|My pretend excited face...|
I want to be posting a cute picture of my new baby, but instead I am writing yet another pregnancy update.
I know we are only 38 weeks, and honestly, until Friday I had no true expectation that Teacup would be here so soon. If she's like her brother (and the rest of the family) running late will just come naturally.
However, I woke up Friday feeling pretty rough, exhausted, achy, and just sickly. Then around noon I started having light cramping and irregular contractions. I tried myself not to get excited, but I couldn't help myself! Saturday I felt a lot better but still had mild cramping and braxton hicks contractions all day.
Determined to distract myself and stay productive, I opted for a full day of work and cleaning and of course getting ready for baby. We got her bed set up, bookshelves moved, bags packed, bathroom cleaned, camera card emptied, and diapers washed.
|All ready for Baby!|
I also managed to bag 6 more freezer meals, bringing my total to 12 full meals for after the baby comes. They are all crock-pot meals which mean I just defrost the bag, throw it all in the crock-pot and eat 4-8 hours later. Brilliant!
Other than being productive, I've mostly spent the last few days being impatient. It's easy to sit around and dream and wonder and hope that I'll go into labor any minute. It's much harder to wait quietly and contentedly, without complaining and without driving my husband crazy by asking him, "when do you think she'll come?"
I keep reminding myself that God's timing is always perfect, and that Teacup will be here soon, whether soon is tomorrow or two weeks from now! Eventually she will be here, and I will get to hold her and snuggle her and dress her all up in pink!
But waiting is hard and not knowing when she'll come is even harder. I wouldn't mind two more weeks of being pregnant if I just knew for sure it would be two more weeks! But since I can't know for sure, I'll just have to keep waiting and praying...and maybe revisiting a couple of my Top Ten Way NOT to Induce Labor. They didn't work with Rooster (he was a week late), but maybe my Teacup won't be so stubborn...maybe :)