Two days left…at most

Posted by lena on May 17th, 2008 filed in baby news

Seattle has officially become the HOTTEST place in the world.  We broke record temperatures today as the thermometer reached 90 degrees!!!  Normally a time to celebrate – run around in the sun with squirt bottles and jump in the sound.  Today, however, 42 weeks pregnant, I wanted nothing more than to collapse in a pool of my own sweat.

I woke up this morning to a slightly painful contraction (its the first time a contraction has woken me up) and I thought to myself “this is it.”  I even woke Adam up to tell him.  While I continued to contract all day with varying levels of pain, my contractions never got more intense or regular.  Sometimes a few hours would pass without any, then I’d get 4 in half an hour.  They were strongest and most regular when I was sitting down.  So, being the overanxious parents that we are, Adam and I timed my contractions for hours before we were forced to admit that they were hardly regular and not very strong.  Remembering that keeping active is supposed to help contractions along, Adam and I went to the park and had a picnic.  It was gorgeous and fun and then we had a BBQ for dinner.  An incredibly fun day that would have been even more fun if I had been in more pain on a regular basis 🙂

Its hard to imagine that one way or another I will have a baby in my arms in just a few days.  Monday is the deadline.  Did you know that there are more babies born on Tuesday than any other day of the week.  Saturday has the fewest number of births.  It makes sense if you think about all the planned C-sections and induced labors – doctors wanting to get them done earlier in the week and not on the weekend.  Just thought I share that tidbit.

There is a good chance that the baby will come tonight.  Keep your fingers crossed for me, and thank you for all your support though this process.

2 Responses to “Two days left…at most”

  1. Matt Scholz (personal psychic to the stars) Says:

    With all due respect to other “psychics” who post on this blog…. TONIGHT is the night. I can feel it.

  2. Vanessa Says:

    I defer to Matt. LOL!