I’m 36 weeks pregnant. Wow. How did it get here this fast? I can’t believe that we’ll be meeting our little son so soon! We had a doctor’s appointment this morning and it was so special to get to see Baby G! I hadn’t seen him in 17 weeks. Here’s what he looks like today. He was so busy, just like always and we got to watch him play with the umbilical cord with his hand.
Baby G is doing great. Nice strong heartbeat, he’s still moving a lot. The doctor told me today that the placenta is healthy and the fluid levels are good. He’s doing well! We have been concerned that he would be breech or transverse, but she told me today that he’s head down and is unlikely to move again this late in the game. Baby G is such a precious blessing from God and hearing good things about his health always lightens my heart.
As for me, I’m doing fine. I’m over 9 months pregnant so I have trouble sleeping sometimes (I take naps), my feet swell up (I put them up and it gets better) and I’m clumsy. But, I really feel pretty good. The worst thing that I have to deal with is the return of morning sickness. It’s not nearly as bad as it was in the beginning, but it’s pretty rough sometimes. Thank God for Sea-Bands! They’ve really helped me make it through this pregnancy. I drink a lot of ginger ale and log time daily with the bands. I look really big but my doctor told me today that I’m only measuring 36 weeks and my weight is on track. She said that despite random people at the grocery store telling me that I am carrying a nine-pounder it’s just the way I’m carrying him. I love my belly and feeling Baby G move is such an amazing feeling. It’s sometimes painful, but always amazing. I’m starting to have contractions. I had a really big Braxton-Hicks contraction last night, but I just sat down and watched My Fair Lady for a little while and felt much better. I’m still eating a ton of Honey Nut Cheerios, I love buttered bread and I need pickles!
We’ve been doing a lot to get ready for the baby. We’re trying to organize the house and we’ve still got a million things left to do house wise. We’ve been given so many things (clothes, baby gear, etc) from so many people and we’ve been truly blessed by their sharing of treasures. Last week, I actually got to attend a baby shower for Baby G and me! It was so exciting. I never thought I would get to attend a baby shower in my honor! It was such a special blessed time and I’m still dreaming about the truffles! Yummy food, fun games and sweet girlfriends made for one of the best afternoons of my life. Plus, it was so much fun to get open all my presents, the ladies really spoiled me! We still have things to get ready for the baby (buying stuff, decorating, cleaning, freezer meals, lots of laundry, blog planning and packing for the hospital), but we really hope to attack a lot of that in the next week. Money is still super tight (that’s why we aren’t done and ready) but we couldn’t have made it without our friend’s generosity and love for the three of us! God has provided for us so far and we’re just going to keep working where we can and praying for the rest to be resolved quickly.
I’m a little nervous about birth. Who wouldn’t be? But, I’m so happy to meet my little man. I can’t believe we are so close to him being here. Oh I can’t wait to meet him! I want to hold him and kiss him. But, I jut hope he stays inside a few more weeks. I want him to have the health benefits of a full term pregnancy and I have a lot of stuff to do!
Stay safe and healthy Baby G and stay put for another few weeks! We can’t wait to meet you!
Thank you all so much for your prayers and encouragement! All 3 of us need them and we all appreciate them!
36 weeks into this pregnancy, and I’m still amazed by it. I can’t believe we’re so closed to the finish line. I wish I could just relax and be happy, but I’m so worried about being a good father and about providing for my family. Money is very tight right now, but I’m hoping things will pick up very shortly. I hope so. Being a commissioned salesperson is very hard right now. It’s weird, because it’s usually much easier for me to stay calm, but this feels so big. So important. And I’m so afraid that I won’t be able to live up to what I need to do.
It was super cool to get to see him playing with his umbilical cord. It was just so cute. I just hope everything works out okay with money. Any and all prayers are welcome.