I am so eager to have this baby. I get to see him every week on the ultrasound and it is KILLING me to see his little heart beating and his little belly rising with each breath and today I saw him stick out his tongue!!! I just want to hold him and cuddle him and nurse him. Of course I do want to be unpregnant, but I am now so eager to just meet him that being unpregnant sounds like a secondary benefit!!
How far along? 39 weeks. Can you believe I've made it this far?
Weight Gain? I didn't weigh myself at home today, but at the midwife I had gone down 2 pounds since my weigh in on Monday.
What's up with my Body? I had some contractions this morning. Between my ultrasound and my actual appointment I had like 45 minutes of waiting and I was feeling contractions, so I'd look at the clock each time...they were coming regularly every 10 minutes. And they continued to come every 10 minutes (not very strongly) for about 2 hours. But then they stopped.
Because this was going on, I asked the midwife to check me and see if I'm dilating. (In case you aren't aware, midwives don't do this automatically at your appointments, only on request) I had debated whether I wanted her to check me or not because it can be so discouraging...or it can bring on false hope. She was like, "your about 1 cm dilated and your cervix is about this thick" and she held her finger and thumb apart about 2 inches. Oye.
However, she DID touch his head, so he's WAAAAYYYYY down there and as soon as that dilates enough for him, he's gonna like, fall out!!
In the meantime. I am miserable. My skin is so stretched out at the bottom of my belly that I have a rash and it itches constantly... the kind of itching like if you have a rubberband around your wrist for too long and when you take it off it hurt-itches.
We're still having 100 degree weather.
The silver lining in all this is that Sadie has been so happy and so cute lately and I have really loved being around her.
Gender? It's a boy! You can read about our ultrasound appointment and see pictures if you go to this post here. Today the ultrasound tech said, "whoa!! That really is a boy isn't it!!" haha...then she printed out an AWESOME picture of his little tender bits.
Emotions: Oh my gosh I am so grumpy! I am sick of people telling me about their pregnancies. I don't want to talk about it anymore. My poor students (luckily, they get emails from me, so I have time to think through my words and be tactful), because they are so irritating to me right now. Today I told Chelsea that all I wanted to do was go back in my bedroom and cry because I just felt like I was overwhelmed with emotions.
Really, I'm awesome to be around right now.
Baby name: I think we've FINALLY chosen our name. But I think you're gonna have to wait until he's born to find out what it is!!
Best moment of the week: I got my burst of energy that comes at the end, in about an hour I did dishes, scrubbed toilets, cleaned the kitchen, mopped the kitchen and dining room floors, vacuumed the living room rugs, and took a shower. I was convinced we were going to the hospital that night... but nope, I'm still pregnant.
What I'm looking forward to: My bags are packed, the car seat is installed, my mom comes on Tuesday... let's get on with this!!