Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm ready...

My OB appointment on Monday went well. I am 2 cm dilated, 75% effaced, and at a -2 station. I asked Dr. H to sign off on my birth plan, which he did, and he said he loved it because it’s short and concise. (It’s half a page) I started a list for people to vote on what day they think Piglet will come and I even got Dr. H to vote—he chose the 24th. Joking, he said he had insider information and if he wasn’t going to win, why he could just claim pre-eclampsia and need to induce! He was completely kidding, and I thought it was funny. He’s a very nice Dr. He always apologizes several times for having to “hurt” me when he does internals. I actually think he is pretty gentle, although this last one was a @#$(*&! humdinger. I just tell him that I’m pretty sure it’s nothing compared to what is about to happen.

I spent yesterday morning with Shelly and Melissa and it was wonderful. Shelly made us lunch and we sat around and talked for several hours. S breastfed all three of her babies and was able to give me some advice and much appreciated support.

Pregnancy hit me like a ton of bricks today, which is probably because I couldn’t sleep last night. I’ve tried to keep a really good attitude while I’ve been pregnant but today I am struggling a little. Every bone and muscle hurts and I am tired and SO uncomfortable and my back is KILLING me and don’t you love me griping? Lol. I know tomorrow will be better if I can get some decent sleep tonight, but I just want today to be over.

Here’s the survey, since I haven’t done it in a while.

How Far Along: 38 weeks

Total Weight Gained: I either lose or stay the same since eating for gestational diabetes.

Maternity Clothes: Um, a lot of them don’t even cover the belly anymore.

Sleep: Potty twice a night. Toss and turn some, sleep some. I sleep pretty well if I don’t have to work the next day but on work days I can’t sleep much.

Best Moment of the Week: Time with the girls yesterday.

Movement: More thumps, bumps, and rolls than kicks nowadays as he runs out of room. He feels HUGE and I’m not sure that there’s much room left in there.

Food Craving: I keep seeing commercials from S.onic and B.raums for those ice cream mixed with candy shake things. Kind of like a B.lizzard from DQ. I really really really want one.

Gender: It's a boy! We have a name, but I’m not putting it on here until after he’s born. If you want to know, you can email me.

Belly Button: Flat, sometimes out a little if Piglet pokes it with his foot.

Labor Signs: Contractions here and there.

What I miss: Eating what I want to eat.

What I look forward to: That should be pretty obvious at this point.


Dusty Penguin said...

Hang in there! It's normal to have some "I hate being pregnant" days this close to delivery. Try to rest as much as you can, when you can. If you're not working, take cat naps here and there to make up for interrupted night sleep. I'm glad you had such a nice visit with your friends.

Amber said...

we are almost there to meet our little ones! Lucky girl that you are already dialated any tricks or tips??