So… tomorrow is an important day. Starting tomorrow I will officially be in full-on countdown mode for baby’s arrival. Three weeks! Tomorrow my midwife can legally assist me in a homebirth should I go into labor, although I do hope Baby waits a little longer than that.
Don’t get me wrong, I am SO excited to meet the little one! But we have quite a lot left to do before then… or at least a lot that I want to get done before then. Most importantly my oils haven’t arrived yet… Oh, have I not told you about my oils?
You see at my last birth a good friend came and sprayed some nice smelling water on a damp washcloth, and when I used it to cool off it took the edge completely off of my contractions. It was heavenly. I had stumbled upon the wonderful world of aromatherapy.
Unfortunately, at the time, I was not in a frame of mind to make sure they kept the damp washcloths coming! I was a little distracted if ya know what I mean… but afterwards, when I remem...
I had been lying in bed for about a half hour, lazily considering whether or not I should get out of bed. I had a couple of small contractions, but nothing too uncomfortable so I just ignored them. At 9am I had my first “real” contraction. It hurt and finally convinced me to get up, since lying down just made it more uncomfortable. The last week I had two days where I had this same kind of contraction, but they subsided. I was suspicious though, considering I hadn’t had any for four days now. But, again, I was determined not to get my hopes up.