Summer's Exciting Pregnancy Journal
Cause I've got plenty. In my arms, my face, my butt, my thighs, my fingers, my feet and um just about everywhere. No shortage here. So in 1 week I will be considered TERM. How crazy is that? I will actually be holding my baby boy in a week or 4. Hmmm. I hope he's early! Who needs sleep anyway?So my husband got himself the "bling bling" of golf clubs. He's very excited. So we thought (well, me mostly) that it only be fair that I get to purchase something as well. Afterall I have been carrying a baby for nine months right?
Well, since the ring finger decided to swell to the point that I need oil, soap and hot water to squeeze my wedding rings off (that or the ring shrunk), I thought I should have a temporary "pregnancy" ring that I could use for the next time as well. And I wasn't asking for real diamonds either. Just some high quality CZ's and some white gold in the form of a forever band.
Of course, my husband agreed. I mean really it didn't even come remotely close to the cost of the golf clubs. But, I have spent a fair share on maternity clothes.
So I am just waiting for it and I will no longer be the ringless large pregnant woman.
I have gained about 31 or more pounds I think. 2 weeks ago at the Dr. it was 30, and I start my weekly appointments on Monday. So we'll see.
Now it comes time for the fun "internal" doctor visits.
The OBGYN group we go to has about 7 doctors. 2 of which we see and only 1 of the 2 which we really like. I am constantly reminded that the doc is only there to catch the baby. So, I'll have to keep that in mind if we get the doc we are not so thrilled with. And really she's not so bad, she's just not the mushy, fun, uplifting kind of doctor that the other is. And I was raised in an Italian family and there is no shyness when it comes to affection and babying. So I need that. Good thing I will have my parents there as well.
My mother in law will be there too, provided she makes it in time as we are calling her right when it's time.
Here's my wish. I go to an appointment in say another 2 weeks and the doctor says, "You are dilated to 7cm already. Let's get you to the hospital."
Meanwhile, I won't have even realized I've been in labor. I'll get to the hospital and within 3 hours I have a baby boy in my arms. No meds or anything.
Hey, I can dream can't I?
We took the hospital tour last weekend and we were so very pleasantly surprised at how nice and un-hospital like it felt. It's really a beautiful hospital and the rooms are so nice.
And the best part is that they do private rooms for postpardum. No sharing!
So it's just weeks to go now. I can't believe how fast it's gone. I will certainly miss this little one squirming, kicking and stretching and stopping me in my tracks.
I must say that I have a had such a wonderful pregnancy so far.