Wednesday, January 21, 2009

getting closer...



well, this mama (and papa!) are quite pleased that the bean decided to float and kick and squirm and sleep his/her way through the next few weeks head down. last time we saw the midwife we were told that bean was lying "transverse" - in other words, sideways across my belly. today (with the birth center's newly purchased ultrasound machine) we confirmed that bean is head down, getting ready...

at least this is some consolation for the horrendous rib pain i am having in my right side. seems like bean is getting big enough to be crowding my organs, thus causing me lots of pain. (not to mention heartburn from hell!)

i am hard at work reading everything i can get my hands on to prepare for the arrival of bean, including _the no cry sleep solution_, _the happiest baby on the block_, and just to mix it up a bit, _the maternal is political_. i figure the part of me that can't function without sleep needs as much instruction as the activist part of me when it comes to how motherhood is going to change me.

4 comments:

Dr. Marmot said...

Clearly a very intelligent bean who knows how to plan an exit strategy!

Sven Rolick said...

Maternal is Political. What an interesting sounding book... who bought that for you?

catherine said...

YAY!! so beautiful! hugs hugs hugs

Dad (catching up) said...

Hurray! Hope the next five weeks go by quickly.