We are now two days away from this baby’s official due date. It could be any time. But, truthfully, I think she’s really happy right where she is.
I’ve had a lot of contractions, but nothing major.
Fortunately, my parents took the boys for me on Saturday, so I could get some rest. It’s been tough to get any rest while I had the babies, the big kids, and my nephew to take care of since Wednesday. A part of me wondered if all of that would have put me in labor. Nope.
This morning, my eyes popped open at 6:45, which was disappointing since there were no kids in the house. I was feeling a lot of cramps in my stomach and a part of me thought, “Maybe today’s the day.”
I told Jeff to make sure he gets as much work done today as he can because my stomach was really hurting.
I had a check up with the birthing center at 10:30 this morning and was very anxious to find out if there had been any change in dilation.
I’m still a 1 1/2.
It’s just really weird. Still the same as I was last week.
Baby is now sunny side up, so instead of being on her side like she was, she has rotated, it’s just the wrong way.
That could be part of the reason why I’m not dilated more. Who knows. I just really thought all of the contractions I’ve been having would have done something in terms of dilation.
She’ll come when she’s ready, I know. Fortunately, I’m not miserable. I’m trying to stay positive and I’m going to try to enjoy this last little bit of pregnancy. It will be the very last time I’ll ever experience it.
We went ahead and scheduled an appointment for next Tuesday. If I’m still pregnant then, we’ll do a stress test and make sure she’s doing ok and then I guess we’ll go from there. There won’t be an induction, or anything like that, and I’m sure there are people out there who couldn’t handle the suspense of not knowing when she’s coming or not being able to control the situation. I’m actually going to let her control this one. I’m going to be as patient as I possibly can.
I’m really hoping I get to scratch that appointment right off of my calendar because it won’t be needed, though.
I was lucky enough to get my hair done this weekend, thanks to Jeff’s mom, who set it up for me, and my brother-in-law’s girlfriend who came to my house to do it for me!! It was so awesome and I feel so much better not having to look at those dark roots that are so not pretty.
My toes were done last weekend and I even got the iron out to get some wrinkles on her cute little newborn clothes out. I never iron. Never. The clothes actually stayed in the dryer too long and they NEEDED to be ironed, so please don’t think I’m the overachiever mom. I’m so not.
I’ve done all of the laundry and our house is getting cleaned as I write this. I’m not sure what else I can do to get ready for her.
It’s all a waiting game now…..
I’m so thankful for the amount of friends we have who genuinely care about our family. I know people are checking this blog and my Facebook page daily just to see if she’s been born. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. The messages, emails, text messages, and phone calls really show me how blessed we are. It really does make a girl feel special. Thank you!
It will be a special event when it happens and that is one thing I am so sure of. I thank God every day for this blessing and I know only He knows the hour and minute when I will get to lay eyes on her beautiful face. It’s a moment in time that stops me in my tracks to think about.
Life might be about to get a little harder, but my heart will be so full….