Monday, June 11, 2012

Maternity Mondays: 36 Weeks

Well, here we are. 36 weeks and no sign of labor. There really is no "plus side" to my days anymore. I wake up in pain. I walk downstairs on ballooned out feet and feel like I'm treading on broken glass with every step. I sit in pain. I stand in pain. Then, the baby wakes up. At that point, it's like real pain hasn't existed until that moment. Every move she makes brings me to tears. I think she's trying to turn herself into the proper position, but she's just too big for me to accommodate. I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday, and I will ask (more like inform) them for an ultrasound to see if Alexa is healthy and if she is, I will then ask (or inform, whatever) to be induced because I just can't handle her anymore. She's too big and it hurts too much for me to carry her to 40 weeks. Technically, at 37 weeks she'd be considered full term. So what are we waiting for? Ugh. Anyways, here's a cutsie little survey:
About You 

Name: Michelle
Age: I'll be 23 tomorrow. 
Height: 4'11"
Pre-pregnancy weight: 130ish. I'm not sure exactly. We don't have a scale.
About The Father

Name: Nicholai
Age: 22
Height: 6'2"
Are you still together: Yes. This is sad that it's even a question.

About Your Pregnancy 
Is this your first pregnancy: Yes.
When did you find out you were pregnant: November 2nd, 2011
Was it planned: Um. Not exactly...

What was your first reaction: "...holy crap."
Who was with you when you found out: Technically, I was at work when I took the test. I went out and bought them on my lunch break because my boobs had been sore for about two weeks. 
Who was the first person you told: Nick, obviously.
How far along are you: 36 weeks, 2 days.
What is your due date: July 7th, 2012.
Do you know the sex of the baby: It's a girl.
How much weight have you gained: 30 pounds. :\
Do you have stretch marks: I do. They're faint and I don't have many, but they're there.
Have you felt the baby move: Oh, boy. When she moves I feel like dying. It's excruciatingly painful.
Have you heard the heartbeat: Yes'm.

About the birth 

Will you keep the baby: Yes. That still seems weird to me, honestly. The baby is mine. I can't give it back when she cries. I have to take care of her. It's all very bizarre.  
Home or hospital birth: Hospital. I'm not sure my neighbors would appreciate hearing me shriek through the walls. 
Natural or medicated birth: Hopefully medicated.
Who will be in the delivery room with you: Nick. The doctor. Some nurses. That's it. Everyone else can wait. I'm not exactly jiggy with the world seeing my ladyparts.
Will you breastfeed: That's the plan.
Do you think you'll need a c-section: It's looking that way, yes. I was scared about it, but now I don't really care. I just want to get the show on the road already.
Would you let someone videotape the birth: HECK to the no.
Are you excited about the birth, or scared?: I was scared. Terrified, actually. But, the more time that passes, the more anxious I become. Hurry UP in there!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a week ahead of you and know exactly how you feel. Someone today told me I will miss being pregnant..Um, I can't imagine that! Good Luck with trying to get an induction.


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