This little girl is due in 4 days – holy moley!! Where has the time gone? It feels like the last 6 weeks have flown by. Overall, I’ve been feeling okay but not great. Same stuff as before: swelling in my feet (which doesn’t really go down much anymore), a little back pain, not sleeping well and sciatica. At this point she’s dropped making walking somewhat uncomfortable at times and I’m definitely waddling! I’ve been told by several people recently that I don’t look as pregnant as I am, which is nice to hear but I definitely feel super pregnant.
The nesting has continued in full swing around here! I’ve made innumerable trips to Target, Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us in addition to shopping online to get things ready. All her newborn and 0-3 month clothes have been washed and folded or hung up, all the blankets towels and sheets are washed, the nursery is done, our bags are packed, all my postpartum necessities are stocked, the stroller and swing are assembled, the car seat installed and bottles are sterilized. Over the last couple days we’ve been working on prepping everything else like cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming, picking up clutter, replacing air filters…you get the idea. There’s still a few things here and there to complete (like cleaning out the fridge, ugh) but we’re pretty much ready for go time!
I’ve been going to the doctor weekly since 37 weeks and things have been checking out just fine. I’m still measuring along nicely, her heart rate is always good and I’m even having some progress when checked (although no change from 38-39 week appointments). She seems pleased with how things are going, so I’m good with that. I’ve been having fairly regular Braxton Hicks for the last couple weeks and a few “true” contractions here and there but nothing consistent. The “true” contractions are getting stronger and as I said she’s definitely dropped, so I’m holding out hope she’ll make her appearance soon. We’ve talked induction with the OB and will have it scheduled in the event baby girl has decided to hold out longer.
I’m at a funny point right now. For the last couple weeks all I can talk about is how “done” I am. Ready to meet this baby, hold her in my arms and be done with being pregnant. However, just last night I got to thinking while feeling her kick. We may have only 1 child (jury’s still out on this decision) which means this may be my only pregnancy. Once she’s here, I won’t feel that kick and punch anymore, I won’t have the knowledge that there’s another life growing inside of me. While I haven’t loved being pregnant like some women, there have been some really great aspects which I will miss. That being said, both C and I are so excited to finally meet our little girl!!