Today was a wild one y’all.
I had my 38 week appointment and it went COMPLETELY different than I expected it too!

So last week at my 37 week appointment my doctor checked my cervix to see if I was dilated at all.
I wasn’t, which is normal for first time pregnancies.
I was a littleeee disappointed because I’ve been HURTIN’ lately, everything is difficult and uncomfortable…
and of course I just can’t freaking wait to meet my little boy!!
BUT I’ve kind of been expecting Hayes to show up late and after his due date, which is March 4th.

So I went into this appointment preparing myself that most likely, not much had changed,
and I’d still be pregnant for a few more weeks.

My doctor walked into the room and could see in my eyes (& belly) that I was readyyyyy to not be pregnant anymore.
He mentioned that he could do a membrane sweep if I wanted and that would hopefully speed things up a little bit..I never really gave him a clear answer if I wanted one or not and then he went in to check my cervix and all the sudden he goes “WOW…..oh wowwwww….you’re doing GREAT!!!” and I’m just like “????????? wait what?? what’s happening? what does that mean?!” and then he tells me that I’m dilated 3cm and 70% effaced. He said that I’ll most likely have a baby THIS week and he wouldn’t be surprised if I went into labor within the next 24 HOURS!!!!
I’m pretty sure I blacked out after that hahahaha

I was at the appointment by myself so of course I called Kyle immediately and told him the news.
All he said was “…No way” haha I’m pretty sure we were both in complete shock that we could have our baby in our arms SO soon.

After I called/texted everyone and shared the news I got home and sat still for a while,
I honestly don’t know how long but I just sat there in shock and couldn’t believe what my doctor had told me…
I mean, I’ve been pregnant for 9 months you would think news like this wouldn’t have THAT much of an effect on me but SHEESH y’all, knowing that I could go into labor within 24 hours is the CRAZIEST feeling ever.
I think part of me has just felt like the “big day” would never come?! That sounds ridiculous but it’s totally true, so knowing it could come SO quickly is like the craziest thing ever.

Once I snapped out of it I started cleaning and doing laundry and triple checking all of our bags to make sure we had everything we needed for the hospital!

Kyle got home and I told him that we NEEDED to take Charley to the park to get some of her energy out and I insisted he bathed her afterwards so she was nice and fresh for our family members who were going to be taking care of her if I did end up going into labor….
I had a little bit of cramping while at the park but nothing major, I’ve been having random cramping the last few weeks but nothing super painful and to be completely honest I have no earthly idea what the difference is between cramps and contractions? So maybe I’ve been having contractions? Honestly, couldn’t tell ya.

I spent the rest of the night trying to feel EVERY little thing that my body was doing.
Literally any cramp, or movement, or tightness I would be like
“OH MY GOSH IS THIS IT?!”
It was exhausting lol

So with all of that being said, I think I’m going to take a break from my computer and social media for a little while. I want to soak in every single second I have with Kyle and enjoy the quiet moments I have to myself.
Our world could be completely flipped upside down (in the most amazing way) any day now.

I was REALLY hoping to get some pre-written blog posts up for y’all so that I could still post periodically once Hayes gets here but wouldn’t have to do all the work of getting a post up since they’d be pre written…
BUT that hasn’t happened. So please please be patient with me during this transition period.

I’ll start writing again AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I can’t wait to introduce y’all to our little guy.
But for now, this mama is OUT.

Love y’all so much!!