I hope all you crampy mamas give birth soon! Especially those of you facing induction!
I've been lucky enough to have my contractions go away for the past week or so. I'm very grateful for that! Lately I've been quite anxious about how quickly this will all be over. Considering I haven't really enjoyed being pregnant this time around, I'm finding it quite odd. I also keep having dreams about being in labour, but not being ready for the birth. The house will be disgustingly filthy, or I'll have none of my birth supplies...things like that. I also had dreams about being stuck in very confined areas. I'm hoping that's my baby communicating that she wants to come out and not some subconscious worry that I'll feel trapped once this baby's born. This is my first unplanned pregnancy...I guess that worry could be there, though I've never worried about it while awake. Like I said, subconscious. I do want this baby, though. Or, maybe it's just because I'm horribly claustrophobic.
I had my home visit with my midwife yesterday...and it was finally my midwife, not my back up! It went well. It's kind of hard for me to believe I'm still planning a home birth. I've been so worried I'd get risked out because I did last time. I was worried about the GBS swab too because I like to have the information, but in my area, you have to go to the hospital for the antibiotics (if I decided to take them...it's still a situation that I'm unsure what I would do in). It turns out that they just recently are able to give the antibiotics at home! Anyway, I haven't done the swab yet, so I don't even know my status. It's just something I've been thinking about a lot and I'm excited that some change seems to be happening around here!
Anyway, like I said, the appointment went well. I've never had a vaginal exam before labour without any kind of reason, so I don't know if anything's going on there. Her heart sounds good. She's hanging out LOA. She's quite low now, which is new. I can't really tell from looking at myself, but I can tell from the pressure in my pelvis/on my bladder! We asked my midwife when she'll be off call in the next few weeks. She said Thanksgiving weekend (Canadian, I should specify). I've given birth three times and my primary midwife has never been on call when I went into labour (last time, she did make it to the birth, though), so we half-joked that's when she'd be born...it could be. I'd be 38 weeks then, which is consistent with my history, but it's so unpredictable!