Thursday, December 04, 2008

Pretty much no change...

Went to the doctor today. Up to 2cm dilated, still 100% effaced and the kid's at +3 station (I finally asked, he said she's been there a while). Found this cool video animation that kind of explains what that means. I asked, "So what if she doesn't come early?" Because my family comes from Michigan on the 23rd, and I do NOT want to be a) in the hospital or b) coming home from the hospital when they are here. I want a few days ALONE to figure things out! The doctor still insists she will be early. Sigh...he hasn't been right about too much so far.

The ultrasound showed she was around 6lbs 13oz, and that's without including a head measurement in the equation (can't see it since she's so low). I was a 9 pounder, my husband 6 something, so if she ends up in between that sounds perfect. I'm really hoping for this weekend.

Of course, today at school I find out there's still NO SUB lined up for me. I bitched at both my department head and the assistant principal about that. Both came back with the same line, basically, "It's not MY job, and anyway, don't worry about it." Are they joking? No one will take responsibility (though apparently later the AP gave the human resources guy (my favorite person) a hard time about it. I let everyone know in June, then again "officially" in September, then again in late October when no one had even started looking and the doctor was worried about bed rest/early labor. It wasn't until the day before Thanksgiving that they actually offered the position to one of 2 people who had applied, and eventually both turned it down because they'd accepted other jobs since it seemed this one was going nowhere. Now, it's true that once the kid is born I proabably won't care what happens at school (though it's REALLY tough to believe that, I love my job and 95% of the kids I teach and they're about to get SCREWED for the next 6-8 weeks with an unqualified sub...or worse, many unqualified subs), but right now I DO CARE and I've been busting my ass trying to keep teaching AND get things together so that when I do go out (and not knowing makes this really hard) it's not just wasted class time for a few weeks. Some of the kids would love that of course, but some of them are serious and would really feel cheated. Sigh...so part of me hopes she won't come until NEXT weekend so that what I have lined up to teach next week will actually get taught...

Anyway, there has been no working out since Saturday when I ran a mile, walked a mile, did some squats and some stuff for my hamstrings and was exhausted by that little effort! This Saturday I'll go to the gym again...once a week is better than nothing.

4 comments:

N.D. said...

That animation scared the bejesus out of me. OMG I am terrified. But if she is at +3 that means its already widening up so it doesn't seem as bad!! Oh I hope she comes when you want her to! I know how you feel about school. For some reason, I already don't care. I'll get all my stuff together but I'm not going to care - by the time that I go back, it will be May 1 and I will be coasting through the remainder of the year. I love my job but I'd say 50% of my kids care.

Hope you are feeling ok. This came fast for you I feel! Make sure you give all the details when it comes time, k?? I've been looking into doulas? and possibility of no drugs, which seems like less tears which seems like quicker running/recovery to get ready for boston.

I'm terrified!!!!

TrainingtoTri said...

I will keep my fingers crossed that you go soon!

X-Country2 said...

Ug, what a pain and unecessary stress for you. Good luck with getting this kid out soon.

Mama Simmons said...

You must be feeling so anxious. I actually got goosebumps thinking about it... those crazy last days when you wonder every night when you go to bed if you're going to go into labor that night... and then you wake up in the morning all bummed out that you're still pregnant.
And what a bummer about the admin at your school. Boy, you'd think that would be a priority for them to get someone qualified lined up.