Thursday, August 19, 2010

37.6 weeks-"Chard"-ly any time left

Wow! Another week closer. This week we got the crib back from my Dad, and now the nursery is pretty much set up. I just need to add the finishing touches (ie curtains and pictures). I am getting excited.

This week at our Dr. Appointment the Fundus was measuring at 36cm (guess we are going to have a small baby). I also lost weight, so I gained a total of 16 pounds so far. Baby heartbeat was in the 150's again. Things are looking good. I did get an exam to see if we were dilated yet, but thankfully nothing is happening just yet. I don't mind him "cooking" for a little longer. I still have a few things to do around the house to prepare for his arrival. Besides, we want him to be born on September

This last week was so busy with our 30th church anniversary services. Don't have time to tell you about it now, but I do have time to tell a funny yet embarrassing story?

I had to make 50 sugar free red velvet cupcakes for our church banquet this last Saturday. Soooo, I spent about 5 hours making them all pretty with fondant pearls and all. Well, I did not see them served at the banquet so I inquired once it was over, and of course they were not served (her reasoning was because no one asked for people know to ask for a sugar free alternative, they will take what you have out on the tray) needless to say I was mad, got upset, and when I saw Joel, I immediately started crying. Well if you don't already know, pregnant women can sometimes have accidents. So I started crying into Joel's shoulder, and immediately I had a "small" accident....I was so embarrassed. I told Joel "I think I just peed, we need to go"

So we left right away. Like I said it was a "small" accident, and no on knew the better...yet it was still embarrassing. Once we got in the car, I told Joel, I sure hope that was pee and not my water breaking. At this point, Joel started getting nervous, and realized that we could go into labor whenever, and that at that particular moment, he was not ready. So the next time you see a pregnant woman get upset, have sympathy for us. We just might have an accident, or break the bag of waters and go into

What's new this week?

How far along: 37.6 Weeks

Maternity clothes: Yes.

Total weight gain: 16 lbs.

Waist: This week my waist measures in at 45". He must have dropped a bit.

Belly Button: It's a flat sorta looking thing, and at times, part of it sticks out. I don't think I will look like a "done turkey" in the next two weeks though.

Best moment this week: Getting the nursery in working condition. We just need the last few things done. Finding his "coming home" outfit. It's so cute! Here is a picture of the outfit so you can agree with me (even if you don't think it's cute), and a few of the nursery. It still needs a few things.

Food cravings: Rocky Road Ice Cream (well, that's what we had in the freezer, and it just sounded good)

Food aversions: Tums, it doesn't go well with my digestive system. I guess I need to eat more fiber.

Gender: He's still a boy! Check out the picture from our previous post.

Crazy Dreams: I need to start writing them down. I can't recall any crazy ones this last week.

What I miss: My back not hurting. The load of this child is a little burdensome at times.

What I am looking forward to: His arrival, but I am not in a rush for him to come.

Milestones: The nursery is set up and almost finished. He is moving around like crazy.

Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you're planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there's a medical reason to intervene earlier.)

Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

Until next post,


Valerie said...

Hi Angela! I love reading and hearing about your precious little blessing and can't wait to hear of his safe arrival (and his name!!)! I had a 9/2 due date as well and he arrived on the 28th of August. We keep our name choices to ourselves as well, so I completely understand! Congrats to you both as you enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy! It's an awesome ride and parenthood is even better! :D

Blessed mother of five sons:
"Belly Bean" - 2/03,
"Oni" (prayed for) - 8/04,
"Makaio" (gift of God) - 2/06,
"Breindel" (blessing of God)- 6/07,
"Simcha" (joy or celebration) - 4/09
with "Baby Abeje" (asked for) due 2/11

Joel and Angela said...

Hi Valerie,

I want you to know you made my day! Sometimes I blog, and feel like I am the only one who reads It's great to know others read it too.

Thank you for posting your comment. We are looking forward to the many blessings that parenthood bring.

Always, Angela

Anonymous said...

:D Praise the Lord :) I just came back because I forgot to mention...Jehoshaphat's coming home outfit is darling! :) And I'm not even just saying that to agree with you! :) I love the little prince bib! You might want to bring some socks (if you aren't already planning on it!) because little ones tend to get cold faster and easier than even children, much less adults. I'm lazy that way, so I usually find footed coming home outfits, but I can see why you didn't pass up that outfit, he'll look so handsome in such a little man outfit! :) (I'm planning a homebirth with this one, so his coming home outfit will become his "at home" outfit! :))

Anonymous said...

Hey I just had to leave a comment on this one. First off: Valerie that posted is my bf and we both read your blog :D. Second: Your 'embarrassing moment' and mine are slightly alike. J was doing some outside work for the church when I was preggers with our younger one and we didnt have a key to the church to get inside. We had been there for several hours with Caleb toddling around the parking lot. I had told J I *really* had to go pee ...bad. He kept saying just a little bit longer. Well he finally finished up and he turned on the water spigot to clean up and asked for my help...apparently when I leaned in to help him that was all it took ...I *did not* even notice!! We got in our truck and I was like why is my skirt wet?! about severe pregnancy brain!
Miss ya! So happy for you guys and your little blessing :D
Ness Palmer

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