Every week I underestimate just how much more uncomfortable pregnancy can get this late in the game. While I feel completely full of baby from my throat to my hips I’m still managing to wear a smile on my face. As much as I would love to go into labor right this second, I know there is a greater plan for Mykenzi and she will come when she is supposed to … although, it would be nice if she took after her early bird father and not her late for everything mother.
We had quite the excitement at the beginning of this week when we thought it was “Go Time!” and Mykenzi was going to make her debut. We were laying in bed and I noticed my contractions were very painful and different than what I had been feeling in the previous weeks. It took a few to register that they were actually regular and not sporadic as that had been before … so we decided to time them. I was having contractions every 9-11 minutes for about 90 seconds … of course, my best friend Google came to the rescue and said this stage of labor could last anywhere from 6-12 hours so if you could manage some shut eye take full advantage. It took a little while but I managed to fall asleep and by the time I woke up 4 hours later, they were gone. Bummer. When I told my Doctor he said, “Man, I hate when that happens.” It’s a good thing I like him so much … I think his sarcastic wit and laid back attitude is what really keeps me grounded and in good spirits these last few weeks of pregnancy. He’s really awesome about taking the negative of feeling uncomfortable and making you laugh about the pains of pregnancy.
Expecting to hear that all these fun new pains I’ve been feeling have led to some sort of dilating news … with regular contractions happening he decided he wasn’t going to check my cervix this week to not disrupt anything. Apparently, tis the season for August babies because our Labor & Delivery facility was full of ladies having babies this week. While extremely disappointed to not find out any news of whats going on down there, I am appreciative that he is extremely aware of what’s happening at the hospital so I don’t go into labor and have nowhere to deliver. He said there will be a definite check next week IF I make it that far … I’m so full of baby that it could literally be ANY DAY!
Nesting has finally calmed down a bit, mostly because I don’t really have anything left to clean, which has allowed me to really focus on the nursery. We’ve gotten the dresser done and we are currently finishing the nightstand that I turned into a mini book rack. Next step is getting all of this into the nursery so I can finally reveal what I’ve been rambling on about for the past, seems like forever, couple of weeks. Stay patient! I promise you’ll get to see the nursery! It’s too cute not to share!