Wednesday, August 23, 2006

6 Weeks

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!

13 comments:

Marla said...

another girl, october 11th, 3:01am, 7lbs 2oz and i don't know about a name. you're looking great, by the way!!

T said...

I think it's a boy this time, October 1st, 8 pounds even....and his name will be Franklin (just jokes...I really have NO CLUE...I am terrible at guessing games though I do hope for your sake that you deliver early and not so late this time!)

Whatever the outcome your baby is going to be so SO loved=) Yay!

kelle said...

I'm glad to hear that you have a great Dr. and that your pregnancy is going well. As for guessing, I'm not good at this, but I wager you will have another girl, October 7th, 7lbs, 9oz.

Angella said...

You look FANTASTIC!

Not even close to scientific...

Girl
October 10th (sorry)
7lbs 8oz

So soon!!!

Jen said...

I say October 8th, 9:22 a.m., 8 lbs 1 oz. I just can't get a clear "reading" on if it's a boy or girl.

Amanda Franks said...

T, you are my favorite person so far! October 1 would be awesome. And wouldn't you know we're considering Franklin, just kidding!

And thanks to all of you for saying I look great. In the morning I feel a lot smaller, but by the end of the day I am just done!

Michelle said...

For sure a girl with a heart rate of 150.

Amanda said...

You look fantastic! And I'm still over 163 a month pospartum! Be thankful for that small frame of yours! :)

motherinlaw said...

Amanda, you look fantastic!!!! A friend of ours saw you in the doc's office and said that you did not look as if you were expecting in Oct. Said you were small. Just like the last time, eh.
Well, I am all for October 5, 7 lbs. 7 oz. If it's a boy William or Dylan, if it's a girl Margaret or Elizabeth. Am I at all close??? lol

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that you were so ugly......115 lbs what kind of a joke is that . You are an ugly, fat, beached whale.

Tara said...

I really hope that you get a boy and you can have one of each but I would have to say...I am goign with everyone else it is going to be a girl I say October 5th and 7lbs 2oz

motherinlaw said...

I think anonymous needs to get a life

motherinlaw said...

I think anonymous needs to get a life