Thursday, February 21, 2008

How Does March 5th Sound?!?!

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscut.

The baby is breech again. A frank breech, which means that the baby's feet are up around its ears. Sounds like fun, huh? You know, it also sounds about like my level of tolerance for being pregnant right now.

Now they are telling me that even if I go into labor naturally I'll be having a C-section, unless the baby turns again. The earliest they will intervine is 39 wks; March 5th is our scheduled date. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to do anything to endanger our child, but are you really sure that 38 wks isn't just as good? I mean the baby IS 8 lbs already! Geesh!

I know that all of you are going to want to say very soothing things, and you really might not understand or agree with my level of frustration. I know you'll be thinking things like: You've got a healthy baby on the way! You can wait just a few more days! It'll be OK! You can make it!

Just Don't. OK? Resist. Because I don't want to hear it. I want this baby out - NOW wouldn't be too soon.

I started having more painful a.k.a. productive-feeling contractions last night. I really was lulled into thinking it was close now, really close. Only to find out that all that was a ruse - the baby was just turning.

  • I can't sleep, unless you count 1 hour intervals as sleep.
  • It hurts to walk
  • The massive heartburn has started again today, baby is pushing on my tummy again
  • GD means I can't eat the things I want, which as a "foodie" is true torture
  • I'll keep lancing my finger 4 times per day until baby is here
  • I just want a fucking donut, I cried today because I wanted a donut, it's so fucking sad
  • My pelvis separates every few hours, which hurts like nothing I've ever fucking experienced
  • I've been home alone almost all day every day since December 1st. Since 99% of my friends work during the day.
  • I've got 6 to 8 wks more of solitary confinement to do once baby is born.
  • I've finished all the cleaning, organizing the house, and bullshit tasks I can think of
  • I'm so freaking bored I've started sleeping to pass the time
  • I'm getting depressed
Hey Doc! I'm done, can't you see the freaking turkey-timer sticking up?

I know I'll make it. I know. Once baby is here and I've started not sleeping for a different reason I'll probably regret "rushing". So, I'll have this post to remind me how miserable I am. Right?


Stacie said...

Oh, Dawn. I can totally relate to you. Don't worry. I won't say anything to pep you up except that I was there, too. I feel your pain.
It always helps me to know that I am not alone in the way I am feeling.

And good Lordy! 8 pounds! Yikes. Maybe that c-section is a blessing! :-)

Be kind to yourself. Sending hugs.

Heather said...

I have seen a coworker going through pregnancy and I know she was absolutely miserable at the end too. Being pregnant isn't easy as far as I can tell and I think you have done a kick ass job. I hope the time flies.

Natalie said...

Oh man. I'm so sorry about all of it... the pain, the frustration, the breech baby. Big hugs. :(

MrsSpock said...

Pregnancy sucks at the one can blame you for being done with it...My pelvis is killing me, I have insomnia, and my back screams. I enjoyed not working so much at first, but am getting bored as well. Blargh!

Shelby said...

I totally understand this one! I was so upset when my OB said they wouldn't take the baby until after I hit 38 weeks, unless medically necessary. After you get to about 36 weeks, it's almost like "enough already!! come on out!!".

Topcat said...

Dawn! Can you get Bo to bring you a 12-pack of Krispy Kremes once the baby is finally out?

Your belly pics (and hair) look AWESOME!!!

Thinking of you from down here, hope you're remaining time doesn't send you completely batty. xox

Brandy said...

Yep, those last few weeks of pain do SUCK. I just wanted the heartburn to stop more than I can possibly express.

I hope your symptoms ease up a bit or you go into labor on your own. Ever thought of Evening Primrose Oil to get things moving? It's just a thought. :-)

Kate said...

Welcome to the breech club! I have my C-Section on Monday and I think this will be the longest weekend ever!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'm not going to say one damned reassuring thing. I'm going to flat out agree with you.

That absolutely sucks the big one.

I'm in pain just reading your list. My only suggestion is to keep venting. It will help. I promise.

Hang in there. You've got a lot of us behind you!