Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Only 8 more weeks to go...

It's official, we are out of the apartment and into our new house!
I love it!
Jeff's wonderful parents came on Sunday and helped us put a huge dent in the house. I was having some slight contractions so that pretty much prevented me from doing anything but his mom and dad charged right in here and got furniture arranged and put together and boxes emptied. I know we both feel so lucky to have such wonderful family close by.

So now we are in a house and readily welcome anyone who wants to stop by for a visit!!!

We had another monthly doctor's appointment yesterday. This is the last monthly one we have and we now go down to every two weeks and then eventually every week! Wow! I can't believe how quickly everything has gone! Only 8 weeks from today is my due date- that doesn't seem like a whole heck of a lot of time!
But, back to the appointment- everything went very well. She did do a test to see if I was leaking any amniotic fluid because of the fact that I'd been having contractions most of the week. Thank heavens the test came back negative- if there had been fluid leaking they would have had to delivered the baby ASAP to prevent life threatening infections (for all of you that didn't know that). I'm measuring right on task for 32 weeks and the baby is already head down. Hooray. His head is down by my hip bones with his back along the left side of my tummy, his butt is by my left rib cage and his feetsies are by my right rib cage.

I'm amazed at how much my body has changed in just a few short weeks.
Here are just a few of the fabulous (please insert sarcastic tone here) changes I've been experiencing:
1. My fingers are swollen beyond belief today and hurt like heck! No matter how much water I'm drinking they won't go down! Same thing with the ankles- more like kankles now. Gross.
2. Heartburn and Acid Reflux: Ouch, ouch and another ouch is all I have to say about this. There's nothing like the taste of vomit in your mouth followed by an intense burning sensation in your throat that lasts for hours on end. I thought that ended after the third month when the morning sickness passed, apparently, I was wrong.
3. Sleepless nights. Now I know those of you that read this are probably going, "But she's having a baby, she'll never sleep through the night again." Yes, I know that's probably true. But what I mean are the endless trips to the bathroom or the fact that I usually wake up at 3 or 4 am on the dot in so much pain from low back spasms or hip and leg pain that I actually wake the dog up to take her outside just so I can walk around a little bit (it feels better when I do that). The dog is not waking me up, I am waking her up.
4. Gas. I don't need to elaborate on this one...
5. Forgetfulness: For a woman who claims to have one of the best memories in the neighborhood, I've sure been forgetting a heck of a lot lately.

This pregnancy experience has been wonderful so far. I find it funny all of the changes my body has been going through. I say I will be glad when the inconvenient ones like swelling and gas go away- but who knows- I may miss them (well, not the gas...).
I am excited to meet this little guy and love every movement he does inside of me which is by far one of the most amazing things in the whole wide world! I love the cravings and despite the odd changes, I love the way my body looks.
Its hard to believe that in just 8 short weeks everything will dramatically change!!!!

3 comments:

Danny said...

EIGHT WEEKS!!!

Sarah said...

I know!

Sara said...

Time went by so fast!! I haven't even seen you, but Bryanna says you make a very cute pregnant lady. I am sure you can't wait to get him out. Do you guys have a name picked out yet???