So is this the home stretch?
I sure hope it is :). I mean either way I probably have a max of what...worst case scenario, 3-4 weeks left? Considering it's been 38 weeks I think I can handle that! I hope it's less. Because a) We just want to meet this little homie who I've been carrying around with me for the last 9 months, and b) I'm getting borderline uncomfortable. I'm actually not as uncomfortable at I thought I'd be though at this point. Baby boy is LOW which might be why I feel some what okay. I felt more uncomfortable a month ago when he was using my ribs cage to kick/push against. Anyways, on to the updates.
-Had my appointment last Thursday and I'm starting to dilate and 50% effaced. The doc pretty much felt the head of junior when she was checking me and commented on how crazy low he was. I was just looking in the mirror that very morning thinking how much lower my belly looked. And sitting is awkward unless I sit with my legs spread eagle...highly lady like. ha. So...my suspicions were confirmed. :)
-31 lbs gained so far.
-I've had some contraction like pain but nothing crazy. Last Thursday after work was probably the worst. Each time it's in my back. Should I be afraid? Are we looking at back labor here? ;) Uh oh. Last night I kept having dreams about starting labor. I was waking up over and over with tightening buuuuuut....I feel like a champ this morning. Ah well. :)
-My appetite is just shot. Honestly...I think I felt actually legitimately hungry for about 2 months of this pregnancy. Other then that food has just been...meh. And yet I have 31 lbs to claim as my own??? :)
-Starting to pack a hospital bag. Which is weird. Because it makes it feel real. In reality though I'm just going to pack it when labor starts haha. 'Cause that's how I roll. But I'm starting to buy the few items that I want to put IN to the hospital bag that I don't have. So there you go, I'm not a total slacker. :)
-Finished baby boy's quilt. AND with 2 weeks to spare! Boo yah. Now THAT is an accomplishment thank.you.very.much. I tried out a couple of techniques that in the end I was really pleased with. For one...I machine quilted it on my basic little Singer...with out a walking foot (which I don't recommend that part). EVERY store was out of walking foots and I just wanted to be done soooooo...I went for it and honestly...it worked (with a couple of minor flaws). You just have to be really exact on the speed at which you pull the quilt through. I also did the binding using THIS LADY'S technique and I will definitely be doing any future quilts in the same way. It turned out well. :)
Anyways, I guess that's it. I'm off to enjoy my first day of maternity leave...where I go get my FIRST EVER pedicure and go into work from 1-5:30. Say what? I know, I know. You're supposed to NOT work on maternity leave. They haven't found a replacement for me and I'm going into town anyways and yeah...I promise...just today. ;)
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