Monday, December 10, 2007

35 Weeks and counting

At this point in time, I'm counting down, not up. As of today, I have exactly 5 weeks until my due date. I've been feeling...well, like I'm ready to not be pregnant anymore. Baby Samuel is very active day and night, keeping me uncomfortably awake. He often has the hiccups. Meanwhile, I have sore hips, really bad acid reflux, a sweet tooth, and a bad attitude. Here is a picture of me today so you can see this basketball-shaped thing out in front of me (sorry, it's a self-portrait). Compare it to the 22 week picture. I feel like a mutant.

I had a 34 week ultrasound last Monday. Here's what I learned: The baby is growing and healthy. It's still a boy. He has hair. According to head size, I was 36 weeks pregnant. (Great. My kid has a big head.) The baby's head is down, with the spine on my left side and appendages on my right, which explains why I keep getting socked in the ribs and kidneys over there.

Time to start getting excited right? I wish I were more excited...I just know how sleep deprived I will be and can't remember that it didn't last forever. Plus, this time I haven't done hardly anything to prepare. Last time I did a lot of reading, prewashed, folded and refolded a dresser full of cute little pink outfits, gazed longingly at an empty crib and carseat... This time I haven't even thought about actually bringing home a baby. What do I do with my two year old when I'm at the hospital? Where will I put him when I get home? What is he going to wear? Pink? Maybe after the Holidays it will really sink in and I'll start nesting. At least, let's hope!


7 comments:

Mom said...

Last time you had a full-time job. This time you can go into the playroom with Leah, put on a movie and doze to your heart's content when Samual takes a nap. Start training Leah now by tking a well-deserved nap every day.

redredrose said...

Is that an ultrasound pic of Samuel? So much detail! (Or, is that just a stock photo? Don't trick me like that!)

Jenny said...

Sorry to deceive you...that's some other baby. That's the pic under "Week 35" at americanbaby.com.

The Bishops said...

Jenny...I laughed out loud when I read your post because I remember feeling all of these things! First off, when he arives you will grow another heart and fall in love all over again. Also, don't be too scared about the no sleep thing...somehow your body remembers and goes into auto pilot (not saying that it isn't hard, but I will say it isn't as hard as the first). And what to do with a two year old while you are nursing, and taking care of baby? Two words...Blues Clues.

michal & david coombs said...

can we take leah while you're in the hospital?!! the offer still stands--please, please, please call me to come take leah or the baby *whenever* you need it (or you for a girls night out and david and chris can manage the babes!!)

cutie pie said...

I'm so so so excited for you. Thanks for taking the time to post pics and keep us updated.

Angela said...

When I came to visit you right after Leah was born you practically grabbed me by the lapels and hissed "No, seriously, HOW do people have more than one!" It was pretty funny. So now you'll know. And you'll love it...all the moments when you're not hating it. ;)