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39 weeks – GET IT OUT!

06/21/2013

Belle

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Oh Baby! 39 weeks and no makeup. Also, what made me think that pink and white horizontal stripes were a good idea on a prego?

39 weeks pregnant you guys. I’ve gotta say, the last two weeks have pushed me WELL over the edge. I’m done.

First, I should say that I’m tremendously thankful that it took 37 weeks for me to become truly uncomfortable. Up until then I was still springing out of the bed, still walking or working out each day and still getting shit done on my to-do list. But then 37 weeks rolled around and with it came exhaustion and discomfort. 38 weeks was worse and I suspect that 39 weeks will be even more uncomfortable.

I feel my lousiest in the evening when Chicken “wakes up” and does calisthenics in my womb. I don’t know what this little breech baby is doing but it is PAINFUL. I can’t figure out what is beating me in the lady parts considering he/she is FRANK BREECH and still all up in my lungs but something is and holy shit it hurts so badly that it sends me jumping off the couch. The past two nights these calisthenics have been accompanied by painful contractions. A contraction starts and the squeezing sends Chicken into a tizzy of activity. All I can do is rock back and forth and groan or sit on my exercise ball, bounce and swear like a sailor. All of this, while in a nursing bra and a pair of way too small PJ shorts because this lady is SICK of wearing clothing by 5 p.m. If I could get away with being totally nude from 5 p.m. till bedtime without offending the husband and cats, then I would. Poor Professor just looks at me like a deer in the headlights and asks “What can I do?” To which I yell, “GET IT OUT OF ME!!!!”

I wish I was taking some creative liberties and embellishing, but I’m not. Chicken is large and breech, I am small and I guess have tight abs and neither of us seem to be able to get comfy. All I want to do is eat cold cereal and then march my pregnant ass into L&D and demand someone take it out promptly.

My discomfort aside, things are still looking good. I had another checkup yesterday and my blood pressure is still super low, my pee is looking good and my belly is measuring perfectly. I had lost a pound which I find SERIOUSLY hard to believe considering how many vegan cupcakes I consumed this week. My office threw me a little baby shower and had two dozen vegan cupcakes of which only a few were eaten. The Professor and I have spent the rest of the week pigging out on the remaining ones. So I don’ t know how I’ve lost a pound but the doc was not super thrilled about it.

I’m considering taking Evening Primrose Oil in hopes I can get a little pre labor started. I would love to magically go into labor next Sunday night, right before the c-section so Chicken gets some of those yummy labor hormones and squeezes. Anyone does this before with a scheduled cesarean? I really wish I could wait for labor to start for my cesarean, but then I run the risk of having a non-understanding doctor and not having any of my wishes met. It’s a tough call, really. And then Chicken thrashes my lung with his/her head and suddenly a scheduled slice and dice at 40 weeks 3 days seems… excessive. How about NOW? 🙂

In other news, our official mortgage application was faxed off yesterday. 88 pages of legalities and more signatures than I have ever given in my life. I hope we have approval in a week or so. Now the Professor and I will start on our co-op application and all the supporting documents, which is just as crazy complicated as the loan application. Anyone bought into a co-op before? Any advice on what additional stuff to include in the application packet?

Let’s end with a cat photo, because we NEVER get tired of cat pictures, right? (Humor me. I’m 39 weeks pregnant and grouchy!) Here we have Newton modeling Chicken’s new bunny hat. I ordered this to go with a little gray and white onsie for newborn pics. I can’t wait to photograph this child!

Newton says, "I can't wait to live with Grandma and Grandpa. They will NEVER put embarrassing shit on my head."

Newton says, “I can’t wait to live with Grandma and Grandpa. They will NEVER put embarrassing shit on my head.”

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  1. June 21, 2013

    i think you look amazing! just one more week, just one more week, just one more week… unless your water breaks, then… well, “winner, winner chicken… birthday” 🙂

  2. June 21, 2013

    Pink and white horizontal stripes look fabulous on a pregnant lady! Thanks for the piccie, I’ve been dying to see how you look super pregnant 😉 Good luck, you’re almost at the end!

  3. June 21, 2013

    Wow, Belle, you look amazing! I’m sure that big baby belly is uncomfortable, but it sure looks good on you 🙂

  4. nonsequiturchica #
    June 21, 2013

    Looking good lady!! I’m sorry that you are so uncomfortable but the good news is that you only have a little over a week left of your pregnancy! Hang in there!

  5. June 21, 2013

    You look great (&tiny)!

    I want my baby out too. I’ve spoken this several times now. It’s time to come out!!!

    hang in there!

  6. Amy #
    June 21, 2013

    You look fabulous!! I love those pink stripes. My son came last year on July 6th at 41 weeks. I FEEL YOU!! The good news is you will really appreciate the hospital a/c. It’s delightful. Good work, you are close!

  7. jak #
    June 21, 2013

    dude… doesn’t it get crazy uncomfortable?! i dont know what breech feels like but stuff is feeling weird down there for me too – shooting pains around my bladder, constant braxton-hicks, funky gloopy plug falling outta my ho-ha… oh, and one night earlier this week, i had a single hour long kind-of-sort-of contraction that wouldnt go away… like my ute just got stuck there. finally it calmed down and i could sleep.

    oh, and sleep. how are you doing in that department? i go to sleep around 11pm, sleep until 2, pee once, do some yoga or pilates stretches, pet the dogs, wander around the house putting things away, then go back to sleep at 6am and sleep until 8 or 9am, wake up and work from my computer in my pajamas until dinner time. really annoying and weird.

    you look awesome though. you’ve nearly escaped pregnancy and still managed to remain “cute”. good job;) and i LOVE the pink and white stripes, especially with the mustard sweater. but what pulls it all together as usual, is that kick-ass work bathroom wallpaper, woot woot!!!!

  8. June 22, 2013

    I love the stripes!! They look great on you and so does that color!!!!

  9. Arbrefleur #
    June 22, 2013

    Wow – you look absolutely fantastic and tiny at 39 weeks! It’s kind of unbelievable! I’m sorry you’re not feeling fantastic, though, but congratulations on being so close to meeting your son or daughter!!

  10. June 22, 2013

    Wow! 39 weeks! You look great, so small still! I took evening primrose oil and had Vera at 39 weeks! I’m so excited for you!

  11. Trish #
    June 22, 2013

    You look amazing Belle. I can’t believe it’s just a few more days till the chicken is hatched. Take care and hang in there. Can NOT wait to find out what you are having.
    Trish

  12. June 23, 2013

    Ha! So funny, I just attempted to take a photo of my cat wearing the shark hat my mom got us for the baby (whenever it’s born)… but Weeps was refusing to sit still and did NOT like her ears being covered by it.

    You’re looking FAB for 39 weeks, girl — and werking those horizontal stripes. You may feel like shit, but it doesn’t show!

  13. APE #
    June 24, 2013

    You look amazing! I love pregnant bodies! It’s such a miracle you have growing in there…enjoy your last week…or try to. I know it’s uncomfortable towards the end but it is such an amazing experience. I am predicting a boy just because of how gorgeous you look! Can’t wait to meet Chicken!

  14. June 25, 2013

    You look absolutely adorable!! Can’t wait to hear news of your little one’s safe arrival into the world. Hang in there!

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