She's been moving a lot the past couple of days and I've had quite a bit of pelvic pressure. Hopefully this means she's moving further down in preparation to come out. I enjoy being able to feel her move - it's good to know she's doing well down there.
Remember a couple of months ago when I cried every night because of my muscle above my uterus that felt like it was ripping (and probably was)? Well, now I cry every night because my contractions make me sick to my stomach. And poor Mike deals with me every night. I know he's hoping for one night where I don't try to get out of going to bed or try to get him to stay up with me but I don't think that's going to happen for a while, especially if she doesn't come soon. I absolutely dread going to bed because I wake up throughout the night feeling very nauseated and I know I'm going to wake up the next morning not feeling like I've slept. Waking up every 1-2 hours really deprives you of sleep. But I'm glad our bodies prepare us for late night feedings this way. It'd be quite the shock if I was sleeping through the night and then right after having the baby, I was up most of the night.
Katie is still kicking at my ribs, especially when I lay down. I woke up again this morning to a nice jab into my right rib. I feel bad that she's stuck in such a small, tight area but I really wish she'd stop trying to take out my rib. I'm pretty sure I need that rib to keep her and my other organs safe.
I'm really excited to see what she's going to look like. Although my mom swears that she looks just like me from the ultrasound (I don't think it's that possible to tell with a non-3D ultrasound), I think she's going to be a pretty good mix of Mike and I. Of course, I hope she gets the best of both of us but who really knows. She could get Mike's bushy eyebrows, my small, thin eyelashes, my flat face, Mike's big nose ... but no matter what, I think she's doomed to get big lips. Although when I went to a doctor to get my eyelid fixed last year, he wanted to know if I had my lips enhanced and was amazed ... nope. They're all natural. And I hope that Katie enjoys them.
I'm getting impatient. 10 days. Yikes, that's a long time.