I am 40 weeks pregnant tomorrow. That’s right folks, the woman who was in preterm labor with Johnny from 21 weeks on, has made it to her due date. It must be the stubbornness of this baby girl! I have a doctor’s appt today and will discuss the cesarean later this week. Problem is that I have a cold (no fever) but I am concerned that might mean he will say no and from what I have read on ICAN, illness can sometimes ward off labor. EEK! I may be pregnant forever. I would take a sudafed because it is exactly what I need but I feel odd doing that this late into the pregnancy so I sit and suffer.
I haven’t been on the computer much because I have been a knitting fool. I am almost finished with longies pair #2 and have made 2 more hats. I need to post those so you can see. 🙂 I have been sewing a bit too but not much.
In addition to the knitting, I spent a very good portion of the day yesterday cleaning my lower level. It apparently hasn’t been kept up the way I had hoped. I guess I was living in denial… or just trying to let things go some. Well, I had a breakdown yesterday after realizing it had been several days since the counters were cleaned properly, the stove had stuff caked on it, the sink could be considered biohazard and there was a small dog (at least its hair) on my floor. I couldn’t take it any longer so I spent the entire day cleaning. My kitchen looks wonderful again, the floors are sparkling (except by the back door where the dogs refuse to wipe their paws) and Johnny can play on the carpets without fear of dog hair. Mike got an earful from me when he came home. I refuse to live in filth and doing things half-assed is not going to work for me. He and Tayler need to step up and do what is right, not what is easy.
Johnny has decided the impending birth of his baby sister is a great time to turn into a terror. Not really. He is a very good kid for the most part. He has started yelling at us, saying “no” or my personal favorite “no way” and has turned bedtime into a battle. Last night’s bedtime had me in tears. I wish he had waited just a bit longer to tell me to “go away” when it is bedtime. *sigh* I hope he is okay when I am in the hospital. 🙁
Either today or tomorrow will be Mike’s last day of work for the month. He is going to take the day before the scheduled c/s day to spend with me and Johnny and I am going to walk my body all over the mall to give it one last push to do what it is supposed to do. I am still pushing for Friday (maybe this cold will be another push in that direction for my doc) so I am thinking he will go in tomorrow and then be done. The only good thing about Joley waiting so long to be born is that Mike will have some vacation days left after you take into account Christmas and the day after which are already paid days. That will be helpful! Anyways, wish me luck on not hurting him while he is home over the next few weeks. He is supposed to be staying home to help me out with Johnny and allow me to get some rest. We will see how well that works. If he spends more time sleeping than helping, I will be shipping his butt back to work right quick.
That’s about it for now. I will update later about my appointment and let you know what the plan is. Keep those labor thoughts coming though as always.