My baby shower is this weekend!
I had always planned to make myself a dress for it, but then got sidetracked by a sewing contest where I made a whole maternity wardrobe. Because of time, I was on the fence about making a dress, and then I saw some great fabric online and decided to go ahead with it. Altered my pattern for correct fit on Monday, Muslined (made a mock-up to check for fit) it on Tuesday, cut it out and started sewing last night! I’m maybe 1/4 of the way done with the sewing portion; as long as I can motivate myself to work on it tonight, I think I can get it done.
Random question: Anyone doing or thinking of doing perineal massage? It kind of grosses me out, but I also don’t want to tear during delivery…
My feet and ankles have been BS, too. They start off the day just slightly puffy, but by the end of the day I look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from mid calf down. And the swelling makes bending my ankles to walk hurt. 🙁 My doctor said it’s really common and they don’t worry about it unless you have accompanying symptoms that could indicate pre-eclampsia.
I have about 7 weeks left! Well, I imagine it will be more like 8.5 weeks since my mom’s first born was a week and a half late and so were both of my sister’s kids. But I can hope it’s only 7 weeks! I agree, it seems so far, yet so close. So much to do still!
I don’t have too much going these days besides the foot/ankle edema. Starting to get some back pain again, but it’s not terrible. Seems like little dude is squirming around all of the time. It’s both reassuring and a bit annoying. Of course, when I realize he hasn’t moved in a while I then poke him (I am so part of the problem! Ha.).
The postpartum disorder talk squigged me out, too. Mostly the postpartum depression and psychosis, AKA: please don’t let this happen to me. I have history of depression, though, so it’s good to know what to look for and for DH to also know.
Sorry to hear you’re going to have to induce early; I will be thinking of you and your little pumpkin. How awesomely generous of your workplace on the time off! I’m envious.
Sounds promising! Hope your midwife tells you exactly what you want to hear next week. I am totally getting bladder and vagina punches, too. That stabby vagina pain (which my sister warned me about and when it happened for the first time I was like “ah, so THAT’S what she was talking about.”) is the worst. LOL
Glad to hear your sweet baby girl is doing well! How have you been feeling, mama?