Comparing belly sizes with my Pie girl…Joggers, c/o (SO comfy — also in my hospital bag!)
Movement: Less big movements and more kicks and stretches because holy moly it’s crowded in there!
Sleep: I probably wake up every/every other hour these days for a bathroom break. The last 4 mornings, my body has just woken up at 6am which is definitely unusual for me. Like up at 6am, ready to roll, no trying to go back to sleep! Not very Elise — I LOVE my sleep. Nancy sleeps till 7:15-7:45 everyday, so I usually don’t get up until then.
Workouts: Hilliard and walking. I did the booty loop twice this week and some more walks around the neighborhood. Walking gives me contractions, so I was into that. But I’m going cold turkey from all the contraction making tricks so prob won’t do that as much anymore.
Missing Most: Feeling less crazy/insane/impatient/not trusting myself. After being up all night on Monday with contractions 2-3 minutes apart, I finally went into triage at 7am the next morning only to be sent back home. It made me feel really discouraged and really crazy. I was still 3cm and 50%–just as I had been on my Monday morning checkup. Contractions all night with no progress?! Like, what?! At one point around 3am, I even gave up trying to move through them and just laid down and went to sleep. I thought–this can’t be the real thing. If it is, they’ll wake me back up from the pain. Well I woke back up at 4:30 with the contractions and pain in my back! I was freezing and even felt nauseous! It was so weird. And after laying down like that for an hour they even came on stronger. I’m telling you guys — I’ve never felt more insane (and discouraged) going to the hospital, having strong contractions all the way up the elevator to triage, and then having them just stop once I was hooked up to all the monitors and such. It was….no words. Weird. And then to find out not one of them gave me any sort of more cervical progress. Sigh. Talk about discouraging/frustrating.
Y’all made me feel a lot better with your experiences and encouragement!
Rocking Nancy yesterday at naptime and nighttime was even sweeter.
As we were rocking, I thought about how the whole roller coaster 24 hours will make holding Sterling in my arms for the first time only that much sweeter.
No more tricks. My personality is very black and white — I’m either all in or all out. Before Monday, I was all in for every trick in the book wanting Sterling to come. It didn’t help on Monday when the doc told me I might not make it to my next appointment and that she definitely didn’t think I would make it to my due date appointment. My black/white personality self did not need to hear that I suppose. 🙂 So now I’ll run to the opposite end of the spectrum: no tricks. Done. Closing up shop. Waiting for God to show up and show off. The end.
Hubby: Is just the best. Gave me a beautiful Mother’s Day from breakfast in bed to also helping out with things I wanted done like cleaning out the closets in Sterling’s room. He was so wonderful throughout the whole thought-I-was-in-labor saga and not once did he affirm the thoughts I was feeling/thinking about myself. He was patient, kind, encouraging, relaxed, and even rubbed my neck, back, and (swollen) legs after our disappointing diagnosis in triage.
Cannot handle their sweetness.
Nancy: Won’t stop singing “Happy Birthday” to Sterling and KNOWS we are having birthday cake when he’s born. Girl loves cake and will be so happy to walk into a hospital room with a baby AND birthday cake. She has been playing with her babydolls nonstop these days. It’s so fun just to sit and watch her talk to her baby through diaper changes, reading books, singing lullabies, making breakfast/lunch/dinner…she will just go through a day for about 30 minutes, and it’s the sweetest, most tender and precious thing I’ve ever seen. When I caught her with her baby on her lap singing “Baby’s Boat” with a book in hand, I completely melted. That’s the song my Mimi used to sing us, and then my mom–Nancy’s Mimi–has carried on the tradition and has the book the book at her house.
A little walk down memory lane:
38 Weeks with Nancy
Happy Wednesday, y’all! I’m off to Life Group and VERY excited because as I’m running behind this morning, one of my girlfriends is bringing me Starbucks. YESSSSSS.