Monday, March 03, 2008

We have hit Full Term and then some....

Wow - time has FLOWN by! Kidding. Actually it has not - I am just WAY to lazy these days! It's been almost 2 months since I have updated?!??! That is crazy.

SO yes - I am starting the 39th week nightmare that is pregnancy! It's been an official nightmare for only 2 weeks now. 39 weeks is WAY to long to have a baby in your belly. Seriously. Get out of my belly. NOW.

If you would have asked me 3 weeks ago - I would have had some funny cute remark about how I like her where she is! I can't imagine NOT being pregnant. And if she were to come out - I would have to be in LABOR and that would be torture - so she can just stay where she is!

Well torture? It had not reared it's ugly head quite yet in the form of 37 weeks pregnant. And here we are - 2 weeks AFTER torture began - and I am telling you - GET OUT OF MY BELLY! Seriously.

How do people manage to go over-due without going insane? I mean - cause I am still officially not even at my Due Date and life just seems to stand still and be painful. I have legs and feet all up in my rib cage. I have a HEAD in my pelvis. My lower back is screaming at me, sleeping is a joke, and walking in general is totally lame. I want to be able to sit upright again without feeling like I am going to pop my belly. I want to laugh and joke around without worrying that I MIGHT pee my pants! Most of all I just want to meet that little asshole who has been messin' with me these last few weeks...

2 weeks ago I was in the Doctor's office and she checked me and said "Wow! You are already 1 CM dilated and about 50% effaced! You are certainly NOT going to need to be induced! Your body is transsitoning into getting ready for this and I may even see you this weekend" So totally thinking that meant I was going to have a baby the next day - I packed every last thing I could imagine me needing for the labor process and 2 days in the hospital. 3 bags people. 3. 1 for me and Josh. 1 for Baby. And one specifically designated for Labor stuff. You all know that I am a producer - so believe me... I am prepared for ANYTHING.

I didn't go into labor that weekend - THANKS WHORE! But I figured that I would at LEAST by Wednesday. But still really nothing and then I had my next Doctor's appointment. I figured that even thought I was not in actual labor - that I would have at least progressed a CM or 2. She checked me again and says "Well, you are still at 1 CM and you have not effaced much more... Her head may have come down a few centimeters. I am sure you were hoping for more - but still it's looking good!"

Looking good? For WHO? GRRR.... So this whole time - I am thinking that I have got this one in the bag! This baby will be early - I can stop going to work! It's going to be PERFECT! Yeah... Not so much. I think I would be better able to handle this NOT knowing I am dilated at all. Now I just feel like a ticking time bomb just ready to go off at the most inopportune time. Like in Lunds. Or worse - at work. Which by the way - SUCKS having to go to.

I have my next appointment on Wednesday and some action better have happened down there or ELSE! I have nothing else to distract me! I have all my Thank You's written and sent out. I have all my announcements addressed and stamped just waiting for the picture. I have the room DONE. All the bags packed. Lists are checked off. Car seats are in the cars. Dogs have been groomed and the house is getting cleaned on Wednesday (by a cleaning lady - THANK GOD). I have NOTHING else I can do. Except maybe sleep. Yeah - maybe I should sleep more...

Josh has tried to "distract" me by buying a Playstation 3 but strangely enough - it hasn't really worked!? He went with me to buy a Breast Pump which I am sure was one of the highlights for him throughout this pregnancy. But I was able to justify my purchase of a Breast Pump with the promise of a trip to Best Buy. And since a Breast Pump is really one of those things that I have been wanting for personal party usage - it's only fair that Josh get the opportunity to buy a "big ticket item" as well. So we compromised and he got his Playstation 3 and I got my Breast Pump! I totally scored on that one - Don't tell Josh! Ahhhh boys....

Anyway - things are moving along. Except where they need to be at this point. Life keeps going. The anticipation grows more each day and I just try to smack it back down not trying to get my hopes up too high...

Send any good baby get out of my belly NOW thoughts my way!

1 comment:

jody said...

thank you for that! I was dying to know what was happening! I feel your pain. The wait is torture! Hope things start speeding up and that everything goes well.