37 weeks, how will I get through another 3, potentially 4 weeks of this. I feel ready to explode, I am exhausted, I feel useless and I can barely walk anywhere. I don't know if I have mentioned my Braxton Hicks on here before, but I have been having them for months. I have now moved into a stage where I can barely walk without inducing a contraction. So far they haven't evolved into the real thing but on Saturday I was up and about for 4 hours and the resulting 8 hours of contractions had my hubby and I packing my bags and freaking out just a little bit. They stopped when I went to bed that night, but I totally thought they were the real thing. I went to Walmart at lunch today and while there had 4 contractions. It makes walking around hard to do. Now that I am back at work, sitting at my desk, nothing is happening. It is very distracting, and tiring. I really wish they would either stop or be the real thing already.
My last day of work is Dec 11th but I plan on working from home for all of next week. I may even work from home a day this week. Although I am not terribly comfortable sitting in bed, or at the dining room table with the lap top. Basically I am never comfortable. Doesn't this make you want to run out and get pregnant! Thankfully this is a temporary condition. That is what I keep reminding myself anyhow!
We had some crappy news last week that has caused us to quickly change our plans. Kevin was laid off from his job. He was doing corporate sales for Rogers and if you have been reading the news, they laid off about 900 people last week. If I wasn't going on mat leave things would have been fine. But with the prospect of me going on mat leave pay, and him possibly having no pay, we quickly pulled our boys from daycare. Thankfully our day care was totally understanding and returned our December payments to us. That will make a huge difference in our budgeting. I am sure he will find a job quickly. And it may turn out to be a bit of a blessing. Although not having a job sucks, having a hubby home when a new baby comes ROCKS. He had very little holiday time left in his last job and would have only been able to take 3 days off after the baby was born. If I have this baby early, we could conceivably have weeks together. I will enjoy that immensely. Have to think of the positives right!