I feel like my family and friends are on baby watch! Although my due date isn't until the 21st...ever since I found out I was at all dilated...everyday someone asks me if I'd had the baby yet! It's so funny!
So as not to keep you in suspense...
I have not had the baby.
She's still all snug and warm in my belly kicking up a storm. It's amazing how different the sensations have become since she's grown. Before her kicks were so sweet and innocent. Now I feel like she is intentionally trying to hurt me as a joke. And she's doing a good job! Girl packs a powerful punch!
My last appointment was yesterday and I am still at 4 cm. I'm going to go ahead and have my membranes stripped on Friday (I'll be 38 weeks) and we'll see what happens. Apparently if I'm meant to go into labor soon...it will speed up the process. If not, it really won't do a thing.
So this whole membrane stripping business...have any of you had that done? Boy, it does not sound pleasant. I mean, why do they have to call it stripping? Ouch. So tell me it's not so bad, okay? Go.
In preparation for our little one's arrival, I have spent this week finishing her room! She officially has a painted and furnished nursery. I've also made a list of meals to freeze for when she's born and I'd rather sleep and/or snuggle with her than cook :) I'm headed to the grocery store now to get started on that task...and finish up her laundry so she has something cute to wear when she comes home.
We're making our final run to Babies R Us this weekend (if, you know, I'm not in labor) to pick up a few last minute things we know we'll need right away. Dude. It could literally be days before I have to raise a CHILD. I'm going to be a PARENT. Whoa.
I'm feeling good about the progress we've made in preparing for our little girl. I have a list (shocking) of the things we have left and I'm slowly chipping away at it. By the "stripping" I should be all set for her to come whenever she wants to.
Except, you know, for picking out a name.
Talk about the most indecisive couple you have ever met. But don't worry. She won't be Baby Girl for long. We have a list. A short list. I promise.
So soon you will receive all sorts of things...nursery pics, baby name decisions, and BABY PICTURES!
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