March 8, 2010

"I Carried A Watermelon?"

Every time I think of watermelons I think of that quote from Dirty Dancing... "I carried a watermelon?" LOL - RIP Patrick Swayze!

Anyway, today marks 37 weeks!!!! I love how compares weeks 37-40+ to watermelons?! That's scary.

Here's some info from their website:

Baby's now the size of a watermelon!

Your full-term (yay!) baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).

Your Pregnancy: Week 37

"Today brings two beautiful words: full-term. Now, whenever baby's born, he's likely to thrive. Also thriving? Your nesting instincts, which are behind those sudden urges to bake, clean, or embroider a onesie. (Feminists, take your issue up with nature, not with us.)" this last Saturday marked day one of SERIOUS nesting!

I thought I'd been nesting before - cleaning up the house, getting Baby GB's room ready, organizing the closets - but today had nothing on the last 8 months. I woke up at 6:30am, which by the way felt like sleeping in since I've been getting up at 5am every since I switched my work schedule?! Mr. GB left for the day and I went to work on the house. I started by actually cleaning my vacuum?! Who cleans their vacuum? Anyway, then I moved on to the baseboards (they are actually white! Who knew?), then I dusted... everything... from the ceiling fan to the walls, shelves, knickknacks, behind the couch, seriously everything. At one point I started on the bathroom - sprayed the shower down along with the sink and toilet to soak. All the while I had the laundry going.

Around 10am I realized I needed to get my butt in the shower cause I had another friend's baby shower to go to at noon. The house was a complete mess still and I hadn't even touched our bedroom or the kitchen?! But it was really nice to get out and take a break.

After the shower I came back home and did some more laundry, finished vacuuming, mopped the kitchen & the bathroom, cleaned out ALL the cabinet drawers in the kitchen and wiped them down. What else... oh put our bedding back together since I washed all that.

Phew! I woke up on Sunday and was SO SORE. I overdid it a little I think?! So I did nothing except organize and put away all Baby GB's newborn - 3 month old clothing.

Today, I had my 37 week appointment - however Dr. C is out of town so I saw Dr. W. I've seen her once before and didn't really get a good vibe from her but after today I REALLY don't like her.

* She kept talking about "the second time around" insinuating this is my second kid. I corrected her... twice.
* When she measured my belly she said "oh right on target for being 36 weeks..." um... I corrected her again telling her I'm actually 37 weeks. I know the measurement is still normal either way but still irritating.
* She couldn't find his heartbeat - even after I showed her exactly where they always find it... after she finally found it she had to pull out her iphone to time it cause she "forgot her watch today." WTF?
* When asked about taking a birthing class, I got a lecture cause I said we haven't and that we didn't plan to?! Seriously lady??? Seriously?
* Dr. C told me that if I wanted she'd do an internal which I actually really wanted just to see if anything's going on yet.. but after that I didn't want her to touch me.
* She gave me the great news that I tested positive for that Group B Strep crap! I know it's nothing serious and that I just have to get treated while in the hospital for delivery but just the fact that SHE delivered the news makes it that much more irritating!
* To boot - all of this lasted a total of about 5 minutes... Dr. C usually takes at least 15-20 min sometimes longer if we get to talking... thanks doc for the pointless appointment?!

Wow - sorry this post was REALLY long... I got kind of carried away with the appointment recap today?! As ready as I am for Baby GB to make an appearance I've got my fingers crossed that he waits until next week for Dr. C to get back... here's hoping!!!


Worry Bud said...

Can't wait to meet little GB...I can't believe how soon he'll be here!!


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