Sunday, October 5, 2008

Get ready for the DRAMA...


The most common comment I have received about having a girl is "get ready for the drama". Apparently this seems to be the biggest difference between raising boys and girls...according to those around me. I occasionally get a little dramatic flair from my 6 year old and I can't stand it and hardly have the patience for it. I need to be praying now. Hard. Slade, seems to be embracing this stereotype and has started the drama already. I couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend painting her room an adorable pink. Shortly after I started to have a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions. I've had these with every pregnancy but not this many. I was up to 23 in one hour. So, I called the doctor who informed I shouldn't be having more than 5 an hour. Uh-oh. She told me to lay down and drink lots of water and come in the next day. Thankfully, I was checked out completely and these contractions don't seem to be doing anything which is good. It is probably a side effect of the high amount of amniotic fluid I'm carrying and the fact that Slade is already a big baby, measuring in the 95 percentile for her gestation. This means I'm measuring 7 weeks ahead. So, I may be 31 weeks but my belly looks like it's 38 weeks. Uh...excuse me, can I get a tummy tuck with my c-section please?? Yikes! All in all, I've been ordered to rest and take it easy. Not an easy task while being a single mom 2 weeks out of the month due to Pete's job. But, we're taking it one day at a time and surviving. I am thankful that Slade is growing and healthy and this drama will end in just 8 weeks. I guess it will be then that the real drama begins...

3 comments:

steve and randel hambrick said...

8 weeks left? sweet!
SOOOO glad you are blogging again. keep it up! (in all that free time)

p.s.. i concur--- get ready for the drama, mama!

Tammy H said...

hey Whit, how are you?? How is life? This blog was written 10 days ago, how you feeling now? I will tell you this....from my limited experience, Boys=more difficult before 12, girls=more difficult after 12. If I had my way, would keep all my girls til 12, and take all my boys in after 12, Ha ha. Just kidding, kinda....

amy griffith said...

amy here:

oh whit, bless your heart!!! i LOVE that onesie! and just to find out about drama, just read randel's blog, i mean, the stories about her girls-hilarious! however, i think randel may have given a little drama to her mama and is now being repaid!