The past few days have been HOT, extremely HOT. I don't go outside during the day but rather go out in the morning for a walk or swim and then EZ and I will go out again at night when the sun sets.
But I have been slowing down. My swims this week have been exhausting and I feel like I just can't move. I have given up the elliptical to just walking and now my walking has become more like a a turtle's walk. But I am still doing something every day. Although I am not sure how much longer that will last either.
I had a doctors appointment yesterday. They decided to do an ultrasound to check the fluid around the baby and get a guess on her weight. This was because last week I started measuring small and they wanted to make sure my fluid levels were good. I haven't had an ultrasound since 18 weeks when we found out we were having a daughter. This one was much different. You could hardly see anything since she takes up so much room in there.
They said the fluid was good and they "guess" that BZ weighs 7 lbs 11 oz already. Then she proceeded to to tell me that there is a 1.5 lb margin of error. So really BZ is anywhere from 6lb 3oz to 9lb 3oz. That is quite a range there! Then the doctor did his thing and told me I am 3-4cm dilated and 90% effaced. A bunch of stuff that could mean baby is coming today or next week (or later). But he did tell me he would be surprised if I didn't deliver in the next week though.
Ahhhhh, music to my ears. After hearing my sister and EZ both tell me they thought I would be a week late, I have faith in the doctors that they know what they are talking about. And baby is in the best position for delivery, head down (low) and she is facing back (meaning her back is towards my belly). This is suppose to make for an easier delivery on my back. All great things.
I am sure that things will continue to slow down. I feel like I have hit the wall. If I can keep making it out for a walk every day I would feel that I am accomplishing something.
Can't wait to meet you BZ!