Thursday, November 8

Four Weeks and Counting...

I am now 36 weeks pregnant and really ready not to be pregnant any more! For those of you who don't keep track by weeks, 40 weeks is the due date. I don't know if any of you check the time stamp on my posts, but they are usually some ungodly hour when I should be sleeping. My hands are so swollen and numb right now it's difficult to type, but the doctor said that's normal - sort of a pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome. Great. It's better when I'm not lying down, so... here I am sitting at the computer.

I had a doctor appointment Tuesday with an Ultrasound to make sure the baby is in the right position for labor. None of the pics we got were worth posting here, but we did get to see the baby's face - so cute! Everything looks good and the doctor said at this point, if I go into labor, they won't stop me. That really brought it home that this baby could come at any moment. It's still not likely for a few more weeks, but you never know. Not that I wasn't aware of that already, it just got me in gear to really get all the last minute stuff ready. Kate and I went to Babies R Us yesterday to get a few things we've been needing for the baby (were newborn diapers always that tiny!?!). This weekend we will be pulling all of the "equipment" that babies come with (swing, bassinet, bouncy seat, bath, etc.) out of the storage room and finding a place for them in the house.

Whatever our preparedness level is as far as all of the stuff goes, it is just stuff and we're all anxious to welcome our new little family member. Kate can't get enough of the babies we see when we go out and is now asking if her baby brother is coming home soon. I really think she's getting this, though I'm sure she's not ready for the changes it will bring to her world. Nor am I, for that matter, but we'll all adjust and we'll make it through the difficult parts together.

Now, if I can just get my Christmas shopping finished before the baby is born...

2 comments:

Rebekah, Josiah, John and Micah said...

You know, until you mentioned it I had never noticed the times, but OH MY!! How do you make it through the day? And how reassuring...just knowing that it's normal to not be able to sleep, let along feel various parts of your body. But don't stress, right? IT'S NORMAL! ha-ha.

Tom said...

We are hoping that it will be soon, like mid next week. Faye Beal is wanting the 25th (your b'day). We love all of you and look forward to seeing you next week.
Love
Grandfather