Friday, January 19, 2007

I'm up in the middle of the night. I was tossing and turning, my hips were aching and I was sweating. My body's been fighting a cold that my partner caught. He's had it worse than I thankfully, but like when I've caught other colds over the past 5 months, my joints in my legs just ache and ache.

I'm starting to get nervous about the baby coming. I don't know when my c/s will be but it's less than 3 weeks away. I worry that I don't have enough "stuff" that I will need when he comes and that I won't be easily be able to go get it. My mother's so excited about coming to help out, but my partner is freaking out that she will be here for a few weeks. I went through my abdominal surgery and the 2 m/cs with him though and I know that I'll get better care if my parents are around -- they will cook and make sure that I have everything I need. (remember how my partner had band practice even when I was in m/c labor at home ) He's a really awesome guy, but I recognize his limits. He's super excited about the baby coming and I know that they are going to have a great relationship -- but the early weeks are about ME (right?)

I've had two big BH contractions tonight, and one other when I got up before -- within a 2 hours period. Hopefully I just need to drink more water. They really don't want me to go into labor at all b/c my risk of uterine rupture is that much higher b/c of my fibroid surgery. It's weird to have gone through this whole pg with everything going pretty easy and then now in the final weeks to find myself in the high-risk group. It wasn't really a concern before now though, I just have to avoid labor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, yes the sudden switch to High Risk is disconcerting. I experienced the same when I suddenly found myself with gestational diabetes in the last trimester. Have you got diapers? Have you got a food source? Have you got a way to transport the baby via car/bus/foot/whatever? Have you got a place the the baby to sleep? Then you have the basics and everything else is dressing and you'll be able to get it as needed. Really. There were still several items on my list that I was intending to obtain/do before my due date when I found myself in labor two weeks early. In the end it just didn't end up being very critical. I was able to ask others to go and get what I needed as it came up. I'm so glad that the majority of your pg has been uneventful - before you know it you'll have that sweet baby in your arms. It's quite a ride.
I'm keeping you in my thoughts! Good mojo to you my friend!