35 weeks 3 days
Full moon/blue moon. second day of snow storms, lots and lots and lots of cramping. BUT no contractions or other signs of serious impending labor so we are all good. I am telling Evangeline she should be a good girl and try to stay put for at least another 4 days which would bring us to 36 weeks, but ideally another 11 days so we hit full term. She may well intend to and I am just feeling the cramps and such much more intensly this time around, my body feels like it’s really, really preparing. Let’s hope she is not just a faker like Evan was and bring me days upon days of uncomfortable false labor but never moving on from there. I would obviously much, much preffer for labor to start on it’s own rather then wait for 39 weeks and be induced.
Well I am ready as long as she is. Today I:
-Officially started on 2x a day short acting heparin, so no worries re: spinal if required cause you can have one 4 hours after your last shot. That was nothing and in fact hurt less the Fragmin, so I was relieved.
-Packed her a hospital bag with diapers, socks, 2 pairs of jammies, 2 onesies, a sweater, 3 hats and a warm soft blankie.
-Packed myself a hospital bag with socks, underwear, giant pads, sweats, nursing bras, nursing pads, tanks, a cadigan and slippers.
-Packed the camera in it’s bag with everything we will need to get our first shots of her. Left it on top of my hospital bag.
All we really have left to do is install the car seat base, which Dave can do in a jiffy, he has become an expert after his car seat class for Evan, and assemble the basinette, which also can easily be done when we are home from hospital and is not essential. The essential stuff is done. Her clothes are washed and folded away in her dresser. her diapers are washed and stacked inside her diaper pail right now so ya, that is really all the matters. Yeay!
Yes, I am the mood swing queen, swinging the entire spectrum between vomitting because I am so scared she isen’t going to make it, then dousing myself with rescue remedy, praying and engaging in possitive self talk to OMG she is so healthy and wiggly and going to be hear anytime and I just can’t wait to kiss her soft skin and adore her. I think I am entitled to such extreme mood shifts considering. I have earned that right fair and square.