Thursday, December 10, 2009
Pregnancy update....35 ish weeks and counting it down!
I've included last month's picture and this month's picture so you can tell me if it looks like I've dropped. HUH? Have I? Have I? Please tell me yes. NOT that it means anything...except that someday I'll have the baby and knowing that I dropped gives me hope it will be soon. Try not to notice that my nose has gotten bigger.
According to EVERYONE who sees me, I have dropped...even my massage therapist said she thought I had. So you compare.
Yesterday I was so ready to have this baby...even being induced wasn't sounding too bad. I was feeling sorry for myself and all around miserable. I took a hot bath in a cold room and prayed. I prayed that God would just help me to be patient and enjoy this time. I feel so much better now. You never know when a pregnancy could be your last, for one. If this is my last than I don't want to have complained my way through it. I want to look back and remember how much I enjoyed it. And even if it's not my last, I still want to enjoy it and not be miserable. Also, having the baby INSIDE of me is way easier than outside of me. So I'm content again. God is so good.
And I have reasons to be grateful:
I barely have restless leg or heartburn.
Instead I have a lower backache that doesn't seem to get much better after seeing the chiropractor.
I am sleeping really well.
Instead I have a headache every day, that for some reason, originates at the base of my head at some tender spots there.
I'm eating a lot more. JOY. I mean, what's a pregnancy if all you can eat is a burger? No, that's just not right. I want to eat the burger, fries, a soda and some dessert. Right, girls?
My energy is pretty good, the problem is that I'm not feeling well. See aforementioned headaches and add to that a cold. I'm getting over it though.
I still haven't gotten all the diapers out or any baby clothes, but we have gotten all the birth stuff out and ready. The pool is aired up and ready to go....and let me tell you...it looks and feels SO GOOD. The inside is soft and comfy. I am really looking forward to it!
I was looking at the newborn diapers (that I did manage to get out) and just realizing that our baby won't even fit in them. Our babies are so teeny tiny. Their little chicken legs just jut out the leg holes. But somehow these diapers manage to contain the messes. They are so soft and fuzzy. I just like to rub them and picture my baby in it. Freaky? I guess so. No, I'm not talking about your average Pampers. Less freaky? I'm talking about Blueberries (OH SO unbelievably soft) and Kissuluvs and Swaddlebees.
So, I AM getting excited. Getting excited is good. Being impatient is not.
I have a new, weird pain. When I'm sleeping at night, if my gargantuan stomach is not propped on the body pillow, I wake up with pains. I think they are round ligament pains...but I'm not sure. So you say, Michelle, just put your stomach on the pillow. Sounds simple. But you see, I have to LIFT the stomach up to fit it on there....and I have to do that every time I wake up and turn over. Which, I think we all know, is a lot.
Leaking lots of body fluids. But no sighting of the mucus plug yet. Seeing the mucus plug means I'll be going into labor in a week or two. Seeing bloody show means I will be in labor in a few hours. Not seeing anything good yet. Oh, I'm watching. It's so funny/ironic that we watch our cervical fluid for weeks, only to watch for our periods and then nine months later to watch for more mucus. Funny, huh? It all means something different though.
I have great news! I finally found the PERFECT baby book. So perfect in fact, that I feel like I don't even need to make the calendar. But how mean would it be to not make one for the baby? Just tell it when it gets older that I preferred the baby book?
Here is the Baby book that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE:
And here is one for when you are pregnant, just as good as the baby book:
You may recall me complaining about how I couldn't find a baby book without the requisite vaccine page and coming home from the hospital and the pages on sleeping through the night (which is SO not even on my radar). Well this book doesn't have the silly vaccine page. (I mean, who wants to record that in their baby book???) And the home from the hospital page isn't home from the hospital, it's just their first day page. Isn't that better?
Each month has a place to record all the highlights and put up that month's picture. I loved that about the Carter's baby book...but this one is so beyond that. And instead of five years worth of birthday parties at the end (which inevitably I forget to record), it actually lets you END the baby book with a review of the first year. Then you put the date you stopped recording in it and you are DONE. So you don't feel bad for forgetting what you bought them for their second birthday.
And well...that's all folks. That's my update.
Shall I give a blow by blow when I go into labor? Webcam it for you and broadcast live? I don't know about that....but I'm sure you'll get updates!
And you? How are you faring? Any strange symptoms? Wondering about anything you can't figure out? We love those types of things. Be sure and tell us!
Posted by Michelle at 8:04 AM