Sunday, April 21, 2013

week 37: showered with love

april 6 - april 12, 2013
Week 37
pregnancy journal:
This week kicked off with my baby shower on Sunday.  It was such a great turn out.  Everyone came and we had the best time.  I was shocked at how many really great gifts that I got from my family and friends.  I really do have some of the best girlfriends that I could have ever asked for.  Everyone was so genuinely happy for me and so excited to meet the baby.  That afternoon you could definitely feel the love in the room and it was all for him!

Monday morning I had a doctor’s appointment.  My best friend, Jenn, flew in town for my shower and since she was still here, she came with me.  I was really excited for this appointment because they would be checking my cervix and also doing an ultrasound to check the baby's position and weight.  We did the ultrasound first and he is head down!  My fluid levels looked great, baby is healthy and weighs about 6 pounds 3 ounces.  This was all such great news.  I guess when he measured bigger than normal at the last ultrasound it was just because of a growth spurt.  Now he is right back on track.  After the ultrasound, we met with the doctor.  She checked my cervix and I was 1 centimeter dilated and 70% effaced.  I had a feeling that I had dilated.  I’m not sure exactly why I felt that way but I did.  I also feel like he is getting lower.  Before, his butt was right underneath my rib cage and now it’s a little lower, more towards the center of my stomach. 

Total weight gain: 22 lbs
(3 lbs since last appointment)

The rest of this week was attributed to getting everything ready for the baby's arrival.  I started with organizing everything that I got from the shower and deciding what I still needed.  I separated everything I had into groups and took it up to the baby closet.  I made one big trip to Babies R Us and got everything else that we need.  I’ve had such a long list of things to get done but couldn’t get to it until the shower was behind us.  It feels good to start crossing stuff off.  Pretty soon I’ll have nothing left to do but sit back, relax and wait for my sweet baby boy to make his d├ębut!

{baby shower pics coming soon!}



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