Thursday, 28 May 2009

THE BIG 4-0

I turned 40 yesterday!

Yep I am officially a middle-aged woman. If something newsworthy happened to me today I would no longer be reported as a young woman, nor a woman in her 30s, I would be a middle-aged woman! Or, as in the case of a woman who drove her car over an embankment last week and almost landed in the Yarra river, a heavily pregnant woman.

I had been planning a big party for this Saturday, a kind of last hurrah before bub arrives, but I've decided that I just don't have the stamina at the moment. By 10pm I'm exhausted, my skin is so itchy I can no longer stand to have any clothes on, and my legs are kicking up a storm. Hmmm, a cranky, naked, twitching middle-aged woman who can't drink or dance - not exactly a party animal!

Anyway, I had a great day yesterday. My friends took me out to lunch then DH and I had a beautiful romantic dinner for two.

We are down to 3 weeks between Ob visits now. Last week I had more blood tests and another Gestational Diabetes test (the non-fasting one) which I passed. Fundal height measured 31cm, so a week and a half to 2 weeks ahead, but the Ob said he's not yet ready to call it a big baby. Which is strange, because every man and his dog I meet in the street feels adequately qualified to tell me I'm either having a ten pound boy, or there is another, ultrasound-shy baby hiding in there too.

We attended 2 classes at the hospital last weekend - 'Labour & Childbirth' and 'Early Parenting'. Both of which we found pretty uninformative. The hospital is meant to be Melbourne's best private maternity facility, and each of the 15 couples paid $170 for the day, you'd think they could at least ensure their facilitators turn up on time and include a tour of the facilities. A decent cuppa would have been nice too while I'm complaining.

6 comments:

Sassy said...

Happy Birthday!

Melbagirl said...

Hi Stepmonster!

I'm frightened we've left our classes too late. We're booked in for Sat the 11th of July. That's only 1 month before they're due. Maybe I'll try and change it. I'll let you know how it goes (hopefully we'll get a cuppa at the Freemasonss).

Anyhoo ... glad to see you are well (and huge!)

Vee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
Glad you had a nice time.

Bummer about the classes I hope mine are not disappointing, I have been looking forward to them.

I hope the itching gets better for you.

Wordgirl said...

Louise...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...let me tell you again, my friend, how pleased I am to read your posts -- even though it sounds a bit uncomfortable at the moment -- I'm just so happy for you and yours and the bub...

Ah classes. Yes, I suppose that will happen at some point...I'm still at the point where it seems to unreal that I hope it sinks in before I miss deadlines!

I've been thinking of you,

XO

Pam

Mrs M@sk said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! xoxo

Shame about the sucky classes. I told my hospital booking me in when I would be 34 weeks was a silly idea, lol.

eden said...

HAPPY THIRTYTENTH BIRTHDAY LOUISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful time .... ahhhhh, the itchy skin. Drove me NUTS. Amazing how much crap we have to put up with, huh!!

Love to you my peep. XOXOXOXOX