The Bump Tales – Week 37

February 17, 2011 The Bump Tales 15

Wow, it seems like these entries in The Bump Tales are becoming more and more frequent and yet, we all know it’s reaching the end! Not much new on The Bump front though so this might be a short one. I’m still working everyday, gotta make that money, but I’m trying to pace myself as my feet swell and my fingers get numb a lot during the day. I have been sleeping earlier, even if I do get up EVERY 2 hours to pee, which isn’t fun because laying down is a hassle as it is with all the pelvic pain.

37wks

Went to the OB/GYN on Monday and it was definitely the shortest appt I’ve had with them. I barely had time to take my pants off, which is a struggle nowadays as it is, before the doctor came in to check on me. He listened to her heartbeat, nice & strong, and checked me, still not dilated and the head isn’t all the way down yet, before sending me on my way. Of course, the visit wasn’t careless, he asked appropriate questions and made nice comments, he’s definitely the doctor I’ve been seeing the most, which is a nice change from how things were the first time around. He did say that this baby might be bigger than BG1, which is great news because I love a chubbi baby and I am carrying bigger, even if some of it is due to my being a bit overweight before I got pregnant. Here’s hoping there’s more exciting news next week.

I’m almost done packing my bag for Labor Day, not much I’ll be needing though since the hospital has everything, but I did have to pack stuff some stuff because I’ll be spending the month after the baby is born at my mom’s house, who will help me take care of the baby while I get some much-needed rest. Everything’s all set at her house and we’ve got what we need here when the baby does stay at our house. I’m also excited to say that I finally bought BG2’s car seat and it came in today, so I am fully ready for this baby, even if my mindset isn’t. Honestly, I’m getting a bit freaked out, I mean it has been a long time since I’ve done this. I’m used to having BG1 do certain things herself and be in control of her emotions and actions. Now, with a new baby, it’s all chaos, cries, and diapers for the next 2 years. I keep asking myself if I’m ready to handle this again, haha, and I know I can, but sometimes I just get a bit freaked out. I even ask The Hubbi sometimes if he’s getting nervous, but he seems ready and able for this so lets hope he’s ready to do it!

New This Week:

– Sigh, did I tell you I’ve gained some new and nasty stretch marks lately?!?! It is definitely one of the low points of being pregnant and I was hoping I wouldn’t get anymore than I had the last time, but low and behold, the stretch marks are appearing around and a bit above my belly button, red and ugly like always. I always said babies steal your beauty! Luckily, I love my babies, so this is what I have to endure. Still, I wish I was like those lucky women who don’t get any stretch marks, I mean, it wouldn’t hurt!
– I am definitely noticing the tightness of my belly and it is hanging a bit lower. When I sit down it’s my legs on both side and my belly in the middle of the seat, haha. Not a pretty picture, but it is what it is. BG2 seems content in there though, still moving around like a champ, makes me wish I could look inside and see her in action.
– Thanks to The Hubbi, I found some comfortable slip-on shoes to wear everyday that won’t cut off what little circulation I have to my feet. Since they are swelling on a daily basis now, I really can’t fit into anything and I refuse to keep wearing Uggs, so The Hubbi & I searched high and wide and found some good shoes (on clearance for only $5) at Target (love that place). I’m really grateful to have such a considerate and helpful husband around this time around =)

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15 Responses to “The Bump Tales – Week 37”

  1. Brenda Hess

    Boy, do I know about that nervousness! For me, It had been 12 years since having a baby when I got pregnant with my son (almost 5 yrs ago!). Talk about feeling out of practice! Some things were like riding a bike (nursing was a no brainer for me), but others made me feel like a first time mom! I mean geez, before it was "put the baby to sleep on its side", now it's "back to sleep". Don't worry, though, after a day or so, you'll be able to change a diaper with one hand tied behind your back again!

  2. Runrettarun

    Oh my goodness I feel your pain. I hate the pregnancy swelling. I wore flip flops in the winter b/c I could get my feet in regular shoes ha! The end is near and youu'll have your beautiful baby girl soon! Hang in there!

  3. Janice

    hi! So nice to know that I'm not alone. Thanks for commenting on my blog. The support of other preggy moms like you helps a lot. Will definitely keep coming back to your blog to keep myself updated on your pregnancy. I SO get your frustrations about stretchmarks. Since this is my 3rd pregnancy I was hoping not to get any marks anymore but I'm not one of the lucky ones. Take care!

  4. Jeri Lynne

    How lucky you are that you can stay with your mom after the birth! That will certainly be a blessing you your whole family! Best wishes…can't wait to see photos in living color of BG2!

  5. Melissa AKA Froggy

    You're almost done – and you look fantastic!!!

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