So, um, last night I got a reality check. I know this little dude could come now or in 4 weeks, BUT, I got a reality check last night...
I felt really bad yesterday. Just bad. I was very uncomfortable and felt like my belly would burst. Our swing came in last night and I sat in the floor and put it together...all the while hurting pretty bad...not contraction hurting, but just uncomfortable stretching hurting. Anyway, a little after 8 pm I started having some pretty regular and close Braxton Hicks. At 8:30 I started timing them and they were 3 minutes apart. Yes, 3 minutes...I had 30 minutes worth of 3 minute contractions. I was getting a little nervous, I didn't know whether to bother the doctor or not. I don't want to be one of those moms that call every five minutes or go to the hospital 15 times and they send you home.
I was texting a few friends at the time and here was a convo with my friend, Fawnda...it cracked me up...
Fawn: Hmmmm...do you think you should call?
Me: IDK? They aren't painful but just really tight...I'm still having them every 3 min
Fawn: I just don't want u to wait til it's too late & matt end up having to deliver it. One of u might not survive & my money would b on him :-)
That totally made me laugh.
Anyway, I just had a lot going through my mind. I have so much to settle and finish at work before I take off...I don't have anything washed...I don't have MY bags packed...I don't have my house finished...Dawson's room isn't finished...the dogs haven't been bathed...I don't have any groceries in the house...AND I don't have his car seat???? He CANNOT come just yet. Well, it hit me last night...he can come ANY TIME he wants to...and my "planning" self can just deal with it.
I have been really productive at work and I plan to be very productive at home this weekend. I am getting a new washer and dryer this weekend...my set is just not cutting it. Yay. But, I plan on finishing up the house (as much as I can without wearing myself out) and starting on the laundry for Dawson. I will pack my bag and his bag and just be as ready as I can be. He probably won't come until the full term...but it will make me feel better knowing I am ready if I have another night like last night!
PS, if you haven't "followed" the blog and you want to...that would be great. I have 90 friends now and would like to hit over 100 before he is born! I am a numbers' gal :-)