Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Just call me Heifer VonSwaggen

Oh lord... OH LORD... where do I start?

I had my 32 week appointment this morning. First, though, Porter and I had to go to the Diagnostic Center to do my glucose test. Yep, 32 weeks and JUST getting around to doing that. Luckily I only had to drink a small coffee sized cup full (which was kind of yummy... orange... like orange slice!) and then head up to my appointment.

P did really well in the waiting room and during my appointment (although when I had to pee in a cup he was all over the bathroom and wanting to drink from the little pee cups (empty, of course) and write on it with the marker...

I handed over my pee and went to step on the scale.

Hold your breath, ladies and gentlemen.

I somehow managed to gain 6lbs in the past 2.5 weeks. What the freaking hell!?! Let's just say I really wanted to crawl in a hole and die. I could feel the look from Clara the nurse... she attempted to kindly say "Well, I'll round it down to 166 (it was 166.6) but it is still SIX pounds...." and let her voice trail off like that. I am sure she was thinking "Why don't you try keeping your mouth SHUT once in awhile instead of stuffing it with junk?"

Anyhow, the rest went off without a hitch.... Hudson's heartbeat was in the 150's and everything else went a-ok. The nurse/midwife (Laura, who I had never seen before) asked if I planned to breastfeed and this was the first time I've admitted (other than on the blog) that no, I wasn't going to attempt to. I oddly (or, maybe not so oddly) felt the need to include an explanation as to why I wasn't going to attempt to BF, and she seemed very non-judgmental about it and empathized with the large breast issue. I just worry about the nurses at the hospital and I don't want to feel like a loser mom for not even trying. But honestly, carrying around 34DDDD boobs on a 5'3" normally 125/130lb frame is not easy.

Porter and I also stopped in to see my mom and get an ultrasound of Hudson. He was SO SO cute! He kept opening his mouth and yawning and sticking out his tongue. I love it. And, tomorrow we're going to my mom's other work to get a 3D ultrasound done... so I'm crossing my fingers that Hudson is in a good position and ready for his close up!

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{Profile with mouth open... you can see the black "line" of his throat}
{Facing him... you can't see his eyes- they're in that dark space to the top/right- but you can see his nose as if you were looking up it, and his lips}
{Fingers- he seemed to have long fingers and fat hands!}

7 comments:

Leslie A. Collins said...

Laura is an awesome mid-wife. I would have her deliver my babes if she was able to. She is a caring and compassionate person. :)

Hudson's pictures are way too cute.

Have fun at the 3-d tomorrow.....

kimca01 said...

Don't worry about the weight thing, chick - it will all come off afterwards. I still have you beat this time around but after gaining 65lbs with Morgan, I refuse to sweat it. I had lost 60 of the 65 lbs in a year and honestly, it's not like I made an effort or anything.

At this point, the baby is packing it on, you are retaining fluid and all sorts of crap - thankfully we are getting close to countdown time!!

JoNa Photography said...

Awww... Hudson is so cute! I spit out my diet Coke laughing reading about P and the pee cups.

I wasn't breast fed and look how well I turned out ;-) Plus, you DID already try...P counts. You just know better now ;-)

beejo said...

Aww, don't worry about the weight! You don't have much farther to go and I bet pretty soon you'll stop gaining or even start losing.

Hudson looks so cute, I can't wait to see the 3D ones!

LeeAnn said...

great pics! we can start walking again too once you have Hudson. So dont worry about the weight, I know youll lose it and be thin again! You have such great ambition for that!

Angelique said...

Fighting the big boob fight- I hated that too. I need some serious reconstruction after the stretching that was done with the first two pregnancies. I finally gave in on the 3rd pregnancy and bound myself up and let it dry out. It was the best thing that i could have done. It is sad to admit- but i wish i would have done it with the other pregnancies too. I feel like it really helped me recover faster too and feel like I owned my body again. WOW- I'm rambling. Sorry.

Angelique said...

Fighting the big boob fight- I hated that too. I need some serious reconstruction after the stretching that was done with the first two pregnancies. I finally gave in on the 3rd pregnancy and bound myself up and let it dry out. It was the best thing that i could have done. It is sad to admit- but i wish i would have done it with the other pregnancies too. I feel like it really helped me recover faster too and feel like I owned my body again. WOW- I'm rambling. Sorry.