Taking it One Day at a Time Here


April 16, 2014 Pregnancy 2

39 Week Bump

One more week until Little Nixon is due. An eviction notice WILL BE PROMPTLY POSTED if he hasn’t arrived by then! I didn’t post an update for 38 weeks because all I really had to write about was how I am battling carpal tunnel caused by edema, as well as a pinched nerve in my back. It’s awful and not very much fun for anyone. I’m just trying to take one day at a time because it’s too overwhelming to think about all the days I could have to go through before this little baby is born. I wish I could just put my feet up and relax, but it’s better for me to keep moving and take short rests.

My days are filled with tending to my swollen hands, going for walks, keeping the house tidy, drinking corn silk and red raspberry leaf tea, eating hydrating foods, running errands, seeing caregivers, wandering around the house rather aimlessly and bored, visiting the loo, folding and unfolding baby clothes (this is surprisingly fun for me)… I can’t do any one thing for very long. Lying down and sitting for extended periods compresses the nerves even more. I’m a wee bit stir-crazy…but in good spirits despite the pain. If only the feeling would come back to my fingers, it would all be so much more bearable! They are numb, but hurt at the same time. It’s sort of like that feeling your hands get when you come inside to the warmth after making snowballs outside in the cold. That burning tightness.

Well according to the midwife, baby has “dipped” a bit in the past few days. I’m still breathless at times, but my tummy suddenly seems like it’s in my lap when I sit. He has a bit more to go, but I think he is getting ready. My bet is that he’ll be here in 7 to 10 days. But who knows! It’s all a guess. We are so close, that’s for certain.

Still feeling a wee bit scared about the whole “giving birth” thing but I’m trying not to let the “what ifs” take over my thoughts. Just seeing what they are about, and then letting them go. Focussing on an easy, gentle and comfortable birthing time, and holding that sweet little baby in my arms.

Those “OMG I’m having a baby” moments are becoming more frequent again too. Sometimes I just can’t believe this is happening to me. I’m trying to wrap my brain around how my life is going to change but it’s so bizarre to imagine having a baby. Bizarre, but kinda thrilling too. *glee* I can hardly wait to meet the little human being I’ve been growing for the past 9 months. What a wondrous moment that will be.


  1. Cheryle TaylorApril 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    How I love the threat of eviction notice!
    (That threat will also come in handy in about 15 years!!) ;-)

    Such great news that has ‘dipped’ a bit! I’ve never heard that expression. Usually it’s ‘dropping’ until he’s eventually ‘engaged’ (deep in your pelvis, & midwife can’t move his head). Soon!

    Have you heard about ‘nesting’?
    It’s doing things like you’ve been doing……a huge urge to get all done…..& folding/unfolding baby clothes!
    A great sign of the birth getting close……all normal, unless you start bringing in twigs & sticks! Ha!

    I love reading about re-focussing your thoughts when you fall into the ‘what if’s’! Bravo!
    Focus on what you want!!……and then let it go…..

    Oh so soon! You will be holding that little miracle you call your son, very very soon!
    How yummy is that!!!


  2. leslieApril 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

    ooh, i got goose bumps when i read your line about finally meeting the little person you’ve been growing. it’s so surreal and yet so REAL. i’m so very excited for you and have no doubt you’ll be a natural mother. am thinking of you lots and sending mega doses of positive energy your way for the final stretch (no pun intended) to parenthood. loves ya xx


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