So I’ve been off work since last Tuesday. And since then, there has been quite a lack of baby activity. Sure he/she is still moving a ton, but I’ve yet to feel a contraction. And that whole water breaking thing? Negative. I think that I had in my mind that as soon as I stopped working, that things (i.e. labor) would start progressing immediately. Well, that theory has since gone straight out the window.
I have done my best to try and stay active (walking, shopping, cleaning, baking, etc). Unfortunately, despite my attempts at activity, I have still had my moments of “poor me” syndrome. Namely on Saturday when I spent the majority of the day horizontal on the couch, feeling like crap (probably psychosomatic?), and crying at the drop of a hat. Damn you pregnancy hormones. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of wishing for the baby to arrive sooner than later. Especially when there are tons of people asking how I’m feeling, if there’s been any activity, etc. I guess I should get used to all the questioning, but it’s still not easy. Just more reminders that things are definitely NOT happening. YET, that is. I’m very aware that things can change at any minute.
On top of all that, I don’t think I feel as anxious about having the baby as I probably should. I think I’m just craving for something to keep me occupied now that work is done. Yes, I realize that once the baby does decide to make it’s entrance, I’ll be longing for more of these quiet, “boring” days without anything to do. So with that, I’ve decided to do away with the sad-sack-ness. And starting today, I’m doing my best to take advantage of my days off. For example, today I was up early, dropped Allie off at daycare, walked another 3 miles at the park, danced to loud music while I got ready, lunched with my husband at his office, and ran a few errands afterwards. I’ve also already made (tentative) appointments with our interior designer for Wednesday and our builder/ electrician for a walk-through on Friday. The rest of the day’s plans have yet to be determined, but I can tell you this: I feel MUCH better as a smiley, endorphin-filled mom2b as opposed to a mopey one.
Due date: Tomorrow!!
Baby’s arrival: Up to him/ her,,, 😉