Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Watermelon Thump

Thirty seven and a half weeks and all I can think about is how can I possibly carry this baby another two weeks? All my books and phone apps suggest that the baby is now the size of a watermelon. A watermelon! Everywhere I go I take my watermelon with me. I sleep with it, it gets in and out of the car with me, I can't even go to the restroom without my watermelon. Its becoming so much worse than any workout, I can't just put the watermelon down and call time after 20 minutes. When will it end...

Soon (I hope)! We saw the doctor today and I am dilated 1cm.  One down, nine to go. That easy right? Not so much. I got stuck at 1cm with my first pregnancy for weeks and it took a lot of pitocin to progress from there, but Scott and I are doing all we can to get this this show on the road in the next week. I can't wait to see what color hair this active little guy has.

On a health note, my blood pressure is great, I only swell when I'm outside in this Texas heat, and even at 180 lbs my doctor is very pleased with my 30 lb gain. She did however, say my varicose vein goes down in history for one of the worst she has ever encountered. Thank goodness for my trusty support hoe. Now, I'm going to see if I can still bust out a few pull ups with my watermelon weight vest.


  1. Future Texas Ranger taking his time, waiting for the High Heat. Great work, Mom!

  2. Wow, Nikki. You are so positive and absolutely beautiful! A radiantly, glowing mother! I loved reading this. I hope the delivery goes by smoothly for you. At least you have the love and support of such an awesome husband, family and friends! I can't wait to see pics of the new addition to the Isbell-Hall crew!
    Love you always, Joanne