With only a fortnight to go, times are exciting! My body is definitely telling me big things are about to happen, with constant aches and pains throughout the day. For about three weeks now I have been having braxton hicks regularly throughout the week, but now days they are getting more and more regular as my body prepares for labour. It's not uncommon now for me to be contracting on and off for hours at a time throughout one day. These aren't so much painful as they are uncomfortable, so I can handle them for now, but every time my tummy tenses up and goes hard, it is just another reminder of what I am in for any time from now on! According to Juan's dream the baby should be coming this Saturday which happens to be the day we are visiting his sister Yanci and her kids up at the Sunshine Coast where he will baptise our Nephew, Mark. Hmm... I thought I was nervous before.... but that would certainly be a surprise! I think I'll take my hospital suitcase just in case, which I might add, I finally got around to packing! (OK, so not everything is in there yet, but hey at least I've finally got this little girl some nappies!)
Sleeping is still a nightmare, if not worse. If I am woken up by ANYTHING in the middle of the night, I am awake for HOURS until I finally drift back off to sleep around 5.30am at which I am then woken up sometime around 6-6.30am by the girls anyway. It is torture, especially since it is so hard to get comfortable enough to fall asleep in the first place! But once I'm awake my mind just runs wild with imaginations and scenarios of the birth, the baby, the future, and anything else I let in there.
Juan meanwhile is already talking about "baby number four", at which I am totally appalled. At this stage thinking about baby number 4 is NOT on the agenda, let alone a nice thought right now. But he is convinced it will be a boy, so his imagination is running wild. I can't help but imagine I will most likely have twin girls if I was to get pregnant again, as would just be my luck. ;-) But for the next couple of years my three beautiful girls will suit me just fine thank you very much! Daddy will just have to wait until I make up my mind!
I'm now sweating more than ever, as you can even see in the pics above where my face is shiny - despite the air conditioner being on full ball! But I am happy to report that the baby has dropped, so breathing is a lot easier. What a relief! Even though I still get heartburn every day it is not as bad as it was when I sat higher. My sciatica is still playing up but I'm determined not to be induced again like I was a couple of days early with Eadith,so I'm trying not to let it get to me.
My grandma thought of something fun the other day - Coming up on the third day of the third month I will have my 30th birthday and the same month I will be having my third child! If she comes on the 13th - or, crazy thought, the third - it will be quite the month! Anyway, time will tell and I'll certainly keep you posted! :-)