Sunday, February 22, 2009

Woe is Me

Yeah, i know, i'm a complete whinger. But seriously, other then having the wonderful squishy baby at the end of it, why would anyone choose to be pregnant? And why am i doing this for the third time?? I must be crazy. As you can tell i don't exactly enjoy being pregnant. The 9 mths of sickness, the muscle pain, the constipation (yeah, that was pleasant), the varicose veins, the breathlessness, the dizziness, the restless legs, the insomnia, the exhaustion, the feeling-like-crap-all-day feeling, the backache, the tailbone ache, the sore hips, the swollen feet and last but not least the wonderful feeling that the baby is trying to claw his way out through my cervix.....with an ice pick.

But the good news is that i am 31 weeks today! I am counting down the next 6 weeks because at 37 weeks this baby get his eviction notice. At 37 weeks out comes the evening primrose oil, the clary sage oil, the accupressure and lots of walking and praying. Last time i did the shopping to try and help my contractions along. The check out woman thought i was going to have the baby right there! I had Nicholas the next day so i highly recommend going to Woolies when you need to get some contractions going. I have had both my boys early(39 weeks) so i'm hoping for the same result this time. And they were 9lbs and 9lbs 6.5oz so going overdue SCARES me!

I'm really looking forward to the actual birth. I wish i could have a home birth but Graham won't be in on it. I want to try and go as natural as possible this time...with maybe a little of the happy gas ;) Unfortunately my hospital only has showers so i don't get to have the waterbirth i would like but nevermind.

My boys are really looking forward to seeing the baby too. Ethan has felt the baby kick a few times now and he gets all excited. Nicholas LOVES babies and just wants to hold it now but i keep telling him that he needs to grow a bit bigger. lol I can't wait to see their faces when they come and visit for the first time at the hospital.

We have no idea what we are going to call this little munchkin. Ethan suggested Gate Opener but we have finally convinced him that that really isn't a proper name. I like 2 names but Graham doesn't like them and every other name doesn't seem to fit. I guess we will decide when we see him :)

Well, that's enough rambling for today. I'll leave you with my most recent belly shot. :)

And trust me, it's going to get a hell of a lot bigger! lol


EmLouisa said...

Aw, man! I'm sorry you're feeling like such crap!!! BOO!!!

And you are NOT making me excited about getting preggers. LOL

Andrea said...

Oh you know you want to Emily. LOL