Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

39 Weeks Pregnant

One (or two) more week(s) to go!

October 15, 2014 (Jackson is 2.5 years old!!!!!!!!!!)

Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds – about the size of a mini-watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
Me at 39 Weeks

I keep wondering...will I get one more weekend or not? Maybe two? Who knows! Karl and I both packed our overnight bags today in our cars because we realized the commute to the hospital is pretty far for both of us if it happens while at work, even if it happens from our new house!

I had my 39-week appointment on Monday late afternoon. Karl had the day off so he was there. I love when he can be there. I also decided to get checked this time around. I had Jackson at 39 weeks (just one day before I hit 40 weeks). I was never dilated with him, but thought maybe this time since I've been getting the zingers and feel SO much pressure...

NOPE. Not dilated.

But the doctor felt baby's head! So funny. Just means baby is RIGHT there. This is why he suggested we have our bags packed. Plus, he really isn't on-call during the weekends anymore. Only during the week, so now I'm hoping I go during the week! We really want him to deliver our babe!

He did look over the latest ultrasound and mentioned there WAS a little note from the ultrasound doctor that one of the baby's kidneys might have measured a TEENY bit bigger. He again told me NOT to worry because he's not. But I swear, every time there is an ultrasound, something pops up. I have to tell myself we didn't have THAT many ultrasounds with Jackson so they couldn't uncover things like they can this time around? Maybe? I just keep praying for a HEALTHY baby and delivery.

I wonder what the story will be this time around? I wonder what we're having? So many things to think about!

I was doing AWESOME with sleeping until this morning. I was up at 4 a.m. thinking and wondering...could today be the day? Tomorrow? What else do I have left to do? When will I get to sleep in until 4 a.m. again? Karl and I were JUST talking how we have to FORCE Jackson to get out of bed in the mornings now. Just a few short months ago and he was up at 5 a.m. Oh, how things are changing!

The best thing is I'm ALMOST caught up on ALL projects at work. I had a 4-page list of all the projects I wanted to get done before I leave for 12 weeks. I have MAYBE two biggies left to do and I can breathe!!!

Otherwise, things are good. I'm still working out, running another clean eating group this week. So happy for this because I was going nuts on junk food for a little bit there.

Off to get a few more things done! Until next time!!!