Am I ready for my baby to come? Physically, that answer is MORE THAN YES!
My symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) a.k.a. public pain is horrible! I’ve just come to the conclusion it’s most likely not going away until the little man is out. I am still going for massage, chiro, physio and acupuncture. Acupuncture has proven to be the most interesting/effective technique for lessening the symptoms. My acupuncturist also practices Kyoto Hand Therapy which relates each spot on your hands to a spot on your body and is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy. I’ve got certain pressure points to massage on my hands to help with the pelvic pain. And let me tell you, it’s fascinating how sore your hand can be in a spot that relates to soreness elsewhere in the body! I’ve got a massage on Monday and I’m also hoping she can loosen my inner thigh ligaments. I’ve been stretching each night, but they are still super tight. My lower back is hit and miss. Some days, it’s super sore. Other days, it’s tolerable. That YouTube video I referenced in last week’s bumpdate is helping A LOT.
I’ve also gotten a bit of the pukes back. I’ve thrown up 3-4 times this week including a horrible episode in the middle of the night last night. I woke myself up choking on puke, then coughing and slightly peeing myself. Who said pregnancy was pretty?
Overall, I’m just sore and slow moving. I have to keep reminding myself that it will take me at least 2x as long to do anything I want to do (i.e. grocery shopping), that I will need at least 1 pee break and potentially a snack along the way.
In terms of having things ready for baby, I’m confident we have enough to get us started. The baby room is complete. We have newborn diapers and wipes, clothing, bathing products, bottles and formula samples (if we should need them). I’m caught up on laundry. Our cleaning ladies just came on Friday. Our hospital bags are almost packed. Well, baby’s bag is packed, mine is 3/4 with a list of missing items and my husband’s is about 1/4. Today, he installed the car seat in my car and the extra base in his truck. There isn’t much else to do.
Emotionally, I’m getting there. I really wish I had gone off work at 36 weeks as I do have a feeling this little guy will arrive before 40 weeks. More than anything, I’m hoping for a few days before labour begins to relax, centre and get into a mindset to prepare myself for whatever may come. I’m not sure you can ever be 100% emotionally ready, but I’m feeling much more relaxed this week than I was a few weeks ago.
Mike keeps saying he’s super excited for the baby to get here as he wants to watch the Blue Jay’s games with him… and I won’t be able to say no if the baby is requesting it. My husband can be quite the character sometimes. 🙂
Deep down, I feel like he will arrive sometime after the full moon (Sept 27), yet before the end of mercury retrograde (October 9). We will see if my intuition is right or if I’m just anxious to meet him. ❤