Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waiting game.

I will be 37 weeks on Friday! 37 weeks is considered full-term (because babies are fully developed by that point). I am excited to hit this milestone, because all restrictions and medications that I have been on to stop labor from progressing will be gone! It will then be safe for our baby to be born if I go into labor on my own.

Our baby girl is a bit impatient though. She was playing games with me last night. I woke up around 2:30am with a nice strong contraction, and some pretty awesome lower back pain. After chugging a TON of water, taking my medication, and soaking my back in the shower for a LONG time, the contractions (which were about 6 minutes apart) finally quieted down enough for me to fall asleep. By that time it was around 6:00am.

Something I realized last night...I feel TOTALLY and completely unprepared. Not so much with the physical things: I have our hospital bag packed, all of her newborn clothes washed and folded, her room pretty much done, etc...but emotionally I am not ready for labor. But I guess is anyone really EVER completely prepared for that? I think that this second time around is even more scary for me than the first time. With Addison, I was in ignorant bliss. Now I know that it is going to hurt. Like ALOT. I remember it all too well. But I also remember the feeling that I had when I saw my baby for the first time, and how amazing it was to finally get to meet her after waiting for so long. It will all be worth it.

I can't wait to meet you baby girl! Just hold on a little longer. We are almost there!


Kaylee and Phil said...

I'm excited that you have made it this far! We should hang out before you do go into labor cuz I miss you! If you would like to we should on Friday since that's my only day off this week.

Heather said...

It's going to be great! Take it one day at a time.=) We need to talk before you have baby girl bc you won't have much time after.=)

Jayelle said...

Good luck cutie! I love reading your blog! The transition to two has been a lot easier than I expected and I hope you find it the same. Minus the not ever feeling super productive part! I've just had to lower my expectations of myself, throw the to-do list out the window and try to not worry about the small stuff!