March 12, 2012

9 Days (At The Most)

We are down to the single digits. The shorter the timeframe, the more slowly it seems to go.

Tomorrow is my last day of work, and then I'm taking a week of vacation time before FMLA starts. There are no signs yet of her coming early.

Overall I've been feeling pretty good, both physically and mentally, but I had another freakout day yesterday afternoon. Everything had been fine up until lunch, and then Kiddo started moving around a lot more than normal for the rest of the afternoon/evening. Plus, she was all bunched up on my left side, which is unusual - I think she's spent about 90 percent of this pregnancy on my right side so far, and if she ventures over to the left, she heads back to the right fairly quickly.

So I broke out the doppler three times yesterday, and even though I could hear her heart rate and the cord flow, I still wasn't 100 percent reassured. I didn't call the doctor's office, though, because I figure they'll tell me that as long as she's moving, everything is fine.

I'm doing better this morning. Still not 100 percent, but better. Although work has been stressful, one of the nice things about it is that it's kept me from obsessing too much every day. It will be interesting to see what I'm like starting on Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, the doppler may be duct-taped to my belly...

11 comments:

Mo and Will said...

oh my gosh you are SOOOO close!!! of course you're still scared - i think you will be until she is in your arms. But this is going to happen. You are going to be a mother! and soon!! i hope this week off is productive and restful all at the same time. thinking of you!!

mo

MyTwoLines said...

So excited for you!! You are so close! Enjoy this super special time :)

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting!

Nico said...

EEEEEK! So happy that you are so close :) Totally understand the freakout, but not too much longer to go. Wishing you all the best!!!

Hopeful Mother said...

What a long journey you have endured to get to this moment. I just can't wait and I am so excited for you!

Patience said...

Thinking of you my dear friend. I don't have any words- but wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts.

Emily Erin said...

I hope that tomorrow goes well and that you enjoy the week that you have off before the big day. Sending good thoughts.

Mrs R said...

Exciting! Don't be afraid to contact the doc if you want. My doc told me not to hesitate if I felt worried or thought I needed to get checked out. It gave me lots of peace of mind in those last days ;-)

Reese said...

Just make sure you rotate the duct tape to prevent skin breakdown! You are doing so well--good job for working up to the last possible second. It won't be long now!

Rose said...

9 days! Woo hoo! So excited for you. Do you see the ob again before delivery?

Libby said...

How exciting to be so close! I hope you get to enjoy your time at home, but if you are ever worried, I wouldn't feel bad about calling your OB. That's what they are there for, right?

Hang in there!