2 weeks before I'm induced.
Here's a glimpse into my life right now:
*I am already dilated and 40% effaced. My midwife is planning some natural induction techniques, and say it won't be a surprise if I have natural labor before my induction date. Yay! (That my body is already working. He can come whenever he's healthy and ready.)
*I'm having practice contractions more and more often. I hardly recognize them, they don't hurt me at all, but my midwife pointed out that they will make my entire stomach rock-hard. So yes, I constantly push around my belly to check :)
*Dragon doesn't move much anymore, but he almost always has hiccups (so I know he's ok). His hiccups are so strong you can see my belly pulsate :)
*I'm feeling AWESOME. I am so comfortable (except for the melting, record-breaking heat wave that's started.) I can still sleep through the night, I only slightly waddle, I'm not sick of being pregnant AT ALL, but I am really really ready to have my baby.
*I realized poor Ben hasn't gone through many rights-of-passage of expectant dads: He's escaped midnight craving runs, putting my shoes on me, getting woken up by multiple bathroom trips, and constant complaining. Anyone else agree he has it pretty easy?
*I am starting to feel pretty crazy in preparing for the baby. Everyone says you can't be completely prepared. To them I say, "WATCH ME." :) I have lists EVERYWHERE, and constantly a pen and pad of paper nearby.
Some of my lists:
- What to do for baby before he comes
- What to do with Ben before baby
- Things to buy for baby
- What to pack in hospital bag
- What to cook/ freeze before baby
* Question to all moms: The last couple of days I've had moments of sadness sneak up on me. It's pretty startling, considering how much I love being pregnant and how happy I've been this entire time. It feels like random glimpses of PPD and the hormone plummet I'll experience later. So my question is this: Is that a sign that labor is coming or something? Do pregnancy hormones start to plummet (or change, at least) as you get closer to the end? I can't think of any other reason for this, and I don't like it, so I need a reason!