Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stop squishing me

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  Last weekend was a crazy cleaning weekend to get the house ready for my mom's visit and the baby.  My mom will be getting in from Qatar on Saturday and will be at our house through the whole month of April.  Also, my keyboard is on the fritz so I can really only type on D's computer which he is on often when I would have time to post.

36 weeks u/s face pic 1- "Please stop squishing me!"

36 weeks u/s face pic 2

37 week u/s face pic 1

37 week u/s face pic 2

37 week u/s face pic 3
We've had the 36 week and 37 week appointment since I last posted and I'm currently at 37 weeks, 4 days so we have no more than 4 1/2 weeks left (to 42 weeks).  Both appointments went well.  I'm Group B Strep negative so I don't need antibiotics during the birth (which is extra good since I don't want to have an IV).  I was about 1 cm dilated and slightly effaced at my 36 week appointment, and I was a looser 1 cm dilated and about 50% effaced at today's 37 week appointment.  Everything is going pretty well, but I think both the baby and I are started to get uncomfortable.  It's mainly my ribs and sharp elbows and knees trying to poke out of my skin.  I'm not really too uncomfortable other than that and some reflux (not really heartburn, since it doesn't hurt).  The baby looks pretty squished in the u/s pics (thus the title).

I'm officially full-term as of this past Saturday, but I'm not really having any signs of the birth being soon (no Braxton Hicks or anything).  I know that the baby could wait until 42 weeks to come (and it's only at that point that D and I will discuss induction without any imminent complications necessitating it) and that's Holy Saturday.  I would prefer the baby to avoid the Triuduum, so that I can go to at least some of the Masses/services.  I'll try to keep updated a bit better since we are getting close and D and I will have the computer at the hospital when the baby does come.


  1. It is sooo good to finally hear from you! I was wondering:)

    Full term!! Praise the Lord:) It's funny that you mention Qatar in this post b.c I am teaching my students the map of the middle east and we talked about Qatar today! I've never met anyone from there! Does your mom live there permanently? I'm so interested b.c I you never hear of them in the news or anything. It looks beautiful from the pics I showed in class today!

    Anyway, glad to hear all is well friend. Soon and very soon we get to meet Baby exciting!!!!

  2. Cute pictures! I am so glad everything has gone so well for you...Baby Blondie will be here so soon!!! I am so excited!

  3. Wow...time is flying by...can't believe your little one will be here soon. Praying everything goes well.