Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Baby Watch ’08


I saw my doctor again today and had another ultrasound.  All is okay.  Blood pressure was okay.  I am 1cm dilated but the doctor seems to think I will make it until the 29th.  My amniotic fluid is a bit high but she didn’t seem concerned by that.

I haven’t been feeling so great the last couple of days.  No new complaints (tired, achy, retaining enough water to irrigate the crops of a 3rd world desert village) – just a general malaise.  (One of the nurses today commented that I looked tired.  I laughed at her and told her I haven’t had a good night sleep in 3+ months but thanks for pointing that out.)  I am guessing this is the wall that all pregnant women seem to hit at some point – the one where labor and delivery stops sounding scary and starts sounding like a relief.  My doctor says the high amniotic fluid is probably part of the reason for my not feeling so great. I think it is just a combo of being 9 1/2 months pregnant and almost 36 years old.  But, I tell myself how blessed we are to be at this point and remind myself it is only 12 more days.

Some one asked about plans for Sabrina during Tessa’s arrival.  Assuming things stay on schedule, Abuela is excited to come and spend some time with Sabrina so Steve and I can focus on Tessa’s arrival.  If things don’t stay on schedule, there is no plan B so let’s not go there.

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11 Comments to

“Baby Watch ’08”

  1. On July 17th, 2008 at 2:21 pm Cindy Says:

    Best Wishes!!

  2. On July 17th, 2008 at 2:24 pm MizFit Says:

    we’d love to have her!

    xo xo,

    Plan B (via UPS? :))

  3. On July 17th, 2008 at 3:26 pm Farrah Says:

    Oh not many more days and sweet baby girl will be here…WOOHOOO

    Sorry wasn’t trying to be nosey was just curious if you had a plan…
    I knew you did because you are awesome like that.

  4. On July 17th, 2008 at 4:20 pm kelly Says:

    12 days….oh my…I am so excited for you. It is scary to think that labor sounds good…I remember that feeling.

  5. On July 17th, 2008 at 5:21 pm Cass Says:

    Well you know that I am also familiar with the wall. Here’s hoping that we both find the other side quickly enough.

  6. On July 17th, 2008 at 7:22 pm Alleen Says:

    wow… soon it will be in the single digits. Oh my goodness, I’m so excited for you guys!!!!

  7. On July 17th, 2008 at 8:09 pm Melissa Says:

    “retaining enough water…” You CRACK me up! And I loved your post about the stages of maternity clothes – but just wait until after the baby, when you can’t yet fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes. So depressing. And yes, it sounds like you have hit the wall. I remember all too well just being done with the whole pregnancy thing. But right after my son was born, I remember thinking that I was kind of sad that I was no longer pregnant. I was sad that this stage was over, I no longer had him all to myself – now I had to share him with the rest of the family. I know – crazy, huh? Maybe I can just blame it on lack of sleep, crazy hormones and really good drugs!

  8. On July 17th, 2008 at 8:47 pm Brenda Says:

    what ever happened with weed whacker neighbor. He ever give in and whack that crap?

  9. On July 17th, 2008 at 8:52 pm Bobbi Says:

    I remember feeling really crappy right about this time too. Add an almost two year old, and it is total exhaustion. I feel for you.

    UMMMM, plan B…..you might want to make one. You can send her to me Fed Ex. I just can’t promise to return her. SHe is too cute!!

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