Monday, April 14, 2008

How far along am I now?

I have to keep checking my little ticker in the sidebar to remember how far I am. All I know is I have 5 weeks and a few days left. Hallelujah! I am so excited to meet Hudson and to have our family together and to get myself back to somewhat normal as soon as humanly possible.

At work today I made a little list of things I needed to blog about.

  • I found stretch marks the other day. On my stomach on the sides of my belly button and on my sides... like someone was grabbing my waist and drug their nails about 3 inches as I ran away from them LOL! I think these were the spots I had stretch marks with Porter, too.

  • My sciatic nerve has been KILLING ME. I only had a few instances when I was pregnant with Porter, but for the past 2 weeks I've been having lots of issues with my sciatic nerve getting messed with. I get a shocking jolt of nerve pain in my butt and down my leg and a couple times my leg has given out and I've nearly fallen. So annoying.

  • Hudson has had the hiccups a lot lately. He's hiccuping as I type. It seems like every night around 9pm I start feeling his little hiccups.

  • Work is sucking really bad right now. I feel like I barely put anything into it. I am normally creative and really excited to come up with new projects and writing activities for my students, but lately I really could care less. How horrible! I feel I'm giving a half assed effort to my job. I hope things change once I return in the fall.

    I've been contemplating leaving work the first week in May. When I was pregnant with Porter I was finished student teaching at 34 weeks and I just stayed home until Porter was born (at a few days past 38 weeks). I'm now almost 35 weeks and just feeling like... ehhh... bleh. I dread going to work... I have nothing to wear that is comfortable, I'm unmotivated to get anything done, I am tired all the time, I'm super uncomfortable- I hate getting up and walking around and walking down to get my students and just... I hate working right now (not that I hate my job... its just that every little "easy" task just doesn't seem easy anymore!). But I almost feel like a total slacker if I took off work early. I don't get a maternity leave, so it'd be unpaid. The longer I work, the more paychecks I get. I know lots of people work up until they deliver, so I keep thinking... am I a slacker for wanting to take off the last 3 weeks? I really think it'd be nice to spend that time with Porter one on one, but then I wonder if it'll just make the time go by slower. Any suggestions?
I guess that's it for now. I have more to write, but I'm uncomfortable sitting in this chair any longer.


Anonymous said...

I think if I could take off those last few weeks, I would... this is coming from someone who worked until like 40.5 weeks... UGH. For me I couldn't do it because I would have had less time with Max after he was born, but if I was in your situation... where I was coming back in the fall either way... oh man, it'd be hard to stick it out!

lina said...

If your sciatic nerve is bothering you that bad, you could ask your OB abt taking the rest of the time off for 'comfort reasons' Works in your favor both ways, spending time w/ P & resting :)

LeeAnn said...

I agree with Lina. Talk to Dr. P about taking you off the rest of the weeks. You know that its getting nicer out and you can take Porter out to parks to make the time go by and not seem like its taking forever.

Kelli said...

I just found your blog- I am a teacher and am 22 weeks pregnant, and I'm already feeling unmotivated and wanting away from these kiddos!

Fortunately, I will have the summer to suffer through the end of pregnancy - I feel for ya!

Anonymous said...

Hey Nicole... betcha didn't know I still read your blog? or that I even exist? lol

Anyway, I just wanted to share for once instead of lurk. If I had the ability, financially, to take the last few weeks off, I would do it. When I was pregnant with Tiegan I did. Although the time went by really slowly for me because I was alone all day every day, you have Porter to keep you occupied. It was a nice little time to keep the house clean and prepare the baby's room, and to indulge in all that extra free time before the newbie needed me every second. And I agree with LeeAnn, at least it's getting nicer out and you can spend some time outdoors without being sweltering hot! :) Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

heather said...

I worked up until the day Savannah was born. I was a stay at home mom when Sawyer was born. I have to say the second time around I was definitely more bored and antsy and the last few weeks went sooo slowly when I was home lazing around or chasing after a toddler.
I know it's nice to not HAVE to go to work, but I think if I were in your position, with a relatively easy low key job, I'd be tempted to stay put and pocket a little more money. I'd probably just take the week of my due date off and call it good.
After all, wasn't it you complaining that you can't even stand to be home for spring break?! haha!

Oooh, I HATED the sciatic nerve thing. That was bad for me. I feel for you on that one.
Well, I feel for you on all of it, but really... thanks for all the reminders of how glad I am that I'm NOT pregnant!!