Monday, March 16, 2009

36 weeks and counting...

I haven't blogged about my pregnancy too much. I think the reason is because I feel like that's all I talk about. But now as I am nearing the end I feel the need to wrap it all up into one blog. Here goes...

As I was dealing with my exhaustion and the never ending nausea at the being of my pregnancy I thought "this is going to be the LONGEST 9 months/40 weeks of my life!" I just could not understand why anyone would do this to themselves multiple times. (I'm still kind of contemplating that thought.) Yet, as I progressed onward into my 2nd trimester and began to feel 100 times better everything began to get easier, (putting aside the random pains that were hard to explain and no one warned me about.) Even my 3rd trimester really has been no problem. Oh course I'm as big as a blimp, my feet look like they belong to a sasquatch, my back hurts, and every movement I make is somehow related to the muscle between my legs that hurts like hell. I have been able to reasonably deal with all of those pains. I think that is mostly due to the fact that they are easily explained. The random pains that are hard to explain are the kind that upset me the most. For example during the end of my 1st and beginning of my 2rd trimesters I had the worst "round ligament pains" I had no clue what was going on and they hurt so bad I cried. I didn't deal with them very well, I was a big baby.

Tomorrow, I will be 36 weeks pregnant! Holy cow how time has flown by. The latest news with my pregnancy is that Emma Rose is breeched. She is actually in a transverse position. During my 34th week appointment she was head down, but apparently she didn't like being upside down and turned back. So, I have been scheduled to have an external version done on Monday, March 23rd. They will turn her if she has not already decided to turn on her own. Of course there are risks. There is a possibility that the placenta can detach and in turn they would have to do an emergency c-section. Also, if there is sill a significant amount of fluid for her to move around in then they would want want induce me after they get her into position because of the possibility that she could move back. As you can imagine I have lots of opinions on all of this and I'm not sure I even want to go through with the procedure. As of right now I am praying that she stops being a pain and does what she is supposed to do. If not there is a possibility that Emma Rose will be here next week.

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