Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thoughts on Pregnancy

So I am now 37 weeks pregnant and very ready to have this baby. I was hoping to have a great report from the doctor to share with you this week but my doctor was out of the office delivering a baby so I didn't get to see him. I have to wait until next week. I did learn I have severe anemia. I am a horrible patient because I had the beginnings of anemia back in July and they put me on iron pills but I didn't take them. So now I have a Hbg of 9 which is transfusion level. So be praying that I don't have to have a blood transfusion when Kate is born. All I am eating for the next 2 weeks is steak.

I thought I would share some of my thoughts on pregnancy since it is coming to an end. Let me start by saying I do feel that babies are a blessing so I am not complaining about that. And Ben is the most wonderful thing ever so I would do this again and again if they could all be like him. But I just do not enjoy being pregnant!! These women who say they love being pregnant and they never feel better than when they are pregnant are crazy!! I looked up the symptoms of pregnancy and I think I have every single one. Really it doesn't get much worse. And this time around was even worse than with Ben (I have heard girls just make your life miserable and I am seeing it!). I mean I threw up daily for 24 weeks. Now I have horrible heartburn and sleep about 3-4 hours at night. And I am just tired all the time. None of that pregnancy glow for me! I hope Kate appreciates what I did to get her here!! Just my random rumblings for a few minutes! I should probably follow this up with a picture of my pregnant but I don't take those because it is not a time I want to remember.