Thursday, June 19, 2008

Torpedo Jack

That is what my good friend Jackie labeled him... Torpedo Jack. Why? Because my belly is huge and it sticks out like a torpedo. Ryan commented that i look like i am faking my pregnancy. It looks like i put a beach ball under my shirt and that is not really a baby. Baby Jack only wants to hang out in a tight ball at the very front of my belly. My midwife keeps commenting on how he loves the center of my stomach. The only problem now is that it is starting to really hurt. Ryan and i were going to bed a few nights ago and we saw his knee/heel/elbow. Whatever it was, it was small, pointy and it was pushing it's way around my belly. It looked (and felt) like it was going to push it's way out of my stomach at that very moment. It was one the of craziest things i have ever seen. Ryan keeps staring at my belly because he wants to see some sort of body part sticking out again.
We are a day shy of 2 weeks from our due date. I doubt i will make it that long. I have been having cramps/contractions for the past few days. i also lost a pound this week, instead of gaining weight and am starting to feel a bit sick. All of these are signs of pre-labor. My goal is to make it till at least next Friday. My mom is coming into town on Thursday and i want her to be there for the birth. I also want one last weekend with just my hubby. He was gone at a wedding last weekend and i miss him. I want to spend some alone time with him before our lives dramatically change. I also have lots of things that i need to get still and things to do. So, torpedo Jack better stay put for a week more.
It is crazy to think about our lives changing so much in such a short time now. We both are excited. The baby is in a posterior position right now, so we are hoping he turns around soon. No more lounging on the couch or propping myself up in bed with pillows. I need to be either be leaning forward, on my hands and knees or completely flat in hopes that he turns to face my back. So now we wait...

1 comment:

Crystal Leigh said...

Ooohhh. Torpedo Jack! I can't wait to see how cute you are! I know your parents are going to post great pics and vids on your blog for Auntie Crystal to see while she's in Espana!!