So this weekend Jarrett has Overdrive so he will only be home at night. As for me...I've already got a lot of things I want to get done. Maybe I've gone crazy, but tonight I came home and with my skirt still on, I put on Jarrett's work boots, marched in the backyard, weed-eated and blew off the back porch. I'm sure I was a sight with my huge belly, skirt and boots!! But there were just a few places that were bothering me!! I thought about mowing....but came to my senses. So, we will see what tomorrow holds! For sure a manicure, pedicure and car wash, but I will let someone else do it!!
I officially had my last prenatal appointment today at 11:00. Jarrett and I went in having no idea what to expect and to our surprise, we will be having our little boy on Monday!!! After getting checked Dr. Klouda she said that I am ready and if we don't move things along soon, this boy will be two big to deliver naturally. So due date is April 10th, but he will be here March 29. I think we are still in shock. It is just so real now! Jarrett said he wasn't sure how to react laugh, cry, or throw up!! We are so excited and so ready!!
Posted by Amanda at 7:39 PM
I wanted to document what my nights are like lately. Last night was a pretty typical night.
- Went to bed about 9:30 and talked with Jarrett
- Lights out at about 10:00 and went to sleep very easily
- Woke up at 12:00 to potty
- Woke up at 1:00 to potty
- Woke up at 1:52 to Jarrett using the restroom and eating Tums (I guess he had heartburn)
- Decided to go ahead and get up and use the restroom since I was awake
- Woke up at 4:00 to potty
- Woke up at 5:00 to potty
- Got up at 6:10 to get ready for work
It looks like it may be a long time before I get a full nights rest again!!!
Posted by Amanda at 5:21 PM
We had our sonogram today to see how big this boy really is. Basically right now he is about 6 1/2 pounds and is in the 91st percentile of weight for babies at this point in the pregnancy...I still have over 4 weeks until my due date!!
It was awesome getting to see him again. Here is a picture of his sweet face...with a hand over his eye. He was "practicing" his breathing which was cool to see. We could also see some hair on his head.
After the sonogram I had an examination, and we got to talk to the doctor about our options. She basically said that I will get examined in the next two weeks and during week 38 we will make a decision of what to do. She talked to us about our different options and about her prediction that the baby will be too big for my body to deliver if I go full term. We discussed the risks of a c-sections compared to a baby that is too big for my body. So Lawson will be here a week earlier than my due date one way or the other.
Posted by Amanda at 7:28 PM
Yesterday we had our 34 week appointment, I was happy that Jarrett was able to be there with me. I fully expected it to be like every other appointment before, and it started off that way. My blood pressure was good, and I have now gained a total of 34 pounds. However, when the doctor came in she just looked at my belly with a little bit of shock. Now it for sure has grown, but I didn't think it was bigger than normal. She took my measurements and I am measuring at 38 weeks!! As soon as she said that Jarrett's face turned red...I think he thought that meant we would be having the baby in the next week. She said either you have a very large baby boy or there is a lot of fluid in there. So we get to wait until next Thursday to have a sonogram and see how big this boy really is. I am excited, but a little panicked to think he may be coming sooner than expected. She also threw out the term c-section which really makes me nervous, but I'm not going to worry about it until we know more from the sonogram. So now I am counting the days until next Thursday when we will know something more, and in the mean time I'm getting as much ready as possible.
Posted by Amanda at 8:33 AM