5 Things

1. My mom made her flight to New Zealand.  It was tense – she arrived in Denver early, but then her flight to San Francisco was delayed by nearly an hour due to mechanical trouble.  Of course, you never want to rush through mechanical issues and I’m glad they took the time to make sure things were working, but it made for a very tight squeeze at the end.  She had less than 30 minutes between landing and take-off to make it through Customs.  She was unable to get her luggage, but they told her it would meet her over here.  I highly doubt that it made it to her flight, but we’ll see.  I’m just glad that she’s on her way!

2. I saw my MW today.  I told her that if baby boy gets any lower, he’s going to drop out.  She confirmed that he is about as low as he can go right now.  She encouraged me to relax as much as possible and not fret.  She said that so many women will think that they’re going into labor and be up walking around, trying to will it into happening.  This is actually counterproductive, because you end up being so tense that everything stops.  The best thing is to let it go and just try to rest – it will happen when it happens.  I’ve reached the point now where if I even think it might be a labor pain, I just ignore it and chalk it up to something else.  It’s too disappointing when nothing comes of it, and I just get worked up.

3.  I have a BPP scan scheduled for Monday to make sure that things are still looking good.  If I get an unfavorable score, then they’ll induce sooner rather than later.  If things look OK then I will continue on till the following Friday, when I’ll meet with “the team” to make sure that all is set for an induction on Monday the 20th.

4. I am, however, doing all that I can to make things happen.  Lots of walking.  Going up 7 flights of stairs several times a day to get to our apartment.  More walking.  Eating spicy foods.  And more walking.  I’m taking my prepartum tonic {seriously not-yummy stuff that smells like cave mud & yard clippings} 3 times a day.  It’s a mixture of pure, concentrated extract of red raspberry leaf, black cohosh, blue cohosh, and squaw vine.  I’m also drinking red raspberry leaf tea like it’s going out of style.  And I’m trying to relax.

Last but not least…

5. I have a great husband.  He was my personal chauffeur today – we hired {rented} a car for the week – and he took me to my MW appointment, to Botany Town Centre for some lunch and shopping, to the fruit and veggie market, and to another children’s store on the North Shore.  He’s been so busy of late and he knows that I’ve been feeling low, re: going post-dates, so he took {most} of the day off and spent it with me.  I really appreciated it 🙂

Now, I’m off to bed because it’s about 9:30pm here in New Zealand and my mom will be here in about 8 hours!

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5 thoughts on “5 Things

  1. You have a very lucky husband who is lucky to have you! 😉 Glad you were able to both get out of the house and enjoy some time together before your wonderful bundle of joy gets here! 🙂

  2. oh, your mom’s visit will feel so good and provide some much needed mental distraction and emotional support. hooray for moms coming to visit! hope her luggage follows soon after 🙂

  3. Oh man! I’m glad I’m not the only one gagging through that natural labor tonic. Mine is in capsule form, but the herbs are so concentrated, the smell and taste seep through. It’s a gag-fest!

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