Ugh, just had the worst day. I have been sick again! Started with very bad diarrhea last night, which I started to take as maybe something promising? But, no, it was just being sick. Heartburn all night long, vomiting, more diarrhea, then I felt pretty okay this morning, so I ran some last minute errands. I really wanted to get party favors for my DD's birthday party before the baby arrives, and had a couple packages to mail and stuff like that. Got that done, came home, collapsed with my swollen tree trunks up on pillows and the diarrhea and vomiting started up again. I kept nothing down all day - no water, no food, nothing. And, I know this is TMI, but my bottom is so sore right now, the very last thing I want to think about doing is pushing a baby out. Ouch! So, I just lay there and prayed that all the contractions I was having weren't labor, but BH's or just related to being dehydrated, over tired and under nourished. I was getting them every 3-5 minutes all day long. And, they were crampy and uncomfortable. When DH got home, I took a short nap, maybe 45 minutes, he took care of my DD and I just rested up. By the time I nursed her to sleep I was feeling a bit better, and managed to eat one of my daughter's beloved applesauce cups and then made some rice (thinking BRAT diet). I've kept that down for a couple of hours, the contractions are easing up, but I'm definitely not ready for sleeping yet. Darn it!
So, no news on my bloodwork from yesterday. When I was called for the induction for my DD, they called me the very next day after they drew blood. That was Wednesday, September 5 when I was 38w pregnant. If I can make it through tomorrow, I feel like I will have shaken the curse. So superstitious, huh? And, here I think it's silly to be nervous about having a Friday the 13th labor.
We all have our stuff.
In happier news, I finally hired a cleaning lady! I'm so excited about her! She comes on Monday for the big clean, and then every other week after that. I feel so indulged! We're giving up going out to eat in exchange, and honestly, I think I'm getting the better end of the deal, since eating out with a tiny baby can be really frustrating. It can be really easy, too, but invariably, they want to nurse when your food is hot, and everything just gets out of hand. And, I don't mind cooking, so I just have to cook some special meals on the weekends to make it up to DH. A clean house, though! Ahhhhhh!
I had typed up a reply to everyone earlier today, and DD hit the refresh button AGAIN so I lost it. She's really into that button these days. Need to keep her away when I'm typing. So, I'm sorry I don't have replies for everyone. I can't even remember what I typed and didn't type yet.
Hope everyone gets some rest tonight, and labor vibes to all!