Sorry I haven’t updated for a while! I’m getting lazy in late pregnancy, I guess!
According to the midwife I saw yesterday, the baby has dropped! Not that that means anything specific, but just that things are moving along. She’s still facing forward, but she might not rotate until I’m actively in labor, so I won’t freak out about the possibility of “back labor” until/unless it happens.
Beth hasn’t been sleeping well. She’s been waking up occasionally at night, crying, for the past week or so, usually soothed back down. But the past few days, we’ve been having trouble both with getting her to go to bed and with her waking up at night, screaming, and being unable to get her to go back to sleep. She has a million requests (“More water,” “I can’t find my teddy bear,” “My blankets fell off,” “Fish thing on!”) but nothing too consistent, I think they’re more excuses than anything else. Maybe it’s knowing the new baby is coming, I’m not sure. I set up a nightlight for her tonight, and so far so good, but we’ll see whether she actually sleeps tonight. Honestly it’s not that big a deal to me to get up once, although it might be more of a problem once Cecy’s here, but it’s having to do so over and over and over again that is getting to me. Last night I hadn’t gotten to bed before her first wakeup, and it took 2-3 hours for her to finally fall asleep and stay asleep, so I got about 4 hours of sleep. Eek.
I think I’ve also been exhausting myself a bit with trying to keep things in good shape for potentially having to go to the hospital at any time. It’s still almost 2 weeks ’til my due date, but I’m in that “any day now” situation. I don’t want to leave a messy house… but it’s also stressful and exhausting to keep it clean, given how quickly the girls can make a mess. Fortunately I’ve trained Beth to clean up her “quiet time room” at the end of quiet time, so that helps with that room. Our room really needs attention, and I planned to do that today, but I’ve just been dragging all day and haven’t gotten anything done. Maybe tomorrow? I guess I should hope that I have at least a few more days, or maybe that I don’t go until my due date. Although, it would be pretty cool to have a baby born on 8-9-10!