Thursday, 24 February 2011

Two weeks 'til due date

Well, I made it to another appointment and from now on I'll get to see Dr. Swedish every week until it's show time. He didn't think the spotting I've been having is anything but changes to my cervix happening so I'm still holding out for that elusive Bloody Show. Hopefully the next status will be a birth story rather than another one of these. 
Impatient? Me? Naaaaah :)

How far along?

Bubba's chunk-o-meter: 
Apprx. 20 inches / 51 cm, 
Dr. Swedish's guesstimate this week is 7.5-8 lbs / 3.4-3.6 kg - He better get here soon!

My total chunk-o-meter: 
17 lbs / 7.7 kg - Actually lost a pound since last appt.

Stretch marks? 
No, but I feel bruised on the inside from being kicked in the same spot right beneath my right rib.

Belly button status? 
Stretched, but not an outie... don't think it will actually pop.

Counting sheep? 
Have to use my hands to help lift the belly over every time I switch sides. Get up to pee a ridiculous amount of times per night. Have been sweating like a piglet the past few nights, soaking the bed linen - very glamorous!

Foods I can't live without: 
Tomatoes, avocados and kiwis are still at the top of my list. I'll also confess to eating copious amounts of chocolate lately... mmmm... Nutella!

Foods I can't stand: 
Greasy food - fun going down, not so fun coming back up.

Best moments this fortnight: 
• Valentine's day - Diver Dude surprised me with a big bear holding a box of chocolates when I walked upstairs to make coffee in the morning and took me out to a romantic dinner that night.
• Labor Rehearsal - read all about it here.
• Making a belly cast :)
 It was a wet mess and demanded a patient husband, a semi-naked wife and lots of laughter.
 With a little paint, I made it look like this. Once Bubba is here I'll write his name, birth date and stats in the ribbon.

Worst moments this fortnight: 
Different kinds of pain. Pain in the belly. Pain in the cervix. Pain in the ass... not knowing when this little guy plans to make an entrance.

No more flips, there's simply no room left, but lots of stretching, punching and kicking.

Nose bleeds are back, didn't miss that at all. Ligament pains, Braxton Hicks, cervical pain. 

It's a man-child.

What I miss? 
Sex, Sleeping on my back, Sauvignon, Sushi, Sashimi, Stilton.

What I'm looking forward to? 
Labor, is that totally weird? I just want this show on the road so we can meet this little circus child.

Monthly Wisdom
Make the most of those energy bursts because the next day you might not be able to get out of bed.

Having an internal check. I must say I feared this one because I've heard it can hurt like a MOFO, but it was a piece of cake... if that cake was accompanied by somebody kicking you gently in the ding-ding. 
I'm 1cm dilated, 75% effaced, Bubba's head down and we're ready to rock 'n roll!

I'm ready, anxious, and excited! Did I mention I'm ready?

Last but not least I'd like you to go over to Keiko's important post about restrictive legislation regarding unborn children.


  1. Wow, CP! The belly cast is SUCH FUN! Love it! Congrats on 38 weeks, Mama!

  2. Wow you look fabulous for 37 weeks! Did I read that correctly, are you only up 17 pounds total? If that's the case way to go!

  3. Stopping in for ICLW (#139)...congrats on your pregnancy! I love the belly cast. You are very talented!!

  4. Holy crud! that belly cast is gorgeous! I'm so freaking happy for you...can't wait for the big day! You look fantastic!


  5. Wow, you painted that? You are very talented, love it!!! You look better at 38 weeks than I do 8m post Tyler!

  6. What an amazing artist you are!

  7. Gorgeous belly cast!! I remember how anxious those last few weeks can be. It's hard when it's all up to the baby to decide when it's showtime, especially when you're ready. Hoping your wait is short.

  8. Just beautiful...what a wonderful and different keepsake. You are VERY talented!!!

  9. you are one hot momma! I hope I can pull it off just like you :)

  10. Woo hoo! Such a happy post :)

  11. I am so excited to do my belly cast! We did maternity photos early to be safe given all the issues, but waiting on the belly cast - though I have to have someone paint for me...not my forte.

    I have those same bruises under the right side of my rib cage, as Cricket has had her feet there for a month or so now...not so cozy.

    I'm so excited to see pics when this little guy makes his appearance.

  12. oh, your belly cast is BEAUTIFUL,,,,it really really is.
    I love it.
    I can't believe it's almost time to meet Bubba.
    Plus you look gorgeous, as always.


  13. What a beautiful belly cast - you're seriously sexy! And what a great paint job - amazing!

  14. You pregnant belly cast is AMAZING! I forgot to do one and I was so disappointed. Maybe for number two, if I'm lucky enough to have a second go the miracle of pregnancy. Good luck!

    Happy ICLW! (#67)

  15. Oh gosh, any minute now you are going to be a mommy - how exciting!!! Bloody hell, I tell you, the day that I got back to sleeping on my back was a good one (and also that turning over was not like the Titanic changing directions!!).

    I am very excited for you, can't wait to hear the happy news!! Good luck!

  16. I love the belly cast! You did a beautiful job painting it up, too. Good luck with the upcoming birth!

  17. Beautiful belly cast! You're so close to the end now... take it easy and get all the rest you can!



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