Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I guess I have three more days until my due date, I just saw it on my blog--that's how I know. Yesterday I went to the doctor, as well as about 150 other expecting mothers, waited in the waiting room for an hour and a half and had a quick 5 minute appointment (and I had the earliest appointment). He checked me and said I am 2 cm dilated, which is always a good sign--sorry if this is TMI. All afternoon and evening I was having a lot of contractions. It got to the point that Jared and I really thought the baby would come in the middle of the night or today. It was enough of a push to get us to clean our whole house, do three loads of laundry and finally think about packing a hospital bag. You would think I was using "labor" as an excuse to get Jared to help me clean the house, but really I was too embarrassed to have our nighttime person come over to see the mess. Its effects have all but been reversed today however. Anyway, I determined that the two most important items to bring to the hospital are Chapstick and nail clippers--there's nothing more annoying than a hangnail, except maybe chapped lips. I just now thought of a pony tail holder too--my bag is really small, it's more like a pocket. There's probably other stuff I should bring too, but somehow nothing else seems as pressing. And in case you are wondering, those contractions stopped. Now I am just embarrassed that I called the nighttime friend at 11 pm to tell her "this might be it".