Ugh. I have gone through this 5 times now and each time is vastly different.
- Madison was born on her due date (after bedrest for 2-3 weeks) 8 lbs 2 oz.
- Elyse was born a week early (bedrest, mag sulfate, and tributaline starting at 28 weeks pregnancy) and was 8lbs 7 oz.
- Zach was born a week late and was 11 lbs (no bed rest).
- Gavin was induced 2 weeks early (due to Z's size and his own measurements) a few weeks of Dr prescribed "you do too much - take it easy" rest. He was 8.5 lbs (2 weeks early!)
It is so true that every pregnany is different. This pregnancy has found me cooking, canning, veggie gardening, stacking firewood....
Today I noticed that I have a leak. I think it is a leak. I have no idea. Although I have gone through this a number of times now, I have not experienced a leaking sensation before now. Sometimes when water breaks it is not a huge "gush" of fluid. Sometimes it can be a slow trickle. It also depends upon baby's location and presentation. A high break can be a slow trickle. Of course, baby can also sit on the bladder in a way that also creates a "leak" of urine, however. Every pregnancy is truly different. I am waiting to see if I have contractions start. If the leaking continues and I have contractions, then I will go in and have it checked out. I know I need to lay down for 30 minutes to see if I leak when I get up. I really don't like not knowing.
I also don't like all of the medical interventions that they find necessary. I would rather stay at home and get contractions started on my own (walking, etc). Ugh.
So, I have beans soaking for soup tonight, have done a few loads of laundry, have cleaned our room, am setting up the crib, washed baby blankets and clothes, am about to start bread.....
Will keep all updated.