(Potenially) less than a week to go!
My goodness. That is both exciting and slightly terrifying!
I am very much looking forward to meeting this little one and holding her in my arms soon. The "unknowns" of delivery are the part that I am finding slightly terrifying. I am really trying to stay calm and hope for the best, but I am worried about pain both during and after. I am sure it will all work out, and perhaps it's best not to know exactly what will happen beforehand, but I am so Type A that not knowing is difficult.
Everything is pretty much ready to go. Our bags are packed and waiting in the co-sleeper. The carseat is in the car. (Though it will have to be replaced as the missing stickers make it illegal even though it is perfectly safe.) I picked up the antibiotics I will need during labour.
I have a midwife appointment this afternoon and am following it up with a visit to the accupuncturist. We'll see if that gets the ball rolling at all. I have another appointment for accupuncture on Wednesday and will also book one for Saturday, if nothing has happened by then.
The baby is really starting to feel big. She still moves around a lot, especially in the evenings, but I can tell she's running out of space in there. I'm pretty uncomfortable and am finding it increasingly difficult to get around, plus I tire a lot more easily than I ever have. I guess that's to be expected. I'm also pretty puffy, especially if I've been up and about a lot that day. Sleeping is difficult, though I'm quite tired most nights. I'm glad to have such a relaxed schedule right now, though I keep finding things to add to the "To Do" list. I'm trying to take the attitude of what gets done, gets done, but I hope that most of things on the list do get done before I go into labour. (Dusting our bedroom, washing The Bean's diapers, another big grocery shop, a few last minute gifts to pick up...)
Of course, chances are I'll still be hanging out here on the 29th saying the same things. Right?
Here's the belly photo from yesterday (39+1):