Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How this mama prepares for labor

One of my good friends got a pedicure a few days before her c-section a few years ago. I thought to myself, "BRILLIANT!" and vowed to do the same when I got towards the end of my pregnancy. I took a gamble and scheduled a haircut, highlights, and brow wax for last Friday, and a pedicure for last Saturday. Now mama has her hair 'did, and her toes 'did, and her brows un-bush-ified, and she's ready to party! (And I managed to not go into labor before those appointments!!)

Thanks to everyone who commented about my last post. So far, ignoring the e-mail altogether has worked... And my MIL actually has D for the whole day today so that I can get some things done. She really does have her good points... :)

I just got back from my 39 and 4 days appointment. Cervix is STILL long and closed. OY. My blood pressure was a tad bit high today (130-something over 80). The doctor is sending me for a non-stress test on Friday, and then I'm scheduled for another appointment next Tues (40 and 4) AND scheduled for an induction on Wednesday if the little one hasn't thrust me into spontaneous labor by then. I really didn't want to pass my due date, but I feel better knowing that I'll have an NST on Friday. They also made sure during the u/s today that my fluid is still fine and the placenta looks good too. Oh, and she's measuring 8 lbs. 1 oz. right now, so if that's right, she's gonna be a bigger babe than my little guy, who was only 7 lbs. 8 oz. at birth.

I have been having some Braxton Hicks contractions, so I'm kind of hoping they might turn into the real thing... My doctor is not on call this weekend, and my son's birthday is on Sunday, so if I was a betting woman, I would put money down that I'll end up having her Sunday, just because that's the one day I'd kind of like to avoid if I can. Time will tell.

Here's today's belly shot. Hopefully this is about as big as the belly will get. More stretch marks this time than with D, and I'm ready to stop growing!


Wendy said...

LOL at this post - it definitely sounds like you are READY - praying that your little one comes soon - this community has been popping out one baby after another and it's truly the most amazing and most inspiring news!! hang in there! and I'm sure your pedi and wax and cut all look great! :)

Dawn said...

Love the pic! Seriously CAN NOT WAIT to hear about the arrival of your little one!!

Fumbling towards Motherhood said...

Great advice, that I think I'll take as well. I think we all deserve a beauty treatment before giving birth. Best of luck!!!

Em said...

I love your labor preparations! Good idea! Love the belly shot--you look great!

Stacie said...

You look amazing! I can't believe how small your belly seems. Mine was HUGE and Laney was only 7 lbs. at birth. I was a swollen mess, so that's probably why I was ginormous.

Yay for getting your hair, toes and eyebrows did. I can't wait to hear about your labor story (if you chose to share it, of course).

I am over the moon happy for you!!!!!!

Karen said...

Wow! You don't look near as big as I did when pregnant. And I love your preparations. I always painted my nails in preparation. :D

Here's to the baby coming soon!

Anonymous said...

I got my hair and toes done too lol before both of my kids were born! ;)

She will be here before u know it!


Shannon said...

You look great and your belly doesn't look "full term" big to me. Though I'm sure it feels like it. ;o)
I bet your little girl will arrive Monday or Tuesday. I think sometimes babies (or our bodies) know when we want to wait and sometimes they comply!