Friday, October 19, 2007

Week 37 - human development

So this is my report on week 37 this week has seemed to fly by! I am trying to get as much homework done as possible but I can't do any of my mid-terms ahead of time and all of those are due the week that Malaika is due. Soooo I am doing what I can and that seems to be ok enough. I will be so thankful when I am finally in nursing school and my classes are all health related! On wed I had my unemployment orientation. The lady that ran it was sick so she told us she did not want to be there long. I was thankful for that because I didn't really want to be there. I saw two people that I used to work with and that was fun catching up with them and what was going on in their lives.
I have noticed that I have been a little more irritable this week. It's not like I go around yelling at everyone but I am highly emotional and the littlest things make me cranky or tearful. Edwin has been under a lot of stress lately and I hate seeing him go through that. But there is really nothing I can do but support him with his decisions. (some of you might know what I am talking about) I know he is getting so excited for the baby. He talks about her a lot and is so excited to be able to take time off work to be with her. He keeps talking about taking her for drives and talking to her and spending time with her. He is going to be such a great dad!
He is also taking a human development class and recently read that there is a tribe (I don't remember what country) that believes that everytime you have sex you are helping create a part of the baby... hmmmm... I told him that was a great idea for THEIR tribe.. LOL He told me that he liked that idea or belief because it made the dad feel like he was helping with the babies development. Which is something I have not really thought a lot about. I think sometimes the dad feels left out because we (the mom) can feel the kicks and the growth from day to day. They (the dads) can just hope that their hand will be in the right place when the baby moves. It was an interesting discussion.. then we decided we better get to work on the eyelashes.. hehehehe
I had my 37 week doctor appt today and everything went well. I lost the pound I gained last week so I guess now I am just in teeter toter mode. The doctor asked me if I would like to be examined... OF COURSE!! I really wanted to see if I was dialated or anything. She checked and I am 1 CM.. yippie! She also said that my cervix is 50% thinned so things are progressing really well. We talked about how long she would let me go before I was induced and she said she will only induce me if I am VERY uncomfortable (Which I am not really) and my cervix is ready. She also said if the baby has not come by November 12th she will induce me. So we know Malaika will be her by the 12th! So I am now onto my 38th week! The fun is just beginning right?