Another week! sorry about the delay in posting. I am completely lost on what day it is most of the time since DH is on paternity leave. I have been keeping up with everyone and the anticipation of all of your births is something I am checking in almost a ridiculous amount throughout the day since I am on postpartum recovery lock down in my apartment. Seriously, I check in randomly throughout the day and for DD's 4am feedings...so keep posting!
That being said, I definitely sympathize with everyone who is impatiently waiting and/or feeling aches/pains, or just wants to meet their baby. I feel like I was more patient this time around but it still really got to me near the end. I had people looking at me and calling me starting before 37 weeks which was ridiculous, she didn't come until 39 +3 which is still early!!! It literally drove me nuts and I had to just tell people to leave me alone and plan a lot of things to do to keep me away from the "is today it" feeling and I still felt like I was in the limbo of is this it or not a lot of the time. I only had three days of start and stop contractions and that was hard enough. Hugs to all the mamas.
So, a new development here. We are moving back to NC with a lease on a house that I have never seen starting June 1st. We will be moving out the last week in May. DD will be 7 weeks when we move. The catch here....my current landlord wanted to start open houses and scheduling appointments this past saturday. I would have been one week postpartum and we were able to push it back by one week so that the first open house is saturday but this leads to the potential of me having to get out with my two kids multiple times a week for the next six weeks until we move. I am just praying that someone at this open house really wants the apt and signs because I do not want that stress leading up to a move along with adjusting to a newborn. Plus, I am seriously not cleaning my house for showing condition over and over. The only plus is that we got the landlord to move back on his original time line of showing before and around when the baby came. He actually put in one of his emails that they would show it at any point and that, of course, if I went into labor that day, they would just reschedule for the next day. I don't understand this guy. He honestly just doesn't understand anything about birth or recovery and is very stressed about money but some common sense would be nice.
Anyway, the big thing with getting out of the house is that I live in a third floor walk up and the closest place to sit down for any length of time is at least a half a mile away so it is either walk at least a mile or stay in unless I just sit outside the front door. I did go sit outside the front door yesterday and walked to the closest coffee shop today but I am feeling it and bleeding is up a little bit so I am trying to reign it back in. I was really active, like 2-5 miles a day of walking, while pg so it is a bit of adjustment to just have to stay home but I really want to be respectful of the healing process.
So, how are you ladies?