Sunday, September 14, 2008

MIA Update

Sorry for the long period of MIA. Kathy V, thanks for checking in on me! I'm sorry I worried you. I am doing well. I am 36 weeks along and have been very healthy. I am now seeing my OB weekly. Hubby and I took a Lamaze class last weekend and have had our final prep meeting with our doula. Supposedly we are ready for labor/birth. I feel pretty good, but am tired most of the time. For a while now (over a month) I have been feeling like my baby will come early. I think I was right. Over the weekend I started to have some pre-labor symptoms (menstral crampy feelings, braxton hicks contractions, and baby lowering into my pelvis). I haven't lost my mucus plug or had regular contractions, so I am not considered to be in actual labor yet. However, I do kind of expect to go into labor within the next couple weeks. I have to admit, I hope that I do go into labor shortly after I pass 37 weeks... I'm tired of being this pregnant and all the awkwardness that goes along with it. However, I am proud that I have only gained 20 pounds and that my ankles still look normal. For some reason that feels like an accomplishment... Here's a fairly recent picture:






The above picture is from the baby shower my friends threw for me over labor day weekend. I am the huge one on the left. I was 34 weeks at the time. I'm bigger now... The woman to the left of me is due about a month after I am. The third woman on the right is not pregnant. She is "filling in" for our friend who wasn't able to be at the shower and is a couple weeks ahead of me but who looks like she just had Thanksgiving dinner. There was a lot of laughter while this picture was being taken...

It is getting late so I am going to sign off for now. I will try to be a better blogger. I will let you know when my baby arrives and post some pictures. Thank you to all of you who are still checking in on me. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

7 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

I'm so glad to hear from you and that you're doing well. I was a little worried when you didn't post, but I figured no news was good news. Can't wait to see baby pictures when the little one arrives!!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I'm glad to hear that you're doing well! Hang in there--its almost over and you'll have your little bundle in no time! You look great! :)

Kathy V said...

Well I am glad that you are alive and doing well. I was getting really worried about you. I hadn't seen a post in a really long time.

36 weeks! That is awesome!!! I am glad you had a nice time at your shower. It is good to hear the class went well and you feel prepared for childbirth. Well atleast if baby does come early, it will be healthy. I can't wait to hear about the baby's arrival and see pictures. It is right around the corner (even if it doesn't come early.) Again, I am really glad to hear that you are doing well. Hang in there till the baby is born and don't disappear for that long again. I missed you!

andnotbysight said...

I'm so glad you're doing well! I was worried, but hoped you were just busy. I'm looking forward to baby pictures soon!

justme said...

I wouldn't call you huge - you have slim legs and a gorgeous pregnant belly. I, on the other hand seem to have put on weight all over. Look out big my legs are! They just kind of are an extension of my belly.

Anywho, I'm so thrilled that you are 4 DAYS from full term! God is so good.

justme said...

oops. . .that should read "Look *how big . . .."

justme said...

FULL TERM TODAY!!! :) We're smiling big over here. Hope you're having a fun Friday!