Thursday, July 26, 2007

Update

I am now hanging out at 39.5 weeks, although according to me I'm due tomorrow.

I've been 1 cm dilated for over a week now.

Baby is head down and estimated by ultrasound last week to be 9 lbs., 2 oz (except that I think those measurements are crap)

I don't have Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (a scare for a few days)

I have 100 pages left in my re-read of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and then I can start Deathly Hallows.

People who put spoilers on their blogs without warning should be strung up by their toenails.

I actually scheduled another appointment with my obstetrician for next Thursday, although if I actually have to go I'm not going to be very happy. He's trying to be upbeat and chipper about everything, which I appreciate, but I think he knows I'm just about around the bend.

I know I'm going to go into labor when my house is at its worst, so I should just go ahead and let it go instead of obsessing about keeping it clean.

I have a pedicure this afternoon. Maybe that will get things going.

If not, I'm ordering a pepperoni pizza tomorrow night. I ate pepperoni pizza the night before I went into labor with Joshua on the suggestion of one of my parishioners.

Most of my clothes don't fit anymore. I have to wear a belly band with everything now, and even that isn't always preventing a crack attack. I have to do my laundry every three days just to have enough clothes to wear.

We have a name picked out. I just can't wait to meet the little girl who goes with it.

I know I'm lucky that I've had an easy pregnancy and that I have a completely-cooked baby ready to come out, but the anticipation is just about to do me in.

14 comments:

erica said...

Blessings and good laboring.
Can't wait to hear the name!

Jenny said...

You'll make it! She'll come out. She won't go to college in utero. She WILL come out.
P.S. My college roommate put a whole discussion of the Deathly Hallows on her blog but made it invisible by typing it in a pale yellow (to go on her yellow/tan background) and told people if they wanted to see, they could highlight it. All good except for comments section (don't go there)...

Kel Bel said...

ahem, is a crack attack what I think it is? not to be ignorant, but I ain't nevah been preggers!

sorry the days are passing so slow, but you'll easily repress all these memories when you have BGB to play with :)

martha said...

Rah rah rah! Go-o-o-o-MaryBeth!

I'm thinking of you, and of the future pesterer-of-Joshua, hourly!

Darby said...

I've been checking everyday, thinking of you! Hopefully it won't be long now! I;ve been good about my HP spoilers, because Nick hasn;t finished it either! Hang in there, only a few days left!

Sparky's Garage said...

Peace.

Kat E said...

Hang in there! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

I'd be the same way about trying to keep the house clean...

BTW, weren't you the one going on and on about sex stimulating labor or something. Tell your man to get crackin'! ;)

Kel Bel said...

I second Kat's suggestion!

Orangeblossoms said...

Did you know that the word verification on my computer is: csbut? It's like: See Us (some) Butt! AKA crack attack. Amazing how it all comes around! Ookay, I may need more sleep....

Mary Beth, bless you in this waiting time!

Hugs!

anna said...

She's waiting to read Deathly Hallows together. You already know my bit of getting labor going advice so get to it. ;)


Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers

Rev. Tiffany Steinwert said...

Hang in there...just a few more days!!

My suggestion....hire a maid. Seriously. Have her/him come when you are in the hospital.

It is well worth it.

You can hire a local (non-big-company person) and not have to worry about it.

Mom said...

Well, as they say in the south, "Bless you heart."

Mary Beth said...

Kel--Yeah, if you're thinking that every time I sit down my pants fall down below my "waist." Not that you want to think about that, but...

Ritz--The prospect of sex at seven months is quite different from the prospect of sex at 40+ weeks. Not interested. Don't touch me. Don't even look at me. Did I really go on and on? It seemed like such a good idea at the time.

Anna--Um, yeah. I think that would require feeling moderately attractive. I feel like Shamu.

Tiff--I've found that I actually want to move around now as much as possible, so the cleaning every day isn't so bad.

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