Well today is my EDD according to the doctors and as I totally expected. nothing is happening, other than lots of phone calls from well meaning friends and relatives asking if the bub is here ( I will never again tell anyone the EDD if I have another bub. It'll be a due around this month will be my answer).
I had a fairly hectic weekend. On Friday, DH took the day off work to look after the girls, so that I could go a parenting expo that is held in the city every year. I have been every year since I fell pregnant with Astrid and I really didn't want to miss out this year. I got a whole bunch of samples of stuff like creams and such for bub, nappy wipes, breast pads, creams and stuff for me. I also renewed my subscriptions to 2 parenting magazines that I get, and got 2 big bags of goodies, and a pretty cool lemaze toy that will arrive with the next magazine I get. I also bought a gorgeous dress, marked down from $109 to $40. It has flip down bits for breastfeeding, and since it is summer here soon, I couldn't go past it. I actually wore it on Saturday and it fits so well, even being pregnant I got it in brown.
On Saturday, we went to the local craft markets and walked around heaps. Unfortunately there was nothing interesting that I found, but the walking was lovely, as was the atmosphere. We also decided that we need to try and get the house in order, cause we are intending on putting it on the market shortly, so I spent heaps of time trying to get it cleaned up.
Sunday, was again spend trying to get the house orderly, so by last night I was pretty exhausted.
I have just about everything prepared for the bub's arrival, but I have been putting some things off, like getting the clothes out and ready, getting the cloth nappies ready and even putting the port-a-cot (pack and play for all the US ladies playing along) up. I think this is mostly because I feel like I have plenty of time to get it done before the bub arrives. It also stops me just sitting around (not that I ever get to just sit around with 2 toddlers ) thinking that the baby should be here already. One of my friends' sister was due next week, but my friend informed me last week that the bub arrived on the 8th. Thank god I have been prepared this whole time to wait, cause otherwise it would have been an absolute punch in the guts to hear this news.
There's not much news on my health front. BP is fine according to my GP (although it is higher than I would like, but since I've had 2 toddlers driving me crazy, while waiting for upto 45 mins for my appointments each time, it's kind of understandable), no oedema, the varicose vein I had on my nether regions has disappeared, but has been replaced by a hemorrhoid the size of a small city. Oh the joys of pregnancy (but I wouldn't have it any other way).
Emotionally I am just about ready for this baby. I still have "oh Sh*t" moments, where I realise that I'm soon going to have a brand new helpless baby to care for, along with my 2 boisterous girls, but they are getting further apart as I relax about it. I've read a few 'bad' birth experiences in the last few weeks, that seem to weaken my resolve for a freebirth, but then I hear about an awesome experience and know that it was just nerves that got the better of me, and I am more resolved to freebirth than I was before.
Gee this is getting long. I might end it there for the time being.
I'm glad you prepared mentally for going late. When people ask me when I'm due I tell them the doctors say I'm due April 28th, but since I know when I conceived I'm not really due until the beginning of May. Hopefully I won't get any of the well meaning phone calls.
Happy due date!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Happy due date!! I got the phone calls during my last 2 pregnancies, not quite so much this time, maybe every other day. Perhaps it's because I am planning a homebirth this time they are not worried that I will have the baby and not tell them?! I am glad you are prepared. Now...hurry up baby!
Happy day after your EDD, I hope you have a good week and that people don't bug you too much. A rlf of mine is due tomorrow and I REALLY want to call her, but I'm trying to hold back I'm sure she's been on the phone all week You'll do great with the 3 girls, though I know what your feeling even though mine are over 2 years apart it's still a little hard to imagaine how your going to be able to add anything else to the crazy life your running now!
hope you are doing well! it sounds like you are in a great frame of mind!
<3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
Baby #4 11/24/13
I'll be your new stalker! Hope these days go quickly until your new daughter arrives!
mom to Caleigh Grace