for the past nine months, i've been answering the question, "when are you due?!" with "valentine's day."
now, all i have to say is, "wednesday."
it's really quite strange, to tell you the truth.
ellie's still hanging in there. i skipped church this morning. i helped host a baby shower, but had to pass up on a grammy-watching party at my friend kayci's house because to much activity tends to start me contracting. the last thing i want right now is another false alarm. i don't think i could deal with it. like i said after false alarm No. 2, i'm not going to the hospital again until i can't walk. or talk. the third time is definitely going to be a charm.
i did, however, get the urge to srcub my apartment from top to bottom this evening. besides our bedroom, everything in this place is spic and span. you know, the night amy went into labor at 12:30 a.m., she'd just detail-cleaned her kitchen. something about nesting. i don't know.
anyway, i would've done the bedroom except my back is hurting too much and it literally feels as if ellie is going to come out the bottom of my belly. either that or right from between my legs as i run the vacuum. graphic, i know. sorry.
since i have no more work... wait, let's say that again... since i HAVE NO MORE WORK -- love it -- i will tackle the bedroom tomorrow. then everything will be clean for my baby girl.
i do have a few things left on the to-do list, including make an attempt to talk ikea into letting my buy the floor sample of the changing table i want since they won't have it in stock again for three weeks...annoying...but i feel like most of the most urgent items have been crossed off.
i plan to take it easy for my remaining days as a pregnant lady -- getting things done as my energy-level allows, drinking lots of water, eating light and resting as much as possible so i can be ready (whatever that means) for this labor and delivery.
i think i said this in my last doctor-update post, but if ellie doesn't come by wednesday, we'll start looking toward an induction that my doctor said she would schedule between monday and wednesday of next week.
regardless of how we do it, we'll have her here in the next week and a half. an amazing thing to contemplate.
in the meantime: "wednesday."