A Simple Log

24 Nov

Ok, here is a boring update, just because I want to remember what I was doing right before I went in to labor, and who knows when that will be.

First, my due date is 5 days away. I did not really expect to go early. I figured I would go in to labor right at 40 weeks basically, because that is what happened with Hadassah. However, the stupid cervical checks made me think I would go in to labor early! All I can say is that I am definitely not getting a cervical check until 39 weeks next time and I might even possibly just wait till 40 weeks. I think I’d be a much happier camper doing that.

So, my little log:

I woke up bright and early at about 6am. I was worried because I had asked Fernando to take a gallon of milk out of the freezer to thaw out last night and I was doubting he did it. So I woke him up and asked him about it. Yes, a bit silly, but I couldn’t get back to sleep after that.

Hadassah woke up a bit before 7am. I decided to take a bath, because who knows when my last bath before labor will be, right?

After that, we took quite a long time breakfasting. Fernando made me some quesadillas quickly because my blood sugar was low. Then I leisurely went on to make some Mexican style hot chocolate and some steel cut oats. At the tail end of breakfast we called Fernando’s family by Skype. Afterwards we tried to get Hadassah to eat and drink as much as possible to little avail. I noticed that she was getting dehydrated. Then we put her to bed.

I spent about an hour reading on my (new!) Nook Simple Touch. I read 1 chapter in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which is actually an entire short story. I also read almost a whole chapter of Little Women. I know it doesn’t even sound like an accomplishment, but it was a lot for me.

A bit after noon Fernando and I both started getting pretty hungry, so I whipped up some angel hair pasta with white sauce and crab. It was pretty yummy. Hadassah woke up right when I finished preparing the food.

For the rest of the afternoon, we cleaned, picked up, and set up the Christmas tree. Even though Hadassah couldn’t help much, it was fun to participate as a family with her toddling around and picking up evergreen pieces and placing them at another place in the room (she loved stacking them on the piano bench!). While we were decorating it was so hot inside our house. It didn’t really feel wintery. In fact, I stripped Hadassah down to her diaper.

The rest of the afternoon we just played around and hung out and then got Hadassah ready for bed.

Once Hadassah was in bed, I got out the Christmas presents and wrapped 2/3 of them, and I just paused right now. My back was killing me sitting on the floor like that. But anyway, I can’t even say how excited that I am that the tree I up, lit, and has some presents under it. I really feel like Emmanuel can come now!

That was my day pretty much, and I’ll probably just read a bit before bed and hopefully convince Fernando to give me a massage.

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