Two more days of work! I always find the last of something sometimes is the hardest part. How are you doing? How is your energy?
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Yay for work almost being done!!! I am sure the break from that will be really nice
I had a huge fear of tearing too, I found birth art, writting down my feelings & doing a fear release with my hypnobabies to really help. I hope that your able to find something too, that will allow you to let go fo the fear.
I also wanted to echo Melynda's questions, how are you feeling & doing?
Thanks for checking in! You guys are all great. I am doing better now that the end is in sight. I have been exhausted this week, trying to work extra hours to get everything done. I have actually been impressed at how well I have done...I expected my brain to be mushier by this point. I have always done ok with less sleep, but I have never had it so broken up as it is at this point, with getting up so many times to go to the bathroom at night. But I seem to be adjusting, so hopefully I will do well when my daughter is here too!
One more day of work...and not even a whole day, since I have my weekly appt in the afternoon. I am guessing they won't check me, because they know her head is down and they don't check until 38 weeks and I am not there yet. I know it doesn't mean anything, but I think I am still high and closed...I would like to know that I have at least made a little pre-labor progress (although my mom had no progress at her appt during the day and had me in 5 hours, so I know it is possible). It's supposed to get up into the low 40s this weekend, so I am hoping to get some good walking done (rather than a cardio machine) to maybe move things along...right after I take a nap!
BTW, Chimmy, don't you wish Seamus was still that little? He is so precious in all his pictures you have had in your siggy, but that birthday ticker is so sweet. The year goes by so fast...one of my friend has a little guy that is 7 months and I swear she just had him last week!
Yay for just about being done work! It'll be so nice for you not to have to worry about that. The walking sounds like a great idea. Hopefully you are having good weather wherever you are. I think spring is on the way for us, but there is still so much ice and snow to make it slippery!
I am so glad to be done with work...it was supposed to be permanent (so I could be a SAHM), but due to my DH's neck issues and him being self-employed (which he has done in the past, but has recently gone back to), I will return to work PT. I am really lucky, because even though I had some grieving to do about not being a FT SAHM, I have a good job and can work 24 hrs a week, with my 3 days being flexible and get full benefits. I make good money and am lucky my company is willing to work out me working full time. Also, my mom works 3 days a week and will watch my daughter the other two days and then my DH will get to spend a day with her...I know the bonding time for DH and Kailey will be irreplaceable and he is really excited about it.
I also had a good appt on Friday. Well, all my appts are boring, but that is good. I saw the last OB in the practice that I hadn't yet met. My whole group is really good, so I am comfortable with whoever is on call when I deliver. My past few appts everyone has felt comfortable that my daughter's head was down, but because I am at the point where they would do a ECV if she weren't head down, the OB wanted to be really sure. She felt at my pelvis for a long time, pressing really hard, but couldn't feel the head (and they don't do internal checks before 38 weeks unless you are having problems). So she asked if she could to a quick ultrasound to be sure. She promised it would be really fast and it was...only a few minutes, but we got to see her heart beating and that it is indeed her little butt wedged up by my ribs. Her head is apparently really low in my pelvis. However, after I got home, I started to wonder about this...I mean I knew that I could feel some body part (and I guess it is her head) just inside. (That is all the further I can feel...I think it is great that some of you ladies can actually check your own cervix, but I am glad I can shave my legs, LOL!) I have had a lot of pressure...but I wonder how things progress, if she is clearly not back by my cervix? Hmmm, I am sure she will move and things will get moving. I will be interested to see how my first check goes at my appt next Wednesday.
Well I am off to continue to enjoy the start of my 12 week maternity leave! The weather was perfect here in MI on Friday after my appt and I was able to go on a nice long walk in the sunshine. Felt like spring might actually be on it's way in.
Just wanted to thank you for all your support! You are such a great group of ladies!
I had a great natural birth...there was no time for any interventions even if I had wanted them. My water broke at 3 am and contractions started 15 minutes later. My beautiful daughter was born after an hour of pushing at 7:11 am. I will post the full story later with some pics. We just got home and we are having some nursing issues, as she was a little early and would rather sleep than latch. Talk to you all soon.
Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear more detail.