Monday, February 11, 2013

{ pregnancy diary: week 35, 36, 37ish }

Oh who am I kidding- this poor blog has been neglected and I've done a terrible job writing about my pregnancy. 

Truth be told, I feel like I've had it rough! I've been sick non stop since September, due mainly to the awful sick season we've had (colds, flu, strep, etc) and the dang inversion (remember when our air quality was one of the worst in the world?!). I had a bad gallbladder attack and spend a little time in labor and delivery for that! Then there was the time I totally biffed it and landed on my 35 week pregnant belly (picture someone dropping, arms out front, to slide down a slip n slide, except instead of a slip n slide, it was concrete and the water was frozen ice). I also spend a little time in L&D for that fun flop. And finally, I've swelled up like a summer sausage. At first I thought it was just pregnancy swelling, but after my feet, ankles, and legs kept getting bigger and bigger, and my blood pressure started getting higher and higher, we realized I had a little pre-eclampsia. More time in L&D and a few tests later, my doctor has decided to induce me this Friday. I'll be 38 weeks exactly and little guy is measuring big, so I'm sure we'll be fine. 

Really though, for all that I've been through, I wouldn't change a thing. I still can't believe that I'm pregnant. 

I can't believe that in 4 short days, I'll be holding this tiny human that's been growing in my belly. I will finally see the face that me and Andrew created. 

I'm going to be a mom! 

Any last bits of advice?

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yikes! I fell a couple of times in my first pregnancy and it was scary! No real advice. You will be great. Just enjoy it all and soak up all the hospital pampering. I think I would've lived there if they would've let me.

Alexandra said...

Take the time to enjoy and remember it. Write it down as soon as you feel up to it so you remember as much as you can. Otherwise, I'm sure you'll do amazing! Good luck and I hope all goes well!

Laura said...

Do something just for you in the next day or two... Pamper yourself! When your little guy comes, you won't have as much time to do such things. :)
Good luck and you'll be in my prayers!
Miss you.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

SO Happy for you guys >> Prayers for a beautiful healthy baby . SO happy that your going to see the baby for the first time !! I worked for a Diagnostic center. I always loved it when the new moms got to see the Ultrasounds for the first time too . HUGS .. Blessings

BECKY said...

yay!
best wishes with the delivery... i hope it goes the way you want it to! my advice... breastfeeding is a beast; don't give up. unless you want to. and then do! ha!
can't wait to hear his name!

paula said...

I am so excited for you Shan! I hope everything goes smoothly-my advice....GET THE EPIDURAL! Be prepared to have your world rocked and to get a new definition of love that you could never imagine existed. You will cry a lot in the first couple weeks. Keep YOUR momma close-you'll need her. You and Andrew are going to be such good parents. Be sure to include your husband in the care of the baby-I think as Moms we tend to feel like our way is best.....let Andrew in on it too. Trust me-6 months down the road you will be soooo glad you feel comfortable enough to leave the baby with your husband (I seriously know women who WON'T leave their baby with the daddy because they have never allowed their husband to bond and learn how to care for the baby). Don't forget to take time for yourself. I better see pics SOON! Will be thinking of you all weekend girl!

How's that for advice?