Monday, August 21, 2006

Any Time Now

Someone said to me the other day, "Every first-time mom hopes her baby will come two weeks before the due date." That statement has certainly proven true for me. As much as I enjoy the miracle of life inside me, I'm ready to have the miracle on the outside now. :-) Only six more days until the official due date, but I know Baby is not looking at a calendar.

As a baby shower gift, my parents and my grandma gave us a year of diaper service. Our first shipment of 70 pre-folded cloth diapers arrived today, along with 6 velcro-tab diaper covers. The diaper bag is all packed for the birth center now. As for
my bag, well, that's another story.

3 comments:

prayzgod said...

Today is my due date, but I generally "cook" my babies for about 41, instead of 40 weeks. I'd sure love to go into labor tonight though. :-)

You probably already know this, but just in case you don't... During the contractions, (and when you're pushing) keep your jaw very relaxed and loose. It helps to just let your mouth kind of hang open. If it ever gets to a point where you feel like you "can't do it anymore," then you are probably almost done. I learned in my last labor that if you just "give in" to the transition contractions, they stop hurting, and you can literally feel your cervix open the rest of the way up, and then you're pushing. (Let your body do the pushing, if you can. When it's time to push, you'll probably find that your body is taking over, and you're somewhere out in orbit.)

Labor is a wonderful exerperience, and us ladies who choose to do it out of hospital, and naturally, learn so much about ourselves that we could not have learned any other way.

"Labor day" is soon for both of us! :-D

Shannon said...

Melissa,

I am so excited and happy for you!

May you have a safe and healthy delivery and many blessings to you and your little one!

kitkat said...

I wish I could say that it was only with my first child that I wanted the baby to come two weeks early. It doesn't get any easier to wait with each pregnancy. :-) If anything, I'd say it gets harder to wait because after the first baby you know just how wonderful each little baby is. You only THINK you know how much you can love your child until you actually become a mother. A mother's love is powerful stuff!!! But, hang in there. You are so close, the blessed day will be here before you know it. :-)