Sunday, October 31, 2010

Somewhere between 34 and 37 weeks

Well, it finally happened.  I officially got to the point where I voiced that I was tired of being pregnant.  It was last Tuesday to be exact.  Don't get me wrong- I'm super excited about what's happening with John Michael... I still love to feel him moving around and all.  But there are some things that are just starting to get to me.  Take for instance the head banging he's doing "down there."  I apologize if this is too much information for some people, but it seriously brings tears to my eyes and makes me double over in pain.  Or how about the lower back pain that comes from... well, anything.  Or the fact that I can wear one pair of flip flops, and sometimes my tennis shoes- and that's about it.

But, on the bright side, I was 34 weeks last Wednesday... and when I went to the doctor, I was measuring 37 weeks.  Wait, is that a bright side?  I was wondering when the nurse told me that didn't necessarily mean that he was coming early- just that he's big.  Well, the bright side of it was that up until that doctor's appointment, I was starting to wonder if I had a toddler sized baby, because NONE of the doctors would tell me what I was measuring.  Only three weeks ahead of schedule- whew.  Can you hear the sarcasm as I'm typing? :)

I will say this- I was totally blessed two weekends ago with a baby shower at my cousin's house.  One of my best friends (whom I usually only get to see once a year) helped host the shower- my partner in crime, Amy.  And my little sis was there, along with family and friends to make it truly special.  I got a car seat/ carrier- so at least now I know I can bring John Michael home from the hospital!  And we got some very needed things like bath time goodies, onesies, sleepers, the whole nine yards.  Here are some pics from the day:
My sister, Jessica, and me

All of my sweet hostesses

I'll go ahead and say this too while I'm at it (I don't seem to be holding anything else back today)... there was a time in my early stages of pregnancy where I actually said to myself, "Maybe you will be one of those lucky girls who doesn't blow up like the marshmallow man in your last trimester."  Not so, dear friends, not so.  I've come to terms with it though, so it's cool.

Now, I will roll myself off of this couch and go find something else to eat in the kitchen. :)  Have a great week!

3 comments:

Rayne said...

Hang it there! So close! (I expect the same encouragement for me in about 8 weeks) Seriously, I think you look great, and I heard larger newborns sleep through the night alot faster, so that is a plus!

Steven and Caroline Bobo said...

Hysterical!! Tell it like it is Kay! You are a beautiful pregnant woman!! I have no idea what it feels like towards the end of pregnancy but you are almost there!!! Cannot wait to meet John Michael when he arrives

filthyrags said...

as we used to say at my high school, Keep on truckin (no pun intended)!! Bigger babies also have way less chance of jaundice...and hey they don't always get the measuring right - they had Kirie at a whole pound over what she was born as during a check-up just 2 days before she was born. I was tired of being pregnant the last couple weeks too - esp. the waking up in the middle of the night to pee thing! you're gonna love holding that little boy so much (b/c then he won't be in your tummy bouncing around anymore)!!! Praying for you.