going to sleep, but before i do... figured I'd give a daily update:
i went and worked out in a yoga/pilates class and made a run to costco. the girls loved the fact that i bought them chocolate muffins... LOL!
i think i may have overdone it a little, because I got nausous from about 3:3o pm on... but and the braxton hicks contractions have been going pretty good this evening... but no sign of real impending labor. Oh well...
think I'm taking the girls swimming tomorrow... not sure what else...
oh, i also cleaned out the refrigerator except for the bottom drawer and side door pockets and most of the pantry has been reorganized. Hopefully i can finish the refrig and freezer tomorrow... they really needed it. I'd say i'm nesting, but i just realized how awful it would be to have someone look in there. LOL!
*note: I stole some of this from my post over on my birth month board if anyone reads both, but this is more detailed...*
It's friday afternoon and it seems like this baby is taking forever... I have contractions (crampy and I can even feel them in my back a little) when I sit or lie down, but they go away when I get up...
At midnight last night I started getting the crampy contractions, but I knew they were BH so I tried to get to sleep. Unfortunately, I was up until 2:30 or so and then I was awake again at 5 am (got a snooze in from 6-7am). So a total of got 3/ 3.5 hours of sleep last night... they BHs were coming too often for me to fall asleep. On top of it, before or right after the BH contraction, my heart would start beating wildly... which just kept me up and unable to sleep.
My due date is on Monday or Tuesday depending on who you ask... and I'm just ready. I guess I just didn't expect to wait this long (your whole point of view get changed when baby #2 was born at 38 weeks...)
So... I took the girls to their swim teacher's house to swim this morning... they had a great time. We then went to Hallmark and picked up daddy day cards, so hopefully I'm ahead enough that the baby will say, ok... I can come out now... LOL!
I just had a couple of very crampy contractions... maybe? I'm starting to really doubt that I'll recongize labor when it starts... ugh! OK -- time to get the girls away from the TV and go play outside in the hot florida sun!
Hang in there! I know I was DONE once I hit 39 weeks with both mine. It's so miserable when you're mentally ready, but nothing's happening. You'll be holding your LO soon!
The end is so hard. Hang in there, it will happen soon. Hugs!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Hopefully no news is good news and you are busy with your new LO!
Ugh... nope... no baby yet! Both my girls were born on Monday... so hopefully today (it's after midnight...) is the day. I've stayed up hoping these contractions I've been having tonight would get stronger, but I don't think so. I'm going to bed now in hopes of getting some rest. Baby #3 has dropped majorly as of Sat. afternoon...and by that I mean the head is pushing on the pelvic bone making it almost impossible for me to walk/sit/stand without pain... the baby has been dropping and engaged on and off for weeks... but now the head seems to be permanently stuck. I hope this means soon...
As my brother posted on facebook tonight at me... "what's this baby waiting for... an engraved invitation???"
Well... I'm off to bed... fingers crossed, maybe something starts up while I'm resting and relaxed... LOL!
Jen, hopefully something got going during your rest! I can imagine it must be hard to wait with a previous baby born at 38 weeks! Hopefully the baby feeling so low and engaged really means something! Can't wait to read your birth story, hoping with you it happens soon!
Hope baby comes very soon for you! I wouldn't know what to do if I went overdue either (mine were born at 40 W and 39 W 5 D). Having one born at 38 weeks makes it even worse. On the bright side, you will be holding your LO within a week or two and it won't seem like a long time after baby is here.