I think I'm doing better than I was Thursday. I'm not too worried about his fluid level because my belly is looking more rounded and full like it should and his movements have been good. I've been drinking like crazy, which really is crazy because I consume way more water than the most guidelines say normally. I usually down at least a gallon to 1.5 gallons of liquid (mostly water, but some juice and milk) a day. I made sure to hit 2 gallons yesterday and I'm still working on it today.
I talked with my boss on Friday and decided for myself that Tuesday should probably be my last day at work. I have my last OB appt on Wednesday and I'm worried if I work that morning my BP will be high again and I will be told not to go back to work anyhow so I might as well just not work. And there is no prize for working up until I'm in labor. And getting some extra rest before the birth will be good for me.
Contractions are still very few and far between. Not really expecting any early surprises at this point.
DH is at the grocery store. We have an ambitious meal list for this week. We are trying to make lots of good food this week because next week will probably be lots of frozen stuff. On the menu for this next week:
Tonight - Stacked Enchilada Bake
Sun - Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan
Mon - Black Beans and Rice
Tues - Lentil Puree (Dahl)
Wed - Mediterranean Oven Pancake (zucchini and feta in an oven pancake)
Thurs - Bean and Rice Casserole
Fri - Bean and Nut Loaf
Sat - Last Date out for awhile
Sun - Fettuccine Alfredo
I think the fettuccine will probably be lunch because that might be a little heavy right before an induction. But all that pasta and fat ought to give me some good energy.
Also, I have discovered that black beans are probably this kid's favorite food. Nothing gets him wiggling like those beans do which I think is kinda funny and I definitely enjoy all the movement.
My chocolate cravings are pretty bad right now... I requested DH get lots of chocolate instant pudding at the store.
I'm pretty nervous about delivering. I try not to think about it a lot at this point. We'll get from here to there somehow.
I'm going through a lot of sad and weepy moods lately. I know I'm going to miss being pregnant. He's so large right now I can easily put my hands on him and pretend that I'm holding him and that's going to change soon and I will be holding him, but it won't ever be the same. I also think DH is missing out because he isn't taking advantage of this time and he's going to miss it and not even realize it.
And I was bawling Friday walking into work. I caught a glimpse of the car seat base as I was locking the car and thought a thought I've had many times now, "Someone is going to let me have a baby and take it home." Then I was thinking how weird it will be to bring the car seat into my house with a baby in it. And then I thought back to how this pregnancy began... the sadness of walking into the house without our Muffy baby. I can only dream about how different it will be to bring our child home.