pushing 38 weeks
Posted October 19, 2012on:
It’s funny that as I’m approaching 38 weeks, I’m actually nervous. I have only had about 1/2 of the items on my to-do list done. I still need to do more tidying up around the house to make things easier for my mother in law to find once she comes. The mattress is done, so at least that’s good! Edema started to seriously kick my ass last week. first it was mostly on the right side, but now both sides share the love, so hands, feet, ankle, legs… Well not sure about legs, maybe I’m just getting fat ha ha. It’s a bit difficult now trying to do anything that requires dexterity, since my swollen hands can’t hold things very well. Maybe it’s the heat that’s doing it. Summer is not in full swing where I live until mid September, seriously. I remember hanging out in Monterey last year catching a tan around Halloween, so I guess things won’t be chilly any time soon.
I’m hoping to have the baby after Halloween, maybe on the EDD. That way I get to spend more time with May and more days to enjoy my 6-8 hours of night time sleep. I mean, I could get 10 hours if the discomfort of being pregnant wasn’t there, but I shouldn’t complain. Compare to others, my discomfort might just be considered nonexistent. I’m up to 136 lbs now at least, ugh. I’m hoping to say that it’s WATER RETENTION and it’s not really my fat ass. I was 42 weeks pregnant with May and still under 130 lbs, so if I’m breaking the scale at 38 weeks, I do feel ashamed of myself.
May and I are still on our baby moon. Husbands and wives traditionally enjoy their baby moon, but for me, it’s me and my first born. Son’s getting all sentimental about her too, commenting on how much she has grown and how fast the years seem to have passed. The newest thing we do together these days is May making sandwiches for Son. The first time she did it, she was so happy and eager, she kept on reminding Son to eat his sandwich at work. I asked Son to just take the sandwich out and have a bite in front of her before he left for work, which he did. Tonight we made a simple pastrami sandwich, and then I had May pack the rest of Son’s lunch with included some veggies, fruits, and an egg.
Today May lied again. She asked if she could watch something on youtube, and I casually asked her if she has already watched TV this morning. She said no. I asked her twice, prompting her the 2nd time, “try to remember, did Ba let you watch Sightwords DVD in the morning?” She said no. I had to tell her “I think he did, because I heard it playing, right? when you had breakfast?” Then she meekly said yes. I just asked her to tell me the truth next time, because I just wanted to know, I wasn’t going to get mad or take anything away from her. I’m not sure if she can’t remember or because she fears I might not let her watch youtube. Will test this again.