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!