I have "officially" less than 5 weeks to go before this baby is "due." I use the quotation marks, because I tend to run out of amniotic fluid at the end of my pregnancies. When I was pregnant with Caleb, the fluid was really low, and so we scheduled to induce when he was a little over due. Then, when I was pregnant with Madelyn, they did an ultrasound on my due date, and realized the fluid was pretty much gone. So, that night, I was put in the hospital for an induction. So, my doctor and I are discussing checking the fluids the end of December/early January to see where things are at. If the fluids are low, and if my body is ready for baby to come, we will probably induce earlier than my due date. We don't want anything to happen to that precious little baby, but we also don't want to "rush" the baby out. So, we will see. I may get to hold this baby in my arms earlier than my due date.
Trust me, I can definitely feel the desire/need to be done with pregnancy. I do love being pregnant, just lately, it is getting more and more difficult to enjoy it. My body is screaming help...my joints hurt, my sciatic nerve is in serious pain, my whole pelvic floor seems like it is about to bust out, and I am just achey. I have a hard time walking now, even during the day. Night time is THE WORST, and to get up to use the bathroom (agazillion times) makes me shutter with pain. I have a terrible time getting out of bed, and walking to the bathroom, that sometimes I just hold it and hope that it will go away. Isn't that terrible?
If that isn't bad enough, my moods have been horrific. My family is my witness....and Terry and I just had the conversation last night that I am not doing so hot with things. I am extremely forgetful, and I need to work on not fighting with the kids over EVERYTHING! I am just so emotional, in tears over so many things, and I feel like everyone is against me. Yes, I know I am emotional and pregnant...two things that go hand in hand. I need more sleep, and I need to be extra cautious how I respond to my family and friends.
Anyway...sorry to just sit here and complain. I am happy to be blessed with another baby. Pregnancy is such a miraculous gift that God has given me. I am honored to be a mommy again. I just am looking forward to ~after~ delivery. :)