Tuesday, June 23, 2009

37 Weeks And Counting...

I had my 37 week appointment today. Three weeks to go seems like it might as well be 3 years. When my doc checked me (no progress of course) I told her I wouldn't tell anyone if she "accidentally" broke my water. She laughed but she was probably thinking "suck it up, prego."

Anyway, the one thing that I love about my doc is that she is totally down with inducing. This will be my 3rd child that she has delivered and has offered to induce labor for all of them. She called the hospital and scheduled me for July 6th. A whole week before my due date! A week may not be long to some, but to me, it's merciful. It will also be merciful to my family because they are all tired of going up and down the stairs to get things for me. So there is an end in sight, hooray!

*Warning* Soap Box Time:
I am getting increasingly bummed out by how many other women I know that get criticized and receive mean looks out in public for having sooooooo many kids. Like it's just the wost thing ever. Forgive me for my lack of understanding but how could anyone think having lots of kids is a bad thing? I happen to make awesome kids and those awesome kids are going to take care of the world someday so the way I see it, I'm doing YOU a favor! Having lots of kids not for you? Fine, it's not like every time I have another child I'm taking something away from you though your attitude towards me makes me think you believe otherwise. I'm just so mad about how every one's points of view about motherhood, the beauty of family, and raising children have just gone south. When women with lots of kids go out, instead of being praised for being a good capable woman who loves being a mother, they are made to feel like her and the kids with her are some sort of circus act and it's something to laugh and point fingers at. Even scoff at sometimes. So sorry everyone who's ever given me an odd look or mean comment when I'm out with my precious children. Sorry I didn't go after that high powered career and by doing so, sparing you the sight of me out with all of my kids. I'm SUCH a horrible person for reproducing!

9 comments:

Karolee said...

That's so not fair! I'm due before you and so far I have nothing scheduled or going on...wah! ;-) Who knows, maybe we'll have them the same day!

Sean & Julia Johnson.... said...

you freaking crack me up!! You are DEFINITELY nearing the end! I do have to say that I agree whole heardetly with your soap box rant though. Even though I only have one child, I plan on having more. There is a family of patients at work that have 7 kids & anytime they come in or are mentioned, everyone always goes on & on & on about how insane they are for having so many kids... & then I say.. there are 8 in my family! :)

Tressa said...

Good luck - these last few weeks are definitely the toughest! And AMEN to your soapbox!

johnsonteammom said...

Nice rampage. You need to come up with some sort of awesome reaction and have it ready for such times. I'm going to work on that. When people find out that I'm pregnant with #8, I laugh it off by saying my husband just can't resist me. It usually diffuses the conversation.

Julie said...

Those rude people make me angry, too. I often get the "looks like you have your hands full" comment with my two kids. But what really got me was when I was flying with my kids a couple of months ago, the entire row of 4 people in front of me asked to be relocated "away from those children" before we even started the flight. These are my precious little ones and they hadn't even been naughty. I was so mad that I muttered "You know, there ARE children in the world". Not really sure that was the best come-back but I was so mad I had to say something!

johnsonteammom said...

I just remembered an encounter I had at Superstition Ranch market. I was checking out with two grocery carts full to the top of veggies and fruits (and yummy licorice and sweet/salty popcorn), but I digress. The lady behind me in a totally serious way asked me if I was buying groceries for an orphanage. I busted out laughing but then I realized she was dead serious. I answered "yes, I'm doing what I can to help the children of our community." So, just tell people you are running an orphanage or something.

C. Geertsen said...

YAY! Can't wait to meet Gunner! Wish I could send you some cool Montana morning air.

Magi said...

Ha Ha! I still think you are crazy for having so many kids but NOT for those reasons, personally I am lazy and don't want to do any more work than 2 children require. So get on with your future saving progeny!

PetersonFam4 said...

I think it's interesting that people consider having 4 is having a lot of kids... In my family everyone has 4 or MORE!