Mr. Baby is still on the inside. But I have a feeling he’ll be here in the next couple of days. I’m not sure why. Just a feeling. I really want to stick close to home and I feel kinda weird both mentally and physically. Contractions are still irregular and not very strong. I don’t notice most of them; the ones I do notice make me feel a little queasy and are accompanied by a mild menstrual-cramp-like feeling. They don’t last for more than a minute or so, maybe ten times a day that I notice.
None of that makes it seem like labor is imminent. I guess it’ll happen when it happens. I’m finding myself not so freaked out by the idea that it could happen any minute, like I was 3 or 4 days ago, and now I wish that my body would just get on with it. Doc and I went for a walk this morning because I felt like I had abundant energy and walking is supposedly good for helping Mr. Baby descend into position, but almost as soon as we left the house I felt exhausted and my back began to hurt kinda badly.
This afternoon I am sitting in the Comfy Chair in the living room with my laptop, a quilt, and a stripey cat on my lap. I had a piece of homemade (by mom!) lemon pie and a Coke just now, and I’m watching Star Wars on DVD. Later I thought that I might go down to Toshi Station to pick up some power converters, if Uncle Owen will let me.
We are missing a yummy Thanksgiving dinner at Kathryn’s house today, and I’m sad about that. But again, I am having that weird feeling of wanting to stay at home and I think that I ought to listen to it.
Happy Anniversary to Doc!! 9 years today. It hasn’t seemed like nearly that long, and at the same time it feels like we’ve been together all our lives. I’m really really lucky; I realize this more and more every day.
So, in the spirit of the day, some things I am thankful for: Doc. My cats. My baby. My parents and brothers. Wonderful, funny, creative friends. Lemon meringue pie. Star Wars. Lovely autumn weather. Great co-workers. iPhones. The president-elect. Turkey-shaped calzones. Bacon. Caramel. Books. Art. Yoga. Being happy and content with my life.