I decided to forgo the Q&A for my last post- and just tell you what’s been going on this week.
I am feeling miserable. A lot of low back pain, a little bit of crampiness, and light contractions. Oh yes, you read that right. Let me get to that part.
It’s been a busy week, with Kindermusik on Monday, the start of Brayden’s speech therapy (an entirely different post), last minute errands, etc. I went to my appointment yesterday and when the nurse asked me if I had felt movement OK, I said no- because I hadn’t really felt her at all that morning even though I ate and was drinking ice water. So the doctor comes in and checks the heart rate and it’s down to 127. She is usually in the 140-155 range, so this was pretty low for her. We were pretty sure she was just sleeping (YAY, remember how to do that when you come out!) but doctor wanted me to sit with the monitor for a little bit just to be sure.
As soon as I got hooked up and the nurse walked out, baby woke up. She was kicking all over and her heart rate was back up in the mid 140′s. When the nurse came in to check on me, she looked at the print out and said “Oh, you are having some contractions!” And to be honest, I kind of thought I was, but I was induced the first go around so I didn’t really experience a LOT of them. That plus the crampiness I have been feeling? I can’t wait for this baby to come out. BUT I need her to wait until Tuesday because I have some things left on my list!
Needless to say, I have been taking it easy since yesterday. I have stuff to do but I am taking it slow and resting. Brandon took Brayden this morning to the field to harvest (he would rather do that anyway!) so that I could rest and clean. Tomorrow morning I get a mani/pedi and a hair cut, and Sunday we have a birthday party to go to. I am undecided about going to Kindermusik on Monday. I guess we will just see how the weekend goes!
She’s almost here!! I have my bag mostly packed, the camera is ready to go, her stuff is ready to go- I still need to pack Brayden for his stay at my parents. We are so excited and so anxious to finally meet our daughter.