Wednesday, May 12, 2010

36 Weeks and 3 To Go {21 Days Left}

That's right folks, 21 days left!!!  I'm so stoked :)  There is a light at the end of the tunnel!!!  

I had an OB check yesterday and I weighed in at 125.8 {gained 1.8 lbs in 2 weeks}, and my doc says she wants me to gain at least 5 more...grrrrrr, I'm honestly trying not to gain because I'm so skinkin' uncomfortable right now, i can't imagine 5 more lbs!  She asked how I was doing and I starting asking questions..."How do I make my hips stop hurting? Did you make a mistake and I'm really 40 weeks...let's get this baby out?  Am I dilated and ready to go?"  She said "Is there anything I can do for you aside from delivering your baby today???"  I said "no"...we both laughed and went on with the visit!  She checked for dilation and I am not dilated AT ALL, so this baby is comfy and staying in there, which let's be honest, that's the best thing possible, but still :)  She said everything is looking great and the baby is going to come on her own time :)

I still have a lot of work to do at EWA before I leave to take care of this beautiful baby, and I am working as hard as I can!  I am so thankful for my friend Schram who is taking some things off my plate, and for Candy who is taking on more at night so I can get things done, and everyone else who is helping ease the load I have to take on in the next few weeks!

Alright, on with the belly pics :)

So I don't have a picture of me with Joey in my belly because at this point in my pregnancy they had said I was miss measured and was actually at 37 weeks :)  So you will get to see that picture next week!  Here is a great for you, not only do we have my picture with Sam in my belly, but the rest of the family posed for  week 36 too :)  Here we go...

Here's me with diggity, this thing is huge :)  I keep getting inquiries....."When are you going to pop?? How many weeks ARE you?"......I also keep getting pitiful stares at the OB's office like "Oh poor preggo teen......I feel so bad for you!"  I'm seriously almost 30, I'm married and this is our 2nd's legit people :)

Here's Johnny at 36 weeks :)  He's been doing P90X for the last 60 or so days, so that's why he's got some eXtreme abs :)  Great job babe!!!

And last but not least, here's Joey at 36 weeks :)  She's so cute and didn't want to be the only one without a belly pic!!!

On with the Baby Center News:

How your baby's growing (36 Weeks):

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.

At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely she's in a head-down position. But if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

That quarter keeps getting smaller and smaller :)

.....and for those who want the inside scoop.....

Can't believe there are only 3 more post till Same makes it into this world!  I can't wait to met her, and love on her and snuggle with our sweet baby girl!  See you next week :)


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your legit comment made me LAUGH and LAUGH and LAUGH!!! And what precious photos of all the family members and their bellies, Joey's of course is my fav!

Jan Touchberry said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your updates! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!! Hang in their kiddo. Almost over :o)

Kelli Davis said...

Joey's belly pic made me laugh out loud! Love it! Also, Johnny was just showing off... But, how awesome that he's doing so well with P90X! Way to go, J Diddy!

Holly (me.) said...

That is an entirely respectable belly. LOVE the family belly pics.

Laurie said...

Oh man...that belly shot of creative and funny!! I am smiling from ear to ear. She takes the goofiest pics and reminds me so much of you!

Girl...gain those last 5 pounds for pete's freakin sake. I agree that your belly is enormous and your body is still tiny, how you stay upright is beyond me...but you know it will all be worth it! Atleast appease me by eating some high fat things like avocado and full fat yogurt. Come can do it. Or how about chocolate icecream. ;)

Endsley Family said...

The belly pic's are HEEEEEElarious!!! I'm dying!!