I am in week 35 with pregnancy number 2. It's been a long haul, but yet - it seems like it has gone very quickly too as I look back. I ended up in the hospital on Friday night with contractions that were around 2 minutes apart. I panicked a little, knowing I was NOT ready for baby girl to come out for many different reasons. I kept telling the nurse, "This is NOT going to happen tonight. One - she is too early and two - I am NOT ready!" Luckily after 4 hours of monitoring, I slowed down on the contractions and didn't dilate any more and they let me go home.
I feel like I had jinxed myself because the day prior I had a call with a customer that was basically us getting chewed out. As the Account Manager, I get to take the brunt, even though I really have nothing to do with the issues that had occurred! Since it had already been escalated to the executives, I sent a message back to them that it was bad and I wouldn't be surprised if I went into labor that night. It was supposed to be a joke...not reality!
Of course, I am still stressing about all the things I NEED to get done, but I am keeping myself on bed rest this weekend to try and prevent additional contractions. I had random contractions all day yesterday, but if I lay down, they seem to settle down.
I had my last work trip a month ago. It was a lot tougher than I imagined. I took my husband and son to Phoenix with me. I like to fly Southwest Airlines when I can. I like how fast I can earn free flights, companion passes, etc. They are usually easy, friendly and on-time. And I know I have wrote a blog in the past about how much I like them. However, there are always some "bad" eggs in any given company. Unfortunately one of those "bad" eggs happens to be in Buffalo, the airport I fly out of. I had remembered that there was a woman that takes tickets that is very strict and now I believe slightly "off." I had A boarding status and I had told my husband that if she let us all get on the plane together - that is great, but otherwise, he and Reino could wait in family boarding. We get to her and we ask if we can go down together and she starts in. (I honestly couldn't remember if this was the woman or not that had issues, but I soon found out.) I said "OK, that is fine" gave Reino's ticket back to my husband and took off down the runway so I could save a seat. Reino follows me. I hear something and turn around and she is running after us shaking her finger screaming saying "This is not how we do things!" I look at her and I said "I didn't even realize he was here." I am trying to tell him to go back to Daddy and she is screaming at me shaking her finger saying "Do you want to start something with me? Do you want to take this outside?" I am looking at her thinking "I have a 3 year old with me and I am 8 months pregnant? Are you kidding me? I am just trying to tell my son to go back to Daddy." But she is out of control. It's one of those moments that you look at what you are dealing with and realize the person is unstable and I have to be careful. I finally ask her to listen to me that I am telling my son to go back. He is looking horrified at what is going on. He goes back up and I walk down the runway. There are 2 older couples ahead of me and they ask me if I am OK because they had heard screaming. I explained the situation and they were horrified. I get on the plane and sit down and a few other customers come up to me to see if I was OK. They also say that they have been in my situation that other ticket takers let the family go with the A-listers. Again - I fly ALL the time and every airport I go through but Buffalo and with this woman, they let me take my son. I remember one time I had my son alone and she said he couldn't go with me. I was like "Um, he is 3!" Of course, the next airport we went to on this trip, I asked if it was OK for him to go with me and the man said "What are you going to do? Leave him by himself? Of course, he can go with you!" That is a normal response from a ticket taker. It's been a month and it still gets my heart rate up over that situation.
Since that trip, I have been trying to get little things completed around the house in preparation for the baby. It's always different with number 2. There is definitely less sense of urgency to have things perfect, even though my mind knows I need to get it done! People ask if I am excited and I say yes and no. I'm not ready for two. I have no idea how I am going to handle two. I know once she is in my arms, I am going to be happy and in love. It's just hard to wrap my mind around it now.
I now realize she may come earlier than expected. That frightens me. I wanted her to come on time or even a little late so I could have more time off during the actual summer in Buffalo. Oh yes, and she is easier to control IN the tummy! LOL!
Yes, this 40 weeks has definitely gone too quickly...