So I have reached my final milestone that I wanted to achieve during this pregnancy!!!! I now have a full term baby (37 weeks is considered full term). Now while this may not seem like a big deal, it is for me as its something I have worried about during this pregnancy and now that I have been passed this important stage I feel so many emotions- relief, happiness and worry just to name a few.
I'm excited as I know my baby boy is mostly developed so I don't have to worry about any possible hospital stays and that with him being full term , with the birth going according to plan, we will be able to take him home within a day or 2 of delivery- I'm so excited about that as I feel with Richie we missed out on the full experience as we had to wait 4 weeks til we could bring him home.
I'm also nervous about the next 3 weeks as I haven't been this far along in a pregnancy before so I feel like this is my first pregnancy! All the late 3rd trimester symptoms are all new for me so I'm complaining a lot, which Terry has been great for listening to all my whining. I have been suffering from the usual sore back, tight belly and tiredness that would normally be expected, but I didn't expect to get the swollen hands and feet(but no cankles yet!) I think these surprised me as I wasn't expecting to be this far along during the pregnancy so I didn't think about me having all this water retention.
Any suggestions on how to reduce the swelling???
(Ive even had to take my rings off as they were getting too tight on my fingers!)
My name is Briana and I am a wife to Terry, a mother to ,my gorgeous 2 year old son Richie with another bub on the way.