by Josée

Over the last week I’ve been experiencing clusters of mild contractions. These are not Braxton Hicks contractions, I get plenty of those already. No, these mild contraction are definitely a step closer to labour. Things are looking promising, even my midwife agrees, but I’m not allowing myself to get too hopeful. My last two pregnancies went to 42 weeks and I’m 38 weeks pregnant right now.

One thing that these mild contractions have done is throw me into a nesting frenzy. The type that results in wall washing and cupboard re-organizing. By the afternoon I’m exhausted, but there seems to be so much to do still. It’s at a time like this that I’m grateful we live in a small house.

While I’m cleaning away upstairs we have a contractor renovating our laundry room downstairs. Mess doesn’t even describe how things are in my basement right now. And tomorrow we’ll be without water for a good part of the day. There will be no home water birth if I go into labour tomorrow, but if that did happen I would have to laugh.

We treated ourselves to some delicious chocolates on Valentine’s Day.

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Anonymous February 17, 2012 - 1:39 am

As much as I would be so jealous of an early birth on your end, you deserve it, having gone to 42 weeks with the last two. Are you even a little bit crossing your fingers??


Josée February 17, 2012 - 4:46 am

I'm very much crossing fingers, and toes! It would so nice to deliver closer to 40 weeks. We'll see how things go. How are you feeling these days?


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