at 38.5 weeks pregnant I'm...
feeling ready in all the particulars... nursery set up, baby clothes washed, hospital bag packed, house clean, etc. but somehow a little nervous that I'm not prepared mentally? I don't know how to explain it, but this pregnancy has gone by so fast... I feel like I've gotten all the leg work done (even re-reading Babywise and Happiest Baby on the Block) I just haven't had as much time to mentally absorb what having a 3rd baby entails! Any 3rd time moms have these kinds of feelings??
still sleeping really well, what a blessing! I'm out like a rock five minutes after I hit the pillow every night and pretty much stay that way until the girls wake up in the morning! Thank the high heavens.
am having a lot of soreness in my ribs and sternum, basically this baby is running out of room and letting me know it!
getting contractions pretty much every time I stand up or am on my feet for more than 5 minutes. They're more than Braxton Hicks, less than full-on labor contractions...my belly turns to concrete and it feels like period cramps across my back and into my legs. Luckily, I know better than to go to the hospital because of my experience with Winnie....but I know once it does start it'll be really fast. My benchmark is the inability to put on pants- that's when I'll know it's game time ;)
enjoying my nightly foot rubs from Steve! Love that guy.
am getting induced next week if I don't go into labor before then! I tested positive for group B strep this time and because I went SO fast with Winnie my dr. wants to induce me at the hospital so that I can get on the antibiotics before she's born.
noticing a few more stretch marks this time around! I totally freaked out when I got my first 3 with Winnie but surprisingly this time it hasn't bothered me at all! Bring on the battle scars, I earned them!
I can't believe I'll be holding our little bundle of love in my arms in less than a week! My heart is so full.