Scary thing #2 crossed off my list!

December 10th, 2009

Last week I had a root canal at 36 weeks along in my pregnancy. At 37 weeks, my husband had to spend five days in Naples, Florida, which is way south. As in no direct flights. As in 30 minutes from the airport. As in if-your-wife-goes-in-to-labor you’re not going to make it back in time.

But he is back now. And I didn’t have the baby without him. So, that’s a big WHEW of relief here. But it didn’t go without it’s stress. Yesterday I had contractions from about 12:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. And they weren’t painless. And I had bad cramping and backaches. I was stressed, to say the least. And the weather – blustery, snowing and 10 degrees. It seemed like the perfect storm.

But we made it through. Steve made it home and the contractions subsided over night. So, apparently they weren’t the real thing. I really thought I’d know the difference this time, but I’ve read they’re more uncomfortable in a second pregnancy – which is kinda throwing me. And they didn’t ease up much yesterday, which is more like the real ones.

Anyway, Ella’s been a real sweetheart. I let her watch more tv than she should to get me through the day yesterday, but she sure enjoyed it. Then she fell asleep in my arms on the couch and that was nice. I even talked to her about when the baby comes and what’s going to happen. We’ll go to the hospital and she’ll go to Aunt Sara’s or Grandma’s. And she helped me get her bag ready.

So we’re getting closer people. After this I’ll get back to plugging away at my work list and feel a little better about that. Now I’m just hoping that scary thing #3 (labor and healthy baby) goes as well as last time and we can enjoy the next chapter …

One Response to “Scary thing #2 crossed off my list!”

  1. Sara Cupp on December 10, 2009 6:40 pm

    Glad to hear your update. Your life is so exciting now!

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