Tuesday, December 21, 2010

36 weeks and aaaaaalls weeeeeell

Great job I've been doing keeping everyone up to date with this pregnancy, huh?

Weeeeell, today was my 36 week check up. I went in for an ultrasound to check on my placenta (with my initial scan at 9 weeks they told me it had implanted low). They needed to make sure that it had moved up and would not be blocking my cervix for delivery (otherwise I would need to schedule a c-section). All is good! It has definitley moved up and my little man is head down and ready to party! ...Well not really.
Dr also checked to see if I was dialating or effacing. Not so much! He's snug as a bug in a rug, and by the looks of it, tends to stay that way for a few more weeks. Fine by me! (although getting a tax break in there for this year, AND not having to go back to work after the holidays would have been nice!)
I'm getting bigger by the minute (and unforch I have the stretch marks to prove it), but I'm feeling good! Which is a gooood thing, because I have a feeling I might still be pregnant come February. I did the math and if I go two weeks over due there is a good chance that could be the case! Let's hope not. I don't want to give birth to a toddler here.
There's only 3 more days till Christmas, and only 1 more day of work (whoooooooo!)
I can't wait! It is hard to believe that I could have this kid any day now. I can't believe I am going to be a mom. I have always wanted to be a mom and I am SO excited. I know I will miss being pregnant- it is just so fascinating interacting with your baby while they are inside of you. I never realized how truly miraculous and awe inspiring it is to create life.
I guess you never really understand until you go through it yourself.
Sometimes I wish Brandon could be pregnant for just a day or two. Not to torture him or anything, but I think he misses out on all the wonderful little things that go along with pregnancy. It is so cool to feel your baby move. I love giving him little pokes or rubbing his little butt when it sticks out and seeing how he responds. I probably annoy the hell out of him, but hey!, he kicks me in the ribs so I figure we're square.
I'm looking forward to Christmas, but mostly to the vacation from work! Boy oh boy will it be hard to drag my butt back in there on January 4th! I've already done all of my shopping -well MOST of it at least- so I can just kick back and relax and enjoy the season!
Weather man is calling for SNOW on Christmas day (well actually RAIN with a chance of SNOW, but I'm going to just go ahead and say snow since it makes me feel better)!
I have another appointment on the 29th and will continue to go in weekly until this little bambino decides to make his debut. It feels so surreal! I know we can't possibly have all of the things we need to prepare for bringing a baby home, but I actually feel pretty good about our stock. I honestly couldn't tell you if it is lacking!
I have been meaning to put together a hospital bag just in case, but really I just don't think this baby is going to come any time soon. I guess if I was having any signs of labor I would feel a little more urgent about this. I've gone ahead and picked up some things I know I will need (overnight pads, chapstick, etc.) but I have yet to put them in a bag, or even in the same place for that matter. I guess I should make a list.... Lists are good for these sorts of things right? Shmeh. I'm sure I'll just throw things pell mell into a duffle when the time comes.
So there's your update! Sorry to be a bit rambly, not to mention here, there, and everywhere, but I can't be bothered to go back and revise, so you'll have to deal with it! :D