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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby Update: 38 Weeks!

38 weeks!?  
I can't believe it.  
I'm assuming (maybe dumbly) that this will be the very last baby update ... until there is actually a BABY!
Yikes!
I'm starting to get a little nervous, I'm not gonna lie ... 
The whole idea of the birthing process again is a little scary.  

I actually spent a day in the hospital about a week and a half ago.  
I woke up in the middle of the night with horrible cramping, which turned into regular contractions.  
We got up and headed to the hospital, got hooked up to the monitors, and discovered that I was contracting every 2-3 minutes.  
I was 1 cm dilated when we arrived ... and 2 cm about an hour later.  At that point I thought ... "This must be it!"... (and so did the nurses, I think!).  
But -- six hours later, there was no more dilation, so they sent me home -- and the contractions stopped a few hours later.  

False labor!

(Which was actually a good thing because I was only about 36 1/2 weeks at that point ... and they were really hoping Max would wait at least another week.)

Well ... the good news is ... he waited.  He's still cookin' away in there!

I've had pretty much every pre-labor sign and symptom that I had before going into labor with Lucy ... but so far -- to no avail.  

On the positive side -- because of the whole false labor episode -- my hospital bag, Lucy's overnight bag for Nana's house, and Max's diaper bag are now packed and ready to go ... and my car is now sporting TWO car seats. :)~

I think we are officially READY.  
Well ... as ready as one can be for this whole ordeal. :-)
It's definitely a bit more complicated this time around, with a kiddo at home to worry about planning for, too!

So .... that's been all the "excitement" around here the past couple weeks.  
I guess I better post a darn picture, too....
Do I look tired ....?
Because I was.  
Some nights, I sleep GREAT.  
Others?
Not at all.  
This pic was after one of the latter.  

I also keep going back and forth between "crazy-nesting mode" and having the energy level of a slug.  
Pretty much on a daily basis.  
I'm such a confused mess! :)~

However, other than some major hip pains here and there, I feel just great -- and am just trying to thoroughly enjoy my last days of pregnancy.  
Some mornings (like this morning), I wake up so sad that the end is so near. :(  
Heck, some mornings, I still have to pinch myself to even believe I'm pregnant!  How have nine months gone by already!?  

But .... on the other hand, I can't wait to snuggle this little guy!!!   And I can't wait for Lucy to FINALLY meet this little brother she's been hugging and kissing and talking to (and wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to) for weeks and months!  It is going to be such an AWESOME experience, I know!

Can't wait to be sharing some baby pics with you all!  
SOON!!!

(Oh!  And did you all see Max's nursery post!?  Be sure to check it out if you missed it last week!:-)

6 comments:

  1. I am so happy and excited for you. Not too much longer.....

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  2. So excited for ya Bec!! Hope everything goes well and quickly!! By the sounds of it, you are one of those lucky quick ones!! Can't wait to hear your story! ;) Love ya and LOTS of hugs!

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  3. Ohhh I cannot wait to meet this little guy!!
    Big hugs to all of you and I wish you a 30 minute labor with some really awesomesauce hospital food.
    Especially those mashed potatoes.....yummmmo.
    xoxo!!

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  4. Happy 38 weeks! :) I'm so excited for your entire family! Praying everything goes well for you during labor and delivery! Also praying for a healthy baby boy and a fast recovery for you! God is amazing!

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  5. You look great! I can't believe that you are 38 weeks pregnant already!!! But I really can't wait to meet Max:-) You are so close to meeting your little miracle! I am so happy for you and your family.

    Love,
    Melissa

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  6. Soooo close now! You are still looking great!

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