What deadline?

Each day, I read blogs of other pregnant women who give lots of details of where they are in their pregnancy and how they're feeling that they can reflect on later. I have a feeling I'm going to regret not doing the same thing later on, so here's my feeble attempt at saving face. To my few male readers (and uninterested females), you can stop reading now because I'm sure all you'll see is wah-wahwah-wah, ala the Charlie Brown teacher.

  • Last week, I had my 28 weeks checkup and was told that my belly is measuring two weeks ahead. My doctor glared and started the Spanish Inquisition over what I had been eating and how I didn't want this baby to be too big to deliver and for the love of all things holy, STOP EATING! Ok, so it wasn't that bad, but she did tell me to watch my sugar intake. Too bad that's the only craving I've had this entire time. Sweets- nom. nom. Wedding cake doesn't help my case.
  • As of this weekend, I officially have some new stretch marks on my hips. Does that mean they're getting wider (say it ain't so!)? Is the skin just pulling towards my belly? Ugh. That's really all I have to say about that.
  • Yes, I've been moisturizing the buddah. A lady at work gave me a bottle of Vitamin E with strict instructions to use it daily. And so I do, every morning after my shower. Too bad IT DOESN'T WORK. (Just kidding- it might work since I've really only been concentrating on the belly and so far it's mark free- *knocking furiously on wood*)
  • I also think I've developed a very light linea negra that looks like the front seam of my pants - but it's not.
  • We received our first official shower gift Friday night from Nick and Allison. *high five to them* for the Boppy Newborn Lounger and mobile! Now if only I had that newborn....
  • Speaking of, I'm already feeling angry anxiety (you know the kind that makes you want to drop kick something at the very thought) about C's precious dog and my baby's things. She is NOTORIOUS for curling up and making "her bed" in anything soft on the floor. Clothes, blankets - you name it. I'm seriously not going to be able to leave my child's pallet on the floor because that damn dog will be on it. I had horrific thoughts of her curled up on the lounger the moment I took it out of the package! I tell you one thing though, it'll be a cold and rainy day in hell the day I let her win.
  • My sister bought me some pj's last week when she was at an outlet store. I know she was well intentioned but here's how our conversation about them went (before I'd seen them). "I bought you some really soft pj's this week- they're at mom's. They're not "pregnant" but I think I got a size big enough to fit you. They're sooo soft and I know how you like to sleep in sweats." For the record, I haven't slept in sweats since high school when my mom refused to turn on the heat upstairs. Let me also say that I hate fleece. (I know it's great for keeping babies warm and I'm ok with that, I just don't want to wear it.) So, I saw them on Saturday. Fleece. Size? 3X. Thank you for that blow to my self esteem, dear sister. I didn't try them on, nor did I take them with me.
  • Man, I'm a pregnant b*.
  • We haven't picked a name yet, nor have we started the nursery.
  • *Knock on wood*, but my boobs haven't grown in a while. Go me!
  • My baby shower in Dallas is this weekend- I'm so looking forward to seeing my girlfriends!
  • That being said, I have a strange addiction to checking my baby registries online. I won’t worry til Friday if nothing else is bought. Honest. Not even when I check it three times a day between now and then. No worrying til Friday. And even then- who am I to expect gifts? I’m channeling my zen buddah and rubbing my own belly. Just seeing my old friends will be present enough for me. Honest.*
  • Man, that sounded really selfish- but this is a "where I am in my pregnancy" post, riiiiiight?
  • June's running a marathon this week. A freakin' marathon- in NYC. Me? I'm rubbing my belly for luck.

*Edit: The more I thought about it, the more I felt bad for writing that, but clearly not bad enough to delete it completely. Let my shallowness be on display for all the internet to see.


Gabrielle said...

I'm sorry about the PJs. And yay for the boobs not growing! Those things can be a real pain!!! SERIOUSLY!!!

Anonymous said...

Rebs and I were really hoping to make the baby shower *pout* Damn economy/real estate market. And thanks to said economy/real estate market, the gifts will be a little late. But I'll get them ordered on Friday ;)

Heather said...

You crack me up. :)

V said...

LOL - I can't wait to see you this weekend!

Allison said...

I'll admit, I kind of had an "issue" with checking my registry!!!

Yay, you are going to have a baby!!!!

Allison said...

I'll admit, I kind of had an "issue" with checking my registry!!!

Yay, you are going to have a baby!!!!

Anonymous said...

You still have plenty of time to pick a name. We didn't pick one until half way through the c-section.
I had the registry checking issue too. I think everyone does it. Or at least that's what I kept telling myself.

Meg said...

Your doc said to watch your sugar intake - have you had your glucose test yet?

Diane Mandy said...

I think this is a wonderful post! And I LOVE your new look!

Cristal said...

Funny stuff. As far as I'm concerned, a doctor that comments on a pregnant woman's weight is a prime candidate for being her ex-doctor. ;)