I can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Have I mentioned that I'm pretty pumped to be (almost) 38 weeks pregnant and "eating for two" during Thanksgiving???? CAN'T WAIT.
I had my 37 week appointment on Monday which went well. Blood pressure and baby's heartbeat measured good. The cervix check this time was MUCH better so either the last doctor was super rough or maybe it's less uncomfortable now that my cervix is opening up some. Or both. Anyway, this time I got some indication that things are progressing at least a little. She said my cervix is thinned out, baby's head is nice and low, and I'm starting to dilate. Not 1cm yet, but it's opening. Thank goodness!
Yesterday though, my hands started getting super painful. It has been pretty normal for them to feel swollen when I first wake up in the morning, but yesterday they felt tight, numb, and sore during the middle of the day. I felt REALLY crappy yesterday at work and ended up leaving early around 3. My hands continued to be sore all night and even woke me up several times in the night because they hurt so bad. I decided to call the OB office this morning to talk to one of the nurses and see if this was a symptom I should be concerned about. Normally, I'd probably try to wait it out a bit, but since it's a holiday week and they are about to be closed for 4 days, I figured I should probably call. They ended up telling me I should at least come in to check my blood pressure and urine to make sure I'm not developing pre-eclampsia, so I'm going in at the most inconvenient appointment time today (the only one they had left) at 12:10. Which means I'm only at work a couple hours this morning. Kinda sucks because I have like 14 hours of vacation time left and after today will only have 9, but I'm struggling again today at work, so I'm kinda happy to be leaving early again. It will be good to just get checked out before the long weekend anyway.
Hopefully I can take the rest of the day to relax some, prep for tomorrow, and enjoy the long weekend ahead with family! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have 4 days off. YES! And also reallyyyyyyy hoping Coleson decides to make an appearance early next week so I don't have to come back to work. Bringing my laptop home today just incase ;)
Fingers crossed!! And Happy Thanksgiving!!!