Chickie | 37 weeks

Um, wow, it’s been a while since I updated on the in-utero child!

But since the day is fast approaching, here’s a quick one!

Chickie is doing well, growing on track and very active! She turned head down two weeks ago, instead of hanging out transverse, which wasn’t so comfortable!

My thyroid levels didn’t improve like they expected, which indicates I may have had a preexisting issue, but they didn’t get worse, so they don’t need treatment. We will reevaluate 6 months postpartum.

I passed my gestational diabetes test!! Which is CRAZY awesome. Usually once you get it for one pregnancy, you do for the rest. However, being 30 pounds lighter at the start of this pregnancy probably helped, as did the overall diet changes I made and sustained after I had GD with Jean. Overall, that bodes well for my likelihood of developing diabetes later in life (which increases in women with GD.)

I managed to deal with my sciatic/pelvic pain pretty effectively by visiting a chiropractor weekly, although during these last couple of weeks, she is just getting so big not much is helping. But it’s manageable. My chronic migraines has disappeared thanks to acupuncture twice a month! But I do get short of breath if I have to stand for too long or bend over much. And the expected heartburn has returned- the whole I’m starving but my entire chest is burning thing πŸ˜‰ All normal pregnancy stuff!

We have a csection scheduled for July 9th, 40 weeks, assuming I don’t go into labor before then (which I NEVER have- gone into labor on my own). It’s a family friendly one, with some awesome changes that I am hoping will make this my easiest, most enjoyable csection yet. We will let you know how it goes!

Baby girl still doesn’t have a name- we’ve heard them all, just can’t seem to find one that feels right yet. Perhaps we need to meet her πŸ˜‰

Overall, we are trucking along- getting closer by the day! 20 days and counting! The bigs are all SO EXCITED and can’t wait to meet her. Such baby crazy little kids! We moved the twins into twin beds that will eventually be bunk beds, so we could sidecar a crib onto our bed for chickie. Clothes have been washed, cloth diapers prepped, freezer meals will be made this weekend, and we are just about ready. Need to install a car seat and get a place set up for her in the living room- oh and maybe I should pack a hospital bag! But overall, the amount you need to do to get ready for baby #5 is much less than the first few πŸ˜‰

And since it’s been a while- some bump photos of Chickie..

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