Week 38 (+6 days)! I am still here! I am still pregnant! I am pretty ready not to be!
Biggest topic in my life right now: "soooo when do you think you'll have that baby?" I wish I knew. Pregnancy is a big lesson in "someone else is in charge" and so I'm trying to relax and not freak out about the fact that my life is about to change at any second but I don't have any way of knowing when. Hubs and I were talking about how it's like we have planned a trip to Mars, our bags are packed, and we've read the guide books, but really we have no stinking clue when we'll leave, when we'll get there, or what the heck is in store for us when we arrive. We're getting pretty excited about meeting our little Martian though.
I had my very last growth ultrasound on Monday with the specialist. Here's what I learned:
1. My baby currently weighs 8 pounds, 2 ounces....plus or minus TWO POUNDS. So my baby weighs between 6 pounds 2 ounces and 10 pounds 2 ounces. Isn't that such useful information?
2. I guess I already knew this, but I've definitely been duped. When asked point blank "do I have gestational diabetes" (yes I worked up the courage to finally ask this), my doctor responded, "Hmm, no, probably not." Let me remind you that this is the doctor I am seeing in addition to my normal midwives, and *only* because of the GD diagnosis. He then said "well, we'll see you next week for your non-stress test if you're still pregnant!". And I'll totally show up.
3. Nurses like cake pops. This is actually totally true AND useful and without sarcasm. In a fit of crazy on Sunday night I decided to make red velvet cake pops with green sprinkles for St. Patrick's Day as a thank you to the sweet nurses I see every Monday. I decided to start this project around 8 pm. I couldn't believe it when I looked up at 1 am on my way to bed... and then I realized the clock in the kitchen hadn't been changed for daylight savings and it was really 2 am. Nine months pregnant fail.
Okay, I do believe I promised you a highly scientific experiment. I've been waiting for this moment ever since August. Let's put this fruit ridiculousness to the test, shall we?