Thursday, December 1, 2011

So much to do...

So little time. Sorry I haven't updated in... months. I'm bad at keeping up with a blog, sue me.

So, we're 38 weeks today, and things are starting. Last Monday, I had a drs appointment. I was dilated 1 fingertip, 50% effaced, with baby at approximately -2 station. If you know what that means, give yourself a gold star! Basically, things are starting. I've had an extraordinary amount of braxton hicks contractions, including today I had five (FIVE!!!) contractions, getting more intense, 7 minutes apart... I thought it was the start of something. And then, poof, they stopped. It was uncool.

We have everything we need, including the car seat installed. Everything is all set up for her, we have bags packed as much as we can... we even put the Christmas tree up and have all of our presents we have so far wrapped. It's just a waiting game now.

I'm doing well, except for my headaches. I was prescribed medicine for them, and it helps, but I don't like taking it constantly. I'm also having a LOT of hip pain, to the point where it's almost unbearable. In fact, I'm thinking of talking to the doctor on Monday at my checkup to tell her that it IS unbearable. I can't stand it sometimes. And it's not just sleeping, it's all day. I don't think there's anything she can do though.

Baby should weigh between 7.5 and 8 pounds right now; lets hope she's not bigger than that because if she is, I won't get to use my newborn clothes and I SOO want to! lol

I started working on birth announcements today, and I think they'll look really cool! We need to find Christmas cards this week and thank you cards; I just realized I didn't send thank you cards after the shower. I'm sure people will forgive me if I don't though, right??

Anyway, still hanging in there. Due date is 14 days away (And counting the hours. Really.) The doctor thinks she won't make it to her due date, so fingers are crossed!!! Hopefully the next post will be a Welcome post with pictures!!!!!