Sounds like a good appointment!
Oh man the stitches sound terrible. Yeah most people I talk to that had a natural birth say the same thing. The pushing/tearing didn't hurt near as bad as having to go to the bathroom postpartum. Sounds awful. I think my current situation (hemorroids) is sort of helping me prepare for all of that.
Oh yeah, I loved my peri bottle, definitely a life saver!
Thanks Kristi, hopefully I will not tear as much this time!
Had my 37 week appointment on Thursday. My appointment went great, blood pressure is still nice and low, heartrate good, I did gain 3 1/2 lbs this time although that doesn't surprise me considering the vast amount of chocolate I've been eating lately.
When I got to work, my assistant and one of my friends from another office had decorated my office and brought in some chocolate cupcakes and brownies (they know my favorites!) to celebrate. They gave me a set of cute coordinating outfits for my daughter and the new baby and a badge for my daughter that says "Big Sister" so that was really nice and sweet of them.
I finally wrapped up all the big things on my to do list at work this week, so I am feeling less stressed now about the impending big day! I still feel like I am probably missing things at work that I should be prepping, but my brain is kind of fried and I think I'm mentally starting to check out. Hoping to have at least one more week though, as my replacement starts full time on Weds., so I'd like to get in a few days with her doing everything under my supervision, but if not, she will still be ok. And also would prefer to have baby around the 20th so that I can go back to work later in July after the summer rush time is ended.
I picked up some storage stuff from Walmart and Target yesterday and today so I can finally start moving Isabelle's clothes out of the nursery and into her big girl room and then put the baby's clothes in the nursery. Hopefully will get that done before baby comes. I also bought snacks and stuff for the hospital so now I just need to throw everything in a bag. Starting to finally feel ready here and not so stressed!
They actually gave me a peri bottle in the hospital last time so I think they will give me another this time and I probably have the old one somewhere. Otherwise I might try the pharmacy section if you need to buy one?
I moved Isabelle's stuff out of the nursery yesterday and I guess my body noticed as I have been having contractions since 6am this morning so I am pretty sure today is the day. I was hoping to wait another week or two, but I did finish all the big stuff on my to do list at work Friday so oh well. Currently chilling at home, just finished packing my hospital bag, going to rest and eat and hydrate. My parents are driving over from 3 hours away and DD is at daycare. With luck this labor will pick up fast once my parents are here and they will get to witness the birth before one of them has to leave to get DD at the end of the day-we will see.
From April 2013 BB-
Liliana Faith was born at 3:22 p.m. today, 7 lbs. 6 oz and 20.5 inches long. I had a natural delivery as I was hoping. I was going to post an updaet when leaving for the hospital, but things sped up pretty fast at the end so I wasn't able to get back on the computer. I walked into LDR at the hospital at 3 p.m. and she was born 22 minutes later so i cut it really close-I had joked I wanted to arrive when baby was crowning and I almost did-I don't really recommend that, haha! I will probaly wait to post pics until I get home as our laptop is really craippy and slow so its hard to do stuff on it.