Monday, August 23, 2010

36 weeks

My computer time has been hugely limited for the past month and a half due to VERY uncomfortable chairs in my house.   I don't have a single one that allows me to sit at the desk and type.   I realized today after my doctors appointment that it has been an insane amount of time since I posted, and that it makes me a terrible person.   I need to get a lap top, but it just isn't in the finances.

Things are still going well.   Baby Girl still doesn't have a name, and I don't think that she will until she actually makes it here.   Sweets is just too indecisive, won't pick names he actually likes, and doesn't like what I suggest.   So I'm just waiting it out for now.    All along, I have loved one specific name, which he has mocked and ridiculed until I no longer care for it.   The other day, he said that he'd be OK with it, because he'd rather I love the name, than pick something we were both ambivalent over.   I wanted to scream at him.   As it was, I just mentioned that I didn't like the name any more because of the way he'd been about it, so we'd have to find something else.   It's so frustrating.

But seriously, if this is the only thing we have to worry about, then things are good.

I feel pretty good.  I move slow, and things hurt, and I'm REALLY ready to be able to move like I used to, but I really have nothing to complain about.    Baby Girl is measuring 2 weeks ahead of schedule at 38 weeks (by gross uterine measurement) and the doctor said that we'll be having an 8.5-10 pound baby if she makes it to 40 weeks.   If longer, then we'll do measurements to make sure that she'll fit.   Im pretty tall, so 8.5-9 pounds sounds ok to me, but 10 sounds excessive, and I would seriously consider C-section at that point.

I have gained 30 pounds, and have not gained anything in the past 4 weeks.   I'm hoping to stay right at 30, because  I was about 10 pounds heavier than normal at conception.   It's much easier now because I can't eat the volumes that I was just 2 months ago, everything is so scrunched in there.

I am going to spend the next hour catching up on all your blogs!   I was reading religiously until about a month ago, so I have a lot of reading to do!   


  1. Nice to hear from you! 2 weeks ahead wow! She is a growing girl.
    so glad you are doing well.

  2. Names are so hard. We ended up going with one we both liked but wasn't a love for either of us. Now I wouldn't change it, but it was hard to give up the name I really wanted, and we didn't share it before because we both still had a 1% doubt that it wasn't the right name. It will come - no rush until she's here!

    I'm sorta glad I missed out on the end stage uncomfortableness, but it will be over soon. And then you'll miss those feet in your ribs and punches to your kidneys. But only for a few days and then you'll be too tired to miss them. (Sorry, early motherhood is not glamorous...)

  3. So glad you're doing well and are almost there!! I'm so excited for you, and can't wait to hear about your new baby girl!

  4. Hey Nixy, first of all, thanks for the lovely wishes you left for me on my blog.

    Congrats for making it to 36 weeks, and the fact that Baby Girl is doing good.

    If you love the name so much, I guess you should get to keep it. And since your hubby has no other options to give, then just go ahead.

    Wishing you positive thoughts.