Technically I’m full term according to my doctor and my preggo apps, but I’m not “due” until June 18th. With my three children before I’ve gone into labor within a week of my due date, a few days before with Noah to a few days after with Lorelei, so I’m thinking this guy will fall into that category or not…I’ve also learned that babies do what they want!
We’re getting down to packing our bags and preparing for the hospital stay (which I hope to be as short as possible). I’ve picked out a couple of outfits for the baby trying to imagine what he’ll look like in them. We have our list of names we like and have decided on circumcision, but will wait a week or so before traumatizing him further after the delivery.
I am having the usual braxton hicks and doing my meditation from Mindful Birthing, switching back and forth in my mind between being totally ready (let’s do this!) to totally freaked (I’ve changed my mind!). All normal and part of the process. I thought it’d be fun if my water broke to signal the onset of labor. We haven’t done that yet! Mostly I’m just ready to meet the little boy I’ve been carrying around for months. He doesn’t get the hiccups as often, but he does practice breathing, which you can watch and feel on my tummy and he’s definitely getting squished in there.
We’re finishing up the last few projects around the house which includes a glider we found at a yard sale months ago. I’m also gonna need a side table to hold drinks, my phone, ointment and burp cloths. It’s all coming back to me now. :o) It could be anytime, but I hope my next post will be about his arrival and not about being 40 weeks. We shall see.