Sunday, October 28, 2012

a little art deco (ration)

No real changes this week to report on behalf of my insides.  Still 2cm/75%, but she's moved down a centimeter - so that's something.

Been having contractions lately, but they're not much to write home about.  Fortunately I only notice them if I'm being quiet - which doesn't happen very often in the company of a three year old.

The neat thing about being pregnant at some point the last two elections is obviously posing for baby book pictures that some family members would croak over.

And the neat thing about being pregnant with a three and a half year old is washable markers and an ever-growing canvas.  ("But, Mommy, some of the pink lines didn't wash off!")

Sciatic pain is annoying, but they've given me some muscle relaxers to help keep me from hobbling around like an old man.  I've also noticed this weekend that my heartburn is getting worse - still not as bad as last time, but definitely worse.  I'm on the upswing - we'll have a baby here soon!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

all about my insides

Disclaimer:  This post is going to talk about my girl parts and upcoming labor.  It won't be incredibly gross, but if you're not into reading about it then just skip this post.

Went to the doctor today for my 37 wk checkup.  Everything is measuring par for the course.

I knew he would do a vaginal exam today and I was both really looking forward to it (finding out if any progress has been made) and really not looking forward to it (not pleasant at all).  (Last warning to go read something else if you don't want to know about my insides.)  Turns out I was thrilled to hear the news.  I'd been preparing myself the last couple of days to expect no progress but be happy if I'd already dilated a centimeter.  And I'm already 2cm!  But the news gets better - I'm also 75% effaced.

He thinks I'll probably go into labor before my due date, but there's no way of knowing for sure until she comes.

All that said, I'm glad to know the end is in sight (pun intended).

The Dorks were here last weekend and helped me get everything in the house together for the baby.  The crib is with Baby's toddler bed in her room and the bookcase was moved to the playroom.  The little clothes have been laundered in special baby detergent.

I miss my ankles, but I know they'll be back a few weeks after baby is born.  I can patiently wait.