As my due date nears things have definitely been a lot more hectic around here. All the back and forth to the doctor an hour away twice a week has quickly contributed to draining the bank account, so I’ll be thankful when that’s over and done with!
Speaking of financials I’ve had a very very hard time concentrating on work this week. I honestly admit I haven’t accomplished anything in the last few days. Ben’s new job is going well, and I’m glad for that. We would be royally screwed if we had to rely on me this week. That reminds me I do need to make myself a note to check out the cheap business card printing at zooprinting.com. His need updating since he has completely changed career paths, but with this pregnancy brain fog I’ll never remember to do so if I don’t write myself a sticky note right now.
Other than that not much has changed around here. I’m 37 weeks + 5 days today, so I’ve made it farther through this pregnancy than anyone including my doctors thought I would. If little Miss Aubrey doesn’t decide to arrive on her own by Tuesday we’re going to finalize an induction date. We want her to stay in as long as possible , but it’s safer to control my induction with the VBAC and bp issues.
Anywho, my eyes are wondering to the mess on the floor, so I think it’s time to give up the pc and get some cleaning done. The nesting is in full force these days, and if I have to look at another dust bunny it’s going to drive me insane!
How are you doing this morning? I’m a bit uncomfortable, but that comes with the territory. I hit 35 weeks gestation today, and that’s a big milestone for us. That’s the farthest I’ve ever made it through pregnancy preeclampsia free, and that’s a big deal. We’re hoping and praying we’ll make it full term this time, but I’m thankful knowing if my little girl is born now she’ll be okay.
Originally my team of maternal fetal specialists wanted to get me to 36 weeks. Now that we’re at 35 we’re shooting for 39 weeks. They’ll induce me to attempt a VBAC. Doing so will eliminate some of the complications that would arise if I go into labor naturally at home and were to hemorrhage from the VBAC, etc.
I admit I’m not excited about the next 4 weeks. I know if I’m already uncomfortable I’m going to be a serious whiny baby. I feel sorry for Ben, but he’ll just have to deal. I have such a short waist I don’t see how this little girl has anymore room to grow, and I’m already immensely uncomfortable at night. It comes with the territory, and I know soon I’ll be holding my precious little girl.
For now I’m going to try to keep my mind off things by getting ready for her arrival, throwing everything away (because apparently nesting makes me do that), and working. If I worked outside of the home I would probably go ahead and take leave around this point because of how I feel, but working from home has its perks. I’m not going to take on any computer repair jobs over the next few weeks I don’t have tons of parts cluttering up the place, but I can keep going with the online work. So if you’re a usual customer who gunks their computer up really badly on a monthly basis you’ll have more luck if you format hard drive with iolo.com than you will asking me to do it for you!
Now that I’ve been sitting here for a bit the weight of my belly is causing me to ache, so I think it’s about time I move away from this hard desk chair. I think I’m going to relax in the recliner with Ellie and enjoy a Disney movie together because I need to take advantage of what time we have left just the two of us!
With everything that’s been going on this week I decided I might want to sit down tonight and order all the presents I’m going to need to get for everyone over the next month or so. There is Mother’s Day, little sis-in-law’s birthday, little sis-in-law’s graduation, and Father’s Day all lined up in my calendar of events. Throw having a baby in there, and I know I’m bound to forget something, so tonight has been a night of gift buying.
I hate to admit it but I had completely forgotten Father’s Day is next month, so I need to go ahead and get Ben something now. The baby is due the week after Father’s Day, but if I’m induced at 39 weeks like the doctor plans that will be June 14, 2 days before Father’s Day. Yikes! If I wanted to be mean I could pull the ‘ole “but you’re getting a baby for a present” thing, but I can’t do that to Ben. As ecstatic as he’ll be to have his new baby girl (pending she does arrive that week) I think we should get him something else, like maybe a travel cigar humidor. Who knows…he may even get to use it to celebrate his new baby girl!
Is it bad that I’m not too upset that Hubby can’t jump on the bike and go riding without me thanks to all this nasty weather? Ok, so I feel a little bad just because he’s spent weeks putting everything back together, rebuilding the engine, painting it, and getting everything ready to ride. Now that everything is back together it’s been cold and rainy every day he’s had off.
Maybe that’s his punishment for getting mad at me because I bought a cover for harley davidson on clearance instead of some generic bike cover. He can’t stand Harley’s, so I knew he’d be a little perturbed over it. Just because it’s got the Harley emblem on it doesn’t mean it doesn’t get the job done, and when I can get it on clearance for super cheap I’m going to save every buck I can! He can just get over it!