I started matleave. Thursday was my last day. I am not feeling it yet.
And my mini vacation before the baby arrives is a short one – next Tuesday is the c-section day already.
Although I’d rather lay quiet and draw and paint for the remainder of me-time, I am active : had an afternoon tea with a few girlfriends on Friday, belly photo session on Saturday, friend’s baby shower yesterday (Sunday), gyno visit today, lunch tomorrow, dinner Thursday …
And there are some errands still like dropping by the dealership or buying bum cream…
Night sweats are annoying. I wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. I go use the washroom and climbing back in soaking wet bed is disgusting.
Heartburn is still bugging me, mostly at bed time.
Nipples are less itchy, but the I lather them in lanolin twice a day.
Baby’s still very active, punching me here and there. My favourite ones are in my rectum
On the bright side, I am starting to get excited. I think of the real baby, I envision hugging and kissing and smelling it. I think if the matleave months ahead. I finally not only accepted what is coming – but embraced it. I feel peaceful and happy
Hubby, on the other hand, is nervous about the upcoming change: if I will be on matleave, wrapping my life around baby’s needs, for him the new addition will be on top of his already busy life. And he will have to look after Timothy more than he does now. I hope he doesn’t lose his cool and we maintain a balance.
Weight gain is still fairly non-existent.
A week and a day to go until the new baby arrives. Craaazyyyyy!
The gyno decided this was our last rendezvous, no need to meet next Monday.
My blood pressure was as low as always 100/60), baby’s heartbeat was perfect, and she checked my cervix – completely shut, so we don’t expect this baby to try and get born sooner.
I did test positive for that bacteria they check for before birth. Not a big deal since I am having a c-section, but if my water breaks there’s some risk. I didn’t ask what the risk and the countermeasures were. Hopefully I won’t need to know.
And that’s it. It’s a final countdown!