I've been trying to work on the psychological part, especially letting go of expectation. For example, the first presidential debate is on sept. 30. I have to tell myself, "you'll see it, or you won't, it doesn't matter." Or, I have plans on Monday, so I have to have the same attitude. I feel like I need to be ready for anything.
Lots of B-H and cramping, a little more each day lately. Maybe 2 or 3 contrax, I'm not sure. I'm noticing that some of the kid's movements are causing me pain in the lower abdomen area for the first time. I guess things are starting to get tight in there.
Kid feels very low, mw says I'm effaced and fingertip dialated. Is that like .25 cm? Who knows. In general, changing position usually alleviates the pain/sensations, so I should call it all B-H for now, huh?
I'm still banking on all of us pooling our energy into this weekend. It's only Saturday - there's still time...
Oh, and back to walking. Lots of walking. Sometimes this causes abdomen pain, and sometimes it's fine, so who knows what's going on there.
I'm sending gentle labor vibes to you all.. this is gonna be challenging and beautiful, and I'll admit it, I can't wait.
Last thing: When I get the B-H, occasionally I say this mantra to myself: "Come on, powerful contractions, welcome powerful contractions." And yes, I'm 99% sure I mean it.
Good luck to everyone,