Good for you! I kept thinking I would pack my hospital bag this weekend and it never happened lol. Sounds like you're all ready to go. I know what you mean about the explosion of births making you nervous though. I feel the same way!
Connie I just realized you and I have a lot in common! Due at the same time, both of us are having surprise babies, and we have toddlers the same age! Megan (Novafan) is in the same boat as we are, too! LOL We should all get along just great in the first few months, learning how to balance our newborns with our 18-20 month olds!
Connie, no, I don't think she has any clue. She has been staring at my huge monster belly lately, but she dismisses it quickly and continues on her business. I often wonder if she will notice that my belly shrinks after birth and I will look different. To her, this is how I've always looked, as I can't imagine she remembers me without having a belly of some degree, kwim? Do you tell Hunter that there is a baby in your belly? I have never done that, and I've gotten mixed responses from people about it. I chose not to tell her because I really think it would confuse her. Especially since my father and FIL could give my baby belly a run for their money, lol! And I certainly don't want her associating all bellies with having babies in them, kwim? So I'm just leaving it alone. I don't know if that's the right thing to do or not, but it's what makes me feel the most comfortable.
So anyway, baby news - I was supposed to have an appt this morning but they moved it to tomorrow, which is fine because tomorrow I am 37 weeks and what better day to have your 37 week appt? lol. I have been having pressure waves since yesterday at noon, but they aren't regular or consistent. For a few hours they were about 10 minutes apart but then they stopped for a few hours, then I had an occassional one throughout the night and so far 2 this morning. I've also been having that period crampiness again, but it's on and off. And a pinching sensation on my cervix, so I hope it's "progress" but won't be bothered if it's not. I know my body will do it's thing when it needs to. I just hope it does it before 41 weeks, when I will have to decide to be induced or have a rcs I do NOT want to make that call!
I hope those waves are doing something for you We seem to be having waves on the same days, lol. Wonder if it's something in the air around here... all the babies on mar being born and all...
GL with those toddlers and newborns gals I've btdt twice.. this time my lo is nearly 3 A little more understanding of mom needing to care for another.
dh ~ Jacob
dd ~ Ruth(11), ds ~ Jotham(9), ds ~ Caleb(7), ds ~ Evan (4), ds~ Ted (2)
I had such a rough night last night! Eew! I still feel gross from it all.
I started getting bad cramping and pressure waves around noon, and they continued sporatically all afternoon. By 7pm, the pressure waves were getting stronger so I went to bed to listen to my hypnosiss scripts. By 11pm, they were about 2 minutes apart (start to start) and lasted 45 seconds to a minute. I knew I wasn't going to get any sleep and I was tired of listening to my hypnosis scripts (I was so tired) so I took a couple tylenol PM and jumped in the shower. The warm water felt so good and the pressure waves started to spread out. After the shower the tylenol kicked in and I was able to fall asleep. I remember waking a few times to some good pressure waves but they eventually petered out altogether and I was able to sleep through all night!
I don't know what my body is trying to do, trick me or what, but this is getting so tiring! I have an appt this morning at 8:45. I wonder if I made any progress from last night? If not, I might just cry. To endure all that for nothing. Sigh. I just need to keep reminding myself to stay patient. The baby will come when the baby is ready...
ETA: Back from the Dr's office! I've made a little progress, nothing big - I'm 1cm and 50% effaced. The exam was unpleasant, my cervix is getting very sensitive. And I've had a rush of waves since then... thanks Dr! lol. Come on body, do your thang!
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