Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pregnancy Post: Week 38

Well, as you can see, my belly button has officially popped out. Justin keeps saying "the turkey's done!", but apparently Lizzy hasn't quite gotten the message yet!

I ended up at the doctor's office yesterday rather than Friday due to a suspected bladder infection. During the exam, I was 2-3 cm dilated, more than 50% dilated, and the doctor kept commenting that she's "extremely, extremely low" and that her head is "practically right there!', which was no surprise to me, because walking around feels like I have a bowling ball between my legs! I do believe the doctor did a membrane sweep, so we'll see how that goes.

I've also now gained about 40 pounds. I'm gonna chalk a lot of that up to baby and water weight, because I have been so nauseous lately that I'm hardly eating. Most people keep commenting about how small I am, but I still do feel huge. Actually, funny story...after the holidays, one of my co-workers joked with my boss at the staff meeting that she should now be allowed to wear sweats to work because none of her normal clothes fit. I laughed so hard that I almost cried...which promptly caused the rest of the office to crack up as well. Yeah...even my maternity clothes are getting close to not fitting. Shirts especially, are almost not long enough anymore.

Earlier this week, we went out to dinner, and my fortune cookie said "The next full moon will bring you an evening of excitement!" Tonight is not only a full moon, but a BLUE's hoping! In all reality though, I'm starting to come to terms that Lizard will make her grand debut in 2010...along with the new year's insurance deductible. I was holding out hope for 2009, but I just don't think it's going to happen. I had a bit of an ugly-cry freak out over that fact last night, but Justin was a great trooper about the whole situation, and today I feel much more at peace.

Also, I now have two more days of work, including today! And I got to see the quilt my mom is working on! It isn't going to end up being a crazy quilt after all, but I think it's going to be pretty darn adorable.


  1. Wow! Any day now! Your bump is still cute...even if you don't think so! : )

  2. Wow! I cannot believe you gained 40 pounds -- you look fantastic! And your outfit is too cute, I think orange is your color!

  3. Fortune cookies can be surprisingly accurate, maybe we'll have a Lizard to love in the blog world tonight! I love the "Turkey is done" metaphor - and if this baby comes tonight or tomorrow, I will nurture it through years of New Year's birthday trauma. Lol, sound good?

  4. Love the Turkey is done comment! You are looking good, but I bet you are so ready for your little girl to get here!

  5. you look great!!!i love your outfit!! good luck!!

  6. Love the turkey comment :) I think your baby bump is adorable- but I have never had one, so I am sure you are ready for Lizzy to come out! I also think you look great for having gained 40 pounds :)

  7. First of all, I LOVE your orange and gray sweater.

    Second, I can't believe how much progress you've made. That's great! Tonight's blue moon might really do something, girl.

    Third, it sucks that you are nauseous...I've been having the same problem, especially in the mornings. :( And I'm having issues with shirts being long enough to cover my belly. So I can totally relate!

    I hope tonight is your night, Mer!

  8. Praying Lizard makes her debut tonight...before midnight! ;)

    And Justin is too cute for the "Turkey is done!" comment! LOL

    I agree with the rest of the gals--you look GREAT!!

  9. I really feel for you hun, this is such an uncertain time! You've made great progress and I also can't believe you've gained 40! You look amazing!

  10. 2010 is a better year to be born in. It's THE FUTURE. Plus, it's easy for cashiers to do the math when you're buying booze or cigarettes.


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