So my stomach flu/food troubles passed within 24 hours with the help of immodium but with 5 lbs weight loss. Im back to feeling great, Im home, and life is good Im organized and even done nesting. I'll be packing my hospital bag this weekend probably, purchasing the carseat, and washing up the baby's clothes. Hospital tour is Sept 15th. Don't worry, I'm not OCD or like crazy..I know I have three more months to go. It's just this third trimester is going to be busy and important as Im in nursing school and premed, raising four children, and my husband is getting his Phd with an equally busy semester.
Basically, I cant have this baby before 40 weeks if that makes sense and with so much to do..now is the time to get ready so I can focus on school which starts next week. When I'm not studying, I'll be resting, as experience has shown me that it's the most important thing I can do in my third trimester. I am still working out but focusing more on kegels and preparing for labor. I've had a csection, a vbac with epidural and fourth degree tear, and two unmedicated but induced vbacs. It leaves a vivid memory of how its not easy to get a baby out and as my belly grows..my body is reminding me that it'll be here before I know it.
My doctor wants a scheduled induction but I don't. It is my choice and they respect that, but they are concerned at the speed of my labors and the fact that I'm already dialating and effacing . For myself, I'm used to walking around at 4 to 5 cm at the end and fully effaced, and I did go to 6 to 10 cm under 2 mins last labor, however, I've always had enough time before 6 cm to get to the hospital, ya know? I think we'll be just fine and my babies don't naturaly budge before the very very end. Like I don't want them to check me anymore because I know when left alone, my babies arrive at about 40 weeks and some odd days regardless of any dialation etc. . Plus it's my last pregnancy ever, (God willing..tubal papers are signed), I want to enjoy it as long as possible.
How is everyone else doing? Also anybody starting to think about the upcoming holidays with a newborn? How will you be preparing this year?