Saturday, November 12, 2011

2 Weeks From D-Day!

Due date that is.  I have very mixed emotions about it.  I am anxious to meet the little guy that has made me sick, angry/emotional for no reason, tired and at the same time happy beyond comprehension. 

On the other hand... I am scared of labor and not knowing when/how it will all go down.  Plus, I am really going to miss having him in my tummy and our "mommy and me" time.  I love laying down at night and feeling him move around.  They have been some of the best moments of my life.  *tear*

This past week we had another doctor appointment and since his movements hadn't been as noticeable for a few days, they decided to hook me up to some monitors.  Looks like the reason I haven't been feeling him as much is because I have been having contractions!!!  Note the peaks on the lower line... look pretty regular huh?

Well... come to find out they were just Braxton Hicks.  However, at the time we didn't know if they were "real" or not.  So, Jason and I spent the rest of the day and entire night thinking it could be real labor.  The contractions were happening about every 5 minutes and some were pretty intense, but not painful.   All the websites said that BH would go away with lots of water and laying down and that they were mostly irregular.  The contractions I were feeling didn't go away when I laid down and were pretty regular.  I got up the next morning (after a loooonnnnggg night of interrupted sleep) and walked on the tread mill to see if they would get more intense and wouldn't you know... they stopped!  So frustrating! 

Anyway... still having some random contractions, but paying no attention to them.  I don't want to psyche myself out anymore.  I figure I'll know when true labor happens... either I will be in ridiculous pain or a baby's head will be coming out!  Well, hopefully I would get some warning before that happens!  :)

I have to show you all this super fun gift I received in the mail last week from my friend, Sarah.  Note that Sarah is pretty crafty and the gifts were beautifully wrapped.
The pink ribbon had a tag "For Mom" and the blue ribbon had a tag "For Baby"
The "mom" gift is Chew Beads... a necklace that is safe for baby to chew on and has a breakaway clasp.  How inventive and what a great gift idea!  All my mom-to-be friends are getting these! 
The "baby" gift is a fun little dog that has body parts that make different sounds. 
Thank you Sarah!!!


  1. All so exciting!! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I'm so glad I could help turn some of those nerves into excitement. Sounds like your body is prepping you! I delivered both my babies in the 38th week. I had a lot of the "fake" contractions, but the thing you've got to remember is that your body is laboring, it's just not IN labor. All those Braxton Hicks contractions are helping your body prepare (and maybe even dilate!) so it's not in vein. And when you have your son, it will be a life changing moment that you replay in your mind for the rest of your life. Enjoy!!!!


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