Nope, No baby yet. I’m sitting at 39 weeks + 2 days. No rush for the little one though- I’m okay with it taking its time. Guess we’ll see what the next few days bring. I’ll do my best to keep you all posted. :)
Week 37 UP
We had another sonogram so we got to see our baby move around. Getting the sonogram was not planned (that will be my down) but we got to see our baby and they checked the gender for us (okay, mainly just for me- I’m the doubter!) again. This is our third sonogram since week 22’ish. And, all three times the sonogram technician has said,
“It’s a ……………..!”
Three for three- they have said the same gender all three times. I’m stating to become a believer. I do agree with the tech now- we will probably be having what they say we are having. :) I can now pack _________ with confidence in the diaper bag.
Funniest moment as of yet….. I feed this child meat and it goes CRAZY. I swear if this child wasn’t growing inside of me, I would wonder if it were mine. Who is this baby? Why aren’t you going nuts over spinach? My amazing family finds this to be hilarious! I grew up eating meat, I still like a good steak but I never crave meat like I do veggies. So, everyone finds this to be quite amusing! This child already has a mind of its own!
Week 37 DOWN
I am measuring small. My fundal measurement that is- from my pubic bone to the top of my uterus. It is supposed to correlate with the number of weeks along that you are. I’m not measuring normally. Total bummer. At week 36, they were concerned that I was measuring small but gave it till week 37 to see if things got themselves worked out. They had not. The doctor said that he could squeak out 35 cm if he really tried but I was measuring at 34.5- over two and a half weeks behind— from the outside that is… He is just hoping that since I’m so tall and have a large bone structure, I have a lot of room for baby to hide. This seems to be the case- baby is looking good inside there!
After the sonogram we were able to get some stats on the baby……. Gender confirmation (again for this paranoid mama), Baby is weighing in the 56th percentile at 6lbs 4 oz, baby is looking to have a pretty long torso (like mama!) , and a head circumference of 33-34 cm. (holy ouch! For the record- even if it were smaller, I’d still say holy ouch! )
Week 38 UP
This was the week of the shower celebrating Baby H’s upcoming arrival! My family got to come down for a few hours (my dad included) to help me do last minute things and attend the baby shower. It was bliss. My dad even knocked a hole in my closet that I have been wanting done for a year and a half. Yep, I’m totally stoked about the hole in my bedroom wall/closet!!!! I don’t even care that it doesn’t have doors yet! Thanks dad!♥ Thanks to my sister & mom for everything else they helped me do: clean out my car, help install a carseat, answer my silly questions, love me, let me kiss my niece, look over my hospital bag, mop the floor after my dad made the mess, ect…. See? They are awesome!
The cake at the baby shower was out.of.this.world. AMAZING! I haven’t had a good piece of white cake in probably two years. It was delicious! I tell you, it was worth the calories- and that is saying something- If I’m willing to say I’d run three miles for a piece of cake, it was THAT.GOOD.
People that attended the baby shower were so generous and kind! They are dying to know if it is a boy or girl. I think I did a pretty good job of throwing them off with a few ‘he’ and ‘she’ comments thrown around carelessly! ;) …. I’m so thankful that I have been welcomed into the community. In a small town, if you weren’t born there- you’re an outsider. I’m an outsider. But, they are all kind enough to make me feel like I’m making this town my home. Thank you for being so sweet, ladies! <3
Knowing that my husband is the perfect husband for me and will be the perfect daddy for our baby. ♥Such a blessing! I feel so lucky that God helped mold us for eachother. He just shook his head and lovingly smiled when I wanted a hole in our bedroom wall NOW! Then, helped my dad knock the hole in the wall. I love how sometimes even though he doesn’t ‘get me’, he always shows respect for me, even in my unique moments. Who is the lucky duck? THIS GIRL!
Week 38 DOWN
I thought I could have been in the early stages of labor at the baby shower!…. I had some serious cramping in my lower abdomen/hip/pelvis area and just didn’t feel well. It made it hard to fully enjoy the shower wondering what was going on. Welp, no labor started. BUT, at this stage in the game as a first time mom- everything has me wondering what is going on with my body!
As I’ve said in the last post, I’m just in shock that the time is melting away before the biggest day of the husband and my life. My pregnancy hormones have been no joke. I’m not weepy, I don’t cry all the time, I don’t get grumpy with anyone, my emotions don’t change at the drop of a hat, but I do FEEL more emotional. But hey- it is a huge life change. It’s bound to make anyone kind of emotional. Am I right?….. I did cry when my mom gave me a card for the baby shower that was made by my Grandma (who passed away my junior year of college, when she passed, I felt like my other half was missing for quite some time. ) and it had her handwriting inside of it. I cried as I read her words….
Things are going great and I’m starting to settle into how close things are getting. It’s still a lot to take in but I am totally ready for the first moment where I get to hold our baby. ♥