I guess I will write more often now, to keep sane… I have a few important things to do, both for work – my application for professional registration – and for the baby – finish off preparing the last items for the hospital bag and the first days of the baby. But after not sleeping well at all at night, the only desire I have is to rest, and for some reason I manage to sleep better a few hours in the morning, and the rest of the day seems to pass by without me noticing! The only things I did today were to book my next antenatal appointment (I thought it would be every week now, but no, still every two weeks), and an hair cut. Useful stuff, but… At the end I also went for a walk, about 45 minutes, and tonight I’ve got my yoga class.
Yesterday I had my week 36 appointment with the midwife. It was over in 5 minutes, she just checked my blood pressure and the baby’s heartbeat and position, as usual. He’s head down, but not engaged yet. I had to walk 20 minutes to get there and I was a bit breathless because it was warm; the heartbeat was slightly accelerated, and we had to wait a couple of minutes until it got normal again. This made me think that whatever I do or feel may not have a big impact on myself (my blood pressure was normal), but has got a bigger and longer impact on the baby. So if I rest as much as possible it’s probably good for him.
The last antenatal class was about pain relief during labour. Honestly, I still think it’s going to be horrible whatever I choose. Every solution has got pros and cons for me and/or Pallino, and I can’t understand how L can stand the idea of watching all of this. He must really love me.