Monday, March 20, 2006

35 weeks tomorrow, X number of weeks to go.

March 2006Oh my gawd I am tired and uncomfortable and in pain. The little guy has dropped a bit in the last few days and wow, am I ever feeling it. I thought I had to go to the bathroom a lot before? Hah. Whatevs. If I don't go every 15 minutes the result is crippling pain that has me hobbling to the bathroom, likely requiring Scott's assistance. Poor guy, the romance is truly gone, for the next while anyway. My ankles are puffy and swollen, I haven't worn my wedding ring for over a month, and I checked my pride at the door this morning when I asked Scott to go to the pharmacy to get me Metamucil capsules and Prep H. Hawt! No wonder Scott questions that I will ever want to do this again. I figure it will take me at least a few years to forget how hard this is. I used to think I'd want to have kids really close together in age, now I say "no way no how".

April 2006What is strange is that from 37 weeks on, our son really could arrive at any moment. So, technically, he could be here in 2 weeks. But I have a feeling that he will be on the latter side of 40 weeks rather than early (I see the scene playing out with me in tears at my obgyn's office begging to be induced). My mom keeps saying she thinks he will be "right on time" but I know she is just trying to keep my spirits up. If this boy takes after his father he will be super late and then rush through the labour. If he is like me, he will be a bit early or on schedule and give Jennifer just the right amount of time to get here from Ottawa to help get me through this.

I am trying not to think too much about the whole labouring process. I figure he has to come out one way or another. If for some horrible, terrible, unthinkable reason my doctor actually lets me go the standard 2 weeks overdue before helping me out, that means that I will be a mom by May 9th at the latest. That's still seven weeks away. Oi. I don't think I can wait that long little guy. Please don't make me wait that long. Besides, I'm getting excited to meet this little bundle of joy ;-) What is kind of cool is that I will be a Mom on Mother's Day. And this year, I will get to spend Mother's Day with my Mom! I think that will be a bit of trip for her.

The countdown of days left at work started a few weeks ago. I am actually marking off each day as it passes. As of this morning, I have twelve days left in the office. Some mornings I doubt I will make it through to my last day of April 7th. I just want to stay in my pyjamas and lay on the couch and watch recorded episodes of Miami Ink and daydream about Chris Garver. This morning I could barely walk, but somehow, after putting my pants on backwards and then starting to cry when I realized what I had done, I managed to get myself properly dressed, made-up, hair did, and out the door. If it weren't for Scott chauffeuring me door-to-door I doubt I would ever get to work. So, for that I am thankful. He's probably reading this thinking "she's so grumpy and tired right now, I had no idea she appreciated me". But I do. I really do.
Christopher is sadder about Tony being shot than he was when Adriana died.  Nice.The Sopranos Update:
Turns out that The Sopranos without Tony Soprano kind of blows. At first I thought the whole first episode had been a dream sequence (don't you dare go all Dallas on my ass!). Tony needs to wake the fuck up asap because I don't need to spend my Sunday night watching a bunch of mobsters squabbling over his spoils. Also, Carmela looks ROUGH without any makeup on. No need for that!

Grey's Anatomy Update:
Still no sex. But let me just say that I was cheering when Alex told George off for being such a puss about Meredith. As much as I don't dig Alex's scene and I hated him for being so crappy to Izzie's patient/love interest, I totally agree with him on the George front. And would someone fix that dude's hair while they are at it? It looks like he let a 2 year old cut his bangs...well, he is acting like a 2 year old...


  1. Anonymous9:43 p.m.

    Is everyone giving you their two cents on birthing? Here's mine. don't ask for an induction. It hurts more. Way more.

    Be glad if they let you go the extra two weeks, induction hurts more, way more. Well, you know, so I've read. But I've read a lot!

    Lastly, labour's not so bad. And that's not some mind numbing hormones talking. Through my whole 8 hour labour only once did I think "next time I'm taking drugs". That was when the little (big) head was pushing its way out. Otherwise, very doable.
    Good luck.

    This from the mother of one who now thinks she knows everything.

  2. Hey! I told you! No Chris Garver for you! Mine! Mine! Mine! We may be B.F.F.s and I may be the one who will hold your hand while you push this kid our of your downstairs, but you can not have Chris Garver! That is over the line!



  3. Anonymous10:48 p.m.

    Not to be disagreable (sp?), but induction doesn't hurt more, it just hurts quicker. Zero to 60 asap, instead of that slow crawl to ouch that natural births do. Trust me: I know (First kids, 9 lbs.,s 12.5 oz., second kid a month early at 8 lbs., 10 oz. Both induces).

    Which brings me to: EPIDURAL!!!! The goddess shoulda invented this centuries ago. I refuse to have natural dental work. Bring on the drugs. Numb me, and I'm everybody's friend.

    You'll be awesome honey. Max knows which side his bread is buttered on. Hang in there.

    A. xx

  4. It's ironic because the blog I read just before yours was about someone who was infertile but got pregnant and just lost her 11 week fetus. :( So sad to so happy that you're expecting yours soon. Having a baby is truly a miracle - this puts it into perspective for me. Congrats again and hang in there through the rest of your pregnancy! I'm sure your bundle of joy will be happy and healthy!

  5. Hooray! Max is on his way! I will be praying for you, sis!

    Anyway, a *kick* is in order for giving me Sopranos updates. NO NO NO NO NO!!! I still haven't watched Season 5!!

    (I didn't even know you were a fan!)

  6. You are soooo close! I can't wait to meet the little guy.

    FYI. I think Ami is pretty hot myself.