So this baby? CAN'T. GET. HERE. SOON. ENOUGH. My ribs hurt, my pelvis aches, and I have heartburn about 20 hours a day. To top it off, I cannot possibly eat enough ice cream.
At 30 weeks I had an ultrasound of my heart that I talked about here. Since the tech was 16 weeks pregnant, she indulged me in quick peek at the baby, where I was surprised to learn the baby was already in the head-down position. Remembering when Helen turned down at 34 weeks during an agonizing sleepless night, I thought this one might be preparing to come early, too.
But no. My weekly appointments this month have proved that I'm barely dilated to 1 cm. About once a day, I have a tiny contraction - nothing terribly painful, but a quick reminder that I haven't forgotten what they feel like.
Then this morning, while I tried to get some more shut-eye on the couch at 5:30 a.m., I looked down to see my stomach all lopsided on the right. Something has been jammed up in my ribcage all afternoon, and I look much wider now, rather than up & down pregnant.
I think this little girl got a front row seat at the week we just had with her big sister, changed her mind, and headed back up.
I don't blame her one bit.