so big news this week. i had my 38 week/pre op/prep for c-section final appointment today, and this child (OBVIOUSLY takes after her father) is HEAD DOWN!!!!!!! after all of that mental preparation, getting ready for surgery, people taking off work, etc, little miss decided to go ahead and flip for us. 5 days before my c-section.
i am obviously happy i don't have to have major abdominal surgery and can experience labor. but i am also super overwhelmed that she decided to flip and i now have to wrap my brain around not knowing when shes coming, having less time off work, and preparing for the unknown. so as of now, the c section is cancelled and we are playing the waiting game til this little one decides to make her grand entrance.
on the normal pregnancy stuff, i am sitting at 26 lbs gained, blood pressure is still good, and i am having minimal swelling. i took my rings off around 37 weeks and haven't put them back on. (too worried they will get stuck.) i am still having a hard time sleeping, ESPECIALLY last night during an insane thunderstorm which prompted our 90 lb baby to cry and want to lay on top of oliver all night.
her nursery is pretty much ready, save for a couple of "daddy" projects oliver has to finish up. we got a new big tv for our room so we moved our old little one to the nursery for me to use while i am on leave and nursing the baby in there. he is going to mount it for me too. :) and we need a shelf up as well.
i just keep washing clothes as i get them and blankets and stuff, but all her newborn and 0-3 size clothes are washed and put away in her dresser, and the diaper station is set up. we also have the pack n play all assembled and washed in our room for when she gets home, and my hospital bag, baby's bag, and a snack bag are all packed. we still need to get the carseat in my car and oliver will need to pack...but i'm not feeling rushed on that stuff.
i still feel pretty good, but i am getting to the point of just wanting this to be over and to be able to hold her. i'm not sure how much of that feeling is because of the huge news we got today, or if i am just getting uncomfortable, but i can see why women are absolutely ready towards the end. i get weird twinges sometimes which MIGHT be contractions, but so far i'm not showing any signs of labor. sooooo...could be tomorrow and could be two weeks. who knows???
anyway thats it for this week! i will keep you all posted on the progress of this crazy little girl!