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!