Friday, January 23, 2009

Getting Closer

I am 37 weeks today. So the baby is full-term but I know he won't come early. IF's are going to fly out on the 12th (the day before my due date) so I'm sure he will wait until then. I have had no signs of impending labor whatsoever so I'm just hanging in there. Some days are better than others. I have been having the worst pelvic and leg pain on my right side. I sure hope that improves when the baby is born. My heartburn is out of control. I still have half a bottle left but by the time I give birth I'm sure it will be empty. I can say one thing is for sure - I will never gain this much wait if I have future pregnancies. I'm not sure if I said in a previous post that I have already gained 36 lbs. (as of last week). B said that he was going to look into prenatal massage as they want me to be as comfortable as possible in these last few weeks (did I ever mention my IF's are awesome - well if I didn't say it before, let me say it multiple times now). In that same conversation, I think it has been decided that I am going to attempt to pump - so that's cool. Hopefully it will help me to lose just a little bit of weight.

I'm excited and nervous at the same time as I don't know what the birth will be like. If I make it to the hospital on time, I still haven't decided if I'll have an epidural (although I'll probably want one no matter what, we'll see what happens).

It will be weird when people start asking me where the baby is after he's born. Just when you think you are done telling your story - it still goes on... Next appt. is in one week although I'm not expecting anything exciting. If I have the guts maybe I'll demand that he check me. We'll see...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Boring, boring

Not too much to update. I had my 36 week appt. on Friday and I didn't even get any news. The only thing I found out was that I am only measuring at 34 weeks. It sounds as though this isn't uncommon. My next appt. isn't until 38 weeks and my Dr. says he won't even check to see if I'm dilating unless I begin having contractions or I reach the due date and the baby isn't here - that sucks. I am very much looking forward to being done with this pregnancy (I think I always feel that way at 36 weeks). This is the time everything starts to get really hard. Sleeping sucks because of pelvic and leg pain. I feel so exhausted all the time. Very few clothes fit me anymore. I am uncomfortable no matter what I do. The baby is pressing on things inside my body that hurt. Nevertheless, I can't wait until this baby boy is born and I can hand him over to his daddies. And then I can go have a fat glass of wine. :)

Here's a pic at 36 weeks...

Friday, January 2, 2009

We're not inducing!!

I just got off the phone with B and he thought that it would be best if we just let the little man come when he is ready. I couldn't agree more! I must say that I had been stressing about it a bit but now that we really have a plan (even if it isn't really a plan at all) I feel much better about the birth. Now I will just be nervous about where and when it will happen. And I pray that it won't be too fast.
I must say though, that I am excited. I'm 34 weeks and while 6 weeks does seem like a long time, when I compare it to 9 months - it's really nothing. I can't believe this experience will be coming to an end very soon. Although it is something I will never forget. I can't wait to see the little man and of course his parents faces when they see him for the first time.
I'm still enjoying pilates a lot - it makes me feel so good. I've already gained 30 lbs. so I'm going to need some serious help after the birth. I'm hoping that doing the pilates every week will help me stick with something afterwards as well. I'll probably post another picture at around 35 weeks.