Friday, 13 February 2009

36 weeks!!!

Here are my 2 latest belly pictures. The first one is from Sunday all dressed up for church. It's funny, I bought the dress this time last year at a huge clearance sale. It was originally 50 pounds marked down to 10. When I got to the till to pay, it rung up at 2 pounds! I fit the smaller size, but got the next size up because it was pulling funny in the chest. And here I am at 35 weeks pregnant and it fits just fine because of how much weight I've lost and not gained back in the pregnancy. I will say that sitting down wasn't that comfortable as the material is satin and doesn't have any give in it.

This picture is from today at exactly 36 weeks - 28 days to go!!! What a difference a week can make, huh! I'm really starting to get uncomfortable and things most girls take for granted like shaving legs is starting to get intersting!

I do have to say I am starting to freak out about a lot of stupid things...
I went to the base to have a Group B Strep test done because they don't do that routinely here and I have been positive in the past but they weren't going to test me. The midwife said if I got a positive result from the base then I could have the antibiotics during labor. It's just silly though. It seems a better use of resources to take preventitive measures rather than have a baby born sick because it contracted it during birth. Babies can be really sick from this and usually spend time in NICU.
Anyway, while I was there he offered to do another ultrasound to double check to make sure she is really a girl (which she is!) so I am on the table and he is taking measurements to judge the babies size since I am measuring 3 weeks smaller. I am at 36 weeks today. So he does the head circumference and says, "Wow, this baby has a big head!" Ok, so not something that a woman a month from giving birth wants to hear! Then from the other measurements, he is guessing that the baby is already about 6 1/2 pounds and that I could expect a baby possibly around 9 pounds! Natalie was 7 lbs 1 oz at 1 week early and Robbie was 7 lbs 15 oz at 2 days early. On the brightside though, Robbie was an easier delivery (however more traumatic emotionally).
So, that is just one more thing to add to my list of things freaking me out. The others are... Not making it to the hospital (Nat and Rob were both induced) or even knowing I am in labor (I went to 4 cm with Robbie without feeling a thing), no epidural (or it not working if I need a c-section), not finding someone to watch the kids, not being able to get a hold of Shawn at work when the time comes... I could go on.
Just the irrational thoughts of a crazy pregnant woman.


Becki said...

You look gorgeous Karen!!!!!

Heather said...

You look SUPER CUTE Karen!!! I love the new dress, pretty colors!

Kristy K said...

You look great Karen!!! Beautiful