Well, here we are, one week away from the baby’s expected due date of October 23. Maybe this will be my last pregnancy update post??
Who knows when the baby will come, but I am anxious to get the show on the road. Yet, at the same time, I know babies come when they are ready. I have been feeling good, so if I have to wait another week (or two), I know I’ll be okay. I just don’t want to go too late and have to be induced if at all possible!
Wow! That’s a big belly.
There really isn’t too much new things to report, but here’s a quick recap.
The doctor confirmed the baby has dropped. I measured 37 cm the last two weeks and 36 cm yesterday. Unfortunately/fortunately that doesn’t help predict when the baby will arrive.
Tomorrow is my last day of work at Skinny Raven Sports before I take my maternity leave. I am bummed. Never before have I had a job where I have truly looked forward to going to work. I will only be returning to work after the first of the new year on a very part-time basis since I wouldn’t be able to justify paying for child care. I would work on days Craig is off from work or my mother-in-law can watch the baby.
No, it has not snowed here. This is an old picture.
We are very excited to find out if the baby is a boy or girl. We’ve had no regrets about waiting to reveal the baby’s gender at his/her birth. I’m hoping it will help me push him or her out faster!
I would say 75 – 80% of people guess boy because apparently I am carrying a basketball, and I haven’t gained weight in my butt and thighs.
My dream last night was that the baby was a girl though, so I believe I’ve now had the same number of dreams about a boy and a girl. I have no idea!
Either way I just want a healthy baby. There is a part of me that would prefer a girl (shhh. . . .don’t tell the baby if it turns out to be a boy), but eventually I want both genders, so I’ll leave it up God and Craig’s genes since he’s the one who decides.
After our run this evening–way too close-up!
We have one boy and one girl name picked out. We haven’t told a soul and won’t reveal that information until he/she is born. We’re just full of surprises, huh? We actually chose the two names last fall before I got pregnant and haven’t waived or had second thoughts since.
Yes, I am physically and mentally (as much as I can be!) ready. The baby’s room has been done for about 6 weeks now, my hospital bag is packed, and the house is clean.
Tonight Craig and I went for a 2 mile run. It helped having someone there to distract me. I didn’t feel the need to stop and walk very much, which was nice. We had a fun run together. . . . and then I found $5.