Dear Adelaide,

Things are going really well, for the most part.  The house is getting tidier, your room is getting ready.  You are still head-down and the midwife thinks you're engaging, which means that your head is dropping down under my pelvic bone to get ready for birth!  

For some reason, now that I have 6 weeks left, everything feels surreal again.  In the beginning it didn't feel real because I couldn't feel you move.  Now you're so big that I simply can't ignore that you're there, but it feels unreal because it'll be so soon that your body will be out of my body.  And we'll be able to hold you and hear you and see you.  

I've been very lucky to have an easy pregnancy.  There are three other ladies at work that are pregnant.  One is due 2 weeks after you, and she's had problems with her back.  One is due in February and she got really bad morning sickness for a long time.  And the other is due in May with twins, and she's had a whole slew of pregnancy-related issues.  

Thankfully I've only had to deal with headaches (in the beginning, from not drinking enough water) and heartburn (off and on for the past few months.  I'm not taking any medicine for it though because I don't want it to get to you!) so I just have to deal with.  

However, I have developed a little bit of carpel tunnel syndrome, which makes my right wrist hurt pretty badly sometimes.  And in the morning when I wake up, my right hand feels so swollen and painful that sometimes I want to cry.  It's hard for me to bend my fingers or hold things first thing in the morning.  I think it's because I sleep mostly on my right side and the weight of my body on my arm makes it hard for the blood to flow.  And since there's so much more blood in my body now, for you, that equals painful swelling and joints.

Other than that, I've had no issues (well, and that week-long freakout of you being breech!).  I hope that the last 6 weeks continue to treat me well!  Stay in there, girl, and keep getting strong and ready for us!

We love you!


  1. LOL, your belly has definitley gotten bigger then what you first started with. Not much more to go till she hits that tree. You are looking great and so happy!

    So glad that you've had an easy pregnancy. Though that sux about your hand, OUCH!! I think I've been pretty lucky too with no real problems. The heart burn is a killer though when it hits, and I'm like you not wanting to take anything for it. I have also been getting pretty bad sciatica pain the last couple of days and that has been making me cry out in agony!

    Take care :)

  2. Thanks!

    I looked up sore hand joints in pregnancy and apparently it's a common problem during pregnancy. Something about the mix of relaxin and water retention. I just wish there was something I could do, but I think I'll just have to wait it out for the last 5 weeks. It should go away shortly after birth.

    I hope you're doing well!

  3. This is so sweet and you are simply beautiful!! I love that you wrote this, because I have a journal that I wrote to Autumn in and going back and reading it is so precious!


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