Today is my last day at work, I am taking 2 weeks vacation time, then my mat leave will start - I am so relieved this day is finally here. I am looking forward to putting my feet up and being able to fully relax, although all the little things around the house that need cleaned are calling out to me!
I am excited - we have less than 20 days to go till d-day and i still have my money on the 20th - for some odd reason it's stuck in my head. Knowing my luck I'll go overdue though!
I've been getting a LOT of lower back cramping, that feels a lot like period pain, and gives me a headache too, the only relief I have found is doing standing (read as desk leaning) pelvic tilts. First time I had them they lasted 3 hours and I thought it was possibly back labour. I've had 2 pregnancy massages now and it's felt pretty damn good for a few hours afterwards, I'm booked in for one ore, then I'll take a wee break for a bit I think.
Had my first cervix check yesterday, that was a little uncomfortable! I'm apparently at mid-position, closed and completely soft, who really knows what that means... they want low, soft and open for the baby to come. My doc said in the next 2 weeks LO should be here, but seriously how can you tell? I read stories about people dilating overnight or stalling for weeks...
Regardless I am so grateful to be in this position, even though my hips feel like they are on fire when I first stand up and attempt to walk. I waddle now, and getting anywhere walking takes 3 times as long :) Still I am still smiling and his movements still bring me such joy - can't wait to meet this little firecracker!