I'm trying to rest and be patient now, but all the excitement has me nesting like crazy! Window sills scrubbed... check! Baseboards dusted... check! Closet organized... check! Newborn clothes, baby socks, blankets, washcloths, sheets, all washed... check!
We set up the baby right next to us in our room. Here are some pictures of all his stuff ready to go. If only he could see it, then I know he'd want to come out and start enjoying it right now!
That afternoon Jeff and I walked for hours and stopwatched every contraction. This lasted through the night, with them getting as close as 7 minutes apart for a few hours. By 2am I was exhausted from the day and we both finally just fell asleep, fully dressed, with our bags packed next to us ready to go.
The next morning we went to see the doctor at 8am. She said the contractions were definitely doing their job and that my stats had progressed. The other good news is, the more my body does during the early labor stage, the smoother things will go at the hospital.
So here I am, just waiting and anticipating what's next.
- I'm still having contractions but they're not as consistent as they were on Tuesday.
- I'm super tired and sore from everything that happened over the last 2 days.
- I'm get exciting thinking that I'm going to meet my son sooner than planned.
- I don't quite know what to do with myself. Being at home now just has me focusing on everything thing my body is feeling. The doctor said to just take it easy, but I feel like I need to go back to work to take my mind off everything. :)
I'll keep you posted... :)
Gosh, where do I start! So much has been going on and I'm having trouble keeping up with it all!
- Jeff and I have been working long hours lately. With the hour commute to work and the hour drive home, we leave the house around 7am and have been getting home around 8:00pm every night. We have always enjoyed the time in the car together but because of my lack of energy recently, I'm usually asleep during both trips now. Poor Jeff is left to talk radio for some interaction.
- My eyes have been examined by several doctors over the last year due to severe dry eye. Because of the pregnancy I haven't had many options to try, but the final decision was to plug one tear duct in each eye to keep moisture in. So, I had the procedure done Thursday, and so far so good. I'll be keeping a 'watchful eye' on my eyes. :)
- We got the carseat and stroller! It was the last thing we needed, and his parents generously and lovingly wanted to get it for the baby. We love it and are now able to take the little guy home once he's finally here.
- We took a tour of the hospital, including the labor and delivery rooms. This was a fun night meeting 200 other pregnant women who are all going to be giving birth around the same time. There was quite an energy in the presentation room with all the women, spouses, nurses, local vendors, door prizes, and yummy cookies - which all of us pregos couldn't get enough of! I'm looking forward to my stay soon... we absolutely love our hospital.
- We started our childbirth classes! We are having a blast, making friends, learning a lot, and look forward to going each week.
The countdown of the final weeks is moving too fast! I still have a long list of things to get done before the baby arrives. We'll see if I'm able to get to everything, but I'm already preparing myself for the fact that to-do lists are not going to be much of a priority pretty soon. :)
Our finished full pitcher of fresh blueberries! Yum!