In my last bumpdate post, I said at the end that hopefully the next one
would be a little more boring… Well, I must have jinxed myself because we
spent another two days in Labor and Delivery AND I’m dilated to 1cm and 80%
thinned. My doctor says I could stay this way for another two months or
things could change pretty quickly, so we’re just taking things one day at
a time over here. But we’ve officially made it to 32 weeks and I feel
REALLY good about that!
We decided it was important for us to pack our Hospital To-Go Bags ASAP
just in case my body decides it’s time to kick baby girl out OR if baby
girl decides it’s time to come— ready or not. So I asked my Instagram
Friends what their Hospital Bag ESSENTIALS were because I’ve read a LOT of
blog posts of mamas who brought a TON of extra/unnecessary things, and I’m
kind of a minimalist at heart, so I just wanted the ESSENTIALS. These were
the items that were suggested the very most.
A few weeks ago, I was feeling particularly anxious about giving birth. And
honestly, every day that giving birth gets closer, I get a little more
nervous. Of course, I’m excited to meet our sweet baby girl, but the whole
idea of giving birth makes me really nervous. So I asked my friends on
Instagram to share their favorite affirmations for labor and delivery with
me. The ones they shared with me were so good, so I decided to type them up
and share them with whoever may need them. I also made some graphics for
each of them that you can screenshot and save or share.
How it’s already been another month, I do. not. know. BUT here we are again
with another monthly baby update! I started writing this post and was like,
“oh nothing really new to report…” and then we spent the better part of the
day in labor and delivery trying to sort out some weird abdominal pain that
i’ve been having. more on that below!