well, baby girl, we’ve made it to full term! we had an appointment with dr. peakes a couple days ago and got some good news! she reviewed everything dr. adam said and what the measurements mean. they hooked me up to a monitor for a while that records your heartbeat and any contractions i may be having. right now, you’re not showing any signs of stress and your heart rate is great so she feels comfortable you’ll be ok in my belly for at least another week. when we go next tuesday, she’ll hook me back up to the monitor and see how you’re doing. if all goes well, we’re scheduled to induce and have you arrive on tuesday, june 5th. whoo hoo! the nurse called with a few dates to choose from. it’s such a strange feeling – choosing your birthday. i just never thought that would be something we’d have to do.
I’m also going to start maternity leave on monday so that i can lay down as much as possible. it’s already driving me crazy to sit on the couch when i get home from work so i’m not really looking forward to the next week. daddy’s been so super helpful though, bringing me dinner or whatever else i need. he’s still so worried about you and making sure i stay off my feet. he watches every little move i make and even called my office to talk to miss heather about making sure i do as little moving around as possible. he doesn’t know that i know that and i understand he’s just doing it out of concern, but i would never do anything to put you in danger or push myself too hard. he thinks i don’t take this seriously which hurts my heart.
it’s weird feeling too to think i won’t be at work for the next couple of months. daddy thinks i’m just too dedicated, but i don’t think he knows just how much responsibility i have there. to think i won’t be handling some of my projects or be in the loop makes my skin crawl. i know things will get done and the office will survive without me, but i worry i didn’t explain something enough, or i left out something important. oh well!
i think brodi and nina are starting to realize something’s up too. i let nina smell your clothes and a little diaper (which are so teeny and cute) so she can get used to your smell. she’s so sweet. i’m worried about brodi though – he’s such a bull and so stubborn. he’s not used to sharing attention and still doesn’t like that he has to share it with nina. it’ll be interesting to see how he reacts to you.
How far along? 37 weeks, 1 day
Total weight gain: 26lbs
Maternity clothes? yep, and what ever’s comfy!
Stretch marks? still none, yay!!
Sleep: it’s getting difficult, not gonna lie. pee breaks come at odd hours and i’m constantly tossing and turning
Best moment this week: knowing that you’re ok in my belly and coming soon!
Movement: big rolls and kicks now 🙂
Food cravings: everything that’s not good. i left work today and couldn’t decide if i wanted chickfila, a chili dog from sonic or a blizzard
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Labor Signs: random bracks & hicks – i’m sure that’s what they are now
Symptoms: heartburn and my feet have been swelling
Belly Button in or out? flat
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, but oober emotional lately
Looking forward to: your arrival!