Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Blimp

Did you know that if you pass the due date you put in your pregnancy ticker it starts adding days? Like I have 1 week and 4 days left. When really that's how far "over" I am. But I don't believe that. I believe I am right on track. It's a slow, really heavy, and sluggish track but I am on it.
No baby yet. And, no, I don't know when he is coming. Thanks for asking. I had Young Women's tonight and one of the girls said, "Patty, you still haven't had your baby yet?" Maybe the question is just getting old to me- I responded by pointing to my belly. "No." She laughed and said that she knew women kept their baby weight after the baby came. She must have thought Ken was tending to the child tonight. Perhaps.
We did have a doctor appointment. I am still dilated to just below a 3. Last week I was a 3. this time a little below? I don't know how they measure that anyway- but it did make me feel like I was in reverse a bit. Our due date is back to the 17th. So, Saturday. The hardest thing is every night and day thinking it's going to happen. So- I've switched my mind set. And here it is:

The baby will be here by my birthday. August 11th.

I hope.

Our cousins, David and Heather, had their baby July 4th. (PS-congrats!) She was due July 21st. Ken really wanted his baby on July 4th. I told him maybe the orders got switched or something and we'll get ours on July 21st! That would be so fa-reaky.

In other news, Andi is here from Mexico and we've been having a lot of sisterly fun. One of favorite "sister past-times" is photo shoots. I believe I have mentioned this before. I'm still game- but after seeing the pictures... ouch. Not my best look. I always feel confident in the beauty of pregnancy- but maybe cameras just don't capture that.

It'll be really nice when I can close my legs when I sit down again.

Anyway- I will try my hardest to find a way to post when the baby does come. (Remember we have until August 11th.) I might try to teach Ken how to log onto our blog. The man has seriously never looked at it.


Poulsen Family said...

I think you look great- especially being overdue! Around 35 weeks I put on a bunch of water weight and I got the pleasure (sarcasm) of attending me sister's wedding 37 weeks pregnant and having a bunch of pictures taken of me- ugh!
I'm rooting for you to deliver this week. Hopefully the next update will be a picture of a handsome little guy :)

Karlenn said...

Ben doesn't look at my blog, either. And it hurts my feelings. :) Patters, I'm so, so sorry you have to play this waiting game. It's ridiculous. You can give Kole a good talking-to when he comes out. That's what I do when my babies come out. I go, "Dude, you kicked my butt. You need to be nice from now on." Ben just mentioned tonight that I should really try to breastfeed again. I was like, jigga what???

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, sorry he hasn't come yet!! I hope this week is it for you!! It's so frustrating playing the waiting game. And I'm not even past my due date yet and I feel like I'm already playing the game. LOL Good luck!! I can't wait to see pictures!

Brett and Tiffany said...

Just call me when you have that little guy! I will come and post some pics on your blog for you! :) He is just loving his comfy "home" right now! Can't wait to hear the news of his arrival. P.S. If you are shooting for August 11th, tell him to come on August 14th...that is my birthday! Haha!

johnandjana said...

He will be here before you know it. Good luck and I hope all goes well. Can't wait to see the sweet little guy!