Friday, April 26, 2013
37 Weeks and Counting Down - 11 Days to go
I am definitely on the countdown now - I am really ready to meet our little guy now. It's been a pretty uncomfortable week. Lots of cramping, back pain and stabbers in the lady bits, ouch! I feel like I am blown up like a balloon with all the fluid as well. Boo2's room is ready for him, the hospital is essentially packed and I am preparing for a big cook up next week. So we are all ready!!
I had my 37 week appointment today with the OB. I had noticed that Boo2's movements had reduced over the last few days so I had another monitor, thankfully that was all good. If he is still not moving much over the weekend, I am to go back in to be monitored again on Sunday. I think that he is just not moving as much because he is a bit squashed now. His heart rate was excellent!! Looks like we are going to make it to the Ceasarean date of 7 May - so the countdown is well and truly on. Only 11 more days to go. I hope that they go fast!!
In the very best of news, they have changed the policy of the hospital so that JourneyMan and Boo2 will be able to come to recovery with me. Last time with JBB, I had about half an hour of cuddle time with JBB while they cleaned him off and sewed me up and then JourneyMan and JBB went back to the room (and got JBB weighed etc) and I was in recovery, I think for about 40mins to an hour. This news has really made my day - now I will be with my boys while I recover. I can have some skin to skin time all of that time in recovery as well as to try to breastfeed straight away. Big Yay! My Mum will be bringing JBB in to see Boo2 asap so he will meet him as soon as we are allowed to go back to the room.
Tomorrow, I am heading to the market to get all the food needed for our cook up. I am going to fill the freezer up with healthy lunches and dinners and snacks so that we will have a few weeks of food when I get home from the hospital without too much hassle. We did the same before JBB was born and it was great to have healthy food only a defrost away. My bestie is coming over for a visit on Saturday arvo so that will be nice to see her.
Sunday is going to be a nice rest day though I daresay a bit of cleaning will need to be done, I at least need to defrost the freezers so that there is room for the food from the cook up. My sisters and Mum are coming over on Monday to help out with the cook up which is brilliant news!! With 4 of us, we should be able to get it done pretty quickly. Tuesday, JourneyMan's Mum comes over to spend a few hours with us (and she takes JBB to the park to run the energy out of him!!). Wednesday, I think I will get to the shops for a few last minute items and then Thursday I am back to the OB.
11 more days.......