36 weeks yesterday! The most remarkable thing about this pregnancy so far is how easy it’s been, even compared to my pregnancy with Aftasie. I haven’t had any carpal tunnel, minimal hip pain while sleeping (although it’s a little worse during the day, I think), and I just feel good. My feet haven’t swollen yet, either, although some of my shoes seem kind of snug. It’s getting a wee bit harder to sleep but it’s not from any particular discomforts, I just can’t seem to settle down. I’m getting practice contractions here and there but if anything, they’ve lessened, and they aren’t as intense as they have been in the past few months. I can also hold a full bladder of pee! :D
I’m sure I can be plenty uncomfortable in the next 4 weeks but I’m just grateful for what I have right now. I am looking forward to doing full yawns instead of this uncomfortable, gasping type of yawn (I just can’t get the air in!).
I’m trying to figure out how to make a cheesecake that will be ready to eat after the baby comes! I think it would be good for about a week in the fridge, but I don’t want to wait too late, either. Maybe I’ll just have the ingredients on hand and start on it when I think I might be in labor. Haha. I don’t know if that’s going to work. I can imagine myself not able to finish it. I need to print out detailed instructions so someone else can finish it while I deliver the baby :P
The midwife brought the birth pool and some of her bags yesterday to leave with us. Super exciting. I’m actually hoping the baby will be late, because it would work better with school, but who knows!
School – eh, school is fine. Lots of busy work. I think I prefer lecture, test, lecture, test. It’s mostly smaller assignments, presentations, papers etc. Plus tests. But mostly easier ones. Kind of annoying. We are now 8 weeks into the semester so I’m finishing up my public health rotation at hospice and will be starting a 7 week rotation in maternity next week. And after that comes winter break! Next semester I have an 8 week rotation in mental health and then an 8 week rotation at the hospital doing a preceptorship, which as far as I understand involves working more or less independently undert the supervision and guidance of a nurse. I have 1.5 semesters left before I’m done! Pretty exciting. I’ll be relieved once I get past maternity and actually get all of my hours in for that class. I’m pretty sure we have 135 hours of clinicals due in each class, which works out to be about 16-20 hours each week. There are various things other than being on site that count as hours, such as lab, extra classes, etc.