Thursday, August 7, 2008

More of the Same

I haven't updated in a while because there has really been nothing new to report. No news is good news though! There is still nothing exciting, but I thought I would post anyway.

We had our nursing class at the hospital the other night. I couldn't decided if David should go with me or not. I didn't want him to be the only man there and be really embarrassed, but on the other hand, I know I'm going to need support in order to make this work. I've heard nursing can be really hard! He did end up going with me (what a sweet husband I have!) and he wasn't the only man there. There were probably 30 women and 4 men counting David. I was glad to have him there - he took lots of notes! I left feeling really encouraged. The lady who taught the class was very sweet, and she gave us lots of good tips. I feel like I now know in theory how to nurse. We'll see if I can figure it out for real when the time comes. One thing I realized again in this class is just how wonderfully God designed a woman's body to care for her child. It's so neat how it all works, and I am in awe of our amazing Creator.

In other news, I went to the doctor today. Just a regular check-up. Everything was good. EXCEPT my weight. I won't even go into how much weight I've gained, but let's just say it's a lot. I told my doctor I think I'm just destined to be chubby because I honestly don't know what I could do to gain less. I don't eat a lot of junk food. I'm not a couch potato. (Admittedly, I don't exercise like I should, but I don't just lay around all day either.) I do eat more than I did before I was pregnant, but I eat the same type stuff and I have never had a weight issue. And as far as eating more, I quit eating when I'm full. It's just frustrating! My doctor said not to get worried about it because she thought it was mostly baby. She said to just watch what I eat for these last few weeks. I just pray I'll be able to lose the weight I've gained. I'm very motivated right now, so hopefully that lasts! So that part of the appointment kind of put me in a bad mood, but the important thing was that Aubrey seemed healthy. And she's head down! I'm so thankful for that.

I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks, and then I start going every week. I can't believe it! It's so hard to believe that I'll be full-term in two and a half weeks! Aubrey could come at anytime after that. If I were to go into labor, they wouldn't do anything to stop it. My doctor is going to be out of town my 37th week (the week you're considered full-term). Hopefully I won't have the baby that week because I want my doctor to be there to deliver her. I don't really expect to have her before my due date though. At least not that far before my due date.

That's all for now. We're just hanging in there. Trying to be patient until we can meet our precious baby girl!


The Williams Family said...

We all think you look great! Don't worry about your weight, it will come off faster than you think. I can't believe that Aubrey will be here so soon! Love you!

Ashley said...

I'm the same way with weight gain. I haven't weighed myself in awhile, but I understand why it's frustrating. I don't feel like I overeat either, but I know I don't exercise like I should...haha! Hang in there. You're adorable!

KTElltt said...

My mom and I were having a discussion about how strict OBGYN's seem to have gotten with the weight gain thing, and I've read a few articles about it as well. I mean, I guess I can see them not wanting a woman to gain 100 pounds, but sometimes, a teeny tiny person like yourself is going to need to gain more to support the baby than someone who is already heavier. The biggest issue is an easier delivery for people who don't become obese with pregnancy and you are FAR from obses -- you've got a big ol' baby in your belly, and I can tell that that's where most of your weight has gone. I really don't think you should be sweating this, Carrie. There's nothing you can do at this point and if you feel like you're doing all you can, then just tell the doc that you're doing the best you can and you don't want to be scolded. Your mom is right that it will come off faster than you think, especially with your age and if you're nursing! And speaking of that, kudos to David for his support. You will need the husbandly support in times when you're just a little too tired to be quite reasonable. :)