Wednesday, July 29, 2009

37 weeks

These pictures are getting embarrassing. I'm huge.

I'm officially full term!! This baby could safely come any day now. My doctor told me to be prepared to go into labor before my scheduled c-section date. That scared the shit out of me! What does he mean? Why did he say that? There's no way I'm letting this kid out before August 11th.

Oh, and I woke up to a lovely note from Ryan. It read: "You must pack a bag for the hospital today or risk the possibilities of your loving husband's selections." He's honest and he knows me well!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Conversation with a two year old

Me: Are you ready to get your pj's on and go to bed?
Lane: Five minutes.
Me: Excuse me? Do you even know what five minutes means?
Lane: Calm down, mom.

Baby news

The doctor says this is a "big" baby. He couldn't tell me how big but said if I were closer to 38 weeks he'd send me to have him now. Lane was 8 lbs, 6 oz. I'm thinking this guy is going to be around 9 lbs. I'm a southerner. We make 'em big!

He's still breech and it's looking more and more like I'm going to have a c section. My doctor is hesitant to try a version since he's so big and there's not much room to move in there. Plus, he'd want me to stay in the hospital after the version until I delivered. That would be about 2 weeks. Can't do it. I'm dreading the three days I absolutely have to be there. No way could I do two weeks. Plus, who would watch this guy?

36 weeks

I don't think it's possible to get any bigger!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Smart Ass

My son told me to "calm down" today. I was trying to get his pacifier from him. He knows he only gets it when he goes to bed but he somehow snuck one into the living room. I made kind of a big deal over it, hoping he'd realize he didn't need it and hand it over. That's when I got the "calm down" speech. What the hell is going on around here?

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm getting worried.

So, this baby is breech and stubborn. I've been reading all I can about how to get him to flip. Basically, I need to stand on my head all day. Yeah, that's happening.

Other suggestions are to put an ice pack where the baby's head is. They will move away from the cold. Also, play music where the head should be as they will gravitate toward the sound. I've also read that stimulating the pressure point on the outside your pinkie toe flips the little suckers.

Being an over achiever, I of course attempt all techniques at once. I wish I had a picture to prove my craziness. I've been hanging myself upside down off the sofa with an ice pack on the top of my stomach, Lane's musical mobile at the bottom of my stomach and clothes pins on my pinkie toes. So far all I've achieved is a throbbing headache from the blood rushing to my head and a severe case of indigestion. Note to self: next time do this on an empty stomach.

I have an appointment next Wednesday and I plan on talking to the doc about attempting an external version. That's where they try to turn the baby from the outside by pushing on your stomach. The problem is that it can be painful and you need to have it done in the hospital as it sometimes results in an emergency c section.

I'm against having a c section. It's not the surgery itself that I'm against. I want to do what is best for the baby and I realize that in some circumstances, a c section is necessary. It's more that a c section seems disappointing. I won't be able to see what they are doing. Ryan won't be able to cut the cord. They won't put the slimey little mess of a baby right on my chest. I won't be able to breast feed right away. Plus, as crazy as it sounds, at some level, I enjoyed labor and pushing Lane out. It just felt right. I felt like I accomplished the impossible. I want a chance to do it again.

So please send me some good baby flippin' vibes. The clock is ticking.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

34 weeks

Are you sick of seeing me in the same clothes yet? Here is the official list of things I own that fit:
-one pair of jeans
-one green shirt
-one grey shirt
-one blue dress
-one black dress (this one only sort of fits)
That's it.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ocean City

Our first official family vacation!! It was only a day but it was a good day.