Monday, January 23, 2012

Last baby standing

No Jude yet.  No real signs of him coming yet either.  His due date (or at least the last one)  is today.  Happy due date Jude!  I read on What to Expect that 50% of pregnancies go past their due date, which makes me feel better.  It also said of those, only 10% truly need to be induced and the rest of the babies come in the weeks between.  I really don’t want to be induced.  Honestly, if I was willing to be induced, I would probably have done it by now.

Liz threw out her back yesterday, so it is a good thing that he is not coming today.  She is having trouble moving around, so I don’t think that she would be up to being a labor coach today.  Plus, I didn’t do the dishes yesterday, so I will be able to get to them today.

We are still hoping he comes this week.  We want to meet him and start that phase of our lives.  We had a great weekend sans baby.  We went to 2 different farmer’s markets, a baby fair, played some games with friends, and then had brunch with those same friends.  They helped our dog problem by screwing in the fence that the neighbors crappily built.  I am hoping we do not have any more problems with the neighbor dogs.  Moving forward, I am going to just call Animal Control, but I don’t want it to come to that.  

Everyone is wondering about if Jude is here.  We are getting tons of call, messages, and texts.  I think it’s funny.  Most of the people are on our first to contact list, so I don’t know why they are worried that they won’t know.  Plus, unless labor comes on like a tornado, I imagine we will post a short thing here and on facebook for everyone.  I understand them being anxious.  No one is more anxious than we are.

Speaking of anxious, I had a few small issues with anxiety a few night ago.  I felt like I couldn’t get a full breath.  Being pregnant, you don’t get full breaths, but it has never been a problem before.  I got up and shifted around and eventually went back to bed.  It was not very fun!  I think he was laying on the right side where he usually lays on the left, so maybe he somehow was pushing on things differently.  Hard to tell.

Being off work means that my feet are less swollen and my back hurts less.  I am getting used to the idea that being off work is okay.  I felt guilty about it, but I think I am pregnant enough that it is actually a good thing to stay close to home and get as much rest as possible.  I have been sleeping it up.  Granted, I wake up every hour to pee, but I sleep at night and usually take a nap in the afternoon.  It’s been nice!  Having Liz around this weekend helped me not be bored too.  It was crazy to be at home on a Saturday AND and Sunday.

Overall, we are just in a waiting game.  I have been having a few contractions everyday, but nothing major yet.  Yesterday Jude was really low, but today, he seems to have moved back up.  I am just waiting for the contractions to become something, but so far, they are sporadic and not too strong.  I guess until he gets here, I will just rest as much as possible, take nice walks, and eat good food!  Who knows how much I will be able to do any of that in the first bit of his life!


  1. don't feel guilty! I was just talking with a co-worker about her two pregnancies and she said that recovering from the one where she was rested and ready for the baby was MUCH easier than the one where she'd been working and stressed. So put your feet up!

  2. Argh, the waiting game is so hard! Hang in there, the end (or, the beginning!) is near.

    Hope Liz feels better soon.

  3. Good luck! been trying to comment for a while now but apparently I can only comment from my laptop. So yay for your other posts and hope that you can enjoy this time as much as you can... I can't imagine trying to patiently wait!