Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm around...

just slowing down and starting to hurt more.

Things with Mother-in-Law seem to have settled down. Once we put it in terms of needing to rest and not having a hospital policy/nurse to shoo everyone out once visiting hours were over, it seemed to click that we weren't trying to keep her grandbaby from her, only looking out for ourselves.

I'm sure once my 24 hours have passed, I'll be begging for an extra set of hands.

We had an ultrasound on Friday to confirm the position of our stubborn little boy. The good news is he is head down, and still a quite proud boy, the bad news is he is not so little and he is partially posterior. The u/s estimated he is somewhere around 6lb 3oz... not so bad except for I was 34w3d at the time. I'm still hoping that he falls into the "give or take 1-2 lbs" category because at this rate he's going to be a 9 lber. And, instead of facing my back like he should be, he is facing my side with his back along the right side of my uterus. My midwife is pretty sure he will turn (knowing my luck, at the last minute).

I was so sad we didn't get any pictures, but the u/s tech seemed a bit standoffish and when I mentioned pictures, she kinda rolled her eyes. Whatever, bitch.

She did give us a good look at his face. WOW, he has grown so much! He has these huge chubby cheeks (like me) and Donnie's nice straight nose (yay!) We could definitely see a little of each of us in his cute face. It all just makes me even more impatient to hold my precious boy.

So now I am going to hobble back to bed... I overdid it yesterday with the uber, ultra cleaning I did. Still not done, but the house is definitely a million times closer to being baby ready.

I've got my first birthing class this afternoon! I'm kinda excited.

Enough rambling.... I need cuddles.


Nicole - Raising Animals said...

I can't believe how close you are! I'm glad your MIL is coming around...that first 24 hours will go by in the blink of an eye. Hell, the first year will go by before you know it! I can't believe that Lola is almost 5 months old! She's half way to walking!
OH! I CAN'T WAIT for your birth story

Stephanie said...

You are doing so well. For some reason, my intuition is telling me that your little ole body is not going to go the fell 6 weeks left. You are so darling. If you have a single question or a moment of insanity that you want no one to ever be witness to that could later be used against you, I'm always available. Plus you know I love you like my own and we can hardly wait for you to have little man so you can join us! Of course that is totally up to you, but the welcome does still remain.

Poltzie said...

Happy 35 weeks Jesse! Only five more to go and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that Stephanie is right and you won't go full term.
I also can't wait for your birth story and pictures, lots of pictures!!