34 weeks down, 6 to go.
Ok, I’m getting excited!
Contractions: That’s right:Contractions, not Braxton Hicks. I’ve been having a few here and there, but they started really coming last night. I was cooking dinner, and had one. I just sat on the floor, surprised. 2 min later, another. 5 minutes later, another. Finally, I got a clue, laid down on the couch and proceeded to chug down a gallon of water. (better that than IV at the hospital). Within the hour, they gradually spaced out, and I had a couple every hour or so instead of every few minutes. Hmmmmm. I didn’t call the midwife because I knew what she would say:
Drink a lot of water.
Call me back in one hour if they don’t slow down.
Yeah, being a Labor and Delivery nurse comes in handy sometimes.
I woke up this morning, and was still having a few, but much better than last night.
Gifts: They are arriving in the mail now! It’s like Christmas!!!! One of my best and oldest friends sent the changing table I didn’t think I would get. I LOVE her!!
Pediatrician Search: I know NOTHING about Pediatricians, except to know that I am supposed to interview one.
Lists: I have a running list of things I still need to go out and get. Lord, I feel like I will never be ready!!
The cold: I finally got a humidifier, and it worked miracles in terms of me being able to sleep at night. I didn’t need it last night at all! The coughing remains occasionally. I just have a lot of mucous that needs to come out(YUCK!!)
So, my goal right now is to get everything put together and organized in the next two weeks. I want to be READY by 36 weeks. I don’t think I am going to deliver or anything, I just know that i am not going to feel like doing a damn thing by November. So Halloween is the deadline to:
- Wash all of those baby clothes and put them away.
- Finish the nursery(ie, c-Dub needs to put up the changing table, move the glider upstairs and I need to chest of drawers).
- Pick a pediatrician
- Get everything else that we need to function when a baby arrives.
- Pick a name for this child!
Hmmmmm. At least the pack and play is up in the bedroom……………