Friday, May 30, 2008

Back to Boring

*P-word appointment discussed*

30 weeks. We're in the final stretch. 10 more weeks - maybe less - until I hold my baby boy in my arms. What a thought. It almost brings tears to my eyes, except that I can hardly believe it myself.

I couldn't be happier to share that I passed the 3-hour GTT. That sound you hear is me exhaling as I wipe the sweat from my brow. If I had to go all summer without a snowball or ice cream, I would be one miserable pregnant woman. Instead, I can indulge in a slice of cheesecake without putting myself or my little one in harm's way. We're back to boring. And I love it.

BP is good. Sunshine's heart rate is perfect. Weight is consistent with 1 lb. a week (about +32 lbs so far). My fundal height is measuring about 32 weeks but my OB said that although it is a bit big, it is completely normal. Does this mean I have a big boy on my hands? I hope he doesn't get TOO big because I can't imagine pushing out an 8 or 9 lb. baby vaginally.

I asked her about safe bug repellents, as I'm being eaten alive every time I attempt an outdoor exercise routine. She said that pregnant women have a different PH level that makes us more susceptible to mealtime for insects. She recommended natural citronella oil or Off Spray for Babies, so I'll be hitting the drugstore at some point this weekend to ward off the buggers.

The most exciting part of the appointment was finding that he is officially head down. Hopefully, he stays that way and he's just an early bird like his Mommy. His movements are becoming less swift kicks and more bumps, bulges, and belly quakes. I guess he is slowly running out of room in that Ole' Ute. This week, I've finally been able to identify hiccups. They are really soft, rhythmic taps every few seconds inside below my bellybutton. They last for about 10-15 minutes. Sometimes, I can see him jump from the outside. At first, it made me grin to think he was drinking too fast or breathing in fluid. But then I noticed that he gradually becomes irritated and unsettled as the hiccups continue. So, I reasoned that perhaps the hiccups are of the more painful variety and now, I just rub my belly and assure him it will all be over soon.

This weekend is our birth class. I am looking forward to it, although I'm not really sure what to expect. Even if I don't learn much more than I've already researched, it will be good for DH to see all that is involved and assume his role as my coach and support. We'll also have our hospital tour so we'll get to see what's in store for us. It's unbelievable to think that I could be delivering there soon. Blows my mind.

I'm aware that I owe you guys a belly pic. I promise I'll have DH take one tonight so I can share it with everyone. I feel humongous and it doesn't help that people keep commenting that "I can't believe you have to go all summer long! That must be a BIG baby!". I should be proud of my big bump but instead, I find myself ashamed and self-conscious. Hopefully, along with growing a little human, I can also grow a backbone over the next few weeks and tell people to piss off. Sweetly of course.

38 comments:

Shelli said...

I can't believe you are almost there!

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

I am so happy to hear you passed the three-hour! That is great news. And I can't believe how close you are to the grand finale! Why is it other people's pregnancies seem to go so quickly? :)

Portia P said...

Here via Nacomleavmo.

What an exciting time to find you!

I'm about 100 days behind you and still can't imagine catching up....

Good luck xx

Shelby said...

Yes!!! I'm so glad you passed the 3 hour!

Heather said...

Wow! You're getting close. It sounds like your size is about where I was with my DD. I know I gained 35 lbs by 32 weeks. I only went four more weeks, though as my water broke at 36 weeks. I swear it was her own fault though, the way she used to move around. The night before my water broke, I felt like she was trying to find another exit in my upper abdomen. She was 7lbs and 1/2 oz even being a premie, so I was glad she came early. The doctor's in the NICU were all asking if I miscalculated my dates, but when I mentioned the RE's name and the date and time of the IUI that created her, they all knew she was just a big baby!

Lots of luck in the last few weeks!

wish.wait.hope.pray said...

Hooray for passing the GTT! I can't believe how small your countdown numbers are! Not long now!

Fertilized said...

Happy Congrats on passing your gtt! Have a great weekend

deanna said...

Exhaling with you!!! So glad you can indulge in all the cold sugary yumminess of summer!

