Thursday, February 24, 2011

Low Riding

I can't help but wonder how low this baby can possibly go, literally, until it falls out on the floor!  I feel like I am swinging him between my knees!  Okay, so I may be exagerating a bit, but I tell you, walking has never been so hard to do and I feel like I need some kind of super duct tape to hold my hip joints together -- even my support belts aren't cutting it.

So what do I do?

Sit around all day on my yoga ball.

What else can I do?

All the pregnancy stuff I read about "lightening" and dropping down babies say that for first time moms this can happen a couple weeks before the baby comes, but for second, third, or more times moms it is uncommon for it to happen before the onset of labor.  So as usual, I don't fit the mold.  Great.  I never went through lightening with my first two until I went into labor... so my luck that things would go different this time.

Oh well.  What can a girl do?

Well, I will tell you what I am doing.  Trying to relax.  I mean, really trying to relax!  I read something last night that said a woman could keep herself from going into labor by just being stressed.  Well, I am about as tight-wined as they come!  Mostly because I have two little squirts who won't stop fighting and screaming in this nutshell of an apartment and a husband who is gone most of the time.  I have also been stressing that I would go into labor when Ben was at one of his trainings... things that I might be able to handle on a normal day, but when super pregnant, hormonal, tired and waiting for a baby to come desperately.... well, it's just hard to keep my cool sometimes.

I need to take a chill pill.  And that is what I am doing.

Today I have my appointment with the doc.  So we'll see what's going on and what she wants to do.  I really, really, REALLY don't want to be induced but... peeing is becoming a major Olympic sport, I can't keep my pants on... no joke, they keep rolling off!  And last night I almost had to sleep in the bathtub because I couldn't get out!

Only a few weeks to go... I can do this!

As the belly drops.... A time line:
Two weeks ago (above)
One week ago (baby started to drop above)
Baby got a lot lower...
This last picture was taken yesterday... when I first saw it, I thought, "Woo Hoo!  I look skinnier!" Then I felt little elbows in my hip bones and realized it wasn't worth it... just get that baby out!


Anika and Sean said...

Hang in there! Sometimes pregnancy is miserable... as I'm experiencing right now... only because I never seem to be able to sleep and I'm only 4 months along. I don't know how I'm going to survive until 9 months.

I hope everything goes okay with the delivery and that Ben can be there with you.

Mama Nut said...

I didn't know you were expecting!!! Congrats!!!

Amanda said...

Haha! Yep, mine dropped last week...waiting for more dilation and we should be done in a few days. I remember thinking how much skinnier I looked and loved it, until he dropped onto a nerve the next day and I literally could not walk for 4 hours.

The worst part? The pillows aren't comfortable anymore- just when we had bedtime down to a science!