Janice’s Bump Day Blog, Week 33: The Most Pregnant I’ve Ever Been

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:35+00:00 September 15th, 2016|33weeks, 3rd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|1 Comment

I’m officially the most pregnant I have ever been.

Oddly enough, I don’t feel more stressed or anxious, I’m actually feeling very impatient. I don’t think anyone thought I’d get to 33 weeks. We all thought I’d have the same complications and I’d deliver her at the same time as I did Jack, or even earlier.

So while I knew that my due date was in October, I didn’t think for a moment that could be her birth month. I find myself looking for any hint that I’m going into labor early, and I’ve probably looked up signs of premature labor more than I care to admit. But it’s also just a happy, anxious feeling to finally have her here.

I’m also very confused by everything happening right now with my body. I didn’t experience normal labor or the natural breaking of my water with Jack. I was induced after we learned he had passed, and the nurse accidentally broke my water when I was having my cervix checked in the hospital. It’s a little exciting to finally have some new pregnancy experiences, but I wish I knew a little more about what to expect. For now, I’m trying to be patient and just enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy.

This baby is being monitored at all times

This baby is being monitored at all times

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About the Author:

Janice Leister
Janice Leister is the Instagram Manager for Pregnancy After Loss Support, as well as a contributor to the Bump Day Blog. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and Golden Retriever, Dug. Janice experienced the loss of her first child, a little boy named Jack, in 2015. After 32 weeks of a perfectly healthy pregnancy, her blood pressure spiked, which caused a placental abruption. Unfortunately because it happened so quickly and without any noticeable symptoms, her son passed away; she delivered a beautiful child, stillborn, on March 18th. Struggling to deal with the loss, she reached out to local support groups and women with similar experiences via social media. Eleven months after their loss, she and her husband were ecstatic to learn that they were pregnant again. She is currently pregnant with their rainbow, “Bo,” and is due in October 2016. Her subsequent pregnancy led her to PALS, where she has actively been trying to help other women by sharing her own experiences of pregnancy following a loss. You can contact her on her personal Instagram account, or at her blog, The Reluctant Aviator.

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  1. Mallory September 16, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Just came across your blog, what you went through is what I went through, this past January we lost our son at 32 weeks from a placenta abruption, and I too had no signs…high blood pressure in the third trimester. But it was controlled, my husband and I just found out were pregnant again. And I am terrified! But reading your blog has given me some strength. I pray that Bo comes into the world healthy and strong! Good luck!

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