I have about six weeks to go, (or 8 if this baby is like Belle), and I am so ready for this pregnancy to be over! This is officially the last maternity shirt I have that covers my belly and I can't do darn thing about keeping my boobs from shifting up and out, (I swear they're even coming out of my crew cut necklines!).
I met the Dr who will be delivering Baby #2 and he's nice. His name is Dr. Sutherland, and while I'm not sure the world would put him on par with Keifer (whom I don't find all that attractive, but am using him as the attractive example), he is definitely not Donald. I was at first afraid to have a man Dr. What if he was young and hot? I expressed this fear and some folks here told me he's more a grampa type. They lied. Even though he's young enough and nice looking enough that I'll be blushing during my next appointment's Group B Strep test, his personality has definitely won me over. While explaining to me how delivering at G-Town Hospital works and how his practice works he gave Isabella his tape measure to play with. He was totally focused on being my doctor, but he took care of my daugther at the same time. That was so great. Then he gave Belle a Blue's Clues sticker for being so patient during the appointment. High score in doctorland.
And it's a good thing that he scored high because there are many a horror story about G-town Hospital and well, I'm not guaranteed that an anes, anis, anesteez, (you know Dr Epidural), will be in town on the day I deliver. That's right drugs may not be an option depending on if Dr. Epidural is in the building that day. The doctor looked at my history and said he doesn't think it will be a problem, and I didn't have one last time, so he's not concerned. If I come to the hospital in the early stages of labor and it looks like it will be a long time, they will transfer me to a hospital with drugs. But if I come in and I'm in "rip roaring" (his lingo), labor I might be out of luck.
I am measuring at 34, which is exactly where I should be, and the baby's heartbeat has maintained at a healthy 150. I am now at a whopping 163 lbs. Which I actually feel totally fine about. I didn't anticipate that hearing that number would not be accompanied by breathing into a paper bag, but I'm really, really okay with it. I anticpated ending up at between 170-180 and if I continue to gain I'll end up at the lower end of that. It's a long way down to the 115 I have as my post pregnancy weight goal, but I am so up for that challenge!
So, we're now in the final wait. After my next appointment we'll be in the final month! I am already begging for an early baby, feel free to join me! Sitting through church on Sunday was excruciating as my torso just doesn't seem to be as long as this child! I haven't slept through the night in a long time and I think my butt has an imprint of a toilet seat I'm there so often!
I am having a bit of a hard time getting as excited as I did for Belle. It still feels like there's so much time to go and I'm so ready to deliver right now! So I thought I'd follow suit of some others and let's do a baby pool! Make your guess for day, time of day and gender, and name choices. Now we've already got our narrow list of names so I'm not looking for a name, but I've always thought it would be fun to know what other people would name my children, just to see if anyone thinks like me. So your name guess is for the name you think sounds best ending in Franks.
We do not know the baby's gender, so this isn't a fixed contest and the due date I've been given is October 4. For those of you who figure things out scientifically, this is the link to Belle's birth story.
I'm interested to see if anyone can guess right, I know all my guesses on these things are just shots in the dark!