Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I keep thinking I can't get any bigger

but I do! It is amazing. You think your huge early in your pregnancy and then you realize you really weren't that big and it is all relative. I am 36 weeks along right now, and am wondering when the baby will decide to make an appearance. This week I'm going to pack my bag, and put the car seat in the car. I have people lined up to take care of Selena. However I hope the baby decides to come during the middle of the day, and come quickly, so Selena could just hang out in the lobby at the Birthing Inn and be able to come see the baby right after its born.

Heartburn has really been my nemesis the past few days and my feet hurt at the end of the day. Selena is super busy and it is getting hard to keep up with her. The fact that everything is physically hard and I've grown out of almost all my maternity tops has been making me kind of grumpy. I really just feel like laying in bed all day reading a book, but unfortunately that isn't an option. The good thing is I can still squat or sit down and stand up without any help and in the mornings I usually feel fine. Unfortunately as uncomfortable as I am now I kinda remember post-partum being even more so. Nature sure makes it tough to have a baby.

My last appointment went great. Baby's heartbeat was at 150bpm, my blood pressure was nice and low. I did have some protein in my urine again, but the lab work came back fine. I am negative for Group B Strep, so no antibiotics for me. The baby was in a close to optimal position with it's back along my left side. Except I think it's still moving, and at the moment it's back is just to the right of my belly button. I am so thankful the baby doesn't seem to be chilling posterior anymore. I really didn't want to have to deal with back labor, especially when I've been so diligent about my posture and where I sit. That would be really unfair. My Hypnobabies practice is going good and I'm doing a good job of practicing at least 5 times a week.

Here is a poll if you want to guess the baby's birth date, sex, and weight.

And here are some belly pictures.


Poverty.Jane said...

you look fab! Congrats on your new one..Im almost willing to bet you may be in labor as I write this comment to you!! Oh! Thanks for the serger post, boy did that help out alot!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your baby! We thought about having our (now 15 mo old) son at the Birthing Inn but my former job (I'm now a SAHM) switched insurance in the middle of my pregnancy so we couldn't. I ended up having to have a c-section anyway.
The Birthing Inn is a beautiful place, and I hope you have a short and easy labor!