This morning, I am enjoying the quiet and reflecting. I couldn’t sleep well, because apparently my tummy is so heavy that my body isn’t registering how to turn over in my sleep anymore. So, I kept waking up with hip pain and body aches. The good news is, I got to watch the sun rise and have a cup of tea.
No baby yet, but I feel my body preparing more and more. The cramps are getting stronger and more frequent as the days go by (although they are irregular and every 1-2 hours, so I know they’re not contractions). I feel the baby rubbing his head on my cervix sometimes, and lately he’s been doing it a bit more and it feels like he’s gently stretching it in preparation for birth. I also had a burst of nesting energy last night, which hasn’t happened in awhile. I think he’ll be here by my due date.
I can’t remember if I updated you the last midwife appointment, but my fundal height growth was 3 centimeters in a week and a half. So I was concerned (although the midwife didn’t seem so concerned yet). Well, I had another appointment on Saturday, and everything’s back to normal. The baby is in a great position, I am healthy, and all looks great for the birth. The midwife thinks the baby will be a nice size–not too big. She said there’s plenty of fluid in my uterus, but he is not going to be a big baby. When she’s felt his head in the past, she’s told me it’s not very big (welcome news). So, all is looking well, and now it’s just a waiting game.
In my waiting, so far, I have gone to see a movie and get a pedicure. Today, I’m skyping with a friend and getting a haircut. I have a few days this week that are blank, which I think will be good for me…just to enjoy the rest (or nesting), and a few errands to run after a chiropractor appointment one day. So, keeping busy with a few things, but definitely anticipating birth. I just can’t believe it’s almost here. So excited! I am through the mourning period that I wrote about last week, for the most part, and just getting so excited to meet my son. He is precious to me already, and I know he will only be moreso after he arrives.
I’ll keep y’all “posted” (oh man, I need some sleep–sorry for the cheesiness), and I hope you have a lovely week!