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February 27, 2012

Well-nigh.


Much reading throughout my pregnancy had yet to prepare me for what was to come at the end: the entity in my belly who would be poking, crowding, jabbing, hiccuping and shaking me from within. I don't think there has been enough of a general avowal of how feral this feeling actually is. Early on, it started as flutters, like anxiety - then evolved into internal tremors. Now this child is literally having hissy fits inside me. I have wondered if epilepsy can begin in-utero or if she is possibly just demonstrating her agitation at being so squished (can you imagine the intense claustrophobia?), or perhaps her utter joy knowing who her mother is - intimately. Either way, she is highly active (a good Johnson). She is billed to arrive around March 10, so anytime now. I have the green flag for the birthing center (I have now entered the magical window of time: 37 weeks through 40 weeks, 6 days - where I'm permitted to deliver there fancy free) and, fingers crossed, all will go as planned. On verra.

4 comments:

Marnie said...

All the very best for the event, whenever she chooses to arrive : )

Jill said...

I can't wait to see this baby! I have a feeling she'll be a spit fire.

I remember so well when I was pregnant with the twins, I thought my stomach would burst (much like in the movie Alien) with all the moving and shaking that was going on in my uterus! Wowza!

alison said...

Good luck, Emilie!

D1Warbler said...

Just know this, even with all this inner excitment, etc., things are a lot quieter now than they will be once this little one has made her debut! Look out, Mom!!!!!

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