I’m past the half-way mark and still a long ways away but I’ve been thinking about something lately that I wanted to ask you….
What were your first signs of labor? When did you know that it was TIME! In case you weren’t around when I had Brooke, that was QUITE the adventure. She was my first and I really had no idea what to expect. I was cleared one morning to fly on an airplane by my doctors (I think about 2 weeks before my due date) from Utah to California because I was moving there. Everything I had for Brooke was packed in a POD and I didn’t have an apartment so I was staying with people I had never met before ha. When I was on the airplane I felt really off and a few contractions but it wasn’t until the next day when I lost my mucus plug that I REALLY realized that Brooke was coming early and she did! My water broke when I was in a store buying a car seat. I met my doctor for the first time as I was pushing her out ha.
With Skye I started with contractions, took a shower and got ready and we lived about 5 minutes away from the hospital so we just headed on over…
With both girls I do remember hitting an unusual amount of fatigue before contractions started… like lifting up my head was exhausting. With both they didn’t drop until right before they were born so it will be interesting to see what happens this time!
Just a few things from this last week!
*I am really feeling the baby move around a lot now and I love it!
*I had my first Braxton Hicks contractions this week which really surprised me because I forgot all about those happening!
*Red meat has been sounding really good this week along with all of the paninis, eggs and pancakes with freezer jam on top.
*We had our full ultrasound scan the other day and the baby is doing really well. We were SO tempted in the moment to find out the sex but stuck to our plan of waiting until he/she is born.
*On Sunday morning when I first saw Brooke she said, ‘your belly grew so big over night!’ My appetite is also noticing the growth spurt lately because I am hungry all of the time right now.
*I’m still feeling pretty nauseated at night again but I just remind myself that it’s not all day anymore so I can handle a few hours each day of feeling sick.
*Remember how I was going on and on about how I feel so much more emotionally stable this time around? Well, this last week I felt like an emotional pressure cooker.
*Running is feeling better than it has since March! I hit 47 miles last week and the cooler temperatures were probably a big reason why running felt so so good.
What were your first signs of labor? How long were you in labor for?