Wednesday, January 26, 2011

36 Weeks

Bundle and I are now 36 whole weeks into this pregnancy.  Today I had my first cervix exam, and the doctor verified what I had been feeling for weeks. I am in fact contracting and dilating.  I am 3 centimeters, and in the doctors words "very very very thin".  I can't believe I forgot to ask him what percentage.  Anyway, I also had a lot of bloody show during the exam, and the doctor said he would be surprised if I made it to 38 weeks.  (Can I get a HOLY COW!!!). 

We are at that point bloggy friends.  I am literally a ticking, contracting, dilating time bomb just waiting to go into labor.  WOW! I have mixed emotions when it comes to this.  I am ready to not be pregnant, but not ready at the same time. 

Here is our list of things we still need to do:

  • Finish final touches on nursery
  • Pack our hospital bags
  • Pack Caleb's bag
  • Order a tutu
  • Get a big brother shirt
  • Finish washing and putting away all of Mckinlee's newborn clothes
  • Attend my baby shower this weekend
  • Get all of our newborn supplies out of storage. 
  • Install car seat
Ahh I can feel my heart racing just thinking about all of it.  We have got to get on it.  In other news lil man is once again sick.  Runny nose, cough, and as of an hour ago another fever.  One of his little friends has RSV, and I am so scared that he caught it. Looks like we may be going to see the lovely doctor tomorrow.  I am so afraid he will be sick when Mckinlee arrives. I would hate for him not to be able to be around her when she first arrives.  Pray for a speedy recovery for him. 

I have not gained any weight since last week, my belly has however gotten bigger, and I am more and more miserable every day.  Now it is just a guess as to when lil miss will arrive.  My due date is the 21st of Feb.  We have about 6 different birthdays she could hit on, including my own.  Jan 27, 31 Feb 1, 10, 11, 17, 19 are all options.  I just really really really do not want her to arrive in Valentines Day.  I feel as though that would be a bad b-day.  When do you think she will arrive?

Here is a pic of me and lil miss at 36 weeks

I promise I will have pics of the nursery up this week!


The Lutz Family said...

OMG! Soo exciting! You are so going to have that baby soon... Get your bag packed! I can't wait to hear all about it... Enjoy every second and show us waiting for #2 how it's done. Best of luck to the whole family!

The Rogers Family said...

Don't'll all come together'll be surprised...I had my bags half packed and still had a few things to do, and even though we only had 30 minutes, I managed to get it all done before I had to be at the hospital for the emergency c section...looking forward to seeing pics of little bundle! It's gotta be awesome to be almost there...I went 40 weeks and would have kept going had they not needed to get him out so, by the end I was in so much pain and be thankful :) Hope your little guy gets well soon!

Abby said...

Aw! She'll be here so soon! Can't wait to meet the pretty girl!

Ms. J said...

Wow! So exciting!! Can't wait to "meet' her! Soak up your last couple weeks with your little man!

picture_me said...

I hope she doesn't come too early...but I have my new camera now so I am ready for pictures whenever she decides to show! :-)

My bf's nephew was born on valentines day, but he's only going to be 3 so I don't know how he feels about it yet. lol

Meant to be a mom said...

How fun, I have no idea though when I think she is coming? I was dilated to a 3 and fully effaced for 2-1/2 weeks before they induced me. Hopefully yours will come on her own.
I'm going to guess in 2 weeks, my guess on the actual labor date is.......February 5th. It just sounds right :) Ha. I'm trying to act like I really know what I'm talking about here.

Prayers for you in case you do go into the labor :)
Oh and I will definitely remember Caleb's little friend as well.

Lyr said...

Looking great! ALMOST there!!!!

erin said...

Well this will be the most exciting baby shower I will ever attend, this could make for a crazy weekend!! And what so bad about her birthday being on Valentines day...mine is and I love it:) Can't wait to see you tomorrow!


The Working Momma said...

Wow, I know I'm not the one that's been pregnant, but it seems like it has gone by REALLY fast! Praying for a safe and healthy delivery for both you and sweet little McKinlee!