Penstamom, I'm sorry your shower fell through.
I've been a little bit bummed about not getting a shower. I know if this baby was a girl, I'd be having a shower, but it's my third boy, so no shower for me. It's not even the gifts that I care about, just more of the thought, kwim? So, what I've done instead of gotten myself some, "baby" gifts. I got a nice set of Vera Bradley items on sale for myself as a baby gift. I figure if nobody is going to throw me a shower, it doesn't mean I can't pamper myself with something special.
Well, I had my 36 wk appt today. Everything looks ok, baby's head is down. I am VERY uncomfortable though. I swear this kid has his foot lodged up under my ribs and has his leg stretched out. I'm constantly being poked! I'm helping to throw my friend a jack and jill bridal shower (party) with 75 guests this Saturday and totally dreading it. I have to do the decorations and help set up and right now I am moving at the speed of a turtle and easily worn out. I HOPE I survive the day. If I throw myself into labor, it is really going to suck, b/c I will be almost 2 hrs away from, "home." Not that there aren't any hospitals where the shower is (bride's parents' house), but basically since my DH is a hospital employee, if we have the baby at HIS hospital, the birth is 100% covered by our insurance. If we have the baby elsewhere, I have no clue how much we will have to pay. So, while I really want to have this baby, I am hoping to hold out through this wknd and he can come anytime after that I will be as happy as a clam!
The house is still not ready for the baby, but oh well. I'm kind of at the point of exasperation where I don't care anymore. I'm just big and tired and finding it very difficult to get anything done and just want the baby OUT (after we are back in town). My ob did say that at this point if the baby were to come, they would not stop me from having the baby. Everything else looked good, had my last set of labs done, GBS test (although I was positive before, so I am expecting it to be positive again).
Is anyone else starving??? I have gained several lbs in the past few wks (and that's saying a LOT, b/c so far I have only gained 7 lbs for this pregnancy), b/c I am soooo hungry. I think one reason I am not sleeping well is b/c I am waking up hungry in the middle of the night. This has NEVER happened to me before. I normally eat hardly anything while pregnant, b/c of the bad nausea and vomiting. So, I did get some cottage cheese today at the store and plan to have it as a snack before bedtime, in hopes that it will carry me through the night.
Oh, as for the weather, it has been so mild of a summer lately and then BOOM, now it is blazing hot! I am hiding indoors. My poor kids. I think I will just watch them play outside from the comfort of my air conditioned house from a window!