Saturday, April 09, 2011

39 weeks.

(Note: I had a mis-fire on publishing this post. So if you are using a blog reader you may have seen an earlier, unfinished version of this post. Sorry about that.)

I'm still here. I learned this week at my doctor's appointment that something like 90% of babies are born between 39 and 41 weeks. I also learned that if things don't happen naturally by 41 weeks, it'll be time to bring in some modern interventions (if not sooner). I'm hopeful that it won't come to that.

39 weeks 01

In the last week or so I've been becoming increasingly uncomfortable - mostly in the evenings and at night. It's all normal, but it's not been fun. My doctor confirmed, what I already knew, that the baby had, in fact, "dropped." I'm going to admit that I never really understood what people meant by that term. I can tell you now, that I absolutely understand, and I could give you all kinds of crass metaphors to describe it.

But the end is near, and I'm so excited to finally meet this little person who moves around a lot these days. I mean there's a fair amount of anxiety, but mostly we're ready. Bring it.

I have a bunch of little projects that need to be blogged, and I'll likely try to schedule those to post over the next couple of weeks.

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Webbies said...

Hang in there! From a former knit blogger who dropped of the blogging front after my first little girl (now I have 2 girls...still BamsZoo on Ravelry projects continuing). That "Dropping" belly is beautiful BTW, and while the discomfort is NO fun (believe me, I know how uncomfortable the last few weeks and days and hours can be), it is only temporary....and well worth it. Look forward to the days ahead and blessings that your little one will bring to your family :) Take care and enjoy the last few days/moments and you are your hubby have together before you are "three"...they are special times

Emily said...

Let's go let's go let's go! We are so excited we can't stand it over here on our side of town! I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to meet my niece. The girls are dying to meet their new cousin! I can tell in the picture that the baby has dropped. Let's get this show on the road!

Jennifer said...

Woohoo! This is so exciting! Best of luck to you and your little bundle of joy.

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