Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Almost fully baked

Wowwee peeps. Sprout and I will be 37 weeks tomorrow.  37 weeks is considered full-term baby and that means it can be any day now!!  Of course I want Sprout to keep baking so s/he develops more of those cute fat baby rolls I can nom-nom on, but I'm also at a point where I'm feeling all the aches and pains in my body and beginning to feel a lot of pelvic pressure.  Per my midwife appt last Saturday, she said that Sprout's head is very low and engaged so that's good news but not so good for my bladder.  It's like this on/off switch where I can go from zero to oh-mah-gosh-imma-gonna-pee-my pants-NOW. 

Since my last post, we have pretty much checked everything off: the nursery is complete (I'll post pics in a separate post), my bag is packed (exception of toiletries that I can just throw in last min), and all the baby clothes/items are washed, folded and put away. I'll be going into the office one last time tomorrow as I don't think I'll be going in much next week, even though my official last day of work isn't until the 29th.  Just finding it difficult to get around much (my sciatica came back Friday and has been bugging me on and off) and my feet are swelling up a lot faster these days so sitting at a desk all day hasn't helped.  


I'm halfway through my Babywise book so I'm feeling empowered and a bit more prepared - but I know nothing can truly prepare me for this crazy, amazing, life changing experience that is about to happen.  I just pray and cross my fingers that we will be good parents and spiritual guardians of this little blessing - I want all the good in this world for Sprout, and I want him/her to grow up knowing how loved s/he was even before we knew we were pregnant.  This journey of pregnancy is nearing the end for us, and as much as I will miss being pregnant and having Sprout inside, I can't wait for our new chapter to begin as parents.
 

10 comments:

  1. You are almost there! So happy for you!! Can't wait to see photos of the nursery!

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  2. I'm so excited! I just want these three weeks to fly by!

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  3. So exciting. Enjoy the last few weeks!

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  4. Enjoy these last few weeks. You're going to be a great mom!

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  5. Woohoooo! It seems like just yesterday we were all announcing being pregnant w/our miracles, scared out of our wits that just maybe we would have our rainbow babies. So very very happy for you & absolutely can not wait to meet your little one!!

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  6. Yes, it's getting very close now! And do watch that bladder. I DID pee my pants a little last week. I've asked my husband to refrain from being funny until post-baby. Hopefully I'll have regained better control then!

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  7. "Crazy, amazing, life changing experience" explains it all perfectly! So excited for you, and I keep you and Sprout in my prayers!

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  8. Congratulations!!! Happy full-term! Oh I'm so happy for you Wendy. You will continually be in my thoughts and prayers. Grow Sprout Grow!

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  9. You're in the home stretch...yay! Hang in there!

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