I cannot hardly believe it! 40 weeks! This little child has been growing inside of me for over 9 months now and we can expect a new arrival anytime!
I say anytime, but it could be another week yet…. When I first found out I was pregnant, the app on my phone said I was due the 8th. Knowing myself to have a longer cycle, I just aded a couple days and said I was due the 12th.
Even though I plan on a home birth with a midwife, it’s smart to have a backup doctor just in case something goes wrong. So the first time I went to the doctor’s office, they helped me figure my true due date which is the 16th. So, I not actually 40 weeks. But it’s so close I don’t really care, baby is term and can come any time.
Mostly everything is ready for our little one. I have a blanket that I would like to finish crocheting, and I’m making slip covers to go over the outside of the clothes hamper we are using. Other than that… well, I should get my house cleaned!
I’m off work now for several weeks, and since I’m not using my energy taking care of other little ones, perhaps I will have enough to clean house. Mother and the kids came up Tuesday and helped get a lot of stuff done. It also helped me stay on the ball. I felt bad sitting and taking a break while they were working, so I stayed at it and slowly got a lot done too!
Of course I paid for it that night and the next day. I hurt soooo bad I couldn’t hardly walk!
I’m pretty sure baby has dropped, my belly feels a lot lower and there’s more pressure “down there”. As well, I’ve been having a lot of Braxton Hicks. Pretty good for a first time mom 🙂 hopefully they are doing something and the looooong labor of a first time mom won’t be a reality for me.
Speaking of labor, my sis had a question. A good question yes, but it made mom and I chuckle. Out of the blue she wondered what I would do if I went into labor and had the baby before I could get my pool blown up and filled. My first thought popped right out of my mouth: “I would say thank you Lord!”. Mom starts laughing and I asked her if she agreed. She said she thought the same thing but wanted to hear my answer. 🙂
Now, I’m probably going to be a lot like my mother, pregnant 41 weeks at least. But there is a full moon tonight, and full moons can do some interesting things. So it would be fun to go into labor tonight because then I would likely have a lucky Friday the 13th baby!
Seriously, I usually get all my bad luck (if you want to call it that) on Thursday the 12th. So Friday 13th is my day 🙂
Thanks for sticking around and reading my ramblings here. 🙂 When ever baby comes I won’t be online much. I have posts scheduled for the next couple weeks, and a VA or two that’s helping share my stuff. Facebook is where you will be most likely to find me if I am online, so stay tuned!