Just look at that pregnancy ticker up above! Can you read it (I know the font is tiny)?! Do you see what it says?! ONE WEEK LEFT! Obviously give or take several days. But wow, we're definitely expecting him any day. Today at my appointment the midwife estimated him to be about 9lbs! If she's right he'll be my biggest baby birthed as of yet.
I'm getting the pre-baby jitters. It's this mixture of anxiousness and excitement. I feel butterflies in the pit of my stomach when I stop to think of it. The spontaneity and wonder of what is about to happen leaves me light-headed. I'm so super excited and still very nervous!
Tonight is our water birth class. I'm not entirely sure what is covered in this class but I'm excited because it somehow helps make this surreal journey more real. No matter how many children you have it is still surreal that you have to birth them and that there is a living human inside of you!
Physically I've been feeling... uncomfortable. Spreading hips, lower back throbs, waking in the night many times to switch sides (someone needs to videotape me trying to do that, ha ha ha ha!) or to go pee. You know - the usual! I'm not complaining, though. It's all part of the process and I accept that. I also accept massages and counter pressure if anyone is offering, ha!
Any signs of impending labor? Other than some intense Braxton Hicks, nada. Nothing. No mucous plug, no bloody show, nothing. But that doesn't mean anything. Labor can happen in the blink of an eye whether you're not dilated or you're dilated to 3cm for weeks. But those Braxton Hicks contractions are intense, wow. Not painful but definitely noticeable and strong. I welcome them! They help in every little way. My midwife told me my uterus was "exercising" and getting ready. Just like any other muscle the uterus needs exercise for optimal performance. Does it make sense that the full moon was two nights ago?! I'm not superstitious but I do believe in science and a God who created our bodies and our world to intricately work together... and for some reason that full moon does cause things to happen with our bodies! Love it! Bring on the contractions!
Well that's it for now. The next time I post I'll probably have a little guy in my arms! I've been slacking on my blog lately. I do have a post coming up that I might get up before I have him. I wanted to do a post on my workspace and about working-from-home with little ones! We shall see what happens. Taking things day-by-day.