by, July 14th, 2010 at 12:16 PM (682 Views)
So, this will probably be the last update prior to my giving birth. I'm about 3 weeks away - tops. They may induce me in two if I'm ready.
This part of the pregnancy is definitely the most exaggerated and bizarre. The good news is, I'm not miserable like most pregnant ladies I meet at this stage. I think my Amazonian frame (I am nearly 6') makes it so that pregnancy is less disabiling for me than it would be a woman of average height/size. My doctor was impressed with my ability to sit myself up after my last monitoring session. Here she was all ready to give me a hand, but I didn't need it. "Wow! Those are some abs!" she said. No, not really... I just like to be self sufficient.
But it's not all sunshine and lollipops... that's for sure. I've developed little stretch marks on my left boob. That's right - just the left one, although both have grown to an unmanagable size. Despite this, I'm finally quite obviously pregnant, as my baby belly sticks out past even these ridiculous knockers. I've also developed an occasional clicking in my right hip. My hips in general make me feel like a lame mare, but the clicking is a new and unwelcome addition. Lastly, the swelling has come back. I lost it for a few weeks, there, but it's back daily now. That doesn't bother me much as it's only aesthetic and doesn't impact function at all.
We recently toured our selected birthing center. Place is pretty swanky - nicer than half the hotel rooms I've stayed in. Ought to be - I'm paying enough for it. And they don't even move you after you've had the kid. You actually get to stay in the room with mahogeny trim and the jacuzzi tub. Mike will probably use that more than I will, though.
I'm still conflicted about going the epidural route, too. On one hand, why deal with unnecessary pain? On the other hand, I'm curious to test my unusually high pain tolerance. I suppose I'll feel it out. I'm going to ask if I can speak with the anesthesiologist. That reminds me - we also have to interview the pediatricians.
Due to a mold situation in our current residence, Mike and I are forced to move. We looked at a place last night that I think we're going to take - it's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Not ideal as it doesn't have a washer and dryer in unit (there's a laundry room downstairs), nor does it have a fireplace which I was really hoping for, but it is a spacious apartment otherwise and, most importantly, it's in the right neighborhood. Oh, and at $800/mo., the price really can't be beat. It's not a permanent residence anyway - maybe only a year until the rental options get better. Of course, this means we're going to try to move before the baby comes. THAT should be fun.
Any last bits of advice? I'm all ears, ladies.
Total Trackbacks 0