Monday, September 22, 2008

NOTHING is Happening

This is ridiculous. Nothing is happening. Jim and Jo Anne went back to Texas and it feels pretty quiet around here. We had a great visit with them--it helped keep my mind off the fact that my belly is bigger than should be humanly possible. Now, every day, my mom and I wake up and spend a good portion of it staring at my belly wondering if anything is going to happen. And, then nothing happens. And then we sit around bored. RIDICULOUS, I tell you. I blame my doctor who told me a month ago that he thought I only had a couple weeks left.

So, nothing is happening. And I'm getting damn sick of it. So we are starting to go out and do things because COME ON. I'm not even due for another week. And I could go two weeks overdue. This could go on forever. Holy shit. I can't take it anymore.

Every morning I look in my closet at my three stained, ripped and otherwise too small maternity shirts and say a silent prayer that this will be the last day I have to don one of these hideous garments. And every night, I take the shirt off and throw it with disdain into the laundry, wondering how many new stains have emerged on it. Then, I spend the night heaving myself from side to side in the bed, hips aching, feet and legs so swollen I don't recognize them.

Last night, John and I went out on a date, which was nice. I had pot stickers--a little lame serving of about six of them. I should have ordered TWO orders. Damn, they were deeeelicious. Then we went and saw Burn After Reading, which I really thought was funny. The best part was, on the drive home, we didn't have to stop at an ATM to get babysitter money. Grandparents rule.

We're off to the library now. I'm doing my best to just enjoy the calm before the storm and to relax and have some fun.

14 comments:

Tracy said...

Have you watched Little Mermaid? "Nothing is Happening" is a quote from Sebastian when he is trying to get Eric to kiss Ariel. (Damn, now I am going to be quoting that silly movie all day!)
Enjoy the libary. I am sending out the go vibes. Seriously, I have projects to complete (actually start, but who is really counting)and I need a NAME!

joanna said...

I should say it, but I think that feeling you describe is the big sign that you won't go 2 weeks overdue. It is my humble and personal opinion that at the point when you cannot possibly stand to be pregnant one second longer, the baby will come. Or maybe when you get so desperate you start resorting to old wives tales - walking on curbs, eating eggplant parmesan... You've got me clicking on your blog first on my list to find out any news! I dread the day you don't post because you don't have anything to say and the baby isn't on the way yet!

MaryB said...

Im all for the old wives tales! Especially the one sthat have soe meidcal.biological reasoning behind them. (Imtrying to be ladylike here...I think your family reads..."

You are so right to try to enjoy what you can with one kiddo right now, though. What a positive attitude! I'm impressed. the control freak in me completely LOSES IT during this phase of the whole "thing."

We are all hanging on your every word and wishing good things your way!

nana said...

Hi to Katie's readers! Just want you to know that she is "into" old wive's tales. She's tried walking the curb, jumping off the refrigerator, and tonight she's going to try Chinese food and champagne. We got that tale from Grammy Bonnie. Hey - if it worked for Bonnie's Katie, it can work for our Katie, too! Bonnie suggested we ask David Fong to FedEx his favorite labor-starting dishes from Minnesota, but we're going for Maryland's finest Chinese Take-Out. If that doesn't work, we'll consider David Fong.

Feel free to give us other tips for bringing on the labor! Not that we want this baby to be born anytime soon...

Erin said...

The end of pregnancy is torturously long. The human gestation period should be 38 weeks, no more. If there were any fairness in life, that's what it would be.

Natalie said...

I hate the "nothing is happening phase." Hate it!!! I wish I could skip that part!!!

When it's bad, think ahead to the sleepless nights you know you'll have soon. And a toddler who, most likely, will get some kind of nasty bug from school this year, while your husband is away and the baby is cutting a tooth/has a cold, etc. It may help you cherish these last few days of what you'll eventually look back on as "easy." Someone once told me that at the end of Lila's pregnancy and when I thought like that (the germophobe in me), it helped me get through the last week or two.

Joel and Angela said...

EAT THAI FOOD!!!! That's what put me in labor with Katheryn. She was two weeks early! Make sure it is really spicy!!!

Swistle said...

Doctors should never, Never, NEVER say how much time they think is left. They don't know. They KNOW they don't know. So why do they say things like that? It's like guys who say they'll call you when they KNOW they won't.

Andrea and Ben said...

I seriously want to read that the baby is coming next time I log on - do you hear me little fetus, it is evacuation time or Hurricane Andrea will slip your mommy some castor oil - gross!

The Quinn Report said...

Tonight is SUPPOSED to be the night....my fingers are crossed!

Marie Green said...

Do you feel like you are being stalked? Because you are... =)

The Smith's said...

Stalked is right! Do not check site meter. Ever since your labor post I have been checking every 10 minutes. Okay maybe not every 10 minutes, but close.

Good luck on those wivesI'd tales. I'll send some- "get out" vibes your way.

sgtsharp said...

Whats the heck is a pot sticker?? I remember the night before Sarah was born,Justine & I had pasta.Maybe I had the pasta.

Lysandra said...

Ugggghhhh I hated that fucking movie. So mad I spent money on it. Can you tell!