Well Thursday was my official due date, and thursday has came and left.. I can honestly say that I never truly expected him to be here early or even on time..even as much as I originally wished…but I am hoping that he comes within the next couple days. Obviously I have NO say in this! lol. I also told myself that I plan to be in labor for a week so that anything less would be a bonus, so hopefully these last couple days of more contractions and uncontrollable outbursts of tears are the beginning of that week…but once again, we shall see. It is now 3:30 am on Monday and I can not sleep due to terrible heartburn and needing to go to the chiropractor. ..so here I am, writing my thoughts and then hopefully I will be able to get enough sleep that makes me feel like super woman so I can finish the rest of my MUST do list tomorrow when Charley is in school.
Saturday night my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew came over for dinner and to hang out with us and it was really nice. I must give a big thank you to my awesome sis-in-law for cleaning my kitchen counter and stove after dinner and for an awesome massage. xoxoxo Alisha!
I was having some stronger than normal contractions and right after one I ended up bursting into tears, not because it hurt, I just couldn’t help it. Alisha gave me a big hug and then Dave came into the bathroom as I was rinsing my face and asked why I was crying. I really didn’t know so I said because I was tired, hungry, and pregnant as I cried more on his shoulder. I honestly think that I had a realization of holy shit, I am having a baby soon as I am really excited to go through labor (as crazy as that might sound to some) and kinda anxious too since I have never done it before. Not to long ago I told Dave that I know how to be pregnant and I really like being pregnant, and I know how to be a mom and I really like being a mom, but I have no idea of what it feels like to go through labor. It is a really weird feeling of being so excited for something that you can only imagine what it will be like.
I am so excited for you!!! I completely understand when you say you are excited to go though labor as was I for both of my births. Even knowing how it was like for the second one it was still exciting. I myself have had two all natural births with a midwife and I would never do it anyother way. Crying made me release tension and stress and also made contractions more comfortable at times. Do what your body tells you, I know for me I had to keep moving unless I was in the tub. Good luck! If you have any questions please ask.
thank you so much for sharing Chelsea!!! it makes me so happy to hear your positive birth experiences!
OMG the end is near, and I will enjoy hearing your birth story so much!!! I’m living vicariously through you, so you better deliver it up sister! Jk, you are always in my thoughts, in fact just today, I was wondering if you were in labor yet. Oh my gosh, so excited for you!
thank you Angela, I can not wait to share my story!! (Hopefully sooner than later!)