This has been the hardest week so far. Everything is just so physically hard, and I'm seriously wondering how women make it to 40 weeks or beyond. I feel like there is not one more cm of space for this baby to grow. I can barely bend over...partly because of the belly and partly because of the bruising from my shots. Ouch. I can hardly breathe when going up stairs, and if I'm going up two flights of stairs it's nearly impossible. There are a lot of breaks! The heartburn is intense, and I miss peeing like a regular person. Instead I feel like I'm going to burst and then I pee four drops. Annoying.
So with that all being said, I'm very happy that I'm being induced on Monday. Back when the doctor told me I had to be induced and I was super bummed, a small part of me said that I would actually appreciate it. That small part was indeed correct.
I finally truly finished work and delivered my last order this morning. Yay! I need to finish up a directory project and get that to the printer and then I'm done with that and can get paid. My to do list is getting smaller and smaller, and I only have a few more meals to make for the freezer. Things are getting done! I'm going to try to get everything done tomorrow so that we can enjoy the weekend. We are going to go on a date Saturday and then Sunday probably just hang out for awhile before we leave for dinner/the hospital.
I'm still 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced according to the doctor this morning. I really don't think I'm going to go earlier but you never know. We have to be at the hospital on Sunday night at 7:30. She wants us to go to dinner on the way and eat a nice meal, and I have to do my final heparin shot before we leave. They are going to give me medicine every four hours to get me more dilated, and she said she would write in the orders to get me a sleeping pill so I can hopefully sleep Sunday night. She is very cognizant of how hard Monday will be and wants to be sure that I eat Monday morning and get sleep Sunday night. I definitely appreciate that. About 6-12 hours after I deliver, she will have me do a Lovenox shot and then start the Coumadin on Tuesday. Hooray for blood thinner PILLS instead of shots!
So the next time I post, I'll be with a baby! Crazy. It's finally here, and I'm excited to meet our little one. A little anxious about the actual delivery, but I've already gone through so much. At least there will be pain killers with this big event! Thanks to everyone for your support, prayers and kindness. It's been quite the journey!
Total Weight Gained: 25.4 lbs (by the way, I'm pretty proud of myself for only gaining 25 pounds. This truly is through nothing I've done since I eat a lot of crap, but I've stayed relatively active through work mainly. I always figured that I would be the girl who gained 80 pounds. I'm very thankful that hasn't happened!)
Sleep: I'm really looking forward to sleeping in the same bed as Shamus again next week! I've really missed him.
Most Exciting Moment: It's all so exciting...and exhausting. I do enjoy deleting things from my to do list
Baby is the Size of a: Swiss chard
Miss Anything? Everything but we're almost there!