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37 Weeks!

37 weeks! And, I've made it to full term. I'm really hoping Nora decides to stay in for a little while longer though. There are so many things that I want to get done before she is born -- finish our meal plans for this month, meal plan for next month, get the nursery essentials set up, clear the camera cards, sort/purge and rotate Henry's toys, clean the house, and pack a hospital bag. 


Some of these things are attainable, and some I've had to let go of. I have been getting some work done but I'm pretty much on the work-for-15-minutes, sit-for-15-minutes schedule. 

Otherwise, I'm feeling so-so. Minnesota went from winter to summer in about six days. With temperatures in the upper 80's pretty much overnight, I've been swollen, slow and sore. I've also had a bunch of pretty painful contractions. Thankfully, they are doing their job and at my OB appointment yesterday I was 2 cm dilated. I know this doesn't really tell you when labor will start, but it does mean that 20% of the hard work is done. My blood pressure is still great (106/67) and I'm breathing a little easier. Sleep is still a thing of the past. 


Nora seems to be doing good. She's still moving like crazy and is head down. Her heartbeat was 142 at the appointment. She still has the hiccups constantly and knows exactly where to punch me so it really hurts. 

So, now we wait. I'm not a very patient person, but there's nothing like the end of a pregnancy to make you remember that you have no control. 

Comments

melissa said…
You look absolutely beautiful! I'll be thinking of you in the coming weeks and look forward to hearing how it goes! :)
Stephanie said…
You look great! Best of luck these last few weeks! Hopefully the MN weather cooperates! I am 36 weeks and live in texas so I know your pain!
Yay! Does it seem surreal to finally be to this point? Excited to see baby Nora :)

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