Man, I thought today was going to be our “big appointment”…the one where our doctor does the last ultrasound to see where BBJ’s head is and to give us the never correct guesstimate on his size/weight. Well, apparently I was wrong. I was only semi-devastated. I wanted to see him! I guess they take 36 weeks quite literally because I am 35 Weeks and 5 Days. Only two days shy. Man oh man. Next week, though…ITS ON.
Our doctor says the pain I have been feeling in the apex of my legs and radiating down to my thighs is, in some ways, a good thing. She says it means that my hips are widening in order to fit the baby’s head through them. The flip side of the coin is that I have constant pain at the apex of my legs radiating down into my thighs. She says this will not go away. It’s okay, though…a labor of love? Lars’ mom also dropped the bombshell on us that she may have been incorrect in recalling that Lars was a 7 pound baby—she knows that ONE of her kids was a 9 pound baby and she always thought it was Kristen. But, going through some baby books lately has caused her to rethink this and she may have mistaken Kristen with Lars. I mean, the potential for a 9 pound baby was not going to stop me from having kids (and maybe it’s a good thing that I didn’t know this until now)…but it has me thinking that maybe this kid needs to go on a diet. Not likely with the amount of crap I’ve been eating lately.
Talking about big babies did bring up the talk about big heads and how they fit through the birth canal. Our doctor was like “well you and Lars both look like you have normal-sized heads so you don’t have to worry!”. This was not the most reassuring statement in the world…but I will role with it. Baby’s head is just as big as baby’s head is, and that’s that.
We are getting excited!! My mom is coming out in about three weeks to endure the “waiting” process with me. We will just hope for an on-time baby (although, truthfully, I am kind of over being pregnant). Everything seems to be really falling into place so now all we have to do is meet this little guy.
I realize I haven’t put up any photos lately. Maybe I will muster the courage to do this later this week…we are going to a lake “Up North” but not too far “Up North” in case I go into labor and then we have to go “Down South”…but not too far “Down South” because Lars isn’t my cousin. Amiright? I’m just going to take a book, sunscreen, cheese and crackers, and enjoy the holiday weekend.