I am feeling a bit of a fool. After my last post things have stepped up a gear baby wise and I am now at the point of calling it quits and bringing my maternity leave forward.
I experienced a very, very, very long period of pre-labour with Izzy and it would seem that history is repeating itself. For those of you who don’t know, pre-labour is not Braxton Hicks (usually painless contractions that come and go) rather it is painful, constant and can go on for WEEKS. Mine started today, classic signs there and nothing is easing it at the moment. So I’m going to have to ride it out like I did with Izzy. One saving grace this time is this baby is in the right position, she has her spine right near my belly button rather than against my spine, back to back labour is not something I have any desire to repeat believe me.
So I am admitting defeat…. actually no I’m not because that is negative. I have done very well to get this far, I am being realistic about my limitations and accepting that body is telling me to slow down and prepare for our new arrival.
So tomorrow I will be talking to my boss about bringing my maternity leave forward and finishing at 35 weeks.
This is all becoming rather real now and I must finish packing my hospital bag!
**UPDATE: Maternity leave will now be starting next week and it is definitely the right choice for us!**