Week 34 Pregnancy UpdateAugust 31, 2011
Right now, I am as pregnant as I've ever been. I'm exactly 35 weeks today! "L" was born at 34 weeks and 6 days. I've passed that point of my last pregnancy, I'm still pregnant, and I'm not sick ... yet! I am filled with gratitude to be at this point. Back on May 12th at our 19 week ultrasound, I would have never guessed that I would be sitting here still pregnant on the very last day of August.
Tomorrow we will have our final growth ultrasound. I really hope baby girl has taken a leap forward in growth in the past 3 weeks, since overall she has been measuring small. After tomorrow's appointment, I have exactly 2 doctor's appointments left! I will be beyond happy to not trek there every week!
My nasty cold is mostly gone, and my hospital bag is packed!
Overall I am feeling beyond tired... and nervous, sometimes like a complete wreck nervous, talk myself off a ledge nervous. During times when the baby is quiet, I will admit I often start to freak out. The baby was a bit quieter than normal earlier this week, but then the last couple days has been moving like crazy again. My hope is that she was just doing LOTS of growing. I get a momentary respite from the worry. The worry, and my increasingly pregnant self, has definitely affected my sleep.
I read this week in a devotional that:
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the presence of faith.”
Am I scared? Heck yes! But am I feeling courageous enough to make it through these last couple of weeks of this overall terrifying pregnancy? Absolutely. And that is certainly not my own doing.