After yesterday’s events, Greg and I decided we had better stop procastinating on a few things regarding our readiness for the baby. Even though her due date that we have been planning by isn’t until April 19th, she measured big on yesterday’s ultrasound and the tech said she could have a possible due date of April 3rd. The ultrasound also showed that she could weigh (right now) as much as 7 pounds, 14 ounces – Ouch! But the tech said not to rely on the weight information. Plus, with my gestational diabetes, we are expecting that she could be a little larger than normal too.
So today I actually started packing a bag for the hospital and Greg installed her car seat into our Corolla. I have still been feeling contractions today, now that I know more what to look for. They do feel a little different than yesterday though; I am feeling slight stomach pain and backaches. Supposing yesterday had not happened, I think I would not have even noticed the ones today really. I am absolutely hoping that when the time comes for us to go to the hospital that I will be able to tell without a doubt that this is the real thing or that my water breaks so I have some tangible evidence that I need to get going! In the meantime though, Greg has continued to be kind enough to give me back massages when needed.