Friday, June 25, 2010

The Latest

A few weeks ago my doctor said, “If you get to 34 weeks, I will let you do whatever you want.” So you bet your bottom dollar that on the 238th day of this gestational period I gingerly walked to the mailbox and even wore a pair of maternity pants as oppose to a grandma nightgown. 7 days later I went back to the doctor for a 35 week checkup and a quick manual exam determined that the bulging increased and I was sentenced back to the couch. The short lived week of freedom was just what I need to rejuvenate myself mentally and emotionally to endure the next couple of weeks. The longer this last the less chance of a NICU stay (which of course means less $$$ spent, which is nice considering I have been unemployed for 9 months) -- It also reflects well for future pregnancies.
I've been going to church lately. (Because I finally realized that watching the Music and the Spoken Word didn't count) Before my hometeachers brought the sacrament every week but now that we are out of the "danger zone" I've been able to go by myself. Well, me, Spencer and the wheelchair. I hate that thing. I ask Spence to take me 20  minutes early so I can get settled white he stows the wheelchair away somewhere hidden. Then we wait afterward before I get back in the thing again. Super awkward.
 Lately we have been enjoying endless rounds of Rummikub and snowcones which is making for a lovely summer so far. I told Spencer I really wanted to go on a vacation, then he turned to me, laughed and said, “you have been on vacation for 15 weeks”. Touché. But I mean a real vacation away from the 550 square feet that surround me. A vacation on a beach with a nice book and piña colada in hand. I’m hoping when I see this little guy’s face that I am taken to that place (mentally) and that all the worry, boredom and weight gain becomes insignificant. Dang, he is going to have to be really cute.

22 comments:

Mackay Family said...

That is so exciting that you have made it this far. Such great news. When you see his face it will all be SO worth it, but I hate to tell you that you won't stop worrying...it will just be worrying about different things. The joys of being a parent!

Cindy said...

Just take him out already!!

Lindy Salmon said...

I love Rummikub and I would be interested to hear how you pronounce it (since John and I have a difference of opinion on that one . ..) Congrats on 35 weeks. PS--Tell Spencer it is no vacation to grow an entire baby! :)

Wilkerson Weekly said...

I don't think you have to worry about him being cute. He'll have yours and Spencer's genes.

Taylor said...

I can't believe you're that far along now! He is gonna be so adorable and I can't wait for you to see how much fun they are! Seriously, not like the cliche thing that people say. It really is fun!

Um I probably shouldn't tell you this but my last few weeks (when I was supposed to be "nesting") I played tons of online scrabble. Trust me, it passes the time

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

I can't believe it! 35 weeks, that is amazing. Sorry I havn't talked to you latly. We are finaly all moved out. I will have to come see you soon.
Trust me, this little guy will be as cute as ever and definatly worth the wait!!

Michelle said...

You're a champ Sara! I think I would have gone crazy by now but you seem to still have it together. Congratulations guys on making it to week 35.

Rachelle said...

You can do it! 2 more weeks til full term.

Kay said...

35 weeks and still going-- that is wonderful news!! As difficult as this is for you, he is much easier to care for on the "inside" : ) I'm sure he'll be so cute that you will forget all the trouble he caused you! And, for Spencer's info, you have not been on VACATION! Full time growing baby duty is lots of worry on the mind!
We can't wait to meet the little guy when you bring him out this way!

Kim Hayes said...

I am so excited for you. What a long and stressful journey! It will all be worth it to have him in your arms. A couple more weeks and you won't have a preemie on your hands Fabulous! Looks like the TAC did the job!

Courtney Bartlett Morris said...

Oh .. he WILL be that cute!!!

Stephanie Salmon said...

Sara, it will all be worth it! Not that I know what you've been through, but there is something magical about babies (especially when it's YOUR baby), they make even the worst of pregnancies worth it. I need to come visit you!

Miss Candy Anderson said...

yay! Good luck girlie!!! Is the 35 for 35 weeks?

Aaron & Stacey Salmon said...

I can't wait to see this little guy!! He is going to be adorable!!
SS

Meg said...

the post with the wheelchair shows on my dashboard but not on your blog.

US WEEKLY said...

of course he will be!! and trust me you will go to a much better place then a beach when you see him! xoxo good luck the count down is on!

A&K said...

It WILL be worth it when you see your sweet little man. Especially when you think about all you have done for him already you will love him even more! Cant wait to see him and snuggle him! He is going to be sooo cute! I'm dying for him to get out into the world, but glad he is liking this ripening up stage. Love you sooo much!

byufish said...

I've never had the experience...BUT I've seen the faces of nieces while they hold their new little babies...it's priceless...can't wait to see your face...it will be an extra special experience!

MB said...

He'll be cute and even if he isn't you can always swap someone in the hospital nursery.

That is my little gem of a thought fr the day.

I need a vacay too. Harry Potter world?

Lu and Bran Muffin said...

I'm so excited for you. All I can say is it is ALL worth it! You've been through the ringer this pregnancy, which will make this baby all the sweeter. I am in love with babies right now! SOOO SO SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND SPENCER!

Linda Salmon said...

Oh Sara we are so proud of you for lasting so long, you have done such a good job. We cant' wait to see his little face. Maybe we will even get to see you at the family reunion. It would be wonderful to have all three of you, even if it was for a few hours.

Valerie Christensen said...

Woot! Woot! 35 weeks--and on your way to 36 weeks! I can't wait to see your little Spencer jr.