Prepare for a whine:
My back hurts, and I feel nauseated, and crampy and full of charley horses and I just want it to end! And I know that the widget says 11 more days, but I also know I can't count on that, and that it could be a lot longer, and that just makes me miserable.
I have now had three instances of unbelievable 'could this be it' pain in the last few weeks. Two instances at work, both lasting about an hour to an hour and a half, both with what I think were contractions (they felt like a wicked bad muscle cramp) happening about 10 minutes apart. Today, there was another bout, but it was different. Today I was pretty sure we were on -- but alas, it was not to be. All for the best, I suppose. Both my parents and the doula are out of town this weekend.
I've got the nursery all set up now, the bags are pretty much packed, baby laundry is done, we're all ready for Sprout to show up -- any time now kiddo! Come on out!