Thursday, August 13, 2009

39 Weeks and Still Sharing One Body

Teresha: So much for predictions...Marlie is still holding camp. I can't believe I lost my own baby's birth date pool. Shouldn't a mommy know these things? All the expectations for an early delivery just set me up for disappointment. Luckily, I have a blog to vent my frustrations and a good sense of humor to see how silly I was being.

Baby girl is proving to be more like her daddy and less like me. I am someone who is always ahead of schedule. I don't even need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning. I throw back the covers and leap out of bed ready to start my day. My husband sets an alarm and proceeds to hit snooze at least two times. He definitely is not an early bird. Imagine my horror when I had the two false starts over the was like she knew it was time to come out, but kept hitting snooze! I have another procrastinator on my hands! I think she is so cozy and comfortable, that it might take magnitude 5 earthquake to shake her out. At this point, I would be thrilled if she were just on time. My irrational fear is that she decides to take up permanent residence, and I wind up perpetually pregnant like Bonnie from Family Guy. LOL!

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♥ Teresa ♥ said...

I was going to say, 'TOO FUNNY'! But I know all too well how un-funny things start to become at this stage. I will never forget what happened with my last baby. She had tried to come way too soon early in my pregnancy so I was on bed-rest and medication for quite some time early on in the pregnancy. Then, when I hit about 36 weeks, they took me off both and said I could have her at any time and it would be fine. Well, I was so excited because I just knew we were going to have a baby really soon! I was up walking around, just willing her to come on out. Since she was my 3rd, she was sitting SO VERY LOW! I mean, uncomfortably low! It literally hurt to walk. I felt like she was going to fall out on her head at any minute! LOL! :o) At about 38 weeks, I started having some pretty significant contractions, so we headed to the hospital. We were quite sure if I wasn't in 'true labor', they would go ahead and keep me since we were so close to my due date. I stayed all night long, walking the hallways of that hospital. They wanted to see if the contractions would become more regular and last longer. I walked and walked and walked some more. The contractions eventually stopped. Finally at daybreak, the doctor came in. I was so excited because I just knew he was there to help things along. Nope. I couldn't have been more wrong. He was there, instead, to say he was sending me home to get some rest and wait until the contractions started again and were more regular and lasted longer. I was devastated!

I will never forget that morning as I was sitting in the bathtub, exhausted as I could possibly be. I could no longer reach my own legs to shave them and I couldn't get my big behind out of the bathtub on my own! I just cried and cried as I sat there. "How cruel could they have been!?!" I exclaimed to my husband who lovingly helped me out of the tub.

Needless to say, that was a very low point but it was only a few days later when our sweet baby girl made her appearance. I say all that to tell you that I DO understand exactly how you are feeling right now at this moment. I wish I was there to give you a great big hug! Before I became sick, I was always that person who didn't need an alarm clock and jumped right out of bed when it was time to get up. My husband is the complete opposite and hits the snooze several times each morning. We have one daughter who is EXACTLY like him and it drives us both crazy. She will be heading off to college next year and we are praying like crazy that she will actually make it to class on time every day. Our youngest daughter is like me and is out of the bed before everyone else and never touches the snooze button. It is so neat to watch them grow and see their individual character traits unfold.

Now let me forewarn you about something. You will need to start preparing yourself for THE inevitable question that no woman who just gave birth wants to hear! However, it is ALWAYS asked by some insane person when they come to visit you right after delivery. It goes something like this.....'So, when do you plan to have another one?' or 'When are you going to have a brother or sister for this sweet little thing?' This is NOT a smart thing to ask a woman who just pushed a baby out and now her hormones are raging more than ever! Not smart at all. But it is almost always asked. So, now is the time to think of some clever answer! :o)

Well, here I've rambled on far too long again. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for you, Damon and your sweet, precious Marlie. I can't wait to hear the good news!

Until next time!


Teresa <><

Penelope said...

my husband was passing by as i was reading this post, and said (about the cartoon) "oh, the always pregnant lady!" (i don't watch the show, lol)

i have a big worry to that the baby will not come out on time. on the one hand, i am told i don't want a scorpio ( my scorpio they know something i don't?), on the other hand, i wouldn't mind him coming a tad early.

when is the next full moon?

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Just checking in, and waiting on Marlie.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I hate to point out that she's not a procrastinator YET! LOL! Sorry! Having 2 babies born in WARM weather, I know how anxious you probably are. Told on is about to change big time!

African-American Brides said...

Oh, wow. I have SO been there. And then when labor comes, some part of your brain is still surprised. I can't explain it. LOL. Just visiting from SITS. Have a great weekend, the two of you. ;)


Maureen said...

Sigh, I remember the feeling. Once she's born, you'll probably have some bittersweet regrets of wishing this time was over. Being completely at one with your baby is a very special feeling. Of course, it is a very special discomfort also! :-)
Sorry I have not been visiting regularly, my internet service has been giving us fits. I'll get on and read a post, but then it goes down before I can comment and so forth. We are signed up to switch companies on the 25th.

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS MARLIE!!! We are all so very excited she is finally here and that everyone is doing well. I can't wait to see pictures of that sweet baby girl! Congratulations Teresha and Damon!

May God bless you all!

Love In Christ~

Teresa <><