Today I had a list a mile long of things I needed to accomplish: doctor, dentist, DMV, pre-register at the hospital and return some moldy bread to the store. It actually went surprisingly fast and I got ALL of this accomplished in under 4 hours! It feels good to have my ducks in a row. I'm not feeling 100% ready for this baby and I don't think I will simply because I know it's going to be hard and I'm going to have to go through some adjustments with EVERYONE, but especially with Aaron, my little baby...and honestly, I'm not looking forward to it COMPLETELY. I'm certainly not dreading it my any means, I'm so excited about seeing this baby girl...I love feeling her little wiggles and playing with her little feet (which are ALWAYS on my right hand side by my ribs). I look forward to seeing her sweet, TINY little parts...hearing her little noises and nursing another baby. So yes, I'll say I'm ready. I'm as ready as I'll ever be.
This evening I made up the last of our apples into applesauce, I vacuumed and mopped the house and I'm getting ready to go scrub the grout in my bathroom. Jeremy has weeded and feeded the grass (our grass is pretty funky and needs some serious help, so this will be wonderful!). I feel like nesting is taking place in full force and, Praise God, I've got the energy enough to do what I need to do. I even got a little rest in this afternoon AND read 2 chapters of our book to Savannah!
So quick update on pregnancy: I have not had an internal exam yet, so I have no idea about any dilation or anything of that sort. My Strep B test was NEGATIVE, so I'm VERY excited about that. That means that when I go into labor, I don't have to hurry to the hospital. I don't need an IV, etc. It will be wonderful because I was positive with both of my boys. I've had a lot of swelling in my feet. Last night it was pretty bad, so I went into the doctor today, just to be safe. I feel fine, it was just different from my normal. Everything is fine though. My blood pressure is fine, no protein in my urine, etc. It's just excess fluid. My doctor told me that I "carry nicely", for a very pregnant woman, that's quite a compliment! :) I have heartburn like you wouldn't believe. I've had to drink baking soda water multiple times a day, especially in the evening...and even then I wake up at night and my esophagus is just BURNING. YUCK!!! I need to bring some Tums to bed with me because it's very uncomfortable. I'm not sleeping well, but since Jeremy has been home for this week and a half, he's been SO incredibly helpful. I usually sleep decent in the morning, but Aaron has been waking up early, so Jeremy gets up with him and lets me sleep until 7:30-8ish. It's been awesome! I don't know how I'd be getting by without him right now, it's been such a blessing having him here.
Hmmm...what else?!?! That's about all I can think of...I'm too sore to sit here any longer, so I shall go for now--my grout is awaiting me! :) I don't presume that I'll be going into labor any time soon, but I can always hope, right? As long as I can get through each day, by God's grace, and mostly maintain a positive attitude, I'm just gonna keep chuggin' along. I'm really, really hoping to go into labor naturally and to have an unmedicated birth. Only the Lord knows how it will all pan out, but I'm working toward those goals with a positive anticipation of what is to come.