37 weeks

36 weeks

Crazy to think that Wes will be here within 3 weeks. (Hopefully.) I’ve had people tell me I look huge, small for my size, that I must be carrying more than one and that I’m definitely delivering early. So many different opinions – and most everyone is vocal and unphased by telling me their predictions. I guess toting around a large belly is similar to walking a dog (especially Jake, the Italian Greyhound): it screams, “talk to me about your experience!” For the most part, I enjoy hearing what people think and have to say. It’s interesting to hear how wonderful or how terrible their pregnancies were, or their sister’s or cousin’s or aunt’s or friend-who-lives-out-of-town’s.

36 weeks

I had my 37w1d appointment yesterday, and everything looks good. I’m stealing this stats idea from my prego friend, Julia, who was due on Thursday and has yet to welcome little Beatrice into the world. We’ve concluded that Wes and B will either be best friends or end up getting married, since they’ll live just blocks apart and grow up together. Oh my, what if they have the same birthday?!

  • Heartbeat, Measurements, Blood Pressure: Excellent. Except for my weird migraine/hospital experience, I’ve had perfect blood pressure throughout the pregnancy.
  • Weight Gain: Up four pounds since last week! Whoops. I guess I can blame it on Wes – he’s storing looooots of fat this week until birth.
  • Movement: Active! He definitely has less room to move around, so no more somersaults, but he has a specific place under my ribs that he think is perfect for his little heels. Ouch.
  • Dilation: 2 cm, 50% effaced, -2 (this hasn’t changed since last week)
  • Cravings: Chocolate and ice cream, per usual. This week: Arby’s curly fries.
  • Moods: Hormonal, like whoa. I cried for 2 hours straight at work yesterday with little luck in stopping it. It freaks people out when I tell them through tears, “I’m really ok!”
  • Biggest Gripe: Child care. Whew. This has been a major headache this week. Every place I fall in love with (can you fall in love with a daycare?) is full until NEXT FALL. Seriously, are people calling to book their kids before they’re even pregnant? I don’t get it. I have a few miscellaneous options with individuals and friends who might be able to watch Wes for two days while I work, and I’m praying like crazy that something works out before I freak out again.
  • Biggest Like: My husband’s giggles. I had contractions for a solid 45 minutes about 3-4 minutes apart on Tuesday night. This is the first time I’ve actually FELT them. Steven kept placing his hands on the hard spots of my belly while they happened, and he had the biggest, goofiest smile on his face. He is so in love with this baby, and I can’t wait to watch him enter Cool Dad role.

Next on my agenda today is preregistering myself at the hospital. I tried to do this a few months ago, but it seemed so complicated. Here’s hoping I can figure out the online form today. The dogs are antsy for Steven to wake up – who I’m letting sleep in after his long evening of a “man shower” (dinner, Indianapolis Indians game and diapers with some buds) – and I have a feeling this won’t get completed today.

I have one last shower this afternoon with friends and neighbors today! I can’t believe all the wonderful gifts Wesley has received. So many people are anxious for this baby to arrive, and I can tell how much he is loved by those that we love. It won’t be long now before we can all stare at his perfect little face.

Posted: June 25th, 2011
Categories: Leah
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Comments: 2 Comments.
Comment from godmama Nikki - June 25, 2011 at 10:53 am

So excited…can’t wait…need to finish his gift…AHHHHH!!!!!!

Comment from Stephanie Daily - June 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

So excited for the both of you!


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