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Friday, January 20, 2006

37w today!

Here we are at 37 weeks now. With as easy as this whole pregnancy has been I never thought the end would be any different. Well, I was wrong. I'm getting more miserable by the day! :( Sleep is nearly non-existant right now. It takes forever to get comfortable and usually by that time then the little guy is woken up and starts moving around or ends up with a serious case of the hiccups which then makes me uncomfortable again. I've also had an unbelieveable amount of swelling in the last 2 weeks. It wouldn't be so bad but it actually hurts! My hands, arms, and wrists are the absolute worst. My fingers are stiff and my wrists feel like I have carpal tunnel now. And of course my hands are forever falling asleep no matter how I sit or lay down. I've increased my water intake but its not helping, just making me use the potty even more often.

I had another doc appt. on Wed. of this week and things are still looking good with the baby. I swear his heartrate is slower each time but the doc doesn't say anything is out of the ordinary so I guess it sounds good to him. LOL I'm still measuring ok too. A new development with me though is that my belly button has decided to pop! For the first few days it hurt like nobody's business. I couldn't touch it with my finger and even having my shirt or pants on it made it ache. And not just painful but when it was touched or bumped, which I end up doing all the time now, the pain would radiate all across my belly. I think I liked it better when my belly button didn't pop. HA HA HA
Anyway, my cervix is about 75% thinned out now and I'm a fingertip dilated so we are making some progress anyway. I hope things keep going good with all that because at this point I can't wait to be done! I want to feel normal again and I want so very badly to share this wonderful little boy with his parents! It almost seems selfish of me because V&K haven't been able to share much of it with me and I don't like that at all.

I do need to talk with Ansil though about taking pictures. I've already informed him that he is the offical photographer but not really told him what to take pics of. I want him to pretty much tell the story with the pictures which means taking tons of them but I'm not so sure he will understand that. I thought about having him video tape it all but the more I think about it, the less I want my ranting and raving and probably screaming on tape. LOL I am wondering though. I had a friend offer to take the girls whenever I needed even if it meant an overnight stay. Our oldest girls are good friends and her 2nd girl and my little one are close in age too. Anyway, it would be hard for me to do it but I could ask her to take the girls when I go into labor and then ask my mom to be at the hospital to take the pictures because I know she would do a good job. I guess I will have to wait and see how it goes and of course talk with Ansil about it too. They are his kids too afterall and if hes not comfortable with her watching them right now then we will have to go with the original plan.

I'm off to finally start packing my bag and getting everything ready for our time to leave! I've been saying I'm going to do it for the last week but something always comes up so right now I have time and I'm going to get it done with already. LOL Besides, I've already written a book........

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