Tuesday, January 5, 2010

34 Weeks

Today I'm 34 weeks along in my prengnacy. This is a point in my pregnancy that is new to me. Right now in Malachi's I was in the hospital. I was coming off the horrible magnesium but still hooked up to the IV with the antibiotics.

Today, I'm lounging on my couch nursing a cold. The baby is doing great. His heart beat is perfect, according to the Dr yesterday. At this moment he's resting on my right hip with the hiccups.

I'll be honest. I'm not enjoying pregnancy right now. I haven't been sleeping well. There's a large (almost 19 inches long now) rolling, kicking, punching, hiccuping, stretching (oh the stretching!) baby in my tummy. It's very hard to do most things now, and I keep bumping into things. Yesterday I bumped into the counter at the Dr's office three times while standing there. Doing simple chores like dishes has become very hard to do, I can barely reach the back side of the sink. John started doing laundry a few weeks ago because I can't reach the bottom of the laundry cart we use.
I keep telling myself that it's worth it. I really know it is, the last four years have been proof of that. But I tend to have a hard time looking past the now when I'm not feeling well.

There are other things I could whine about, but I guess I won't. I'll just say, I can't wait to be able to exercise again! I won't be able to start running again until a couple of months after I have this bundle of joy but I plan on starting at the gym on a treadmill walking and some light weight lifting as soon as I'm able. It was a HUGE mistake to start a pregnancy at 40 lbs over weight. If I ever get pregnant again I'm NOT going to make the same mistake. Also, if I lose a bunch of pounds I'm going to look amazing! I have to look amazing for the Marine ball this year (yes I know it's about 11 months away, but the next two months are taken up by pregnancy and the baby, then we have the move, by the time we get to San Jose it's only about six months to plan. Plus it's my first and I have to look great!)

After the cold goes away I think I'm going to recruit my friend to help me with some baby stuff. I have to rearrange my bedroom a bit and get all of his clothes put away. We still have a bit more shopping to do and I have to pack my hospital bag. Who knows when I'm going to have this baby. I want to be really prepared. I'd rather be over prepared then under. It would be horrible to go into labor and not be ready for it.

Hmm...I can't think of anything else to write, and Malachi's recruited me to play Don't Break the Ice.

1 comment:

Bron and Jenda said...

Woo hoo! Almost there! I'm so jealous - I want to go to the Marine Corps Ball! I only got to go once before Jon got out :(