Can't wait to hear details of your birthing class, too!

Katie said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON PASSING THE TEST!!!!!! I am so happy for you and your cheesecake! :)

Yeah, I get that "ALL SUMMER" thing all of the time. We'll get through. Somehow.

Geohde said...

Fortunately neither of my twins hiccup at the same time, I find it hilarious enough when one of them starts!

J

scarredbellybutton said...

Congrats on passing the 3hr GTT, one less thing to worry about.

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Congrats on passing the 3-hour test! What a relief!

Yes, we, as readers, demand a belly pic!

It was interesting what you said about Sunshine's movements...I think I am experiencing something similar. Especially with the belly quakes. I thought I was the only one!

This is so exciting...we are getting so close!

Sam said...

Wow, I had no idea that you could feel hiccups inside you!! What an amazing feeling that must be!

Cibele said...

Here from NCLM
Congratulations og 30 weeks, that is very exciting. Have fun on the child birth class, I never got the chance to do becuase my baby came earlier.

Nit said...

Hola from NCLM...

Congrats on the baby!!!!

You are almost to the finish line...bet it feels good :)

Jason and Samantha said...

10 more weeks. :) your in the home stretch.

Yay for passing your test. I also failed my 1 hour glucose test. By FIVE points. That 4 hour one was so much more miserable.

Samantha
(NCLM)

momofonefornow said...

nclm

back to boring is totally awesome!

Samantha said...

Glad you passed the GTT test!

sara said...

Over from NCLM, congrats on your pregnancy. You're almost there!

seriously? said...

Hi from NCLM. Best of luck as you come near the end.

Enjoy the ice cream.

annacyclopedia said...

Here from NaComLeavMo - congrats on the GTT and the good appointment. Sounds like everything is going great - hope it continues and you don't get too many mosquito bites this summer! Have a great rest of the pregnancy and a wonderful birth.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY for 30 weeks and passing the 3-hour GTT!!! YAHOO!!! :) Glad to hear that sunshine is well and things are progressing beautifully. HUGS!

Amanda said...

NCLM here...

I always heard about the hiccup thing, but I never felt them at least not that I knew of! What a cool feeling. Good luck with everything.

PS - I love your prego pictue graphic on the top left!

heather.pnr said...

Best wishes for these final weeks!

(Here from NCLM...)

hopeful #1 said...

Go mama go! Congrats!

What a huge accomplishment!!!!!

docgrumbles said...

Congrats on passing the test!

Getting really close!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Since I've been a little behind on the blogging I was so excited to see 30 weeks!! Time sure had flown and soon enough you'll be meeting your little one!

DC said...

Good luck with your birth class! I hope your little bean stays head-down and ready for take-off! ;)

Jendeis said...

Congratulations on passing the 3 hour!! What wonderful news. Are the hiccups from the orange goo, or just from the punch-drunk life of the Ute?

Kim said...

Congrats on 30 weeks and passing the 3hr GTT! Great news! NCLM

chicklet said...

Be proud, show off the bump for all you can. You earned it.

kcmarie122 said...

Glad things are moving so smoothly! Wishing you a happy and healthy rest of your pregnancy!

Dreams Come True said...

Yay for passing the three hour! That's awesome news!!

Woo hoo on almost being at the end!

Rachie Pachie said...

Here from NCLM.

Congrats on the pregnancy! So far along! :)

I agree... tell those rude commenters to piss off! I hate that people feel the need to comment on everything & give out all that great advice! LOL

Will be checking in more to see how the little guy is doing! The head down already sounds good!

ScientistMother said...

Here from NCLM - congrats on the baby, isn't nice to see the finish line?

SAHW said...

I'm visiting from NCLM...congrats on your baby boy who'll be here soon!! And don't every be ashamed of your big belly - remember how long and hard you worked to get it? :)

Queenie. . . said...

I don't think you need to be diplomatic at all! Just tell them to piss off!

Good luck to you. . .the final countdown is on!

DC said...

Hope you're doing well. I'm looking forward to an update. :)