Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sorry for the absence

Sorry that it has been a while since I have updated the blog.  I'm full on into my 9th month and absolutely miserable and wore out!

I spend most of my days sleeping, or cleaning one room at a time in the house.  I figure that cleaning at least one room in the house will at least not let me get too far behind, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case.  I sure do wish this nesting thing that everyone keeps talking about will kick in, it sure would help me lots. 

As of today, I am 9 days away from my due date.  9 LONG HOT days.

I know that she could come at any time.  It could be tomorrow, but I seriously doubt it.  My doc checked me for the first time almost 3 weeks ago, and nothing.  Then he checked me again at my last appointment last week and still nothing, so that of course doesn't give me much hope.  Although he did give me a bit of good (ish) news.  He said that if she hasn't arrived by the time my due date hits on the 31st, he will induce that very next week, very possibly on the first.

I have mixed emotions on this.  Not because I don't want to do it...I do...its just that I don't want to be induced in August.  I want her to be a July baby.  I want her to be able to share that with her daddy.  And besides Ruby is much much prettier than Peridot for a birthstone!  And I'm so done, I don't want to wait.  She is already going to be HUGE.  I'm estimating her to be about 9-10 pounds at birth according to my last ultrasound.  I am so scared of that.  no, I take that back, I TERRIFIED of giving birth to a 10 pound baby.
But at the very least I have an "end date" so to speak.  I know that it will be sometime that week, but I can handle that.

I think that I have been having contractions.  I can't be sure though.  Sometimes I think that I am, but then it almost feels like she is sticking her butt up into my ribs, so I don't have a clue.

But it hasn't been ALL bad I don't guess.  I'm knocking on wood here, but the past week or 2 I have finally been able to get a decent night sleep.  I still wake up about 2-3 times to go to the bathroom, or just to roll over in general, but the heartburn has decreased by about half so its a little easier to sleep through.

We have completely finished her room.  I do have to finish curtains, and I was supposed to do that tonight, but I need a good sewing machine, and my Mom didn't bring hers over.  But other than that, they are completely finished.  I'm considering using just plain ole no sew tape.  I think that may be the easiest way to go on that so that they are completed by the time that she gets here.  I know that its no big deal that they are just curtains, but its starting to bother me that there will be something unfinished in her room.

I got some maternity pics taken this week.  A friend of ours did it and they turned out FABULOUS!  Richard even took some with just him, and I think they turned out great.  I'm having another friend come over tomorrow because she wants to take more.  But I will post them all in another post.  I plan on posting quite a few because I can't pick out my favorites, so I'm gonna photo bomb you guys!  LOL  ;)

That about sums it up.  I think that I've gained about a total of 20 pounds with this pregnancy.  My BP is good still, no swelling (surprising because of the 100 degree heat here in TN).  Her heart beat is good whenever we go in, she's moving, although not so much kicks anymore, instead its more squirming at this point. 

But that just about sums it all up for now.  Hopefully the next post that I do will be a "Welcome to the world" post  Well besides the maternity photos anyway but those are on another computer in another room and its 1:00 am here now, so I will post them tomorrow, I promise.

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