4/23/14-Oh My Goodness, I only have about 2 weeks left. As of today I am 35 weeks along in my pregnancy. I can honestly say that people are really irritating me trying to rush my baby. It’s really probably just my hormones at this point as to why I am so easily irritated. If not, I’ll just blame them. People have to comment on the fact that they feel as though my stomach has dropped and the baby is ready. I figure that when the baby is ready, he will let the world know. I know that it is definitely close, but I would really like to wait until the 37 weeks that my doctor wants me to wait until. When you’re pregnant, it definitely opens the door for people to make comments about your body that you really don’t want to hear and tell you all kinds of labor horror stories, etc. I wonder if they wanted to hear all of that mess when they were pregnant. It irritates me when people come up to me and call me moma because clearly I am not theirs. People feel like your stomach is a free for all and they can just touch it at any time and you should just be pleasant and let them. People seem to think you should just walk around happy and jolly and if you don’t it’s because you’re ready to have the baby. Now although I have been experiencing a lot of pain these past few weeks, I am NOT ready to give birth yet. I am more than fine with waiting a little longer.
We go in on Thursday to see how big the baby is. The last time he was checked was April 2nd, and the doctor was concerned because he said he was rather large, tested past the 95th percentile. He was 5lbs 12oz. The doctor ordered me to have another glucose test done to test to see if I had gestational diabetes. I told him I had just been tested about a month prior and the results were in the normal range. This time when I was tested, the results were even better. People act as though it’s abnormal for a baby to just be on the large side. I don’t know. It is my first. I have gained so much weight and am at my heaviest.
5/5/14-When I went in at 36 weeks, one doctor had him measuring at about 7lbs 13 oz, but the next had him at 7lbs 9oz.
This evening at 5pm I will be checking into the hospital to start the process of having my labor induced. Tomorrow morning they will be starting me on the Pitocin. They are guessing he will be here tomorrow when I am exactly 37 weeks along. When I went for my appointment last week and they said they would be bringing me in on Monday, I was like, “No, that’s too soon.” I figured they would want me to come in some time later in the week, but I guess I was wrong. Whether I’m ready or not, he will be here soon. I am excited, but a little scared. I pray that all goes well.
Until next time,