I’m still here and I am still pregnant!
I made it to the 38 weeks mark on Saturday. Here is this photo for proof:
Not so bad from the front, right!? But sideways? BA-BAM! BABY!
I’m feeling ok. I am getting some sleep even though I wake up 2-3 times a night for bathroom visits. My belly is so big that when I see in my peripheral vision, it sort of seems like that isn’t even my body I see. Like it doesn’t seem possible that the belly I’m seeing is attached to me. Speaking of my belly, I am now getting stretch marks on my sides. These seem to be growing every day. By the time the baby gets here I am betting they will have reached the ones radiating out from my navel making my whole stomach one tangled mass of marks. Strangely, I am okay about this. I find it fascinating. It is kind of like my body is very slowly making its own tattoo! My energy comes and goes. One day I will cruise along and knock a lot of stuff off of my To Do list. The next day, I will be too tired to do much. I try not to get too frustrated by it, but I have my moments.
Our bag is packed as is an overnight bag for Porter. We have friends that will help take care of Porter while we are in the hospital and I am thankful we have so many people in our life who are willing to help us.
After talking about it for months and even reading books about it, the other night Porter was getting upset about the prospect of him being away from me while I am in the hospital. This is breaking my heart. I’m trying not to think about it because it is the one thing I am really nervous about–leaving him in the care of other people for a few days. I am hoping that when the time really does come that he will be so excited about his new sleeping bag and the chance to have a “sleepover” that he won’t really care. But I hate seeing his eyes fill with tears while he says, “But mommy, I will miss you!” So. Hard. Heart. Breaking.
A few cool things have happened/are happening this week:
- My post about baby girl’s nursery was a featured link on WhatToExpect.com! They refer to the room as “untraditional”–is it? Is it “untraditional” because it isn’t blue? Just curious as to what you all think about that…what makes up a “traditional” nursery?
- This Friday at my OB appointment they will finally check internally to see if baby is making any progress (to see if I am dilated/effaced.) They don’t check before 38 weeks because they fear it may prompt the baby to come sooner rather than later. By Friday I will be 38 weeks 6 days.