So I have been MIA for a bit. Not intentionally, but not unintentionally either. I have fluctuated through various stages throughout my pregnancy (pregnancy and non-pregnancy related) and they have all been hard to for me to actually document…So here is a synopsis of what has been going on:
1) We went to Disney World. Disney is WAY harder when you are pregnant and your husband won’t let you ride Tower of Terror. On the plus side we met up with some friends and had a great time.
2) It was confirmed for me in November that I was carrying Jesse Walker’s clone, when the ultrasound pic was of him flexing his muscles (further confirmation comes later).
3) My child has a mind of his own, and decided to take part in a uterine contraction party a month or so ago. Between him and the uterine fibroid I have, they were putting on a show for the hospital and they kept me overnight for observation.
4) The uterine fibroid and baby Walker decided that the hospital event was a bonding moment, and they have since become BFFs and when he gets bored, he decided to elbow bump the fibroid…causing intense pain and leaving me unable to move sometimes.
5) Don’t go on a sugar and carb bender the days before your glucose test. You will fail and you will fail hard, and then you are forced on a diet that will make you long for the days when you could eat candy.
6) And finally, while I was sure I was carrying Jesse Walker’s child all along, it was 100% confirmed when the 3-D ultrasound showed what I am now calling the “Clone Wars” in my belly. My child shows zero resemblance to me. When I say zero…I mean it could be less than zero!
So after 7 months of being pregnant, I have learned a few things:
1) If you are married to a Walker and you decide to have children, just accept the fact that they won’t look like you. All Walkers look like the father and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
2) I am not someone who likes unsolicited advice, and having a child puts you on the receiving end of a TON of it.
3) Just when you have resigned yourself to not having the baby shower, some amazing people pop up and offer to host one. Guess I shouldn’t have bought all of that stuff, huh?
4) Facebook exchange and referral groups are AMAZING places to find new and used gear and clothes, as well as solicited advice to questions that you ask! I highly recommend find ones in your area.
5) Apparently finding a pediatrician is a HUGE deal, and you will be judged (at least at my OBs office) if you don’t have one at the beginning of the third trimester.
6) I have missed writing. I felt like I was floating through my pregnancy a little lost, and I realized that its because I had documented SO much of the early part, I was missing some key things in this one.
7) Not everyone gets great ultrasound pictures of their baby. I have picture after picture of my baby’s penis. He is SUPER proud of his penis, and felt that it was really all any of us needed to see to make sure he was ok.
And last, but CERTAINLY not least
8) As you all know, we are having a boy. Apparently boys pee when air hits their penis! So when you change a diaper you are like a target. While I have never experienced this first-hand (never changed a diaper in my life) I have had this confirmed by several sources. Ummmmm…that is not ok.
So I will be back writing. There is a lot going on in this mamma’s life and it all deserves to be documented. I mean– he tried really hard to get here, the least I can do is memorialize it…right?