39 WEEKS AND COUNTING…
We’ll be 39 weeks along tomorrow.
This morning I went in and got checked out at the birth center so that I could confirm that all was well. I had woken up to some blood and once I discussed this with the nurse she asked me to stop by.
After a few cultures and a non stress test she confirmed that I was 1 cm dilated but my water hadn’t broken yet.
NOW WE’RE KIND OF ON BABY WATCH.
Baby Brown could come any time in the next couple of days (or even today) so I’ve been instructed to take it easy and listen to my body. Easier said than done for a busybody like myself but luckily, my body gives me plenty of reminders.
I went back to work for the day until I had a little dizzy spell. I decided to head home and take it easy. I hung out with my family watching movies and not moving much outside of a few contractions (at the time I considered them to be Braxton Hicks) and sitting on a birthing ball.
Our nursery is pretty much all set up. We just got a crib mobile in the mail so we still need to install it. Other than that I think the only thing missing is the baby’s name sign!
We still don’t know baby’s gender so obviously don’t have a name picked out. I have a name sign all picked out and ready to go, as soon as baby arrives.
READY TO ROLL
We’ve officially been cleared to have a birth center delivery so my bags are packed up for that. The stay there is usually much shorter than in hospital births so we will need less stuff, but I’ll be sure to share what I brought here soon. The car seat has been installed and at this point it’s pretty much a waiting game.I have a few pictures I want to frame and a couple more frozen meals to prepare but other than that we are (unbelievably) as prepared as we are going to be! Stay tuned.