This week was one that I spent staying up longer and longer
every time I got up during the night… waiting to see if the Braxton hicks
contraction that I had would turn into active labor.
It never did.
Well, it’s more like I’m ready to be done with pregnancy.
I can’t wait to be able to bend at the waist again.
Put on normal shoes, whether they are the ones that I
already have, or a new size.
More than that, I can’t wait to hold my little boy.
See what he looks like.
The one decision I am very glad that we made is choosing to
not do the 4D ultrasound.
Originally we didn’t do it because we didn’t want to leave
any family member who wanted to go out of the appointment. And with 22 family
members in town (not including ourselves) and 2 that live about 2 hours away, I
would have been claustrophobic and stressed.
It was a selfish decision, I admit.
But I think that it has really helped Jake and I get more
excited about meeting our little man.
I think Jake needs all the excitement for a newborn we can
muster, with school and his MCAT taking over his free time.
He needed the distraction and mystery.
We can speculate whose genes will win the battle and get the
surprise of seeing his features for the first time in person.
It gives us something fun to talk about, rather than just
planning and worrying about the future.
So that’s it.
Tomorrow is THE day.
We go into the hospital at 8pm.
Because I tested positive for group B, I’ll be given a dose
of antibiotics right away and scheduled for a second dose later during the
I’ll have Pitocin, and hopefully things will really go from
there as naturally as possible.
If necessary I’ll have the balloon cath.
Not looking forward to that and really praying that I won’t
I’m hoping to stay as mobile as possible.
Walking, using the birthing ball, showering if I want….
Then depending on how tired I am and how well I direct my
pain, we will face the meds decision.
My ideal would be to not need it, but I have to be realistic
and open minded.
I'm a girl from a small town who fell in love, and married her high school sweetheart. My blog is a mash-up of my interests. On any day you are likely to see posts about my life,Faith, pets, fashion, theatre, music and the occasional DIY.