Third Trimester…Finally

Today is the official day that I am seven months! WooHoo!

I am ever so slightly terrified as everyone around me seems to be giving birth early and I don’t really want to catch that fever if you know what I mean. Even the waitress at Apple-bees shared the story of her daughter going three and a half months early and the baby was born a little over a pound. My mind was once again filled with that panic-y fear! My friend at work was due in January and just had her baby this past week! She was thankfully born a little over five pounds so she didn’t have to go to the NICU. If anyone else goes into labor early I will be begging for bed rest just to be on the safe side. Seriously, I have come this far and don’t want any problems.

Now is apparently the time when everyone starts to offer advice and ask if you are “ready for the baby.” I at heart am ready for the baby because I want to hold her and do everything that comes with a baby. In reality no I am not ready! We do not have a room set up for her and don’t plan on putting one in this house. We figured it easier just to wait until we go to settlement and do her room first. I also have not had a baby shower and that is were the majority of baby paraphernalia comes from…am I right? So until that happens no I am “not ready,” but I am ready at heart!

The advice should be another post but I will share a brief story while getting my eyebrows waxed on Friday. Lynda my eyebrow chick asked if I would be nursing, I said yes and she did what everyone does when they hear that a 23 year old is going to breastfeed. She gave me the “Ohhhh really?” Then to catch herself she added a “That is good to hear, I breastfed all of my children.” I knew it was coming it was lingering in the air, the advice was sure to follow and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. She proudly declared “Make sure to start twisting those nipples now because let me tell you it hurts!” That was off the TMI rector scale that I did not need to know about the eyebrow lady. She then proceeds to inform me of how it ruins your breast, etc, etc. I had to shut her down quickly as this was getting too uncomfortable for even me. I kindly explained that my mother used to be a counselor for nursing mothers and she is going to be helping me with everything. That was the end of that. 

The eyebrow lady also told me I was waiting too late to do my childbirth classes. I called the hospital in October and the woman there scheduled it for January so that is really not my problem.

I am oh so grateful that this year during Christmas at Tom’s Aunt’s House I will not have to hear: “When are you two going to have kids.” Followed by me stuttering and stammering because I really felt like saying f’you we’ve been trying for three years. I would eventually mumble a “We’ll see” and left it at that. This year I will be proudly boasting my seven month belly thankful I will never have to hear that dreaded sentence again so long as I live.

Good luck to everyone still struggling on the desperate train of infertility I know it is hard during the holidays but I hope that next year holds a better outcome for all of you!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. silsjapan
    Dec 23, 2007 @ 20:34:22

    Congratulations on the impending arrival of your baby. We’re about 6 weeks in, so it’s nice to hear about what other people are going through. Not sure what to expect, and living in a foreign country doesn’t make it any easier. Stay well!

  2. morethananelectrician
    Dec 23, 2007 @ 23:11:28

    With our first, the nursing battle took place with the overnight nurses. They didn’t seem to get that the nursing thing is between Mom and child. My wife nursed our two for a minimum of a year each and our third is ready any day now. We just growl at the nurses when they want to see them nursing. When we are at the hospital…I call the nurses station everytime my wife nurses and broadcast it to the world that if they want to come and watch the show has started. My finds this amusing now, but she sure didn’t when they we verbally abusing her during our tstay with our first born. We are not a fan of the lactation specialists.

  3. girlymama
    Dec 25, 2007 @ 21:39:19

    Congrats! Homestretch, girl!!

    Just get as much sleep as possibel ;-)

  4. fancythis
    Dec 27, 2007 @ 09:29:34

    I can’t believe it!!! You’re almost there and I’ll be an Auntie again!!!! YAY!

  5. Pinks & Blues Girls
    Dec 27, 2007 @ 18:46:12

    Wow, the baby is coming soon! I am so excited for you… what a special year this will be for you and Tom!


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