Today is the last day of double digits of any kind in this pregnancy. I can’t even begin to describe how incredible this journey has been. From complete joy to total fear, we have certainly run the gamete. While pregnancy was nothing like I thought it would be, it has none the less been an amazing experience. If I make it to tomorrow, we will begin the single digit countdown to little man’s arrival.
We were supposed to go in for the morphine induced sleep today. I didn’t sleep at all night. Part of it was the contractions but a small amount was because I was so freaking excited. My husband and I bought a car – our first car together, and when we got home I had noticed that I was losing my mucus plug. I’d share the picture, but its gross. It seems as if the almost 2 hours we spent in the car yesterday got things progressing slightly. The contractions increased in intensity a bit and in the particularly strong ones, you can see the outline of the baby’s body.I was so excited that something might happen that I couldn’t fall asleep. Needless to say, now that things are progressing a bit (I would have to assume that I am at least a bit further dilated based on the lightening shock bonanza going on and the pressure I am feeling down below), we opted to forgo the morphine sleep and see how the day progresses.
So far I have been much more crampy and feel like I am going to poop my pants during contractions. Contractions are a bit more intense as well. A new one for me is the persistent urge to walk around. It’s almost like I cannot resist the urge to get up and move around. My mom and I have already gone on 2 walks today and if it weren’t raining we would be on another walk now. It is hard to walk though because I can feel his head so low. I’m really hoping that things are progressing and wishing that the baby gets here before the weekend is over.
I had a great suggestion from a few people and wanted to put it here, as well as on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to have a baby arrival betting pool……only just for fun, bragging rights only. If you would like to participate please leave answers to the following questions in the comments section:
Date you think Luke will arrive:
Time you think Luke will arrive:
Total length of labor (not counting the past 3 weeks):
Color of Luke’s hair:
Color of Luke’s eyes:
It is so much more fun if you answer all of the questions rather than picking and choosing. It’s just for fun so it really doesn’t matter if you guess right or wrong.