Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's quite fascinating.

It's quite amazing how your body changes, grows, stretches during pregnancy. Although I'll never wear another bikini or have a normal looking belly button, having the opportunity to experience pregnancy is worth it.
This was waaaaay back at 6 weeks--in November.
And the transformation at 31 weeks.Things are going well and I'm not small. I have been feeling pretty good. I made the mistake of running a little bit outside at aerobics tonight and my lower back and crotch are paying for it. I need to just stick with swimming and lower impact aerobics! We had a Dr.'s appointment this past Monday and heartbeat was between 140-150. My glucose test came back just fine and we have our next appointment the first week in June along with another ultrasound--just to check everything out once more before she arrives in July.
I would be lying if I told you I was excited. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to meet our little girl. Most women are probably ecstatic at this point. I, on the other hand, am pretty much scared to death. Thinking, wondering....all of the possible things that could go wrong. Hoping and praying that we will bring a carseat home filled with a bundle of joy instead of an empty one. I can't help it, I just don't have that "I'm so excited, I can't wait" feeling. I won't feel excitement and relief until I see a screaming, kicking, pink little girl. I don't really want a c-section, but it's the only way to get her here that's what we're doing. We have a date set for July 16th, but if you ask me, I don't think there is a chance in hell I will make it 39 weeks plus 1 day. I just made it to 38 with Connor. So I am guessing I'll probably go into labor before then. As soon as I notice contractions, we will be up at the hospital within 5 minutes!! We talked to the Dr. about the c-section and what will happen after. You typically have to go downstairs to a post op recovery room. He is going to allow me to stay upstairs and recover in postpartum with Jeremy and the baby. He said I can recover there for 1-2 hours and then when we're ready, we can have family come back to see us. It was such a relief to me that he is going to allow me to recover in postpartum!

Cami graduated from Ball State and we hosted a graduation party for her this past weekend!

And this post wouldn't be complete without a picture of baby J! He was enjoying all of the girls at the Y tonight!!

1 comment:

- Mighty B said...

I know it must be scary for you and I can't imagine the huge range of emotions you are feeling right now. Just remember that lots of people are praying for you, Jeremy and Mia and we cannot wait to see pictures of that beautiful baby!