Happy Friday all you bloggers, lurkers, and random SPAM-ers! Aside from the fact that the work week is almost over, I am doubly excited about this weekend–my “me-kend”, as I’m calling it. The past 2 and a half weeks have been jammed with baby showers, an out of town mother in law one weekend, and an out of town father, stepmom, sister, BIL, and a 2 year old nephew last weekend. While all of this family love was pretty great, and I would never wish to NOT have them, I’m familied out for the time being (unless you count the trip to Costco I’m taking with my grandma on Sunday–there’s always time for that. Is it wrong that I’ve been completely obsessed with stocking up on the special trash bags they sell at Costco that NEVER break or leak??) Hubs is also going to be out of town this weekend, so guess who is left to her own devices? (and by “devices”, I may or may not mean the ordering of In N Out and watching Bridesmaids and/or Reality Bites.) The excitement in the air is palpable over here, people!
All In N Out references aside (oh, but trust me, there WILL be In N Out), I have this intense desire to get a lot accomplished this weekend. The baby room looks like a baby shower explosion went off, and I have to put shit away and finally get that room finished. We were given an extremely generous gift of a fancy shmancy Canon camera by my parents, and it’s my mission to learn how to turn it on this weekend (baby steps). I really want to start diving into photography more, and despite the fact that anything with more than 2 buttons terrifies me, I will be attempting to take at least one pic with the camera this weekend. Is it just me, or do the fancy shmancy digital camera screens also look like they could have come out of a scene from A Beautiful Mind? For those of you seasoned photographers out there…does it get better? What’s the best way to learn your fancy tricks? Did you, too, break out into a cold sweat the first time you tried to learn how to work a fancy camera?
In terms of Bagel updates, I had a check up last Friday, and ended up having an ultrasound because for some odd reason my fundal height was measuring 2 weeks behind. The doc explained that it could have been her positioning, but decided to check on her just to make sure. I hadn’t “seen” her since 20 weeks, so it was kind of nice to be able to check in and wave hello to her. She is growing right on track (weighing in at almost 3.75 lbs!), but will not likely be a big baby (to quote the doc). Probably will net out around 7 pounds, which is fine, but extremely perplexing as I have people coming up to me daily now saying, “Any day now, huh?”. Ummm….try 2 MONTHS from now! I will post pics after this weekend….but let’s just say, my stomach is very large and in charge. I have a hard time believing she is not 10 pounds already. The doc also checked on my low lying placenta. The trouble spot is now about 3cm away from my opening, which is eeeking into “all clear”–it’s odd because about 98% of my placenta is well away from my cervix, and then there is this tiny little wisp that is right near the opening. The good news it that he said that he has virtually no concerns about a vaginal delivery, but still wants me to see the specialist in a couple of weeks just to make sure.
Bagel is head down, which makes sense because there is one hard appendage–I’m thinking it’s a leg or foot?–that I consistently feel sliding back and forth from right above the right side of my belly button allllll the way to the right outer edge of my stomach. I’m not sure what her exact position is that is making her do that. I hear a lot of women who talk of getting kicked under their ribs, and she is definitely no where near up and under my rib cage…she almost feels like she’s over it, as her mystery appendage sometimes stretches out to my hip bone. So so weird and cool. She is definitely getting crammed in there. I am feeling the tightness and weight in my belly even more now, and there are hard body parts that feel very distinct when I feel around. I have also been feeling fatigue pretty bad. A couple of days ago, I dragged myself home from work, changed into a ratty nightgown, and rolled onto the couch.
And on that note, I’m going to psych myself up for one last day of work before my me-kend!