Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
I was pretty convinced I was going to go into labor last night–the same day Andy had his vasectomy. I had contractions that kept me up most of the night, but nothing super painful or regular. I made a trip to visit my midwife yesterday because I’ve had more “fluids” this time around than last. The end of this pregnancy is happening very differently from my pregnancy with Parker. I didn’t have a single contraction with Parker until the day I went into labor. I didn’t have weird discharge, and my ‘bloody show’ arrived the morning I went into labor as well. It was pretty clear cut with nothing concerning.
This time around I’ve had contractions for weeks, blood tinged discharge, extra fluid which I feared might be amniotic fluid leaking (my appointment yesterday confirmed it was not). But I’m still bleeding and I’m not sure how normal that is at this stage. Yesterday the midwife confirmed all is normal and I was 60% effaced and 2 cm dilated. Ideally this baby will hold on until Friday, but I’m convinced she’s coming in the next 24 hours…I feel like my body is doing everything to bring her except having regular contractions.
I’ve been keeping myself busy by doing things like cleaning my floors, windows, doing laundry, and deep cleaning my kitchen. It’s very strange how my body won’t let me sit down and just rest.
However, I did not feel like moving my washer and dryer and scrambling to clean the floors because my washer decided to flood the laundry room last night…which trickled down into our newly remodeled basement bathroom. My husband of course was unable to move because of his vasectomy…so I ran over to my neighbors house and he graciously helped clean up. I’m too nervous to even go downstairs into the basement this morning to assess the damage. So I’ll just let my husband deal with that once his ‘boys’ are healed up. In the mean time, I’ll just be here–peeing every 5 minutes and finding dust bunnies to clean up.
Hopefully my next post will include Pippa Grace!