As in…4 more weeks. 28 more days. 2 paychecks. 4 Sundays at church. One mortgage payment.
Get the picture?
Here we are at 36 weeks:
I went to the doctor today and everything still looks good. My belly is still measuring about 7 weeks behind schedule, which wasn’t a concern to the doctor, but he ordered an ultrasound for next week to double check on things. He said it mostly likely just indicates a small baby. Which we’ve kinda figured all along. But he also said it probably meant a VERY SMART baby too. Like one of those full-ride scholarship to college types. And most likely super athletic. I was also warned he might possibly come out at a 5th grade reading level. Again, it’s always amazing what they can tell by just listening to his heart rate.
If you’re curious about what else is going on inside my belly…
Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. He’s shedding most of the downy hair that covered his body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected his skin during his nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term.
I am becoming increasingly tired and have even started getting nauseus again. Hooray. But besides getting worn out pretty easily and feeling lots and lots more pressure (is that a foot trying to sneak out??), I am still going strong! People keep asking me when I’ll stop working. I will be there until this baby comes! No use wasting any of my maternity leave now.
We pretty much have everything we need, our bags are packed, and now we are just waiting. Maybe for 4 weeks, maybe for 5 (die, die, die!!!!), maybe only for 2??
If you know me at all, you know I hate surprises. Absolutely hate them. And that is probably one of the most frustrating things of this pregnancy! If only I could know the exact time and date that Jacob will arrive!! That would really help me out, ya know?? I should probably embrace this but…that might be asking too much at this point. I cannot wait to be able to sleep on my stomach, take a HOT bath, bend down without it hurting, and drink caffeine without feeling guilty.
Is that too much to ask??
p.s. Today also marks one month until my birthday. Yes, I celebrate these kinds of things.