Well, i'm 36.5 weeks along now and I'm feeling pretty ready for this little munchkin to join our family :) I know it could be next week, or it could be 5 weeks from now, but nonetheless, i'm feeling good and ready. Over the past week or so i've had tons of Braxton hicks and lots of cramping which I know is just all prep for the big arrival. Landon arrived at 37.5 weeks so I guess he could be here pretty soon!
It's a very different feeling this time around. I know a beautiful baby will arrive (and hopefully be healthy), but I also know that there will be a lot of pain and discomfort for that to happen (if I don't end up with the dreaded c-section that is.. in that case it will be tons of after pain). It brings back so many horrible memories of pain and frustration of things not working last time around. So I'm excited, yet quite nervous. I know I can handle the pain since I was in labour for around 16 hours with Landon without meds before the interventions began, but it's still flipping scary and I know I have to keep an open mind about things! Here's also to hoping that baby boy isn't posterior. I've been trying so hard to make sure he stays in a good position by no relaxing on the couch, lots of yoga poses, and just being aware of where he is.. fingers crossed he stays in a good spot!
I'm still looking after the two little girls that I care for during the week but I'm making sure to take it easy a bit and adding in a few nice 'extras' like massages, chiropractor visits, and ice cream :-p. Next week I have my first acupuncture visit for some cervical ripening (not explaining this one :-p) and I've been taking a few homeopathic things to help get the body ready.. here's to hoping they help with something. I know there are all kinds of things thought to induce labour and it's not that I want baby to come before he's ready, I just want him to come before they are forced to do a c-section. In Victoria they will not medically induce you after having a previous c-section. So over the next few weeks i'll be trying a few things to get labour started.
Today I've got the house to myself with Jeff taking Landon out to Port Renfrew to visit his parents that are camping there. So i'm cleaning, organizing, and doing everything at my own pace and on my own schedule.. it's heavenly! You sure do forget what life was like before babies :)
Here is the latest photos of baby's room! I SO want to tell you his name (that we have been calling him since February or so) but we're keeping it a surprise :)