37 Weeks - Full Term!

Well, I made it to 37 weeks! Full term baby! There were a few points during this pregnancy where I wasn't sure if I'd actually make it this far but thankfully I have. I'm due to be induced next Thursday and I'm trying everything I can to try and get this little man to come naturally on his own before the induction. I was checked yesterday and I'm already between 3-4cm's dilated so that's a big bonus. 

My gestational diabetes is still being controlled through mostly diet with just 4 units of insulin in the morning. The insulin is the reason for induction at 38 weeks as it can cause the placenta to deteriorate  quicker. I've been on this GD diet for ten weeks now and I'm so ready to eat a cookie! I have several naughty things already packed in my hospital bag for after the birth and a nice list for Anthony of things for him to get me! I'm going to have a couple of weeks of guilt free eating before I modify my diet again. Due to have diabetes in this pregnancy I am now at a bigger risk for developing type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years so I want to try and ward that off.

Sleeping... Oh.. Sleep. It evades me. If I'm not waking up every hour to use the toilet then it's James waking me up! Who knew that it would actually be my 7 year old to cause me more sleepless nights than my 3 year old. Haha! He has never been a great sleeper and because of his sensory processing disorder it's not getting any better. I was hoping it would get a little better before the baby came along but honestly now, I don't see that happening.

I'm all packed and ready to go. The kids bags are all done. Now it's literally just a waiting game. I have another appointment this Sunday so we'll see if I've made anymore progress. Fingers crossed. If I can avoid the induction process then I'll be even happier.

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