Monday, June 1, 2009

Thankful and blessed

Photo courtesy of: flickr

It feels like Fall. The sun is out and shining brightly, but the air is a little cool. It reminds me of sweater weather, pumpkin spice coffee, and pumpkin muffins. Yum! I know we haven’t even had summer yet, but this weather is making me nostalgic. As much as I love it, fall doesn’t last long enough in my opinion. If only we could bypass winter…

We did lots of packing this weekend. On the one hand it seems so soon. On the other hand, we close in 18 days. I think just seeing the majority of our belongings in boxes and living in such a bare apartment is what is most difficult. But, it will be here before we know it, and perhaps even before then we’ll have a little one to boot!

I had about an hour and a half of strong Braxton Hicks contractions on Saturday, coming about every 5 minutes apart. I think everyone around me was getting nervous and excited, thinking things might be moving forward. I reminded them that this could be the case for the next few weeks; I could have contractions for awhile but not go into active labor right away. Things settled down after I had some dinner, and a few glasses of water – I think I may have just been dehydrated. Braxton Hicks take my breath away. I talked to my doctor about this, but he said it was normal. I joked with him that I hope it’s not the same way with active labor – I can’t be struggling to breath amidst the pain and pushing. Anyone else experience trouble breathing with BH contractions?

This baby has hit the full term, 37 week mark today! How very exciting! I had hoped and prayed to go this far with the pregnancy, but didn’t know if I would with all of the complications I’ve had. I’m very thankful and praising God for allowing things to progress to this point.


Amber said...

That's exactly why they always tell you to 'breathe!' and practice all the breathing techniques. I never followed them, lol. We didn't practice breathing, or the 'he he he, who, who, who' stuff. :)

You'll be able to do it. Word of advice--when you bear down, make sure you get the stirrups {with my first, they didn't give me stirrups, my mom & boyfriend held my legs, not suggested}. PUSH on the bars that they give you. I pulled the first few times, lol. Suck it up, and then BARE DOWN. You'll do great!!!

Can't wait to see pics of her!

I know I've asked you this a ton of times, but have you said what her name will be?

Staci said...

I am so happy for you that you have made it to 37 weeks--that's wonderful! Be sure and stay hydrated and rest as much as you can.
Keep us posted,

J.J. said...

OK...that pic looks so yummy!

Congrats...that is a huge accomplishment and a relief to make it to 37 weeks. I feel you girl...I know what it is like to have complications early on and wait for the weeks to tick by. That is so fabulous that you have made it!

Can't wait to see the fruits of your labors. :)