Only 19 days or less to go!!!! It’s funny because now that my doctor WANTS me to have contractions, I’m barely having any. I’ve had a few here and there. I think I’m having some when I’m not paying attention, too. I hope so anyway, since contractions help prepare the body for labor (causing dilation and effacement). I’ve been using Evening Primrose Oil and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea since 35 weeks, along with more activity and DTD (not a lot though, I don’t want him to come too soon).
***I started an online baby pool! I’d love to read your guesses on his arrival date/time, length, weight, hair/eye color. 🙂 **Click Here**
How far along: 36 weeks, 3 days! I’m 9 months pregnant – wow! In the past, I couldn’t even make it to 2 months pregnant. Here I am, almost ready to meet my take home baby. I think back to everything we went through, and I’m totally amazed. I cry as I remember and relive the heartache, like it was yesterday. So many times, I felt defeated and out of options. In August 2011, I received the news from Dr. Sher (one of the leading specialists in the country) that I would never carry a baby to term. Not to mention all the grim news we received from other doctors along the way. In August 2013, we will be holding our little miracle!! I can’t believe how lucky we are!!!
How big is baby: A honeydew melon! 17.2 to 18.7 inches and 4.2 to 5.8 lbs. We’ll be checking his weight again next Tuesday @ 37 weeks. Graham should be 6+ lbs by then, if he’s staying on schedule. That’s what I’m hoping for!
- He’s getting closer and closer to being able to breathe on his own.
- His skin is getting smooth and soft and his gums are rigid.
- His liver and kidneys are in working order.
- Circulation and immune systems are basically good to go, too.
Upcoming Appts/Other Updates: I went to the doctor yesterday because my ear has been bothering me. Sure enough, I have a nasty inner ear infection in my left ear. I can’t hear anything, and I feel a ton of pressure. She said it was quite inflamed, red, and full of fluid. Blah!! I have to take antibiotics. I can’t wait to be healthy again! I’ve been sick for a month and a half (had bronchitis and a sinus infection – the sinus stuff never fully went away). It all started when they took me off steroids for immune treatment. I hope my body gets back on track soon! Other than that, doing great!!
- 7/30/13: Full term!! 37 weeks!! OB check up, NST, ultrasound, and growth scan. We will hopefully finalize induction plans. We should know then if we need to take Graham earlier than 39 weeks (as planned).
- 8/6/13: OB check up, NST, ultrasound
- 8/13/13: Induction???
Belly pic: Can you tell he’s lower? I’ve never had that much room at the top of my belly! I can eat a lot more now without getting so uncomfortable. I do have to pee a lot more frequently though. And when I gotta go, I gotta GO! LOL.