Thursday, January 16, 2014

38 weeks: ready and waiting

After hitting full-term last week at 37 weeks, I've been thinking every little thing is a sign that I'm going into labor . . . but given that I am still pregnant, I've been wrong.  I've decided, instead, that I'm probably just going to be pregnant forever.

It's funny how the first eight-and-a-half months have absolutely flown by and now that I'm full-term, the days seem to drag by.  I'm just so anxious to meet this little one!  Instead of focusing on having this baby boy, I've decided to try to focus on spending quality time with Charlotte and Jason until the baby arrives.  And if he comes at 40 weeks then we've timed it perfectly for my mom to come help right after Jason's two weeks of paternity leave ends!  Perfecto.

That being said, Jason and I have made guesses as to when this baby will arrive:

Bethie:  January 16 at 4:03pm
Jason:  January 21 at 9:08am

You may have noticed that my prediction is for today (my dad's birthday!  Happy birthday, daddy!).  Given that I'm still feeling like this baby has settled in for the long haul, I'm guessing Jason is probably going to win this one.  Charlotte arrived at 38.5 weeks, and Jason's guess reflects that (smarty pants).  Clearly we're both optimistic that he'll arrive sooner than later, but who knows.  I could still be blogging about being pregnant at week 42!  (Nooooooooo!)

PS:  Thank you to those asking about gifts for Peter!  As promised, here again is the link to our Amazon wish list for him.  xoxo

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

36 weeks: a little scare

35 week belly shot

After all the worry of having a transverse baby in my last post, I'm happy to report that he is now head down and ready to go!  Such good news, but I wouldn't have known he's back to being head down if I hadn't had a bit of a scare last week.

I had been up most of the night from Saturday to Sunday with insomnia and was trying not to worry about the fact that the baby wasn't moving as much as he normally did.  In the morning, Jason and Charlie and I headed to church and I still hadn't noticed him moving very much.  I tried eating sugar, drinking something cold and lying down, but he just wouldn't perk up.  Preferring to be safe over sorry, I decided to go get checked out at the hospital.  They hooked me up to a monitor and the baby immediately got the hiccups and began to roll around.  Such a relief!  E

ver since been back to his normal, raucous self.  A friend of mine said he just wanted to have a lazy Sunday morning and apparently she was right!

While at the hospital, the midwife felt around on my belly and said he was head down.  However, he moves around SO much that I'm not sure he is still in that position.  Regardless, I've decided not to worry given that he will likely continue to roll around until the last minute (presuming he still has the space!).

Other than that, there isn't much baby news to report.  We had a lovely Christmas and Charlie had a great birthday (you can see loads of pics on my Instagram account!) and we've just finished feasting on Jason's homemade New Year's quiche!  Can you believe this baby boy will be born this month?!

Happy New Year to you all!

PS:  I just had another request for gift ideas for he new baby.  We've made a UK Amazon wish list (click here to see it!) that is easy to use and requires no international shipping!