Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tipping Point

All I can think about lately is how to proceed with the final days of this pregnancy. Induce sooner or later? (I seem to have completely discounted the fact that I can go into labor on my own. I'm not gonna lie. After 81 weeks of combined pregnancy, I have lost a lot of faith in my uterus taking the initiative.)

40wks pregnant with Hannah

And then last night I spilled hot chocolate on myself. I've done a pretty good job of bending over, picking up a toddler and her toys, sitting down on the ground, hopping back short, I thought that I was pretty agile these days, in spite of my gigantic size and odd shape. But having really hot fluids covering your body makes you painfully aware of how long it takes you to get up and get out of your clothes. So I have reconsidered that thought. Anyway, the whole thing was messy and to say I was really frustrated would be quite the understatement.

39 wks pregnant with M

The worst part about it all, I am down to just a handful clothes that still fit (maternity clothes are really bad for being overpriced and poorly made, this time around I resolved to avoid purchasing anymore than I absolutely had to). And I just spilled hot chocolate on my only maternity jeans. As I ripped them off, I figured I'd just put on my sweatpants for the evening (my wonderful, always comfy no matter how fat I get sweatpants). Then I remembered that they were peed on this morning when Hannah woke up early and I tried to cuddle with her for a while to see if she'd fall back asleep instead of our usual morning diaper/clothe/play schedule. I had nothing warm to wear. As my poor husband offered his sweatpants and I pathetically but happily accepted, I realized that maybe the universe was trying to tell me something. If I am going to continue this pregnancy to 41 weeks, I will need to do it from my house. And probably naked.

Even though the laundry is all done, it appears the damage has also been done. I'm afraid I'm not cut out for those extra four days of pregnancy.

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