Seven More Weeks!

I’m feeling so heavy today.  Literally.  My belly is expanding by the minute and the fetus is moving into position.  My midriff just feels like a really weighty iron pan, pulling me down toward the ground.  I’m really looking forward to giving birth!

The night before last I woke up around 5 AM – and I surprised myself by realizing that I was holding my bottle of belly massage oil.  Wha?!?!  I didn’t go to bed holding it.  I don’t remember picking it up, but apparently, I had slept holding it.  The first thing I did when I realized what I was holding was I checked my belly to make sure I didn’t actually put any on during the night while I was in bed.  Nope.  Whew!  That would have made for a slippery sleeping experience (say that 10 times really fast)!  This is the first time I remember ever having done anything remotely close to sleepwalking.  Luckily, I usually keep the bottle of oil on my night table, so I couldn’t have gone far.  I just realized that I should have also checked Allie for oil, too.  That would have been funny if I had slathered him in my sleep!  Or would it?

Well, we have seven more weeks to go before we hit the 40 week mark.  I will now be seeing the midwife weekly, along with keeping up to date with the endocrinologist and nutritionist to keep on top of my blood sugar levels.  When I visited the nutritionist, she told me that I can take advantage of some activity after I eat (to keep my blood sugar numbers lower).  So she suggested that when I clean the dishes, I walk in place at the same time.  So I tried it.  Turns out that I can’t wash dishes and walk in place at the same time.  You try it!  It’s like patting your head and rubbing your belly simultaneously – it takes a special talent.

Yesterday at the midwives office, they put a weird belt contraption on my belly and took a fetal EKG.  Everything looked good, and the midwife said that the placenta was “doing its job” (whatever that means), and that I was in sync with the baby’s movements, according to the monitoring of my button-pressing whenever I felt a kick.

The baby is moving around like it’s a Solid Gold dancer.  It’s happily sitting on top of my bladder, too, which makes it fun for my underpants.  They may be under pants, but they’re working over time!  Alright!

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December 2, 2008. Uncategorized.

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