Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Plum update

I am one of those women who does not enjoy being pregnant. During both of my pregnancies, I've had women come up and tell me how much they enjoyed being pregnant, and how they would be pregnant all of the time, if it weren't for the outcome.

I usually smile and give an uncomfortable laugh, but I don't believe these women. Not one bit.

Both of my pregnancies have been rather painless I suppose, but I did not enjoy either. I much prefer the after part of the pregnancy. I would rather have my sweet baby than go through the pregnancy.

In the early stages of this pregnancy, in the midst of all day nausea, I told Bob that two just might be it for us. And my nausea didn't really amount to much of anything. I know of women who have it much, much worse.

Anyway, I'm somewhere around 33 weeks now. And I am huge. Things are going pretty well. I feel awkward and definitely waddle from time to time. My craving for ice has turned into a need and I'm constantly munching and heading to the bathroom. I also want to eat Zest again. My iron levels aren't that low, though. So, I just fight that urge with more ice.

One thing that surprised my new doctor during our first appointment last week was my lack of swelling. My ankles, feet and hands are fine. I hadn't thought much about it, although I did start swelling with Little Elvis around month 6 or 7 I believe.

That first appointment went pretty well, but this doctor is also against this birth being natural. He doesn't want to run the risk since Little Elvis was an unplanned C-section.

This means he wants us to pick a day for the delivery of Baby Plum. He gave us from Sept. 22 - Sept. 28. My mom's birthday is Sept. 26. Bob's is Sept. 27. I thought it would be kind of neat if Baby Plum just happened to be born on one of their birthdays. But that's not something I'm just going to choose.

So, instead we have picked Sept. 25. It's a Friday. That way Bob won't have to take off more than a day of work at the most. (I'm going to ask the doctor if it's possible to have the C-section in the afternoon, but it just feels so weird picking a date and time that are convenient.)

This means we will get to actually meet our little guy in less than 7 weeks!

All of that said, I'm not sure Baby Plum will even make it until then. This baby is ACTIVE. And he feels so huge to me. I have no real basis to think he will be born earlier than the 25th, I just feel like he will.

Baby Plum's likes in utero: when I eat ice, Daddy's voice, Little Elvis' chatter

BP's dislikes in utero: anything in my bladder, Little Elvis sitting on my stomach, me switching sides at night


Blogger Biscuit said...

I am soooo with you! I love the outcome, hate the pregnancy. I was holding my sister's baby yesterday telling the fam that if I didn't have to do that whole ten month preggo - not sleeping - swelling - delivery part again I would have another one NOW! I am excited that your baby may be coming soon! :) Keep us posted!

9:13 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

i'm sorry you're not loving it. but hang in there for apparently 7 more weeks.

glad you're not swelling. that was probly the worst for me.
but i hate to tell you, that honestly and surprisingly, i didn't mind being pregnant. (i'm not one who would say i LOVED it.... but really, it was kinda nice). after the bean came out, all last year, i kept remembering and longing to have her in my belly.
i was shocked that i MISSED it.

i guess a lot of what i missed was the anticipation, as well. that just goes hand in hand w/ being pregnant.

enjoy the ice.
and maybe switch soap brands. (:

9:43 AM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

I really liked being pregnant, I swear. I never like the last 4-6 weeks but I really loved it the whole time.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Ooh! I feel like I have missed your whole pregnancy!
I will be praying that everything goes smoothly for you.

I did actually like being pregnant, I hated being so tired, but I loved feeling like I had permission to be indulgent of myself. Naps, snacks, bouts of laziness, a few good cries... lovely stuff:)

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you, I envy those women who really enjoy being pregnant! There were certain things I liked, but overall I was pretty happy when the 9 months were up. Wow, yeah, that'd be kind of weird actually CHOOSING the birthday. Only 7 more weeks, yikes, I hope things settle down for you guys before Little Plum arrives!

9:24 AM  

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