Today's our last day at home without a new baby and I'm starting to get emotional. I had a difficult time sending Ella off to school this morning and I think my clinginess is probably getting annoying. This process has been so much more complicated than I ever could have imagined. I guess that's what I get for having expectations for my pregnancy (more on that later.) I just feel much less prepared this time around as I've been focused on keeping the baby healthy, rather than thinking about what life is going to be like with another child.
My mom is coming to watch Ella this afternoon and then we're off to Salt Lake City. I have three appointments in the morning—an NST, an ultrasound and a visit with my OB, where she'll finally check my cervix to see if I'm progressing. I have definitely been feeling the "signs"—more nausea, cramps, back pain, shooting pains in my nether regions, gastrointestinal woes, and more contractions. I remember that with Ella it took a few weeks of discomfort before I actually went into labor. But this is much better (so far) than the side effects I was feeling with the flecainide. And it's all happening for a reason, so I can handle it.
I will have more to report tomorrow—hopefully. It could be that there's nothing happening, in which case, I'll just be hanging out in SLC with Brady until the baby is born. I guess that isn't so bad :-)