Granted it has almost been a week since we last met, and according to my earliest due date I'm a week late, but just as I've mentioned before I know things are warming up. Each day I feel new sensations and new changes that let me know that her birth is just around the corner. For example, two days ago, I really felt her drop even lower (didn't know that was possible!) and it since then there has been a lot of pressure right above my pelvis that I can feel quite frequently now as I'm walking, moving, or even laying down. On top of this, there is sometimes a pinching type feeling that stops me in my tracks as Avery moves around that sure feels like things are really getting ready for labor. I also still have a crampy, upset stomach type feeling on nearly daily basis which usually hits in the early afternoon and seems to only feel better when I eat..maybe just the hormones getting ready? Another feeling I have each day that reassures me that everything is just fine is that I still feel Avery moving around as she normally does. She's usually pretty active after I have my morning smoothie, after dinner, around 3 AM, (and even right now as I'm writing this post!). So it feels good for me to know that all is well with her.
|My pants can't get any lower|
So how do I cope with this? As I mentioned before...I visualize my Party Planning analogy, read other "it's okay to be late" pregnancy blog posts like this one, and stare at my Pregnancy/Birth vision board. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the vision board:
"Slow downcalm down,don't worry,don't hurry,trust the process."-Alexandra Stoddard