I'm preparing for labor

United States
April 28, 2009 6:56am CST
I cleaned the inside of the van (with the kids help), am almost finished organizing the filing cabinet, and have finally gotten almost all the Easter stuff put away. I have 8 days at the most but am so anxious for the day to be here. My feet and legs are really swollen, heartburn constantly, can't sleep, restless legs, killer back pain and cramps....ahh! I just want some sleep. We also don't know if this baby is a boy or girl which would help narrow down names. What else can I do, besides look up home remedies to go into labor, to keep mysel busy?
4 responses
• United States
13 May 09
Since this discussion was from 3 weeks ago I suppose my best response would be at this point....... CONGRATS! I hope everything went smoothly!
@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
2 May 09
You are done so very well to get ready. You have about 8 days left with your pregnancy and I have around 8 weeks left with my pregnancy. I have had detailed ultrasound scans at the fetal medicine unit. So I have been told I am expecting a girl that has been confirmed twice there and once at my local hospital normal scanning department. I am sorry to hear you are suffering with things like back pain and your feet are swollen. I suggest you rest whilst reading some books. You only have a few more days to wait until you have your labor. Good luck. I am looking forward to hearing about your dear little baby when he or she is born.
• United States
29 Apr 09
Pack your bags and walk. I always walked. Also make sure you have your camera ready. Plus have a plan ahead of time. I almost did not make it to the hospital with my daughter. I know you are excited. I am sure you will be fine;-) Good Luck and Congrats!
• United States
28 Apr 09
I remember those days I couldn't wait for my son to arrive I felt like I ran out of things to do. Have you finished organizing his things or packed you hospital bag. Another that might help your labor is walking.