Wednesday, January 12, 2011

37 Weeks - Full term

We have a full term baby on board as of today!  She's still moving a lot.  I am trying to soak in every minute of our last few days/weeks together.  I will miss her being in my belly, it's one of the greatest pleasures I have had in my life.  I am beginning to think that seeing her outside of the womb is going to be a little surreal.  I have pictured this little body moving around and visualize her based on ultrasound pictures.  To finally see her in person will be different.  I am looking forward to seeing what features she has of my own and J's.  I really stink at surprises, I hate them.  So, not knowing when she will come is killing me!

As soon as I came home last night I started prepping for the hospital again.  I had thought of some things while at work that I thought were important to write down and address with J.  I wanted to write down important phone numbers like the Dr.'s office and the exchange so that J would have them if he needed them.  I wanted to get Star's hospital papers together and come up with plans for different scenarios of labor.  We talked about who to call and at what point in labor to call those people.  It is important to me to honor what each of us envision for that day.  We went over some of the signs of labor that we learned in our classes, timing contractions, etc.  J wanted to know how to time them so we looked over our class information.  It was good to refresh as it has been months since we learned all of this stuff.   It came back to both of us quickly.

We packed the paper work away in our suitcase, watched TV for a little bit and then J took me out for ice cream.

We came home and took advantage of being pre-baby...we went to bed early as we do a lot these days.  We got all snuggled in bed and watched Teen Mom 2 (our guilty pleasure- we both love that show and this season is packed with drama!).  During the commercials J would burrow under all of the pillows in my "nest" and talk to Star.  He wanted to know if she was awake and I told him I didn't think so.  He tried knocking on the belly but she didn't answer.  He's so cute, he makes me laugh.  Each commercial he would came over.  We gave each other arm, neck and back tickles and just enjoyed being together.  I feel a phase of our lives coming to an end and the new phase approaching rather quickly.  Although I am looking forward to the new phase I will miss this one.  I always tell J that I love him but last night I wanted him to know it especially.  I don't know if it's the baby being so close or what but I love him now more than ever and told him so.  I am happy to be on this journey with him, he's an amazing partner.  I told him what a great Father he's going to be...and a natural too. 

Speaking of J, he had the car seat installed in his car on Monday.  He called me with the base and seat installed in the back to tell me how weird it is to be driving around with a baby seat.  He installed mine that night based on what he learned at the fire station.  He's already quite the father.  Both cars are set for baby.  We realized last night though that we can't take the dog anywhere now as the back seat was his but with car seats installed in the center of each car...poor Wilson can't go anywhere.  :(

Well, we have our ultrasound/amniotic fluid test tomorrow at 5:00.  Hopefully everything is great and Star is doing well.  I will update after.


H said...

Yay for making it to full term!!!!

Alex said...

Full term - amazing!!! I love hearing about how you and J are enjoying this time. So sweet. You two are going to be amazing parents...

our unicorn uterus story said...

Congratulations on making it to full term. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was reading about you making it through the first trimester. Enjoy every minute, it goes by too fast. I wish you a great delivery and a happy healthy baby. I can't wait to hear about it.