I’m sad to report… false alarm. I feel like an anxious first-timer who doesn’t know what to expect when she goes into labor except I’m the anxious second timer who doesn’t know what to expect! My whole pregnancy has been so new and different even though my body has done all of this before. Even the shape of my belly is different.
Once I laid down to sleep last night – the contractions disappeared.
I feel a little bad because my husband took off work today (started his month long vacation) and today happened to be, like, the most important meeting of the year for youth librarians. He feels horrible about missing this meeting (for no reason) but at the same time (he says very convincingly) that he doesn’t blame me(?) in any way. Well, I feel bad – big time.
If we don’t go into labor tonight, I’m leaving it up to him as to whether or not he goes into work tomorrow. Either way, if he goes or doesn’t, I benefit. Should he go into work, that will just mean more time that he’ll be home after Bella arrives. If he stays home, that is more time with Max and I before she arrives. And since I’m feeling extremely tired all the time, I would love his help and company during these last few days with Bella-Belly.
We took our sweet time getting to MIL’s house this morning to pick up Max. We even went out to breakfast first. Then to our surprise, MIL had some errands to run and wanted to take Max with her! So we went on a long (too long for my bladder) walk down to the ocean. We sat, took in the scenery and talked. It was the most beautiful day today. The temperature was crisp enough for sweats – which we seemed to unknowingly slipped into matching black and white sweat suits this morning (how embarrassing) – and the sky was bright blue and cloud free. I’ll never forget the sound of that ocean today.
When we got back to the house my MIL arrived shortly after. She had bought Max the cutest tricycle that he is just thrilled about.
Grandma and I went to Publix to get sandwiches for all of us, we had lunch, then we all took a long nap (Max and I the longest, of-course). The day was pretty relaxing and since I stopped feeling like total shit for Hal missing work “for nothing,” it turned out to be a great day.
But now, it’s on. We are going to start doing EVERYTHING possible to facilitate labor. Oh yeah, it’s on.
…okay, I take that back… I need to just stop wanting it so badly and relax… she will come when she is ready.
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