My due date is tomorrow, February 13. I cannot believe I've made it this far!
Now comes another issue. I want to see my baby girl and she isn't here yet! The doctor thinks it may be another week at least before she gets here, and although I'm not physically too uncomfortable, I'm mentally insane!
My coworkers keep saying "You're still here?" and "You haven't had that baby yet?"
My family members are all wanting the baby to come on their day, whether it's a birthday, significant date or just convenient for them.
My friends are calling, writing, texting and asking me how I'm doing, which is nice, but gets a bit old after the 50th time I've had to explain that she isn't here yet.
It's tough because my mom kept telling me over and over for the past two months that I would be going into labor early and that I better get everything ready. I guess her first baby was two weeks early. But me, her second baby-well, I was two weeks late!
Everything is ready. I am ready, my husband is ready, everyone around me is ready, but the baby isn't ready!
I want to see her sweet face so bad and nurse her for the first time. I want to dress her up in all the cute clothes we have washed and hanging ready in the closet.
But I refuse to induce because I am healthy, not uncomfortable and not inclined to "schedule" something that is supposed to happen naturally.
I guess it's time for me to relax and enjoy this extra alone time with my husband that baby Olivia has so graciously decided to give us. I know the next few months will be busy, crazy and totally unpredictable. As the contractions start and the euphoria of a new life beginning takes over our lives, maybe it's time for me to be thankful for every extra moment I'm pregnant. Who knows when or if it will ever happen again?
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"I also want to say that yes, the weight gain is frustrating, but it will come off again if you follow a healthy plan by dieting sensibly, breast feeding, exercising and weighing yourself weekly. It's easy to get caught up in the number on the scale but remember, there are MILLIONS of women who will never know the joys of motherhood and would trade places with you in an instant. I should know, because I was told I wouldn't be able to have children." -- PIRATESTACY81
"Hey GPAIGE12, I know EXACTLY how you feel. When I first learned I was pregnant, I was devastated to think all the hard work I've put in all these years would be out the window and I too considered abortion. But it doesn't have to be that way. I have a good friend who is a model and a fitness instructor who had a baby about a month ago. She gained a total of 17 pounds because she continued her healthy routine up until the day before she delivered by exercising, teaching spin classes, training cli..." -- PIRATESTACY81
"Your excitement for you baby is precious! I am reaching out to you because you seem so excited for you baby and would love for you to help me. I am way to concerned about gaining weight and am really considering an abortion. I just do not have the joy you have for my pregnancy. What makes you so happy? Were you frustrated with the weight gain? I need to lose weight not gain it (I'm in the modeling industry) and this baby is ruining everything!" -- GPAIGE12
Can't believe tomorrow will be my 39th week! This pregnancy has BLOWN by and I don't even feel bad! I was led to believe I'd be miserable the last four weeks of pregnancy by my sister, my cousins and my coworkers, but really, I just stopped attending spin class last week (at the end of week 37) and I feel great. I'm sleeping pretty much through the night besides one or two bathroom trips, and even though I have some discomfort in my lower abs and thighs, it's about the same as the day after soreness you get from a good strength workout. I'm so lucky to have come this far without any major complications and I'm hoping that I will be OK in labor and delivery. My doctor mentioned inducing if we go past my Feb. 13 due date, but he doesn't seem to be in any hurry to speed things up since I'm not in any health trouble. I thought for sure I'd get high blood sugar, gestational diabetes, swelling and NONE of the above have happened. I credit the exercise and watching my calories completely.
I miss the gym terribly but at this point I feel tired and want to rest up for the big L/D and postpartum adjustments I'm going to have to make with little Olivia in our lives.
The nursery is done, the bag is packed and the only thing left we have to do is put the carseat in the car. I've done all I can at work and am so ready to be off work taking care of my daughter for a few months. I'm also ready to see her sweet face!
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"Congratulations! Good Luck! I hope everything keeps going as well for you!" -- DEVO70
Sometimes it's hard to get into the gym, with a crazy month of work, non-profit activities and an ever-expanding waist line! But I made it to the gym three times so far this week, hoping to go tomorrow as well and 20 times in November.
When I walk in there I automatically feel better and ready to get into active mode. Even though I feel pretty big and it seems like my stomach sticks out like a sore thumb, I don't care. I worked out for six years to get pregnant, and there is no way I'm quitting this habit now. I feel more at peace afterwards, I haven't had any problems with pain, and I go in Wednesday to check and see if I have developed pre-natal diabetes. With a syndrome like PCOS, pre-natal diabetes is more likely, but I hope the work I put in will pay off in an easier time on my pancreas! I really don't want to have to deal with diabetes again after having lost so much weight the first time to avoid it. When I weighed 297 pounds, I had "prediabetes" and the three-hour glucose test I was forced to undergo was a big reason I finally got serious about my health and started exercising and watching my diet. Hopefully the one-hour test next week won't be quite so bad and the result will be positive.
I'm still under a lot of stress at work and have thought many times about quitting my job. I get tired of constantly being expected to perform at my normal pace when I feel anything but normal. Most of my coworkers are understanding but a few seem to think I'm either a superhuman or not pregnant.
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We finally got our 20 week sonogram on Monday and found out we are probably having a girl. There's a small possibility that it is a boy but we got a good look between "her" legs and there's nothing there to see so the sonogram tech said it's probably a girl!
We are elated to be welcoming the first girl of the next generation into my family and the first girl in 10 years in my husband's family, he has four brothers, six nephews and only one niece. My sister is already hoping she looks like her because she has two boys. I am hoping it looks like my husband and me, of course!
With the news of her gender finally arriving, we are getting down to the business of deciding on a name, decorating the nursery and making a baby registry.
I am overwhelmed with choices and almost about to throw in the towel! Everything seems extremely expensive and I know that will only get worse as she gets older!
One of my coworkers has graciously offered to throw me a baby shower at the office and I am so excited she is willing to do that. My aunts and cousins are giving me a family shower, we have set the date for early January, and I hope I don't go into labor early because that's only a month from my due date!
Baby Girl Johnson is going to be so loved. My husband seems to be very excited and has taken to calling the baby her and she with ease. It makes me love him so much more knowing that he is excited to raise a daughter. I am so blessed, and when I saw her moving her legs and arms on the sonogram, I have to admit, I cried. I thank God every day for the blessing He has bestowed upon me. Many years ago, He gave me a vision when I was in the deepest despair about being infertile. On a walk, I asked Him if I would ever have children, if He could please give me a sign. Three boys suddenly appeared in front of me, chasing each other and laughing. I knew then that with hard work and dedication to becoming healthy and maintaining my diet and weight, I would one day get to experience the joys of being a parent. It's coming in 20 weeks! So exciting!
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