I went back to the dr on Wed. She said I am a fingertip dilated, still 50% effaced and the baby is at -1 station. She told me if I were to go into labor in the next week, she would put me on meds, but after that, she’d let the baby come. So, here we are at Friday night and nothing so far. I am still having quite a bit of contractions but I try to get off my feet and drink water when I have more than 2 in an hour. I don’t know if they’re technically called Braxton Hicks contractions since I know for sure I’m actually progressing from them, but I’m not in active labor, so I guess they might be. I am seriously doubting I will be lasting until 40 weeks but I don’t expect anything to happen in the next few weeks.
I’ve had a terrible time with heartburn, foot and leg cramps and general sleeping problems in the past week. Last night my calf completely locked up. I don’t think I’ve ever went from sleeping to standing up so quickly in my life. Even Scott woke up and asked if I was ok. Which I wasn’t for a few seconds there. I could not even move my muscle. I’m getting quite uncomfortable even in my maternity clothes. I was aching to be in my pj’s this evening. Where there was absolutely nothing stretching over my belly. Even though I know it’s too early for the baby to come, I would be okie dokie with not being pregnant at this point. It’s gotten to the uncomfortable stage and I’ll definitely be ready for her to come, even if it’s only a week or two early instead of 6 or 7.
I got Emma’s 0-3 mo clothes out and in Lexi’s drawers and closet. I haven’t washed them yet, I want to wait until it is a little closer. Last night we finished registering at Babies R Us. There was more to register for than I thought. I thought we had everything but there were some non-essentials we scanned. We also picked out her coming home outfit and her First Christmas outfit. Both are pretty cute, but for the price, they ought to be! Babies R Us makes way too much money off of their stuff!
I briefly talked to S, H’s mom from Columbia. She just had her new baby 2 weeks ago. H is still proving to be brilliant. She is not even 2 yet and counts in English AND Spanish, says her ABC’s, can spell several words and if I heard her right, she can write her name. It wouldn’t surprise me. Wow! Emma knows her colors, can say “a-b-c”, and can pronounce all the numbers (and knows when there are 2 of something) and letters, but that’s as far as we’ve gotten with that.
I think Emma is going to potty train herself. Before or after bath time she has been very interested in sitting on her potty and this past week, went several nights in a row. The other day I was changing her diaper and told her if she wanted to poop, she could tell me and we would go in her potty. Not 5 minutes later, she came over and held her diaper and said poop and we ran to her potty were she promptly pooped! I was so surprised. She hasn’t gone in the potty at all since then, but it is great that she is not afraid of it and it was her idea to go. I’m definitely not pushing the matter, but if she wants to go, then so be it.
Scott got switched to another shift at work. Same days, but opposite shift as what he is now which means he will be on nights for two months instead of one. Yucky. And he has heard nothing but bad things about the guys on the new shift. Great.
I’m having a contraction. Gotta go lie down.