almost there…

So, I’ve not been updating on here.  No excuses for you, I just haven’t done it.  If any of you are still around, thanks!  Here’s a quick update.

Today I am 37 weeks 4 days.  I’m officially at the “you could go anytime” point.  That is so strange to me!  I’ve finally gotten used to the fact that I am indeed pregnant and the baby is going to be okay, and in a few short weeks, I will get to meet this little one!  I still can’t wrap my mind around actually HAVING a baby – not the labor part (though, yes, that too) but the fact that I will have a small person to care for, one that my husband and I made together and longed for.  I’m extremely happy, but I need to get my brain to see beyond this belly!

A few u/s shots:

Cute little face at 31 weeks.  If you look close you can make out the eyes, nose and mouth.

A tiny little ear!  The u/s tech said it was clearest ear she’d ever seen on the screen.  There was also lots of visible hair!  We have a Sasquatch.

It’s getting much harder to make out details.  This was at 35 weeks 1 day.  You can kind of see the profile.  At the last u/s, baby was estimated to be about 6 lbs!

 

And just for comparison, the 2 belly shots I’ve taken:

29 weeks 4 days

37 weeks 2 days

I have a baby belly.  Never thought it would happen!  It took a while for me to finally show.  Unfortunately, do to my weight before pregnancy, I haven’t looked pregnant all that long.  But just a couple of weeks ago I saw an old friend and the first thing she said to me was “Oh my, you’re pregnant!”  That made me feel good – that it wasn’t just me noticing any more 😀

17 days until I’m due.  I can’t believe that!  It’s pretty crazy around here.  I’m at the doctor’s office 2-4 times per week.  We have labor classes on Thursday nights, I have NST (non stress test)/AFI (an u/s to check the amniotic fluid) 2 times per week, and I now see the doctor every week.  Not to mention, there is one more growth u/s scheduled, if I make it that far.  I feel like I”m driving to that building every day, which sometimes is true!  Things are going really well though.  I’ll try to get some nursery pics up on here soon!

Peace!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Baby Pickel
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 14:02:24

    Would you ever allow me to share a story with your blog? I am trying to spread the fever in helping and loving on families that are not doing so well right now and I figure the more touching stories I could share the better.

    Much love,
    Chenzo

    Reply

  2. michelehaytko
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 16:05:34

    What wonderful news!!! Please make sure to let us know when the baby is born!

    Reply

  3. Linsey
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 21:17:13

    Hooray! You’re almost there! I can’t wait to see a picture of your little one in your arms!!

    Reply

  4. Devon
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 00:32:50

    HOORAY BABY!

    Thanks so much for pics. Is there anything else you still really need for the munchkin? I had wanted to send a gift a while ago but I’m a loser and can’t get my stuff together.

    Reply

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