Saturday, August 18, 2007

Thank You, Baby

For staying put, that is. Because despite my fears to the contrary, I have managed to get myself mostly recovered and have done a few NORMAL PERSON activities without immediately sending myself into labor! I was so sure I'd go directly from my couch back to the hospital, with nary a day in between to do anything fun that I'd been missing out on like shopping or eating out or, you know, shaving my legs and putting on makeup like the somewhat groomed person I was previously. But I have, in the past two days, gone to the mall and gotten my hair cut and highlighted (five inches off, thank you very much!) gone out to lunch, and today am planning to go walk around and shop a bit in a cute little town about a half hour from here- with help, of course. Still no driving for me, but come one! I have made huge progress! I am feeling happy!
I've also had to use my Brethine several times since this semi-return to normal (read: upright) life, as my contractions seem to be triggered by any movement beyond the lifting of the remote. And I decided yesterday, after experiencing afresh the truly horrid side effects of the stuff, that I would rather go into labor at this point than have to take that crap again, so as of now I am on Full Baby Alert. I even packed my bag!
I'm very happy to have made it this far, honestly- thirty seven weeks is a big milestone, right? It's technically considered term, I think. All this trouble and misery, and I managed to keep that bun in the oven! Yay me.
So I'll go out and walk around and visit the farmer's market today with Addy and my mom, enjoy the sunshine which I've been missing, and then hopefully pop this kid out in a few days! (Also, hopefully "pop" will indeed prove an accurate euphemism for deliver, as opposed to, say, "struggle and strain and wish plague and death upon my husband.")


Devan said...


Yay you!!

Lisa said...

That's great news Sarah. I'm so glad you are feeling better and will be able to enjoy a little time before the baby arrives. I hope to read a birth story (or at least hear it from Jim) in a few days.

Oh and by the way, yes 37 weeks is considered full term. I had my 3rd at 37 weeks exactly and my dr. said he is considered full term!!

Good luck.

Swistle said...

YES, 37 weeks is full-term! WOO HOO! Full Baby Alert Mode ON!

Pictures! of! hair! (You could do one of the back of your hair, if you're face-anonymous.)

Yes, go walk around a little! Bet the next post will be about a BABY!!!

Erin said...

37 weeks is great! And full term! You cooked that baby all the way. Awesome.

I will be waiting on pins & needles to hear about the BABY!

Anonymous said...

I second Swistle's request for hair pics. Sounds lovely!

So happy you made it to 37 weeks - WOOO! Enjoy the weekend whilst being upright!!

Black Sheeped said...

Yay! I'm so glad you feel better, and can't wait to hear about the new member of your family! I'll be thinking about you!

What Works For Us said...

Yay you is right!

Lisa said...

That's great:)
Wishing you a happy birth!

mommy daisy said...

I'm so happy that you're doing well. And I should add that you looked great today when I saw you. You're glowing and beautiful. Love the hair too. Keep that baby cooking. It won't hurt a thing. I can't wait to see him for the first time. I'll bring brownies over or something.