Thursday, May 8, 2008

36 Week Update

(this picture was taken last week, 35 weeks)

Ok, so I had one post that was not baby-related. I can't help it- it is all that seems to be going on in my life right now.

We've been really busy. We got our bedroom rearranged and made space for Baby's crib and dresser. We only have a one bedroom apartment and Baby will be sharing our room for awhile.

We contemplated moving our bedroom into the living room and turning the dining room into the living room, but this just made the most sense. We have a feeling that we will be moving to back to Illinois soon anyway.....

We interviewed and picked a pediatrician. I'm really happy with the one we picked. He is close to home, very personable, and even has Saturday hours!!! Keith and I both liked him a lot and we had no questions about using him. One more thing checked off our list.....

I told my boss today that my last day of work will be next Friday, May 16. I had originally planned on working up until my due date, but that is turning out to be unrealistic. I'm tired. I ache. I decided to take the two weeks off before my due date. I'm going to use that time to finish preparing the place for Baby, take naps, and read a few books. If she comes earlier than my due date, then I'll already be off work. My boss was really great about it. He even asked if I wanted this week to be my last week, but I still have some work to finish before my last day.

I had my OB appointment yesterday. My first weekly appointment. Everything still looks good. Blood pressure is good, baby's heartbeat sounds strong and I am dialated 1 cm. Whoo Hoo! I had a growth ultrasound and they estimate that she weighs 6 lb. 12 oz. With three more weeks to go, she's gonna be a good size little girl.

So, that's my update.
Sorry for yet another post dedicated to impending motherhood! One of these days I hope that my mind will be more than one-track again......


Louise said...

OH getting so excited for you! Can't wait to see the little one!
Love the little area you set up for baby, that is great!
Have a great day!
You look fabulous! ;)

Anonymous said...

It is exciting that she is almost here!!! I can't hardly wait to meet her and learn her name. The crib looks great, she'll love it.
Just so you know, I think you'll have a one track mind for about, oh lets see....ever. Not quite one track but definitly always on your mind. It's a blessing or (a curse,just kidding) that once you become a mother they are on your mind always somewhere, whether it be right up front or somewhere it the back a little, but they are ALWAYS there. It's not a bad thing, and it's just a change that I'm sure you will embrace.
Can't wait to see you.

Erin said...

Wow, it's coming so close! Your crib looks so pretty : ) I can hardly wait to 'meet' your little one!

Alexis Jacobs said...

Sami was born 36 weeks to the day and was 6 lb 12 oz.

Love the crib. Only a few weeks and 9 cm left! You have a great head start.

it's me, Val said...

9 cm left -- that was funny, Alexis!

Cor, thinking about you and Beth every day knowing it's getting so close for you two. If you plan to come up soon after with the baby, I'd be more than happy (and excited!!) to take pics of baby B.

Love you!