Happy GUESS date, Baby!
I’m actually writing this much later in the day than normal — I was running around doing baby-eviction errands and kind of hoped that you’d make this your big birthday as well. But alas, it looks like that won’t be happening.
At 40 weeks I’m feeling ready to meet you. I’m waddling, your movements are painful, my skin feels stretched to its limit, I’m not sleeping well and I’m just feeling like any moment could be THE moment. I’m not anxious, really, and now that Grammy is here (we did it!) I’m feeling more at peace with how things will happen when they happen.
But now I’m — sorry, doula and other support staff — feeling a bit stressed about the potential of induction. I know, I KNOW that inductions are fine and that if it comes to that, we’ll be totally OK. Healthy baby, healthy mama=goal met. But I’d really like to go medication-free again, and I just worry that any moves that get things started medically may make it more difficult to follow that wish list.
So, today was all about manicures, acupuncture, long walks and meditation, all in an effort to encourage you to come out sooner rather than later.
Can’t wait to meet you, love!