Again, a fairly uneventful week.
I got out a few times, which was really nice, but I can tell I don't have the stamina I did even a month ago. On Thursday I did a lot of running around and then was EXHAUSTED (and BHy and swollen) by the evening. I think one outting per day is enough right now. I don't seem to have gotten that final burst of energy that I've heard people talk about. Maybe when I do I'll finally get around to dusting the apartment.
I'm up to weekly visits with the midwives now. Today's visit went fine. Everything continues to be on track. Good blood pressure and FHR and all that stuff. My midwife said something along the lines of being made to be pregnant, but I don't know that I agree. I love babies and there are aspects of pregnancy that I have enjoyed and am sure to miss, but I'm also ready to be done and wouldn't necessarily be jumping at the chance to do this all again (not at this moment, anyway).
I've got another chiro appointment tomorrow. Same rib. Before I doubted that it was baby-related, but I've noticed that the spot that seems to be hurting is right in line with where Sprout sticks her little bum out, so I wonder if she's pushing it out of place. The regular appointments seem to be keeping the pain at a manageable level, and there are only a few weeks left, so hopefully the issue goes away after the birth.
I'm feeling increased pressure and the midwife said Sprout has dropped slightly, so maybe she'll actually come on/before her due date... This weekend (37w) I'll start with evening primrose oil and red raspberry leaf tea etc. and see what happens. (My inclination is actually to think she'll be late.)
Photo taken at 36 (+1):