Sunday, February 25, 2007

Rolling Right Along

Week 32 commences today! This is a good thing for the following reasons:

1. The end is in sight.

I know at this point that no matter what happens, this baby will be delivered sometime between now and when taxes are due -- which is 7 more weeks for those of you still getting your tax info organized! This is a precaution set down by my my perinatalogist who won't let me go past 39 weeks. Babies of diabetic moms run an increased risk of getting too large (though this does not seem to be an issue given the tight control we've kept through 3x/daily insulin injections) as well as a high risk of stillbirth. Contrary to a recent rumour I heard, a delivery by April 15 has NOTHING to do with the fact that Rebgiraffe and MrsGiraffe are leaving for Israel on April 23. Anyone who knows me and family clearly knows that induction would never have been an option for any reason other than a medical one.


2. I start going to the hospital 2x/week for testing.

I get much more relaxed once I get to this point because I am under regular surveillance! This decreases the possibility that the baby could get into trouble without someone noticing. I am very old-fashioned in this respect. I like being in the hospital environment, surrounded by medical experts, who assume the responsibility for my welfare and that of my unborn child.

So that being said -- for those of you who have seen me recently:

* Yes I know I look huge.
* No, I am not carrying twins.
* No, I am not "about ready to pop."

I am exactly right on target for a 32 week pregnant woman. A bit tired. Still getting sick most days. But overall, grateful for the opportunity to join in partnership with God in the creation of new life.

2 comments:

Travellight said...

hugs to you...

We have to talk!

Lael

PepGiraffe said...

Bless your heart . . . . :)