Never mind all the other “[blank] months/weeks since” events floating in my mind. I cannot believe it has been 9 weeks since I spent my two nights in the hospital, worried that labor was coming early again. Last time I was in L&D, the doctor said to me that I would hopefully make it to 34 weeks, but I would “definitely” not be one of those women who makes it to 40 weeks and wonders when labor will start already. Dr. K said a few times that she would be very happy with a 35 week baby. Well, here we are 37w 1d and I’m having fewer strong contractions that I have had at any point in this pregnancy since 27 weeks. What happened to make my body forget that everyone was expecting her to go into labor early? The drugs, the rest? Or was it all a false alarm? Clearly no one was willing to gamble on that final possibility so I’m happy with all we’ve done.
I’m not sure I can satisfy Lori’s request for a “blow by blow” account when I do go into labor – but I do think I passed my mucous plug yesterday. That of course means something, but seeing as I am now TERM and only 20 days from my due date it doesn’t tell us much about when! And yes, I’ll do my best to get the news out as quickly as possible.
We have an aquarium infant swing here in the room with me – an artifact of our first pregnancy. I bought it at a garage sale. Silly for an 8 week pregnant woman, and I’ve now owned the damn thing for way too long (thankfully it has been hidden from sight in my parent’s basement), but the side of me opposed to making birth and babyhood a consumer extravaganza is quite pleased to have this like-new but used object that cost somewhere around $10. I’m still wary of it though, hoping/praying that my dad won’t have to drag it back 300 miles west again. If anyone out there is thinking of gift purchases – remember the baby will be living in a one-bedroom apartment. He also has enough 0-3 size clothing to outfit him differently every day of his first three months. Glad I’m not having a shower until he’s safely here and at least one month old.
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