41 weeks today
Hello everyone. Grace, I hear you on the sleep thing. I am at the point now where if it is going to happen, it is going to happen, whether I am awake, standing, sitting, walking, lying down or what.
I dreamed of Johnny Knoxville last night.
Which is sad because with all the swelling and fluid I am retaining, when I woke up and looked in the bathroom mirror, Jabba the Hut was staring back at me. Poor Mr Knoxville. He didn't seem to notice in the dream though.
So after the fits and starts of the other day, yesterday turned out to be much better, for a couple reasons. Since this prodromal labor has cranked me and my husband up, waiting for the climax, having all that emotional turbulence and crying and talking about all our fears and anger and the resentment and frustration with the waiting really helped relax us both. It wasn't the outlet we are seeking (i.e., the baby), but it was very good to let out all this pent-up stuff that we've been holding onto waiting for the baby to be born, you know, because when the baby is born all of the worry/frustration dissapates and everything changes. So that was good in the end.
And the weather yesterday was very good. And then we had a big commotion on our little street yesterday which ended up being a terrific distraction and yesterday was the first day in weeks I was not obsessing or paying any attention to being pregnant/on the verge at all. I just didn't care. Didn't feel very much in terms of contractions, had loads and loads of mucus, but other than that, wasn't worried. Had a great shower, then later we walked to the offlicence and got a bottle of red wine and I had a glass and a warm bath before bed. I hope I can maintain the relaxed attitude today.
It's really just two things. I don't want induced, and I hope the baby is born before July. That's it.
I've stopped with the pineapple, stopped with the tea, stopped with bothering with anything. The baby is coming when the baby is coming and as long as he's moving around, he's ok. If I want a nap or just want to sit, I'm going to. No more modified behavior to help things along. Heck I will have to modify enough once he is here!
I do have a hard time waiting for him to be born so all this swelling will go down, though, if I am honest. I am almost looking more forward to not having sausage feet and waxy ears and blocked nose than I am to the baby. Ok, maybe not more
forward but I am looking forward to that benefit of birthing.
Grace, if you haven't had that kid yet, check with your caregiver about the amount of show?
Swedemom, you were asking about BF? I did with my daughter and will be with this baby. I got a lot of encouragement and support from the health system but it still seems to be something not many do. To each their own, but I think the benefits are terrific and know that my daughter really did well from it.
Good luck to all of yous, here's hoping we all cross the line before the month ends!