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37 weeks pregnant

We are in the final stretch. I am horribly uncomfortable. I can't sleep. I am getting nauseous and dizzy at night. It is great. I had a doctor's appointment today, and here's what he said.

For sleeping – take Benedryl (plus this will help with my bloody noses)

For the pain – ummm suck it up.

For the dizziness – I have to go get my blood drawn tomorrow. He thinks I may be anemic.

I am 1 – 2 (aff) cm dilated, and the baby has dropped. So any day now!

23 thoughts on “37 weeks pregnant

  1. I can't wait! *rubs palms together in anticipation*

    There's a lot of guessing going on on the PPP forums, but I can't make a guess because I'm not experienced — don't want to make a fool of myself making silly guesses 🙂

  2. CONGRATS. your babystrology.com banner says 20 days to go. how exciting. as for the pain… eh not so much.

  3. Unfortunately the pain is part of having a baby. However, epidurals once I get to hospital to have the baby are really nice. 🙂

  4. My son was born at 37 weeks. From now the baby is just growing and growing. I now the feeling, my daughter was born at 40 weeks.

  5. It will probably be soon! I heard that subsequent babies drop closer to delivery than first babies.

  6. Eighteen years from now, when you look back on this time, you may notice that this is the easiest part of having children. Mine are pretty much grown now — lots of good times, lots of rough — and I wouldn't trade those times for anything! (expect maybe a little sleep … LOL)

    I trust that all will go well for you, Lisa!

  7. Best wishes for a quick labor. Yikes, I remember those final weeks and how uncomfortable I was!

  8. Melissa is right: second babies drop faster. The good news is that they're usually pushed out faster, too! My oldest took 27 hours of pushing. Yes, you read that right. My youngest took 3 pushes. Yep, you read THAT right, too!

    Unfortunately, baby boy was pushed out so quickly that he wound up with a bit of facial bruising in the process. Not that it affected him: he emerged a robust 9 lbs. 4 oz., kicking and wailing to beat the band. Had funny blue marks on his cheeks for a couple of days, but they didn't seem to bother him.

    And, yes, 3 pushes with bruising vs. 27 hours of pushing was far less traumatic for all involved.

  9. Congrats Lisa! I heard the good news! *applause*

    Hope mama and baby are doing well, can't wait to see the new little one. (email pics, don't post for safety)

    Yay! 🙂

  10. Wow. That's great. I'm pretty sure the discomfort isn't welcome, but think of the payoffs. Nightly feedings, crying all the time, and a beautiful baby to hold, kiss, and love.

    Good luck.

  11. Upon reading the comments it seems like your babystrology gadget is a bit off, so congratulations. I wish you and your baby the best of luck.

  12. I hope everything goes well and you feel better. 🙂 I haven't had children so I really can't relate, but it sounds like a very difficult process. 😉

  13. You have hit on something that drives me CRAZY! I can?t stand rude people and lately they seem to multiply like rabbits.

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