37 weeks

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37 weeks down (actually 38 tomorrow, but who’s counting?). 3 or 4 (or maybe less?) to go.
I am still feeling pretty darn good. Though it would be nice to be able to not grunt and groan as I try to pick something up off the floor or wipe up a spill that I (or someone else, *ahem*) has made. My morning sickness (just the nausea part) has come back and I have to take my morning food in at little intervals-actually it seems all food right after I eat makes me queasy. My right hip is still giving me a little bit of an issue (this started during labor with O and I am really hoping it doesn’t give me issues this time around) and I am tired again, like really, really tired. But for the most part I am enjoying this time of *growth* and all the wiggles, stretches and blows to the internal organs I am getting from this strong baby inside.
Here is the run down from today’s doctor appointment yesterday…
I have gained just about 25-30 lbs
My blood pressure is good, ‘perfect’ says the nurse
Baby’s heart beat sounded right on track and healthy
And I am measuring, or the baby bump is measuring, just right for where I am at.
I am dilated 1 cm, the same as last week. Baby is still pretty high, but is head down.
Who knows, things could get started today or wait until 2 weeks from now.
Back next Friday to check progress.
artist at work
This weekend I am having my belly hennaed (henna-ed?) and I can hardly wait.
Kim is an amazing artist and having her decorate and bless my tummy is so special. This photo was taken while Kim did her work on my friend J’s belly a few months back. 
We are getting so anxious to meet this new little person. Daddy-O is ready for me not to be snoring so loudly every night next to him in bed. (this is the hardest part on him when I am pregnant, I SNORE super-duper crazy like…sorry dude). MrO keeps saying he wants to meet his new sister (I keep wondering how much this is JoJo’s influence since she is rooting for a girl, tee hee). So 50% chance he is right on that one.
We have a few things on the check list left to do- mostly get our insurance stuff and phone numbers in the ‘to go bag’ and also get O’s records from his current pediatrician to the one we are switching over to. Oh, and figure out who is going to watch the dog while we are at the hospital…

Coming to Jojo's

(Jojo snapped this as I was dropping O off the other day at her house before work)

I let daycare know that there are a few more people on O’s pickup list that he can go home with should the baby decide to come and our usual pick up schedule is thrown. (We are lucky enough to have lots of family around and I just want to be ready should one person or another be off doing something when we head in). We are also going to move him to one day a week at school for the 6 weeks Daddy-O is home on paternity leave with me. I think it will be really wonderful to have us all home for those first few weeks. Plus, it will help save a bit of money in daycare too!
I think we have names picked out, but just last night I was skimming thru the name book again and found a few that I liked. I have one or two girl names that I wish Daddy-O would budge on, but I don’t see it going down (booo). It seems like the middle name is hanging us up on a few of our choices, do we go with a family name or a combo of two names we just really like? Jeeze, it is such a huge task to give someone a name they will carry with them for the rest of their life. (and you know they will probably end up with some wack-a-doodle nickname and not get called what you choice anyway).
Maybe next week, for the full moon Deuce will decide to show up to the party???

3 Comments 37 weeks

  1. kirsten michelle August 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    wow!! look at you, momma. you’re blooming & beautiful. sorry about the hip pain and all that. ugh.

    i can’t wait to “meet” deuce!!

  2. Ani August 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Lovliest lil’ mama in the west!

    I’m so excited for you. Can’t wait to hear the name as I love names and you have a pretty awesome track record. 🙂

  3. earthycrunchy August 23, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I can feel the excitement in your voice! This is such a fun time for you! Hey, and I’ll watch your dog for you! 🙂


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