Saturday, October 10, 2009

2 and a half more weeks

We just got back from our 8 hour "Lamaze" Class. I was sorta hoping it was more of a general "birthing" class but instead it was more of them teaching us how to get through labor using breathing exercises and different positioning techniques. Ya right. Nothing can take the place of the blessed epidural!!!!!! I want to remember the birth of my first child has as a positive experience and not one of yelling profanities at my husband. I figured since I don't live in the dark ages and I actually have a choice in the matter, why not?

I looked up the main signs of labor on the intranet so I can check them off as they happen. Sorry if this is TMI for some of you. I don't know any men who read my blog so I don't feel as bad for posting details.

1. Nesting Instinct.... Check!

2. Braxton Hicks Contractions....Check!

3. Dropping/Lightening....Check!

4. Changes in Cervix....Maybe, we find out on Monday

5. Increased vaginal Discharge/loosing mucus plug.....Check! (as of 9/5)

6. Rupture of Membranes.....Nope

7. Labor Contractions....Nope

This Monday is a very important drs appt for us. We get to see Addy on ultrasound for the last time to see what her position is and what they think her weight is. They will check me for dilatation for the first time as well. I am excited to hear what all progress I've made (if any).

At about 35 weeks everyone asked me if I was ready. I was nervous and felt unprepared. I didn't feel ready at all. But now, the nursery is done, I've had all my showers and have been to my birthing class (not that i learned anything amazing). So.... I feel a lot more ready now that I'm almost 38 weeks. Weird how much a few extra weeks/days can make a difference in your attitude.

I'll keep you all updated!!!