Friday, February 4, 2011

almost 37 weeks!

In two weeks or so, I'll have a baby in my ARMS!! We can hardly believe that we made it this far. Baby can come anytime, though it would be good to put in another week at work, lest I leave some not-so-fun reports for someone else to figure out. I'm just so excited!

I'll be 37 weeks on Sunday, and then Monday is a big day. We're doing growth measurements in addition to the regular biophysical profile, and my doctor is setting an induction date. She'll also check my cervix for the first time. I know it doesn't mean a whole lot, but I'm curious. :)

All of the weekly appointments, BPPs and NSTs have been great. Baby is still rather stubborn for the NSTs though...he or she likes to hide from the monitor or kick it off. Last week a nurse had to stay and hold it in place because we couldn't get more than three minutes of recording at a time! Baby was much more cooperative yesterday.

Braxton Hicks contractions are definitely picking up, and a few are even painful. They were registering on the NST yesterday, but were still mild and definitely not regular. My body aches all the time, but I expect that for being nine months pregnant. I'm all baby!!

Tomorrow is our second baby shower, and I love how excited Paul is. Lots of friends, our parents and siblings will be there - boys included. All of these people have been with us on this journey, and we are looking forward to CELEBRATING this baby!

Paul says it's time I share the baby and wants baby to come any day. I do too, but I also want baby to bake as long as needed. I have loved being pregnant, and I'm not going to wish away the days. I am simply grateful for every. single. one.

I keep up on reading blogs, but I've been not so good about writing. I'm working on that. Soon I'll be sharing pictures of baby!!!!!

7 kind words:

  1. Karin,

    I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to hear your Baby News! Keeping you in my prayers!

  2. Karin, so excited for y'all. I can't wait to see pictures!

  3. YAY!!!! I am so excited! I can't believe it is almost here. Can't wait to see that precious little one! :)

  4. Hooray! Have fun at your shower! I love that Paul says it is time to share the baby!

  5. Just so, so, so thrilled for you...I can't believe s/he is almost here!!! I'll be stalking you, that's for sure!!!

  6. You are almost there and I am so excited for you!! I can't wait to see this baby!

  7. Thank you so much for the loving words that you left on my latest post. That was one of the hardest times in my life, next to loosing Isaiah...... that was the hardest.

    I am so excited for your up and coming bundle of joy!! I will be thinking of you and keeping you in prayer.