We just got home from a tour of the hospital where we’ll be delivering BabyH2.0. While I was there, my doc’s office called to let me know my c-section date, and doctor.
I’m going to have a daughter on March 20, 2014.
It seems CRAZY knowing her birthday. Just….crazy.
The doctor is a woman, an African American woman at that. I felt a whole lot better knowing my doctor was going to be a woman. Yes, I know there will be 5011 people in the operating room, seeing all my wares down below….but knowing that the main person in charge has a vagina too….somehow made me feel happy. lol!
The hospital was great, clean, quiet, well staffed, the nurses were all so nice (no nasty attitudes), and in love with Rohan. My fave part: I don’t have to share a room after surgery! After Rohan’s birth, I shared a room with a woman who had a cesarean emergency just like me and at the same time as me. Somehow this chick was walking around, laughing, peeing, pooping, bending to pick stuff up, like it was nothing! Meanwhile I was dying in pain, and could barely shuffle around in recovery. I wanted to hate her, but all I could do was be jealous, wonder if something was wrong with me and cry. No post-surgery comparisons to lower my recovery-self-esteem this time!! hooray!
So…36 Weeks. When was my last update? 30? 32? Sheesh!! My bad.
Time is flying and standing still all at once.
AND NOW THE SURVEY
How Far Along? 36 Weeks! I wish I could slow the clock down just a bit and enjoy having just my little boy…but I am also anxious to meet my lil girl.
Symptoms: Oh gosh, where to begin. How about everything. EVERY pregnancy symptom….I have it.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 31 lbs gained so far!! I’m gunna ask the doctor to just pull out all the fat she can find when she’s pulling out the baby.
Maternity Clothes: My maternity clothes are getting smaller… They must be shrinking in the dryer….yeah…
Stretch Marks: I think I have gotten more on each side I’m still using that Bio Oil though, and praying!
Sleep: I’m not sleeping well at all. I wake up every 2 hours to pee. I need my pillow fortress adjusted perfectly or I cannot rest. And I need to toss and turn exactly four thousand times before anything feels remotely comfortable.
Food Cravings: A lot of sweet juice. Salty anything. And oreos. Lots of oreos. Oddly still wanting salads. Everything gives me heartburn though so while I love it…I hate everything I put into my mouth. FML
Best Moment This Week: Best moment this week was definitely finding out her birthday, and also the sonogram we had earlier in the week. She was covering her face from us….with her foot. She’s super bendy!
Movement: Oh she moves a bunch. Doin the fetal kick count thing is a breeze.
Labor Signs: none! and I don’t want any at all.
Belly Button In Or Out? Out as ever. And pointy to boot. But sometimes she’ll go to one side of me and the belly and bellybutton will flatten. It’s creepy.
What I Miss: Sleeping well. Moving around easily. Feeling strong. Feeling agile. Feeling awake. Feeling like my brain is working. Being able to breathe. Sex.
What I Am Looking Forward To: 3 weeks from now when I meet my bundle. But more immediately I’m looking forward to getting this house in order and buying the stuff we still need for her. Everyone’s asking about a registry. I feel bad asking for things if we’re not having a shower. What say you?
Milestones: Having the birthday scheduled!!
Weekly Wisdom: F the whole world, do what makes you happy. Sleep whenever/wherever/however you can.