Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Less than two weeks!

There is one week and 4 days left until my due date. Still nothing even close to indicating labor. I've stopped analyzing my false contractions, and look at them as nothing more than a nuisance at this point. Sleeping, which had not been a problem up until last night, is now painful. I sleep on my side, and every hour last night I woke up with hip pain from the side I was lying on. Rolling over isn't exactly easy, since I basically have to sit up and move myself around. Then I would decide, hey, I should go to the bathroom since i'm half-way up anyway. Needless to say, I didn't get a lot of sleep last night. 

I'm doing everything I can to stay active and busy. For one thing, it keeps my mind off the fact that i'm so incredibly pregnant, and for another, I'm hoping all the walking/moving around will either speed things up or help out when I go to deliver.

We spent Saturday doing last minute Joseph shopping at Babies R Us. I think we now have everything we need for him, for at least his first few days at home. I'm sure there will be things we'll need to rush out and get after those first few days, but at least we won't need to get anything on the day we bring him home.

Sunday we had two of our best couple friends over, one of which has a toddler Stephanie's age. It was a lot of fun, and I had tons of energy when they left, so I cleaned the apartment with Stephanie's help. (She followed me around, vacuuming with her vacuum, telling me what each dish it was that I was washing, and picking up all her toys for me.) I was hoping maybe that burst of cleaning energy was nesting, but I guess not, since he's still here! (I was also kind of hoping that I would have had to call my friends that morning and say "Change of plans! Come to the hospital to meet the baby!") 

Yesterday we had a play-date with my sister and niece, and the little girl I used to nanny for and her mommy. They all came to our apartment, and it was so fun to watch the girls play together. 

Today I went to the grocery store, and parked far away from the entrance. I was hoping that between the walk to and from the store, walking through the aisles, and lugging all the groceries, something would happen. Again...not so much.

I know  that the baby will come when he's ready, and it's not like i'm over-due or anything. I just keep hearing all these stories about second babies coming early and easily. (Well, easier than first babies.) I guess that the earlier thing isn't necessarily true. But i'm still holding out for the easy! And in the meantime, i'm going to continue to keep busy, because if nothing else, it makes it so that I don't spend undue amounts of time thinking "When is he coming? Why isn't he here yet?" 

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