Thanks for the check-up Kalista!!
Nothing much going on labour wise (goodness, I am boring, lol). I had a weird tiny bit of discharge today which I am thinking just may be some mucus plug. That would be exciting. I have also been having mild crampy feelings on and off, but they never amount to much. Aaron and I dtd last night (btw, that makes a whole three times since FEBRUARY!). I think he is trying to get the show moving because he has not been at all interested in dtd since I started showing, and now we have done it 3x in two weeks. Also yesterday he asked me in a very serious tone (which made it even funnier) "Emmy, why aren't you eating pineapple?". I just started laughing and told him I would go to the store today and buy a pineapple if it would make him happy. So it's fresh pineapple for dessert today!
I went swimming today, which was soooo nice. It is quite hot outside and the water felt great. I am going back tonight to do aquasize with all my former co-workers. It is so funny because all the women I worked with are sooo excited about me having a baby. I am excited too, but they are all over the moon. My assistant manager keeps telling me how many days are left until my due date and she insists that I call her as soon as I go into labour, which I have to anyways because she is going to take care of the cats and dog while we are away.
I am ready to have this baby now and am starting to get a bit anxious about it too. I am fine still being pregnant and could stay this way forever, but I just really want to meet my baby. I guess I am just starting to get more excited the closer I get to my EDD.
I will also admit that I am getting a wee bit nervous about labour. I am worried that I won't be able to handle it, although most of me thinks I will be just fine. It's just so weird having no idea what it is going to be like, but I guess I will find out soon enough.
My m/w is away until Wednesday, so I am hoping that this baby stays put until then, as I really want her to deliver the baby, even thought the backup m/w is awesome too. So here's to hoping this baby is born right on it's due date!
Anyways, time to go catch up on the August boards. It's getting crazy over there and I love reading about the new babies!
LOL about the pineapple! Ryan does that to me. "Maybe you should order something a little spicier..." :roll:
I love feeling weightless in the water. I have a pool in my back yard and I just lay on the noodles for hours!! Such a nice feeling!! I used to teach Aquafit (aquacise, as you caled it). I miss it!! Such a good workout!!
I think its normal to be nervous about labour, especially since its an unknown for us! Just make sure that you channel all that nervous energy into something positive!! Keep telling yourself that you can do it!! Have you read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth? The first half is all birth stories...I find it really helpful when I start to get nervous!!
Completely understand your nerves regarding the birth - it can be scary thinking about it sometimes, because it's such an unknown! God, I've done it four times now and even I sit here sometimes and think "I don't know if I can do this"... You will though - nothing surer then that!
I love being weightless during pregnancy - makes such a change from feeling like a bloated beached whale!!!! Maybe that's just me though! LOL
Holy Cow Emmy! You have been busy!!! Well, that probably makes the time go by faster eh?
Aquasize was awesome! and totally hilarious! Living in a small town has it's perks. There were about 10 women there and they all kept making jokes about me having a water birth and not being able to do half the moves because of my big ol' gut. I swear we were there more to socialize then to exercise, the poor instructor had to repeat herself constantly. It felt greath though and I was so impressed that the noodle was able to hold me up! I am going to go again on Thursday if I am still pregnant.
Kalista, I have read Ina May's book and found it very empowering. Right now I am alternating between Birthing From Within and What to Expect. I keep looking at the labour signs and symptoms and seeing if I have any of them. I don't really, but it makes me feel better to know that it could happen at any time, even without symptoms before hand.
We did rent our house out, which is great. The downside is that we had to get all our stuff out of it and now I have a garage full of boxes to go through and sort. I have no plan on doing it before this baby comes, but if it decides to go overdue then I may just sort through it all to keep from going insane.
I was talking to my mom last night and she really hopes the baby does not come until after the 8th (putting me at a week overdue). She is coming out to visit then and wants to be here for the birth. To be honest I have mixed feeling about that because I would really like to have some alone time with the baby before the visitors start showing up. Between the 8th of August and Christmas (or beyond) we have a total of four days where we will not have company. I am happy our family wants to visit but I would like a bit of alone time too. On the other hand I know it would be great for my mom if she was here for the birth of her first grandchild. Really though, I think I would just like it to be Aaron and I. I guess it is easier that I really have no say in the matter.
So I have 2 days left until my due date. I hate that I am starting to feel impatient, it makes the days go by so much slower. I have to go run errands now and hopefully I can keep myself nice and busy until labour starts. My mom kept telling me that she went 2 weeks over with all five of her kids, which didn't make me feel better, lol. Hopefully I won't take after her!
I'm glad you were able to rent your house out. One less thing to worry about. I hope this little one makes an appearance soon for you.
lol When I taught Aquafit...it was all old ladies (like 70 I swear, their mouthes got better workouts then anything else!!
I wanted to read Birthing From Within but could never find it.
Hurray for renting out the house!!
So today is the big due date... pretty much like every other pregnant day so far, lol. Not that I was expecting to wake up with broken waters and contractions 5 mins apart (although that could have been nice).
I am seeing my m/w today, but I expect that to be fairly routine.
To be honest, I don't really feel like posting as one of our August mommies lost her little one and I am feeling very sad about it. It is weird how you can feel close to people you have never even met. There is really nothing to be said about it that will help at all, it just hits so close to home.
