I keep meaning to write a post but I feel like all I would be doing would be complaining about being 9 months pregnant. I’ve felt pretty upbeat and positive most of this pregnancy, but these past two week has really knocked me on my ass. I keep thinking that I have 24 days until the due date, and as you’ve probably read from C’s previous posts,the doc thinks Falco may be coming earlier. Here’s a little update from the preggo.
I’ve been so sick these past weeks, probably sicker than I have been in years. I think the most stressful part was the constant intense coughing which gave me days worth of braxton hicks contractions and kept making me barf and pee myself. 😦
I’m tired as hell. Walking to my carpool at the end of my workday I feel so weary. I walk soooo slowly. And I feel HUGE. It’s seriously getting hard to get comfortable driving (sleeping, sitting, etc.) Plus I wake up every 45 minutes to pee all night long. Really….it is that often; I check the time!
I am feeling a ton of early, early labor symptoms this week (cramping, bad lower back pain, extreme pressure (it really feels like I am walking around trying to hold a bowling ball between my legs) lightening/baby dropping, crazy bowel movements, an increase in cervical mucus). All this stuff is a bit overwhelming emotionally. I’m trying to just make a note of what is happening, and not pay too much attention to anything or read too much into anything. Easier said than done!
I have absolutely ZERO desire to wear clothes. I’ve been sleeping naked and am hardly dressed when I’m around the house. I no longer give a shit what I look like or wear to work. Some of my man-ternity pants don’t even fit me anymore, and I don’t even care. I just cycle through the same 3 or 4 outfits and think to myself, at least I’m still working.
The nursery is done! It’s so cute and cheery and makes me happy every time I pop my head in the room.
Our bags are packed, and virtually everything left on our to-do list is crossed off. C and I both busted our butts this weekend.
I have finally finished my contingency plan for my leave after Falco is born–A detailed 5 page document outlining the status of all the projects I oversee, coverage plans, and alternate contact info, etc. I have a draft of my work email away message ready to go! This makes me feel so much better. As much as I want to spend a ton of time home after the birth it’s going to be really stressful for me to be away from work. I really love and enjoy what I do and it is going to drive me a little nuts to feel disconnected from the studies I manage and work on.
I’m 3 centimeters dilated and 80% effaced at about 37 weeks. This means nothing EXCEPT it makes me feel like SOMETHING is happening. My body is getting ready and sooner or later we will meet this little one.