Okay, so I am being dramatic. I was totally convinced Jude would make his appearance this week. I am only 37 weeks, but I woke up a few days ago just feeling off. Then, I started having cramping, which I have not had much of before. He seems lower and is moving around differently. I even left my keys and passwords at work for people just in case I was not at work on Friday. Well, I went to the Dr. and am not at all dilated. Frown. I was really ready to not go back to work and especially ready to meet our little man. He is just too comfy in there I guess. No plans on arriving. My Dr. even said, “you need to tell him to come this month”. I have been, but like a baby, he is not listening.
I have been having tons of baby dreams. I am dreaming about labor, delivery, him, all kinds of baby things. Usually, it is about labor and it is a little stressful. Nothing crazy, but it feels like it does when I dream about work. The most recent one I had was actually neat. He was pushing against my stomach and I could touch and see his little toes and fingers. I was playing with them, then I just pulled him out of my stomach. Weird, but there he was!
I plan to go for a long walk today and bounce on the exercise ball a bit. Liz is obsessed with me doing all kinds of things to bring him here. She has a list of 10 things she is demanding I do next week everyday if he is not here yet. I tend to cramp up on long walks, so I am going to try to take a long walk, but stay close to the house so if it hurts too bad, I can come back.
The good news is the uterus is practicing. I feel like that is a step in the right direction. I have not had any regular or really strong contractions yet. Only twice has it been take my breath away intense. Mostly, it is like a medium period cramp. I have awful (as in crying on the bed) period cramps, and have not had any contractions that have felt that bad yet. I am sure they are coming, Jude and I are just not at that point yet.
I have been very “putsy-putsy”. I have been cleaning and organizing all over the place. My desk at work is immaculate, I have organized his clothes by size and even scrubbed down our bathroom a few days ago. Not an easy task for being over 9 months preggie, but I just needed to do it right then.
At the Drs, by blood pressure was normal and I actually lost .6 lbs. Not too bad considering I have been gaining 2 lbs a week for a few weeks now. Takes my overall weight gain to 25 lbs even. I hope to stay around there or put on a max of 5 more lbs. We will see.
Send us all your get your baby here thoughts! We are dying to meet our baby boy!