Um..........you are about to have a baby, baby!!!!
So ~ dish? How are you feeling? Any guess dates as to when the little man will arrive? Are you all set? What does T think of all of this? Do you have a name picked out? What are you planning or hoping for birth wise? I'm so excited for you and love the excitement of these last weeks of pregnancy ~ hoping you will indulge us and keep us up to date as to what's going on with you? We promise not to debate the name or your birth choices or formula or nursing or anything ;) ?!?!?!?
No way, I'm totally going to fight her on every choice she makes, whether I agree with it or not. :)
She's really not even pregnant.. She's a troll.
How come other women's pregnancies go so much faster than our own? Holy Alissa. Like, full term tomorrow! I had Ben at exactly 37 weeks. No pressure or anything, just thought you'd like to know. ;)
Haha, if there is anything I could spend MORE time talking about than gay marriage....it's my pregnancy. LOL I am happy to dish.
I'm feeling pretty well, actually. Tired today, but I blame the time change. I was having what I think are contractions last night that kept me up too, but they all died down by this morning. Hmmmm, guess dates....well....T was born right at 37 weeks and this pregnancy has been very similar to his in a lot of ways, so I guess some part of me thinks that's just how long I cook 'em. Since I think that though, I'll probably have to be induced at like 42 weeks or something. I went to my drs appt last Wednesday and he said that I was 75% effaced and 2 cm dilated (as a side note, is it weird to talk about the status of my cervix on the internet?) and that my "bag of waters is bulging" which is exactly what they told me the week before T was born, so again, 37 weeks has to be my magic number right? Or not.
We are all ready, which is amazing because we were so behind on everything for most of the pregnancy. But as of two weekends ago, the nursery (FINALLY) got done, I pulled all of the relevent baby junk out of the basement and cleaned it all, AND we decided on a name. Yesterday I packed most of my bag and most of T's bag (haha, tea bag) other than the stuff that we will want to use between now and then, sooooo....I think we're good. I can't think of anything else I need to do. I *could* get started on a bunch of freezer meals like I did before T was born, but I got sick of eating frozen food (even frozen food that I made myself) really quickly last time, and DH still teases me about how I refused to eat any more of it after like a week, so I probably won't bother this time.
Birth wise I have really wanted to avoid being induced, which has been ever the spector on my shoulder because of both my GD and now my blood pressure. I just had my last growth ultrasound today, and they said that he looks to be about 7 lbs right now which still "only" puts him around 8.5 lbs if I go full term, so they are no longer talking about inducing me because of size. :yahoo: Now we just need to watch my BP..... As far as the birth itself, I'm having him in the hospital, but trying to do as few interventions as possible. I had a crap experience with my epidural last time that I think almost screwed me worse than no epidural, so I've been thinking about just skipping that whole thing altogether this time. Of course, I totally dropped out of my Hypnobabies course, so ask me again what happened after I actually do this thing. I may crack like an egg as soon as I get to transitional labor. :p
I guess that's about it on me for now, but thanks for asking! I will definitely keep you ladies informed. :)
Holy cow I forgot that T came at 37 weeks, and WOW you are 37 weeks today, so, like, no pressure or anything, but, you know........go ahead! My first two came on the same gestational day :)
Are you still working? So glad that the nursery is all set up!! Very ready to see some newborn pictures!
Can't wait to hear how it goes Alissa! So exciting.
I had a bad epidural experience my first time also and decided to forgo it the second time around. But i was like you, i wasn't 100% full committed to the idea beforehand, was just thinking that's what i wanted to do.
Ahh, so soon! :)
How big was T at birth? I never trusted those guesstimates of size/weight. My OB said DD was about 7 pounds at my last checkup, and she was born 2 days later at 38 weeks, and weighed 8/11. I think that was the doctor's idea of a sick joke.
eta - and like Kim I decided to forego the epi the second time around. I hope you'll go fast. That was my experience. First time was a b!tch, second time was easy peasy, and I have lots of friends who were like that. Super short labour and fast delivery.
Add me to the stalkers. :) I am so incredibly happy to hear how well things are going and falling into place!
Deniz -- as a troll, I vote we keep her. She doesn't eat much. :wink:
Lisa -- TOTALLY agree that everyone ELSE has pregnancies that seem to fly by whereas mine crawled. (It totally didn't help that most of my kids did come later than their EDD.)
Alissa, instead of a lot of freezer meals, I opted to stock items that could be used for quick / easy meals (freezing meats to keep longer.) Example: tacos, boneless/skinless chicken breasts, etc.
Now -- as Laurie suggested, I do believe we should debate all of your choices -- especially the NAME that you are going to share with us! LOL Just think of it as "therapy" to keep you occupied! Nursery pics, new pics of T, belly pics.... all those can keep US entertained (until we get to see snuggly newborn ones!)
Seriously, sending you wishes that these final few days/weeks are a time for you to relax and enjoy... with ELV's and a great birthing experience when your little one is ready to make an appearance!
I vote you just sleep. Oh wait, you have a little guy at home. Forget it.