|36 Weeks! Feeling and looking pretty huge.|
|Car Seat - Graco Sungride 35.|
|Aren't the little monkey's cute?! They would only be cuter around a tiny baby!|
Also, I'm starting to have a lot more contractions, and they are starting to hurt some. I've been having braxton hicks since about 24 weeks, but now they are just more intense, last longer, and include back pain. The good news is that these contractions are doing their job! At my doctor's appointment on Friday, I was 1cm dilated and my cervix is softening!! My doctor guessed that I would still be pregnant at my next appointment (38 weeks) but she said she wouldn't be surprised if I had him before my due date. So that's good news! And makes the contractions a lot easier to deal with!
The other good news from my doctor's appointment was that Henry is head-down and nice and low! I was worried that he was laying sideways, because of where I was feeling kicks/punches. But my doctor explained that his spine is tilted toward my spine, which gives him room to punch/kick to the side. But I guess, I can't blame Henry for trying to stretch out, I know its getting really really crammed in there, although a kick to the far side is really painful, and totally takes my breath away.
|Looking pregnant in the face...ugh.|
For the next month, we just wait - this is going to start to get really really hard. Especially when I finish work in a couple weeks. We do have a few things on our calendar, we have an interview with a pediatrician coming up, and have a meeting/class to arrange Henry's baptism. I also have to pack my hospital bag - which I'm going to try to tackle tonight.
Alright, lets all hope Henry comes soon - but again NOT tonight or tomorrow!! Hehe. I will try to keep everyone updated - I think its probably time for weekly updates since things are changing more quickly now. Now back to waiting...
|Since I keep showing bare belly - here it is at 36 weeks - still NO stretchmarks - thanks Mom for the good genes!|