Happy May, Mamas! We're all getting so close!!!
It's been toooo long since I posted. I simply have not had the focus to sit down and write about myself lately, but i do read to see how everyone else is doing. Seems like everyone is doing pretty well, just playing the waiting game at this point.
I've been off work for the last 2 weeks and it's been WONDERFUL! I can take a nap whenever I feel like it! This alone has made a huge difference in how I feel. I hadn't noticed the toll work was taking on my until after I get out of there. My fatgiue has reduced drastically and overall, I just feel so much better.
Fiddlefern - I'm with you... I am not relating to the desire to have the baby out, either. I am 38 weeks, and everyone asks me, "Are you SO ready to have the baby?" Ummmm... no, not really.
I mean, of course I'm excited to meet the baby, but I'm not feeling desperate to have the pregnancy be over the way most people are assuming. Which is good, considering I honestly feel like I'll be delivering a good week or so past my due date (5/18).
That said, I must acknowledge, I've had a pretty easy pregnancy. Minimal nausea in the beginning, headburn all the way through, but even that's been bearable. My back has been sort of sore off and on, but again, it's been mild and bearable. Mood swings have come and gone, but even those haven't been that bad. Overall, I've had an enjoyable pregnancy!
The most unejoyable thing was, of course, my late-breaking herpes diagnosis. Update on that is I am currently on suppressive therapy and if all goes well (which it should) I should have no problem having a normal, med-free, vaginal birth. BUT, if something does happen (outbreak), I will have to have a c-s, but I'm in a good head-space about that. It certainly wouldn't be ideal, but I would rather do it than chance exposing my baby to herpes. My doula tells me she has worked with several women with herpes over the years and she's never seen on have to have a c-s, so that makes me feel better, too. Odds are everything will go smoothly. Thanks again to everyone who offered support during my crisis period - it REALLY helped a lot.
Belly Cast! I had mine done last weekend and it was SO cool! I love it so much! I am still mulling over how I might like to paint it - so many options! I'm so glad I did it. It will be a very cool memento.
This is my week to get all my stuff done - pack hospital bag TODAY, wash baby clothes, pick up the last of the new baby essentials. Am I completely behind schedule, or what? Such is my life!
I guess that's about if for now. Oh wait... I should also mention that my belly is especially protruding this morning.
And now I'm off to try to get something done around here. Ha!