Friday, September 7, 2012

Couting Down!!

We had our 38 week check-up on Tuesday and everything looked on track. I have been going every week since around week 35, so I am getting use to the weekly routine. Last week, I got our flu shot, so little O and I would both be protected going into fall and winter. I was dilated a whole pinky last week and I have graduated to 1 cm this week. We had an ultra sound at week 35 and little O is head down and ready. My placenta is on the lower side, so I will have another ultra sound at week 39.

My stomach is measuring around 37 weeks, but from the ultra sound at 35 weeks, he was measuring a couple days ahead of my due date, almost 6 lbs.,  and was at the 50th percentile. They put me on the fetal heart monitor this week to count kicks, heart rate and contractions. At first little O was sleeping, so they had to wake him up using a buzzer like device. It was funny and soon after he started kicking up a storm, I passed with flying colors based on the Doc. I was also shocked to hear the Dr. say I was having a few contractions, because I honestly didn’t feel anything outside of the normal kick and bulges. So now I am slightly worried that I will not know when I am in labor (crazy first time mom thought). I keep thinking the pain will be close to what a kidney stone feels like. I figure I better start keeping track of my BH so I will know if they are getting closer. Did you know they have an app for that??

The nursery is almost done and I can’t wait to share the photos with everyone. We are waiting on some artwork which should be finished hopefully by this weekend. It’s turned out perfect and I think he will love it!

Speaking of pictures… I have been waffling back and forth trying to decide do I do maternity photos or not. I have not done a great job on taking the weekly bump pictures, although that’s not really my personality. When I have asked Paul to take them, I am either in my pregnancy uniform (which consist of a v-neck white tee and his boxers—I know so stylish, but after you get past a certain point you go with what is comfortable) or I don’t like how I look or how he has taken the picture. I would much rather blame it on his photo skills rather than me having a bad hair/face day. What can I say; no one in their right mind would really post a picture of themselves not looking 100% perfect and Elle worthy, right? I have a couple of bump pictures and they are fun to look back on, so I will be nice and share even though they are in no way Glamour shots.

Also, here is a picture from the ultra sound at 35 weeks – the tech said he was mushed in my stomach and had his hand at his face, so it was hard to get a great shot of his face. We have an eye, nose and a cute little mouth that Paul says looks like mine! Next week I have another us scheduled so I am interested to see how scary he looks now!

Here’s to hoping little man comes sooner rather than later! I told Paul starting on Sunday night I was going to Google pressure points on my feet and start playing with my boobs to start contractions! Twelve days and counting!

Baby Bumps
12 Weeks, 20 Weeks, 23 Weeks, 25 Weeks, 27 Weeks, 36 Weeks

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