I’ve been getting heartburn after I eat a big meal. Sometimes it’s painful, but it doesn’t last very long which is good.
I pee so much more now during the day. It’s funny how I know where the restrooms are in the usual places we visit like Wal-Mart or Smiths.
I sleep great during the night usually getting 9 or 10 hours of sleep a night. I always try to get a nap in during the day since Kat said it was important to get plenty of rest. Plus, we never know when the baby will come – it could be during the day or the night.
We watched The Greater Good documentary which talks about people getting sick or even dying from vaccinations in America.
On September 3, 2014, I saw my midwife Kat and her intern Felicia for my prenatal visit. She said everything looked great. I showed them the nursery and they liked it. She said that Baby George is lower down, but he hasn’t dropped yet. My uterus is still high up. The baby likes to stick his butt up. I told Kat that I feel a sharp pain every now and then when I need to pee. She said that it’s dilation. He’s was in the ROA position again.
I’m still waiting and I really wish I knew when he was coming. It’s wonderful being pregnant and feeling his movements and kicks. But, I would love for him to come out and meet us.
I feel so excited that he’s coming, but I’m trying to enjoy my sleep and this time of being pregnant because I know soon that my life will dramatically change.
I keep reading up on the signs of upcoming labor since I always seem to forget what I learned in the classes we took.
I saw my doula Shannondoah on September 4, 2014 for my hypnomassage. She feels my stomach and George before the massage. Baby George sticks his back up waiting for a massage. He really likes massages. She only touches my stomach and George for a few minutes and after he started kicking like saying Where’s my massage? That was just a teaser!
I told her that the top of my legs hurt. She said that’s my abductors. It’s from the pressure on the pelvis. My left top leg hurts more and it usually hurts when I stand only on that leg.
Shannondoah did fear releasing, but in a different way this time. She had me imagine myself talking to a future me. I asked myself about my fears about the labor and birth. I said the unknown and the pain. I asked myself what I could do about my fears. The future me said to relax. Shannondoah said what else I could do for an easy birth. She said that I should have a calm environment and listen to my body.
She had me repeat things about the pain of labor like the pain would be worth it to hold Baby George in my arms. Anything is worth it for him. She also had me imagine George as a kid who was 5 years old. He was holding newborn George. He told me that everything would be just fine and to let go of my fears.
We practiced bearing down together. It’s where take a deep breath in and make a C with my back putting my head towards my breasts. I would push when I had my head down.
I love hypnomassages since they’re so relaxing and you can do cool things like fear releasing. I like going to the beach that Shannondoah takes me to during the hypnomassage and seeing the water, the cliff and the house. I always imagine a beach house in Boracay, Philippines with lots of palm trees around.
I still feel Braxton Hicks contractions especially when I’m walking. My friend Kori said she had painless contractions during early labor. She also said her water broke 2 out of 3 of her pregnancies. Some women go into labor without their water breaking – everybody is different.
Ivan and I have been going out with friends and keeping active. We usually take a walk around the neighborhood, so I get some exercise.
I’m now 40 weeks and I feel great. I don’t think Baby George will be making an appearance just yet. I think I’ll give birth sometime this week. Ivan did ask George when he was coming when I was hypnotized the other night. He said a week from September 4th. So,according to George he’ll be coming on September 11. I started a contest with my family and friends to see when they think Baby George will be born. The dates are varied from September 5 to September 13.
I still hear the heartbeat in my right ear. Sometimes, when I sleep on my left side, my left hand will go numb. Having a baby really takes a toll on your body. My esthetician says babies suck the life out of you when you’re pregnant.
Ivan thinks I shouldn’t be going out anymore. I should be taking it easy at home and getting lots of rest.