Monday, November 12, 2007

Almost There - THANK GOD!!!!

Ok, so I'm down to the final stretch. Just 4 weeks to go until our bundle of joy is due to arrive. Of course, if I really have to wait that long I will be insane when she gets here. The past couple of weeks have been very hard on me. I'm really huge for as far along that I am, and it's beginning to affect my life. I'm barely sleeping because my back hurts so bad and it's almost impossible for me to find a comfortable position. I have heartburn 24/7 no matter what I eat or drink. Sometimes it's so bad, it makes me feel sick.

Now don't get me wrong. I wanted this baby more than anything, and I really can't wait for her to come.. but enough is enough!! At 35 weeks and 5 days, I'm measuring to be about 44cms!! I'm usually off by 1 or 2 cms, which means the doctor will probably measure me around 42cms. That's the size I was when I had Brayden, who weighed 8lbs 11ozs. I had him full term. Now I'm really hoping that I'm not carrying around a 8lb baby this early - but I would like to know exactly how much baby I am carrying around.

I go to the doctor on Wednesday. At my last appointment he told me that we would probably get to do an ultrasound to see how big she is. He better keep his word!!! Unfortunately, my doctor is the kind of doctor that really doesn't care too much about how bad the mothers are feeling. As long as the nurse gets a heartbeat at my appointments, he sends me on my way telling me that everything is ok. I don't like this approach. I am gung-ho on having a natural delivery, and I'm going to be very pissed if the baby gets too big to deliver vaginally. I don't mind a c-section if it's an emergancy situation, but I will not be happy if I have to have a c-section because my doctor wasn't competant enough to keep an eye on the growth of the baby.

Ok, so I guess my rant is over. As you can probably tell, I'm very tired and cranky. I'm ready for my little girl to be here already!!!