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Thursday, June 30, 2011

5 more tomorrows

We're down to single digits until BabyBear is suppose to arrive!I go back and forth between being content wiith the wait and hurry up and get here! My body hasn't changed in preparation for delivery since she started checking me three weeks ago. We had tossed around the idea of induction so my doc could be there (downside of being due the day after a holiday) but with only being a one and 25% it's not going to happen.

The kids have a parade they ride in on Saturday so hopefully we'll be able to make that happen. I'd rather go late and let them participate than mess up their excitement about their decorated bikes.

I'm measuring between 36 and 37 weeks and only gained 2 ounces in a week so things are winding down. I only have a couple shirts that are comfortable and sleep...well that hasn't been comfortable in a long while. Yesterday I developed a migraine which would have been even more scary if I hadn't experienced the symptoms before.

Blurred vision
Slurred speech
Numb left hand
Headache

Scary stuff, but it's happened in both my previous third trimesters The silver lining is that all I need is one little Tylenol and I'm good to go. Being home alone with the kids and not being able to see is a bit frightening, but I acted quickly and called the clinic before I couldn't see the screen on my phone anymore.

By the afternoon I was totally fine and we went about our day...splashing in the kiddie pool, hunting for caterpillars, watering the garden,swinging in the hammock, drinking homemade slushies*, eating dinner, enjoying fresh picked strawberries on our porch, snuggling kittensm cooking nector for our hummingbird feeder, and going to Sam's Tball game.

Today we went to Speech, the kids are running around Castle Park, and I plan to pack up our swim bag and float the afternoon away in the city pool.

What do you have planned for the day/holiday weekend?


*slushies - 2 cups ice, 1/2 cup fruit juice, blended on "grate" there's no chance I'm going to get dehydrated with three or four of these in my system by 7pm!

2 comments:

  1. I hope you have a wonderful COOL weekend my friend! Make sure you take rest time for you!

    My mom is just 100% certain I will go early...the doctor not so much. I don't mind either way really, as long as he comes when he is ready. I do not want to be induced...

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