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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Awkwardness of Pregnancy


Oh yes.

When our friends first find out they're pregnant, we go in to our squeals and our 'It's the best time of your life' speeches. We go on and on about how beautiful it is and how there is nothing like feeling a little baby moving around in your belly. The smell of baby powder... the snuggles... the cuddles.. It's a true joy.

And honestly, that's all true...

but sometimes we forget a key part of pregnancy.

THE AWKWARDNESS.

Okay. Maybe it's just me and that's fine.. I'll be the first woman to admit it. It's awkward.

What part?

Well, let me first ask you the question-- how far along are you? First trimester? First baby? You're in for a treat.

I've had pap smears. Nothing new there. It's always been women that have given me a pap smear too. For some reason at my OB-GYN, nurses and nurse practitioners dish those bad boys out. But when you're pregnant... and you're far enough long... 

Get ready for

DILATION/EFFACEMENT CHECKS.

Oh, that's where the fun starts.

They give you a sheet about the size of a child's blanket and ask you to wait for the doctor. It's freezing in the room, so you'll probably be purple from the knees down... just waiting. 20 minutes will pass... the green light will still be on for him to come see you.. and you'll just be sitting there. By now, you'll probably have to pee... so you rock yourself back and forth and attempt to coax your still-in-the-womb infant in to NOT kicking your bladder. (They will.)

After 20 minutes or so.. maybe longer..  your doctor will enter the room. You'll lay back.. he'll ask you to scoot down to the end of the table (much like a pap smear) and he will insert his digits in to your *ahem* girly parts...  he says he is checking for dilation/effacement.. I think they are searching for my belly button because that's exactly how it feels.

He'll tell you what the verdict is and have you sit up. And then that's when the awkwardness REALLY starts to hit you... as you sit there with your child's blanket sized paper thin sheet.. and you wait.. he types your information in to the computer.. and you wait.. all the while knowing that this somewhat-stranger was just peering in to your vagina moments earlier. It's awkward. It's weird. He attempts to make small talk with you during the 10 minutes it takes him to type information in to the computer, but honestly, you'd prefer to just sit in silence. It's hard to talk about even the weather because it means you have to look him in the eye. So, you'll just sit there... feeling like you're at the end of a really bad one-night stand. 

Then he'll shake your hand like your a presidential candidate and walk out of the room.. leaving you in all of your awkwardness to put your underwear and pants on and try to get out of the room without having to make eye contact again.

Don't get me wrong. Pregnancy IS a beautiful thing. But lets not forget about the awkwardness of the situation either. Or like I said.. maybe it's just me. 


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36 weeks pregnant!


I turned 36 weeks pregnant on April 10th, 2013 (also my hubby's birthday!) 


The Bump says that Quinn is the size of a honeydew this week. The Bump estimates she is about 17.2-18.7" long and about 4.2-5.8lbs.

We had an ultrasound today of the little booger:


And the ultrasound tech didn't tell me how long she was, but she did say that she's about 6lbs 9oz right now which I find hysterical because Tayler was born at 39 weeks and only weighed 6lbs 3oz LOL They said if Quinn goes full term (40 weeks) she could be about 8lbs 9oz or so! I guess we will see :) They weren't exactly accurate on their guesstimates for Tayler, so we will just have to see the day this pretty lady is born if they're right ;)

We also got good news this week that we are closing on our house! I know.. I told y'all we're nuts! LOL :) Well, in our defense.. we 'sold' it months ago.. it's just taken some time to get to closing. But we are closing next week and moving the end of week/the weekend. Lets all bind together and pray that Quinn stays in til at least April 23rd... then she's free to come any time after that! 

It's hard to believe we're almost at the point where she could come at any time. 6 days til full term. I don't even know if it has really hit me yet or not to be honest. I'm not dilated or effaced right now, so that's good! :) I will know more at our 37 week appointment on Tuesday!

Alright, now for the 36 week questions!

How far along? 36 Weeks
Total Weight Gain? 27 pounds. Gained some weight back LOL!!! My mom made ho-ho cake this week for Ethan's diaper party. Don't judge me LOL
Maternity Clothes?  Oh yes. Pretty much everything I put on is maternity anymore, haha!
Stretch Marks?  I had them with Tayler! lol 
Sleep?  It's hit and miss!
Best Moment of This Week:  Seeing Quinn on the ultrasound today :)
Miss Anything? Comfortable sleep. Having a stiff drink after a stressful day LOL!!! Drinking a buttload of sweet tea. Having a skinny body lol!
Movement? Oh my heavens, yes! You can see it SO well on the outside anymore. Sometimes I feel like she's trying to break free, haha!
Food CravingsSWEET STUFF. 
Anything Make You Queasy/Sick?  Poopy diapers. Trash. BLEH.
Gender: GIRL!! :) Our Quinn Makenzie!
Labor Signs?  Braxton Hicks. That's about it!
Symptoms: Constant peeing. Back pain. Braxton Hicks.
Belly Button In or Out?  She's OUT!
Weddings Rings On Or Off? Some days they are on.. some days they are off! :)
Happy or Moody this week? Very happy! :)
Looking Forward To: Moving and getting the rest of Quinn's stuff this weekend!

Cheers to 36 weeks! On to 37!


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35 Weeks Pregnant!


Sorry, I took a bit of a hiatus in blogging. It was beginning to be a chore again as opposed to fun, so I had to stop, haha! I just don't have the time to keep up with it like I want to anymore :( But I know I can still manage to get on here once a week and update on our progress. 

So, I turned 35 weeks pregnant on April 3rd. I was put in the hospital on April 2nd for the flu. I couldn't even hold down water. I lost 6 pounds, but baby did GREAT through it all. :) I feel 100% better now.. thankful for doctors and nurses that know what they are doing!

Okay, are you ready for 35 weeks questions??

How far along? 35 Weeks
Total Weight Gain? 21 pounds. I lost a little while being sick!
Maternity Clothes?  Oh yes. Pretty much everything I put on is maternity anymore, haha!
Stretch Marks?  I had them with Tayler! lol 
Sleep?  It's hit and miss!
Best Moment of This Week:   Hearing Quinn's heartbeat for HOURS at the hospital :) I love hearing that sound!
Miss Anything? Comfortable sleep. Having a stiff drink after a stressful day LOL!!! Drinking a buttload of sweet tea. Having a skinny body lol!
Movement? Oh my heavens, yes! You can see it SO well on the outside anymore. Sometimes I feel like she's trying to break free, haha!
Food CravingsNot really craving anything lately :/
Anything Make You Queasy/Sick?  Poopy diapers. Trash. BLEH.
Gender: GIRL!! :) Our Quinn Makenzie!
Labor Signs?  Braxton Hicks. That's about it!
Symptoms: Constant peeing. Back pain. Braxton Hicks.
Belly Button In or Out?  She's OUT!
Weddings Rings On Or Off? Some days they are on.. some days they are out :) 
Happy or Moody this week? Very happy! :)
Looking Forward To: Having this baby!

Cheers to 35 weeks! On to 36!



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