07 November 2010

week 41, +7

Woke today to a hyper awareness of my grumbly colon-- not new news for me, since, well, most of my life has been consumed by hyper awareness of my colon.. but it is new news for me since my radical life change (aka gluten free/dairy free) a few years ago. So I am a little back achy/tight, a little too much colonic awareness, and will sort of stay close for a bit.

Then, if it feels possible, Doug and I will walk in a while-- (don't want to be on the far "out" of the walk to find my colon thinking that this would be a FINE TIME to express itself fully-- been there, done that, but I could walk not just waddle and could disguise myself better in the woods).

Anyway, all is well.

Week 41. Who would have guessed we'd make it this far?

With utmost love to Alyssa and Sprog, wednesday would be fine, but so would tuesday, or monday or say, today. I'm still feeling fine, but discomfort is a fine motivator.

Cloudy and chilly-- the sun came out for a moment of warmth then went right back in.
But no rain today- a fine day for a walk. And a fine day to make apple pie. Hope I get to do both, you know, unless I'm busy.




12 comments:

Dreams and False Alarms said...

Maybe the colon is the birth prep colon activity? Wouldn't that me nice?

Joanne said...

Sounds like you're doing everything right! Walk sounds great, as does baking. Activities that keep you vertical and gravity helping press the baby's head more firmly down, have to be helpful. How are contractions? Hopefully there are some and they just keep coming.... Hoping you don't make it to Wednesday :-)

Joannah said...

I don't think I could be so patient, Kate! I admire your willingness to go with the flow, and I hope that you can get out for a nice walk and bake that pie. I also hope that baby makes his or her appearance soon!

Nic said...

I can not believe you are here! Is great!
You are being so patient, more patient than me!!
Hope little one comes soon and the walk helps!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

I've been reading all of your updates even though I've been too frazzled lately with babycare and work to much commenting. But I had to respond to this one... By far the most obvious labor sign I had the day I went into labor was colon awareness. Be ready, I have a feeling you'll be welcoming your little love very soon!

IF Optimist, then... said...
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IF Optimist, then... said...

You always inspire me, so I have made a gift for you on my bloggidy space. With much love and admiration and hope. -T

Gil said...

I have to agree; with the colon being fussy and the back achy, it sounds to me like harbingers of some changes forthcoming. Methinks you'll have news to report very soon.

Keeping you in my thoughts and praying that all goes well for you and baby.

Emily Erin said...

Hoping that those are good signs and that you get to take that apple pie to some very appreciative nurses and doctors at the hospital 'cause you're to busy to eat it!

B. said...

Ooohhh... colon awareness! But is it really the colon? Did I mention on my blog that labor felt like one long, difficult BM? I think you may soon need to start updating twice each day, or else some of us will think every twinge you mention is the start of "something." Are we jumpier than you? You have more patience than I can dream of.

Note to baby- please come out soon, and gently. You must be ready by now, and you know you've got the greatest Mommy and Daddy waiting to meet you. Life is really wonderful on the outside, where you can get hugs and kisses and snuggles and smiles.

linda said...

Hmmm, something about reading about the "colon grumbling" makes me think I once read that the large intestine "moves" before the birth process starts. I wish I could remember where I read that. It's been years.

Here's a similar post that resonates along the lines of what I recall:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080528134050AAvl0Aq

Yes, twice daily updates are due as we're all on pins and needles ... waiting ...

Kate said...

I was constipated the day they induced me, and took milk of magnesia before going to my appointment. That and the excitement gave me the runs, and the prostaglandin gel made it even worse. So maybe your colon is indicating that your prostagladin levels are rising and things will happen soon? Good luck!