Saturday, April 22, 2006

33 Weeks

The 3-D ultrasound was yesterday (see previous post) and was A-frickin-MAZING. Worth every penny (and it cost not a few). We have already watched the dvd. As I watched it, I thought, 'NO ONE, except us, grandparents, and Baby Girl herself when she is older, will ever be interested in watching this.' But Dh already made his friend Brian watch part of it. Ha ha Because we are first time parents, so we are like that.

After the ultrasound, Dh had a meeting in the City of Roses, and I sat in the car working on Sudoku puzzles and making sure the meter didn't run out. I am glad we do not live in the city. I am just not a city girl. Sorry, Isabel. Too many people, too much. I like a slower pace.

Part of me (okay, most of me) still does not believe I am actually having a baby in approximately 6 weeks. It's surreal. Even after seeing her face! iVillage said baby's movements peak at 32 weeks, then space starts to get too tight. Ha! This is a lie. Baby simply pushes aside even more of my internal organs to accomodate her ever-growing limbs. Sometimes, it looks like she is trying to bust out. Dh laughs as she roils around, pushing my belly into really strange configurations. He laughs, and I pretend annoyance. And then lie on my side to make her move, because it is really uncomfortable!

Dh is over in eastern Washington for his brother's sealing. J acted surprised that I was not going too. Uh, hi. 7 1/2 months pregnant here, why exactly would I want to drive 8 hours round trip in one day? For any reason whatsoever???? And M-I-L acted surprised that Dh was not staying overnight. Oh dear, I think they are all googly over there, because:

1) Anyone who has been to eastern Washington knows there is not much to inspire an overnight stay.

2) Dh is already annoyed because he told his brother the 22nd was not a good day for us, but his brother scheduled the sealing for today anyway.* So Dh is missing his friend's actual wedding, so he can attend J's sealing. He hopes to be back in time for at least his friend's reception.

3) Last but not least, Dh's wife is achingly missing him back home, so why would he want to spend a lonely night in eastern Washington, when he could sleep peacefully tonight in the arms of Superhero Girl?


So anyway, today Baby and my insane body did not allow me to sleep past 7:30 am. Please, shed a tear for me. The White Skinned Goddess probably does not even believe that, because I used to be able to sleep in until 11. And occasionally even the early afternoon. But up at 7:30 I was. I finished Confessions of a Naughty Mommy, which was enjoyable. Now I'm off to take a long, hot shower and attempt to shave my legs (having some trouble being able to bend that much lately...)

*J is already married**, so I don't quite understand the rush.

**This means he's already had sex.


Chas said...

I read somewhere that you don't feel baby move as much after week 32...all lies. I felt more movement towards the end than ever.

Oh, and what's up with the in laws not understanding you not wanting to travel? You're not supposed to be travelling...early labor in a city four hours away...not the best scenario for having a baby.

girl from florida said...

We totally made all our friends watch our ultrasound video, and good friends that they were, they pretended to really enjoy it :)

There's no way I'd have felt up to traveling 8 hours at 7.5 months pregnant! Crazy people!!

Ashley said...

The "already had sex," part cracked me on up.