Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I had my next to last OB apt today. I can't believe in just a few short weeks this baby will be here. This pregnancy has just flown by and I sit here looking at my very expanded belly that's rolling from here to there and think that although I don't know if I have a little boy in there or a little girl, I'll soon be holding him/her in my arms, nursing them at my breast, and kissing his/her sweet little head and smelling in that sweet baby goodness. Yesterday I scheduled my c-section and got the date I wanted, which is actually 2 days later than what the doctor offered up, so this one will come at 38 weeks 6 days. He/she is looking to be around the same weight as Emma was, although she/he will be born almost 2 weeks after her so we'll see how close in weight they are! (Emma was 7 lb 13 oz and was my smallest, granted my earliest too!). I'm excited and have to say up until yesterday haven't felt any hurry for this pregnancy to end because I've really been very comfortable over all. Last night though the ligaments began stretching and well if you've never felt that (I never felt it until #3) well it's a um "joy" like no other! LOL It's just really uncomfortable and at times painful and can make walking rather difficult. Let me just say that last night walking without waddling was IMPOSSIBLE. Today I just feel restless unless my feet are up, which doesn't allow for much getting done. I've pretty well settled into that I'm not going to be getting much done until after I've healed up from my c-section (so the next 2 months I'll probably be pretty worthless in getting things done department). I could feel guilty, but I don't because I'm listening to my body and doing what it needs me to do right now. I'm NOT superwoman and have NOTHING to prove to anyone. My husband is so supportive and helps me and encourages me to rest and just do what I can. The boys are being really helpful with various things around here, including Emma.
Now Emma, she's obviously starting her jealousy phase of new baby (who's not quite here) and is reverting to baby talk, which if you know me in real life, you KNOW how much that's not flying with me and is driving me up the wall. I do NOT answer to baby talk, I will not accept it. If that's all she was capable of, it'd be one thing, but considering you can have full blown conversations with this little girl, baby talk is an attention thing with her right now and not acceptable and honestly it's insanely ANNOYING.
The boys are really excited for the baby to get here! They're excited to find out if they have another baby sister or a baby brother! All 3 kids want a sister, I hope they're not disappointed if this baby turns out to be a boy...they'll be over the moon if it's a girl! :)

Yesterday my friend "J" had a c-section and delivered her twins! She had a boy and a girl! Since I was at the same hospital registering for my c-section I was able to stop in for about 5 minutes and say hi and see the babies. They're cute! Her husband's deployed currently and will come home for R&R in a few more weeks. She has a daughter from a previous relationship who's 5, and they were married only a few months before he deployed so when he returns this fall/early winter he's going to be thrown into full throttle parenthood! In the meantime our community is surrounding her in support. People are lining up to stay with her once the babies are home, help with her older daughter, making meals for her so she just has to pull them out and heat them up or pop them in the oven (or who ever is helping her out that day can do it). Please pray for her as she'll be going home in a few days with these new babies and her little girl will return home as well and they adjust from a 1 child family to a 3 child family and with Daddy off at war.

Well, dinner is done and I want to eat (love Burritto/Taco night) and then before heading to bed I'll be putting in a refried bean recipe into the crock pot to cook and be ready to take to PWOC tomorrow as we're having a Cinco de Mayo lunch for our Last PWOC of this "season". Summer starts the day before I have the baby, but won't be able to attend because I'll be at the hospital meeting with one of my drs that morning to prepare for the c-section the next day. I WILL have internet from the hospital, so I'll do my best to get on here and introduce the newest member of our family, but if I don't make it while in the hospital it'll be once I'm released (5 days later).

God Bless


beka said...

Oh lovely:) Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet little one....?
Mmm to the taco night:)

Missie said...

I'm excited for this baby and it's not even mine! LOL

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy went.

That corgi :) said...

how exciting Christy! and equally exciting that you didn't find out beforehand if you are having a little boy or girl (just like the olden days, LOL). Either way, you know he/she will be very well loved!

I agree with you with taking all the time you need to recover; it will be so much more better in the long run!