Went back to the doctor for my weekly checkup and still nothing’s happening. Not dilated or effaced. I thought for sure that something would be happening by now. No such luck. I will just have to endure at least two more weeks of waddling around, not sleeping and feeling like a slug. My husband, on the other hand, will have to endure a couple of more weeks of my moodiness and commands and raging hormones.
I have tons of fun with the kids. They have been enjoying the last few weeks of my pregnancy. They can’t believe how big my belly is and how tired I am at the end of the day. They think it’s so funny when I go to bed the same time as they do. I have been running around with them like crazy to all their after-school classes. I am worried that I won’t get to see them after I have the baby for a few weeks, and I do not want to disappoint them. I have even stored up the energy to take Bradley ice-skating a couple of times this week. I just love getting him all geared up in his equipment. It zaps me of all my energy to get those skates laced up tightly.
I have made it though most of week 38 and now I am starting to feel really crummy. I am beyond exhausted and have no appetite. Now that is a rare thing to happen. Something is happening for sure, and I am not prepared. Definitely need to pack my bag for the hospital and finalize things at home. I have my brother Jeff and my friend Laine on call to come look after the kids if I should go into labor in the middle of the night on the weekend. My baby sitter will also come in if needed. I would prefer labor during the day to the middle of the night — not that I get a choice — it would make things easier.
Just to give you a sneak preview for next week’s blog: This baby is coming very soon! I am in the early stages of labor as I am writing this. Contractions are coming on, although not too strong yet, and far apart in time. I am writing this at 3:30 am. It’s just impossible to sleep through the contractions even though I am thoroughly exhausted. I am letting my husband sleep a bit. He is totally stressed and freaked out, but, hey, this is all about me now! The end is near and I am sure that I will have lots to write about next week!