I feel the least labor-y that I’ve ever felt at this stage of pregnancy. It’s weird, after having weeks of prodromal labor with the last two, to feel so un-labor-y. Either this guy’s going to surprise us any day now, or he’s going to wait a few weeks.
(Please, baby, don’t wait a few weeks! We want to meet you!)
My sister from the east coast is patiently (well…) waiting for him to make his entrance before she flies back on 1/3/10. I wish I had something exciting to report, but I just don’t. I had an hour of crampy contractions on the evening of Christmas, but then it subsided, and nothing since. I think I’ll be seeing my midwife soon, and I’m going to have her take a peek and see if I’m dilating at all. I’ll be surprised if I am.
We finally hauled up the baby clothes, sorted, and started washing. Turns out, we have a lot of newborn/0 – 3 months baby clothes! Too many clothes. What a blessed problem to have. I think 3 – 6 mos., 6 – 9 mos., and 9 – 12 mos. are another story, because Asher skipped all those sizes after newborn and pretty much went straight to 18 mos and 2T. (He’s been wearing the same clothes for almost two years now!)
For our homebirth kit, we need 10 receiving blankets. I could only find 8. But then my sister gave the baby a Christmas present, including new receiving blankets (and a Miracle Blanket for me to try!), so I’m all set.
I’m not feeling much bigger than my last visit with the midwife, so I hope this guy is growing alright. He’s still active, so I’m not totally concerned, but (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) I’d feel better if I felt noticeably bigger.
Come on out, son. There are so many people who love you and can’t wait to hold you!