Technically I am 38 Weeks and 2 Days…but who is counting? Just me? Maybe Gooner too – she wants her Mommy back AND her baby sister. Probably Q too – I think contractions for HOURS is getting old. Either have a baby or don’t….but there’s really no controlling THAT is there… Is there?
Excitement: She will be here soon. Can I hear an amen?
Sooner: She’s measuring 35 weeks… This is small when you are in your 38th week of pregnancy. Gooner was 8.67 lbs. It isn’t as if we naturally grow small babies… Option #1: We grow small babies – not likely. Option #2: The cord is around her neck. Option #3: The placenta isn’t working properly so she isn’t getting her nutrients and will come out VERY hungry. Awesome. My nipples are VERY excited to hear that… Did you read the sarcasm there? You did? Ok good.
Contractions: I’m having “the real thing.” They start in my back and wrap around to my stomach. They are NO FUN. (But LOADS LOADS LOADS better than pitocin.) Midwife says I will be lucky to make it to my due date AND with Sooner being small and consistantly NOT growing, she doesn’t really want me to.
Working Out: I wanted to cry at the gym last night because physical activity brings the contractions HARDER and CLOSER. I felt like everyone was staring at me – they were – and I felt self concious. I normally don’t care what other people think…at all…so this feeling is new. And I’m not a fan. I just wanted to work out, and work through my contractions by myself…I probably shouldn’t have been in a crowded gym on a Monday night then…
Food: I was hungrier this week. Red flag; the midwife was REALLY hoping that Baby Sister would have a growth spurt.
YOU: all have begun the baby stalking, which makes me feel more excited…because you are excited. I’m not posting, yet I am still getting high traffic. It’s either because my writing has just become PHENOMINAL here at the end OR it is because you are on baby watch! I wonder…Must be because you are hoping to gain a glimpse of Sooner!!!! Me too.