I am just going to continue to appreciate the fact that I am pregnant and everything is going well. If this baby stays put for another two weeks, so be it.
Ok, I am staring to feel guilty because I would really like this baby to be born, but I keep thinking I should just enjoy my last few baby free days (weeks?!?!). I was really good up until I hit the big due date and now I am just like... "ok baby, time for you to be getting out of there now!!!" I know I am just going to drive myself crazy.
My boobies are leaking like crazy! The other night I soaked myself, Aaron, the blankets and the sheet... it was actually pretty funny waking up at 4 am to a wet bed caused by leaky boobs! My mom said that I should be wearing a bra to bed but it has been four years since I have worn anything to bed (tmi hahaha) and I am not sure I am ready for that change. All my bras are too tight right now anyways, I have taken to wearing my bikini tops instead.
My m/w appointment was good. She said she will do a membrane sweep if I am still preggers next Wednesday.
Anyho, I was very lazy today and am off to be more lazy. No nesting going on here...
OK baby, you can come meet your mommy any day now.
wow...to me wearing bikini tops sounds a lot less comfy than a bra...you should check out sleeping bras at motherhood. I thought they were pretty comfy...
Sorry for all the crazy leakage!!!
LOL Sorry, the leakage story made me laugh!!! Ryan calls me his little moo cow because I leak a lot too. It sort of gross!! I never thought of wearing bikini tops...my nipples keep popping out of my bras (yeah...TMI)....so I should try that!
Hope baby is coming soon!!!
Yeah, the sleeping bras are very comfy.
Passing that due date is so hard even though we try to not think of it as a date set in stone.
Nothing since Friday.....baby maybe??
No baby yet Kalista, lol, just being lazy. All I want to do is sleep, which is very unlike me. All my pre baby projects are done and I am just waiting and ready to go, but I am honestly really enjoying this time. It is so nice to just sleep and eat and read and do little things.
My friend came over yesterday and we made lasgnas. I put way too much spice in them, but they are really yummy and spicy food is supposed to help bring on labour, right.
Over the weekend I ate 2 pineapples, a container of licorice and most of a bottle of tabasco sauce (mixed with various food items). I have been walking every night and we even dtd on Saturday. The results... nothing!!! There was other stuff I would like to try but we have limited access to stuff in my small town, so I just got what I could. I go into the city tomorrow so I may pick up some RRL tea or something.
To be completely honest, I feel no rush for the baby to come. I am quite content to remain pregnant. I quite enjoy pregnancy and am sure I will miss it. I also quite enjoy sleep and am sure I will miss that too! I also love spending time with Aaron and I am sure we will not have the same quiet time after the baby is born. The baby will be here before I know it, even if it is another week (or more) away, I am just relishing the last of my pre baby life.
My mom arrives tomorrow, which I am excited about. The only issue is that neither Aaron or I want anyone else in the delivery room with us (except for the m/w of course). I told my mom this and she is fine with that, I am sure that she would love to be in the room, but it is just a comfort and intimacy thing for Aaron and I. We made this baby and we want to bring it into the world together. Thankfully my mom is very understanding, and who knows, maybe the baby comes tonight and I don't have to worry about any of it.
I go to the m/w tomorrow. I still haven't decided about the membrane sweep, but I figure that unless there is a medical reason to do it, I will probably turn it down. I'm not going to do it just for convenience. I also really want the excitement of going into labour on my own, I am really looking forward to that moment when I tell Aaron it is time to go to the hospital. We will just discuss it tomorrow at my appointment and I will make my decision then. Aaron thinks I should get it done, but says the decision is mine to make. I guess we'll see tomorrow.
Well, for a very lazy person, I sure did write a novel here, sorry about that, lol. I have to go make up the bed in the guest room for my mom and do a few things. Hopefully I will get to lay down this afternoon and do some reading, I 'only' slept about 12 hrs last night but I still feel like napping. Is that a sign of labour, wanting to rest a lot? I can hope, eh.
Oh I'm sorry nothing you tried seems to have worked yet... Baby must be very comfortable where baby is!!!
I hope your appointment goes well tomorrow and everything is fine and on track for the birth experience you want!
I really admire your patience!! I'd like to say I'd decline a membrane sweep because what you're saying makes total sense...but I bet I'd cave!!
And I hope being lazy is a sign of labour (kind of a reverse nesting) cause that's where I am too!!
It's Friday . . . still being lazy or is something happening?
Whoops, just checked your birth board and saw this link:
Come on baby, get moving! Your mama is ready to meet you!!
COME on BABY!!
Nothing from Emmy lately, either. Either these mamas are holding their little bundles, or perhaps they can't find us!
I had my little boy last Tuesday. He weighed in at a nice 9lbs 9oz and left me with a lovely 3rd degree tear (ouch!). Anyho, I did end up with the epi, but I don't feel too bad about it because I went for 20 some hours drug free with no progress and my m/w finally insisted that I have the Epi or I would end up with a c-section. Anyways, After 32 hours he finally came out and I just love him to bits. My mom is visiting until Thursday so I am spending my time with her and babe. His name is Eric Maxwell, btw. I will get a birth story and pic up soon!