Wednesday, May 5, 2010

34 weeks, 5 days

This is what I do when Dan tries to take a picture of me. I suppose I should allow him to take another belly shot soon.

I have said this a million times and I will say it again: This experience is SO DIFFERENT from my last pregnancy experience. Do you know how weird it is to leave doctor's appointments without receiving terrible news? I have reminded myself all day today that I should actually be thankful that the doctors don't remember me from one visit to the next because it means I have a healthy baby and a (relatively) normal pregnancy.

I did get to see my doctor today and she asked me, "So, are you having any contractions to speak of?" Uhhhhh, are you kidding? Isn't this something she should probably know by now? That I've been on bed rest for 14 weeks because of my many contractions? When I answered "yes," she actually looked a little bit surprised. I would be lying if I said that didn't frustrate me, but there isn't much I can do at this point.

My contractions have been kind of crazy today, but everything checked out great at my appointment. Aside from the contractions, I am showing zero signs of labor. I go back in a week for another check-up and we will go from there. I can practically taste the end and it feels unbelievable to know there is a good chance I could deliver a FULL-TERM BABY!

Dan and I (mostly Dan) have been chipping away at our To-Do Before Baby Arrives List. We have just a few things left to do and then we will be ready for Baby! I think this is the first time I have really let myself get excited. I can't wait to meet our new little man!


Cara said...

Awesome to think of a full term, healthy delivery! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! Love this picture of you. . .too funny. I didn't like pregnancy pictures much but now I wish I had more.

I think you should, when all is said and done, write the hospital about your experience and express your disappointment. I wonder if they even realize how it makes people feel.

So glad to hear the good report.

Kathy said...

you are so stinkin' cute Megan...
and yes...we need a belly shot!

What's left to do on your belly list??

mina said...

Yes! You are coming closer to being full term! Hopefully you can enjoy the rest of this pregnancy, you sure do need a break now!

Sarah said...

Wow... I imagine these appointments are much different. I can't imagine what well visits and regular Dr. appt's will be like for the new babe. Like you said... the end is drawing near. Your too cute by the way!

jencooper said...

Woohoo!! I am so happy that you had an uneventful appointment. It must be a nice feeling.

I can't wait to see pictures of that new little boy.

JuberP said...

I am SO happy for you! THRILLED that everything is going well - minus the extended bed rest.

How do you NOT go off on the doctor when she asks you such an ignorant question? I would like to think that even if they don't remember you, they take a second to look over your chart and get up to speed before walking in to the appointment cold turkey. Gah!!

Last visit I asked my doc about travel (how late I can fly, etc). And she commented on what active people we are - "Costa Rica, Hawaii - you guys do a lot of travel!" Wheter she actually remembered on her own, or read it in my chart a few minutes earlier, I don't really care, but it was nice to be acknowledged.

You deserve better from your doctors.

Enjoy your trio-family time!

Cecilia said...

I love the picture, you look so cute!!!

Glad to know everything went well with the doctor's appointment, well done!

Lee Family said...

Yes we need a belly shot. Hope you get everything done before the baby arrives. Have a good weekend and relax