i'm a bit embarrassed to write this, but i did want to briefly share the events of last night. something happened yesterday that made me call my clinic's after-hours line, and the doctor suggested that i go in to maternal assessment to get checked out. so we did.
after an hour or so with belts strapped across my tummy and a negative test result, we were sent home with the news that baby and i are both fine, but i wasn't going to be admitted. on the way home, we stopped at mac and don's supper club for some fries and a shake and discussed what a blessing it was that this happened. it was the jolt we (i?) needed to help re-prioritize. i need to get the car seat out of its box and installed. i need to decide on a pediatrician. and i didn't even have a bag packed for the hospital! (yes, i am 37.5 weeks along.) although it is fun to work on the house and decorating the nursery, it is not my highest priority, even though i want to keep working on it. and i will. but after i take care of these bigger things (which i got up at 5:00 a.m. today to start tackling!).
also, i learned that i have been having contractions. i feel like such a dunce, because i didn't really notice a big change physically, but there they were on the monitor. hello, amy!
God is good. ben is patient. i am blessed. and Lord willing, baby girl is coming soon. thanks for reading!