Wednesday, March 5, 2008

40 Weeks and Beyond

Disclaimer: This is going to be a pretty whiny, cynical blog, so for those of you who know and prefer me as happy-go-lucky Christy, please feel free to check my blog again in 1-2 weeks, when there will be a picture of that Christy will be smiling with her new baby in her arms!

Okay, okay so now I am officially "overdue", and I thought I would post my favorite things about being 40 weeks and beyond for those people "who always have there babies early" so they can know how much fun it is. And also for those of us who are always overdue, maybe you can relate and tell me a story of someone being over due that is worse than mine to make me feel better.

1. Only 3 maternity shirts fit me now, so when I'm going out of my house I have to try and remember who I saw 3 days ago and if I was wearing the same shirt so people don't know I can only fit into three shirts. Plus, the shirts I have been washing over and over now are coming unthreaded around the belly line, which makes me feel even better.

2. EVERYWHERE you go, people ask when are you due, and you get to say, "yesterday, last week, etc." and a see look of horror cross their face. Then it's always, "well, is your doctor going to induce you?" Then I get to explain the whole birthing center, midwife thing and then you get the whole "you are crazy" look. Usually they walk away muttering something under their breath.

3. I cry my head off everytime I leave my weekly check-up because again NOTHING IS HAPPENING in my uterus that even indicates I will go into labor anytime soon. Thanks mom for talking to me on the way home (I think she was worried she will have to fly down to keep me from going into depression and when the baby comes!).

4. Greg tells me when I get home from the appointment (still crying, I've read you can only really cry for 45 minutes at a time, but I have disproved that theory MANY times), "you should always plan on going late, you're ALWAYS late." When I explain to him that every labor is different and most people have some kids early and some days late, he says. "well, YOU just need to plan on always going late, you wil NEVER go early." Thanks, hon. After this discussion we changed my due date to March 20th on the calendar, so that now I can be surprised if I go earlier than that.

People really do say some of the funniest things when you are pregnant. One of the new funny things someone said to me a couple days ago, after asking when I was due, "Oh, you're due that soon, you shouldn't be out. I don't like when people go out that close to there due date you could get hit by a car. When I was 9 months pregnant, I almost got hit by a car." What? Why? Because you can't walk as fast? I'm sure if I was threatened by oncoming traffic, I could go pretty fast for a pregnant lady. "Okay, I'll try and be careful, " I said.

Really, though I am grateful to have a healthy baby and I know that is the most important thing, so I will continue to wait (just maybe not patiently). We are all excited to have a new baby in the house. Even Scott will ask me everyday, "Mom, when is your baby coming out?" Scott, not you too!


G and G Nut said...

I'm pretty sure this is Greg's fault, Christy, since he was 10 days late himself. Put the blame where it belongs - you'll feel much better.

Andrea said...

I love this post! Even though I've never made it past 37 weeks, I've LOOKED 41+ weeks along!

I can't wait to see your little baby!

The Shane Gang said...

Chris, I read this to mom and and you brought us to tears of laughter! I seriously could not stop lauthing! Okay Andrea, no more comments about going early! Let's talk about me going a week over with both of mine. I have come to the conclusion that I have to be induced or else they would just stay there forever too!! Hang in there! We love you!!

Audrey said...

Finally, someone who understands me! I too never go into labor on my own or even close to my due date. Everytime they give me the due date I really want to say, okay sure, plus one week when you finally induce me. I guess I'm not privy as to why you're not being induced. I don't think I could handle that. With Owen being only one week late he was nine pounds and the doctor who delivered me assured me that I should never be allowed to go over my due date again. Uh, could I get that in writing?
I too think it's weird that people are so shocked that a pregnant person near or after their due date is out of the house. Sure, I'd much rather be sitting at home counting the minutes of every hour that I'm late.
Really Christy, I have not one single contraction or anything before they give me prostaglandin. After that first dose of prostaglandin watch out though!
I wish I could be there to cheer you up. The only good news to focus on right now is to remember that you aren't have to nurse every two hours and you're getting more sleep than you will be shortly (though you're probably not sleeping sure well right now).

Jessica said...

Serious good post. I had no idea (as you know, I'm one of the lucky ones) anyone concerned about baby hugeness?

grpa_hill said...

Christy-very funny blog. Tonight for the blessing on the food, Kaylee prayed that you would have the baby someday. Everyone started laughing (very discretely of course). I just had this vision in my mind of my eternally pregnant daughter being interviewed-"so this is the world record for a pregnancy, you are just starting on your second year." (obviously I am embellishing now). I know this doesn't sound funny to you---you had to be there. Just know Christy that this too will pass. I love you.

bloggingchristy said...

That actually was pretty funny dad!

Meridith said...

Christy, I loved the comment about watching out for traffic. That cracked me up. I'm hoping and praying that you are having this baby as I'm writing this comment. Can't wait to see him soon!! Love ya.

elizabeth scott said...

I am laughing so hard that I made Aaron listen to this one!!! You are so funny!!!! It reminded me of the time we were all on the couch at your cabin for women's conference and you told "the funny story" that night!(what happens at womens confrence stays at womens confrence)You seriously crack me up!!!! That baby needs primrose oil! Love ya Christy!

The Bostock Fam said...

OH MY GOSH! Seriously is that guy an idiot? heres your sign. People are so dumb. Just because your preggo does not mean you can't leave the house. I was over due. And I do have to say....I cried everyday that I did not have Gavin yet. I feel you sister. Tell Greg he sucks:)

Megan said...

I am STILL laughing about the "hit by a car" quote. I think I would be eternally prego if I didn't have c-sections! I'm sorry that you are overdue. I look forward to seeing pics of your little one.

Brenda Coon said...

Hey!! I ran across your blog and had to write you! Congrats on your pregnancy!! I am so excited for you guys. We are moving back to the area soon and can't wait to catch up on old times. I am so out of the loop on everything! Miss you tons.
Brenda Coon