Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How I'm Feeling: 1 Week Out

NOTE: This post was originally written last week, but for some reason, I never posted it.

Tomorrow, I will officially be due in one week. That's just crazy talk.

A few weeks ago, I would have told you I feel soooo ready (physically) to have this baby, and wouldn't have been surprised had it happened any time. But then spring weather came long. And we started playing outside. And I started transplanting things and digging and DOING things, and wouldn't you know I got lots of energy I haven't had in months and months?

And now I don't feel so ready. Mentally, yes - let's get this show on the road! But physically? I have absolutely no signs of this baby coming any time soon. And after two babies, I pretty much know my physical signs.

So much for expecting to be late but hoping to be early...

One thing worth mentioning:
Last night, I had this awful pain on my left side, just above my hips, like I've never felt before. I couldn't decide if it felt better to rub it or walk around or curl up on the couch and complain...loudly. The pain came and went for a half an hour to an hour in varying degrees, but never completely went away before bed. Thankfully, it was gone when I woke up this morning. I Googled the pain, but really only turned up "round ligament" pain or ovarian cyst-related pain, but this didn't fit either of those categories, and was more a pinched nerve / sudden intense cramp type pain. Whatever it was, I'm just glad it's gone and hope it never returns!