My labors have gotten quicker and quicker - and that makes it very intense and very panicky for me. I have many reasons (excuses?) for wanting to be induced: 1. control it more, 2. slow it down more (Emmy came fast enough that she required oxygen for a few days since her lungs weren't cleared adequately), 3. receive antibiotics if necessary (I have been group B+ for my last 2 pregnancies but I haven't had time to get the antibiotics in before the babes come out), and 4. get an epidural.
Oh how I want an epidural. Miles' birth was so nice as I had an epidural. Jonas' and Emmy's were pretty intense - intense meaning I wanted to die. Yes, apparently I don't handle birth quite as chill as some people! So I think an epidural would be delightful.
I have gone 10, 7, and 7 days early for all my births, so I'm not really trying to get it here sooner. Though knowing that I do not have more than 3 weeks left is pretty much heavenly. Let's just hope I don't go earlier than 7 days!
This pregnancy has been interesting. I am obviously more busy with life and so I don't spend too much time thinking about my growing babe. I'm totally excited to meet her, though. And secretly (well not so secretly I guess!) I hope she looks like Miles. Emmy looked just like Jonas as a babe. I would love another round-faced, curly head girl (although Miles' curls didn't show up for 2 years. My kids are pretty much bald for the first year or two of their lives anyways). My sciatica is acting up now, but has been less than my other pregnancies. Towards evening time I cry out a lot of "Ouch!" But my sciatica is acute as opposed to chronic so that is great.
The craziest thing about this pregnancy is my carpel tunnel. I have suffered from carpel tunnel with each of my pregnancies - each one getting worse and worse. Except this one. I have not experienced it at all. At all. It's crazy and I don't know why! But I love that.
Anyways, cheers to 3 weeks until we meet the newest little babe!