Monday, January 18, 2010

38 5/7 weeks

I want my baby to come! I never could understand when pregnant women would say that and express how ready they were for their baby to come until now. Basically your baby is big, your body is exhausted. On Saturday I came home from a long 12 + hour day of work in tears because my feet and back were in throbbing pain and I was sooooooo tired! I had horrible, shooting back pain throughout the day and was having a few contractions but that all went away after a good nights sleep. Thankfully I sleep pretty well overall. I have 4 more shifts left until I start my maternity leave and am just dreading them. But I will endure because I can.

The main reason I want my baby to come though is because I am just getting anxious to hold her in my arms, to cuddle and snuggle her, to see what she looks like, to name her, to see my amazing husband become a daddy and to play dress-up in all of the adorable clothes she has hanging in her closet! haha Her nursery is 90% finished and ready for her and I must say it is adorable! I couldn't be more happy with the outcome! A big thanks to Colin for putting in the new floors, baseboards, painting (his parents helped with that, so thanks to them too), putting up the crib and bookcase/changing table, hanging the curtain rod, putting up all the accessories and for indulging my every whim in my quest for the perfect nursery. He will definitely be a good daddy for a little girl because he just goes with it and is so sweet about it!

I see the dr in 2 days! One can only hope I start labor RIGHT NOW, but just in case that doesn't happen (hahaha) we'll see what's happening then. Pictures of the nursery and the pregnant swelling mama to come soon! I will have my bag packed ready to go, just in case!

6 comments:

Mel said...

Oh, those 12 hour shifts sound terrible! I am glad you get to be on leave after 4 more, but that's still a lot.

Going right up to your due date really does give you empathy towards other pregnant women. I wish I had a friend who has also been a week late for all 3 of her children like me, but have yet to find one. I do not wish it up on you, Mand- you sound like you are done!

Shannon said...

I'm sending you labor vibes. :) Hope she comes soon so mommy can be comfortable!

Well, you may be trading comfort for sleep...but in any case, thinking happy thoughts your way!!

Janene said...

Congratulations (early). I can't believe she is almost here. Watch those "funny back aches." I had one of those for an entire day and didn't realize I was in labor. I did get a lot done that day (I cleaned the garage.) Put in some good movies or read a book and relax (don't clean the garage).

Andrea Hale said...

Way to go Mandy! Just hang in there! :) I can't believe it's almost time! I am so excited...but so sad I won't be able to see her for a while (who knows when we'll be in Utah next). That's the way it goes, I guess. I love you and will keep you in my prayers the next couple of weeks! You're going to be great!!

Mama Coons said...

You are almost there...You are in my prayers...you are a Great MOM already!

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