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In 12 days I am outta here to wait for Tater's birth…

N and I enjoyed our second-to-last-weekend before the baby madness begins, we stayed in and relaxed. I also tried to stay off the computer and away from technology since I am about to be cut off from it for an extended amount of time while out at The Farm.

It was a warm and dry weekend here so N was able to grill dinner, which is his new favorite weekend thing and he also did yard work outside.

I am not handling the heat all that well over extended periods of time so I didn’t hang out with him too much for the yard work fun but we did enjoy a nice moonlit dinner of burgers and grilled corn Saturday. We listened to the frogs and watched the lightening in the distance. It was a nice quite time for us.

On Sunday we went to Target with some gift cards we got from our baby shower. We didn’t buy anything too exciting just like $30 of medical stuff for the home birth kit (things like gauze pads, alcohol, cotton balls, betadine and such).

One of the perks of birthing in a hospital is that they already have all the medical kit stuff there and they just bill your insurance for all of it, when you don’t birth in a hospital you need to gather all those goods on your own. It’s all good though. I just placed an order for the last few items I needed to complete the birth kit.

In case you are curious I ordered the Hylands Arnica Montana for swelling and muscle soreness and the Prevail Fluff Underpads for catching the birth mess and not ruining the floors/ carpets.

So that means our birthing kit supplies are all gathered up! The only thing we still need is some of thesefor our digital camcorder and we need to charge the digital camera batteries so my mom can capture all the birthing fun!

I am still feeling well, just slowing down quite a bit as can be expected. The belly is bigger and is currently killing my back, it is more like muscular pain as a result of the ever changing load size. The last few days were bad with the back pain but I appear to be doing better today after much icing and massaging the days before.

I still appear to be doing fine and haven’t noticed labor beginning or anything, though I doubt I will until it is well under way… Tater is very active and I am still having the tightening and achy “contractions” or whatever you want to call them.

I see the OBGYN for my group B strep test results and another cervix check tomorrow. It would be nice if some progress was made. Secretly we are hoping labor will start when N is with me, like dropping me off at The Farm or when he comes to visit… That way the stress of him getting there in time will not exist


Oh, two more people just put in their guesses for the Talina’s Baby Weight Contest but we still need more people to sign up so the cash pool gets bigger! Two winners will split the cash pool so the more entries the better for you.  All you have to do is guess my weight! Go forth and enter now… and spread the word.

Also, the mad-lib birth announcement is making it’s rounds to those who have said they would like to be included. There is still time to sign up if you wanna play too, the more the merrier!

K, that is all I’ve got for now. Check back tomorrow for OBGYN updates and more.

<p>A city girl turned farmer. Yes women do farm ;) Owner and operator of direct to consumer, Ryder Family Farm in Southern Illinois.<br /> Wearing many hats I'm also a mother to 3, a wife, a yogi, a farmer, a 4-H & Girl Scout leader & hospitality manager.</p>

0 thoughts on “In 12 days I am outta here to wait for Tater's birth…

  1. A nice quiet, relaxing weekend sounds absolutely perfect! Just what the midwife ordered 🙂

    I know that you are worried and anxious about knowing when true labor starts. And I know it sucks hearing that “you will know”. But in all honesty, you really will. Your body and brain will tell you. You’ve done such a great job trusting yourself these past 9 months, don’t stop now.

    I have to get my butt to the post office so I can mail Tater her present!

    Beckys last blog post..Doing What?

  2. Becky »

    Thanks 😉 I do trust but I am also the queen of doubt… Like Jekyll and Hyde if that makes sense. I blame pregnancy hormones and try not to spend too much time dwelling on it, those doubts are in the back of my mind though.
    I can’t wait to be back to my NORMAL self again. N can’t wait either. LOL

  3. WOW, you’re so close! I don’t blame you for not taking the heat well and it doesn’t help with the being tired part.

    I’m glad you had a great weekend with your love…enjoy the quiet, romantic weekends and soak them up because it won’t be long until life is only about your little princess! 🙂

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