Wednesday, April 20, 2011

37 Weeks

Today I am 37 weeks pregnant and decided it was high time to list a few stats.
  • I'm up 25 pounds which is more than I wanted to gain but half of what I gained with I'd say it's a win.
  • I feel contractions, but nothing to be concerned about.
  • I can still fit into my wedding rings which is pretty remarkable. I attribute that to the fact that summer temps haven't hit yet. It seems the second the temperature gets about 90 degrees I instantly swell.
  • Austin is 6 pounds 10 ounces and absolutely perfect. It's truly a miracle and I feel so blessed.
  • No cravings in particular. Still a little weird about chicken.
  • I drink so much milk that I have to physically cut myself off to make sure Emma has enough. She loves "cold meelk" too.
  • My belly is 41" in circumference, I'm hoping to get a picture today to help visualize that. I can't believe that my skin is able to stretch like this. I don't think that I have any stretch marks, but I have a feeling that a few might turn up later.
That's all I can think of for now....

OH YEAH! By the way, I am getting induced next Wednesday April 27th at 5 am! Due to a little two-vessel cord issue (read a bit about it here if you like) our doctor would feel more comfortable having him out of me before he gets too big. I am thrilled, excited, nervous, and completely ready to have my baby boy here with us. I think I am going to spend his first month with my nose buried in his face smelling his sweet breath.

Aside from yesterday's list becoming a little more urgent, we are going to patiently wait for his arrival and cherish this last week as a family of three. Our girl is ready to be a big sister and has already been practicing holding and rocking her baby brother. Even going so far as to very rudely demanding us to be quiet when we are talking too loud during his "naps". Bossy kid. I plan on spoiling her this week to make up for the attention she might lose once baby boy arrives. I'm already anticipating the mix of overwhelming love, guilt and exhaustion that I'm going to feel next week. Have I ever mentioned how lucky I am to have such amazing family and friends who take care of us when we need them the most? Come over next week if you want to be part of a big ol' love fest.

Even though she is ready to be all grown up, enjoy these snippets of my Emma when we were just a family of three with only one sassy little girl.

1 comment:

Valerie {Next to Heaven} said...

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see pictures! How cool that our little ones will be just a few weeks a part :)

Good luck with everything!

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