A midwife, Agnes, came early on Tuesday and didn’t stay long. She is entirely happy with the baby’s movement, heart rate and position, happy with my protein levels and blood pressure, and happy with my positive attitude. She had a look around the house to see where the birth pool would stand, which she was happy with, and with the proximity of somewhere to be ‘land based’ for the delivery of the placenta. Overall, it would be fair to say, she was happy. Apparently the baby’s head is 2/5ths engaged, which means our Button has started the journey down the birth canal, and it’s now just a matter of waiting to see what happens. There are no estimates on time, and no guarantees of anything by any time.
My parents are arriving on Saturday, so it would be good if Button stayed put for a few days. They are coming a long way – the least we can do is wait for them!
For now we are just waiting. As we approach ‘term’ (which is forty weeks) the wait does feel longer. A lot of people talk about being ‘ready’ for the pregnancy to end about now, but it’s not quite like that for me. With the baby moving down my SPD is getting progressively worse, and my bladder requires more frequent emptying, especially at night, but apart from that I’ve not been in too much discomfort.
Although I’m not in a hurry for the pregnancy to end, I am really keen on meeting my baby. I wonder what he or she will be like, and I wonder how this new presence is going to change our lives. I’m nervous and excited and really looking forward to meeting my little one.
So this week we’ve really hit on ‘nesting’. Martin’s been working like a Trojan, just to get the house in shape, all the spare bits and pieces out of the way and as much ready as we can. We’ve spent so much time preparing now, it’s hard not to become impatient waiting for our baby’s arrival.
Pregnancy Week 39 – Still just waiting and preparing, waiting and preparing
My Dearest Luschka and Sir Martin,
I do hope this finds you are both standing strong and as each moment passes, you are getting more excited about holding your Precious Button in your arms. First let me wish you an extra special Birthday My Dearest Friend and let me follow up by saying this:
I just know Little Button is going to be so very loved and you are both going to be amazing parents. I know you are both very anxious about his/her arrival and though s/he is running a bit late as of today, I Pray you are enjoying these final days of pregnancy. I just know your parents must be so anxious to hold their grandchild in their arms as well and I am beyond happy to hear they have both made their way to be there for you all during this most beautiful time.
Stand strong, breath easy and know I am holding you all so very close in thought and Prayers. Don’t forget to kiss Baby Button on the forehead from his/her Auntie Kesia and know…
You Are So Very Loved~