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The Fruit: 37 weeks – Delivery

Posted 20 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business
At week 37, your pregnancy is considered full term, meaning baby is likely to thrive after birth. Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. If (okay, as) you worry about giving birth, consider what it’s like for the little one. During the journey out of your womb, baby will produce more stress hormones than any other time in life.


Posted 19 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Two things happened last night that I can barely explain, but make me so happy.

1.) Apparently, I didn’t snore at all last night. YESS. The hubs attributes it to the baby dropping, I’ll take whatever reason. (More importantly, I spent the whole night sleeping in our bed. AWESOME.) Which brings me to number two…

2.) I slept on my back more than any other position last night. AND IT WAS COMFORTABLE. Where did this come from? My back is a little sore today, but what the hell?

I’m hoping they both continue. Maybe my body has just given up fighting this pregnancy and is just allowing anything to happen. FINE. I’LL TAKE IT.

Also – we shook on a girl’s name last night, which means the naming drama is now OVER. We have a boy’s and girl’s name. And you’re all still going to have to wait until the baby’s here to find out what it is. Car seat was installed on Saturday (and was WAY easier than I thought it would be), and the remainder of the baby clothes have been washed. I’m making one final trip to Babies R Us today for misc. last minute things I probably don’t need…but want anyway before the baby is here.

Do you hear that, Ninja? We’re FINALLY ready. Ready when you are. So…my parents will be here this weekend – Friday sounds like a good day to make an appearance – no? WORK ON IT.

Yay and YAY!

Posted 17 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Two things:

One, the car seat DID come yesterday! Now, to try to figure out how to install the damn thing. The instructions are VERY intimidating. I’ve heard YouTube has a plethora of vids on how to install. I’ll be checking those later. But I lerve it and I’m so glad I went ahead and had it shipped to me instead of just picking a different pattern.

And second – one of my friends from back in the day/my hometown had her baby last night (on her due date, no less)! She too was on the “wait and see” plan for the gender, and she had a boy! (Just like everyone predicted at my shower back in June.) For the record, a girl was predicted for me by the same ladies. We’ll see if I’m friends with psychics soon enough.

This labor thing is pretty easy.*

Posted 16 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, house stuffs, retail therapy, The Hubs

*NOTE TO LABOR GODS – I’M TOTALLY JOKING. No need to show me what’s really up for a week at least.

Saw John the Midwife today – this week’s state of the uterus:

Mucus Plug – Still gone.
Dilated – 4-5cm!!
Effaced – 80% (same)
Bedrest – Still till the end, unless I want to be in pelvis splitting pain.
Measuring – Around 35 weeks – only because I’ve dropped.
Baby is at 0 station, which is lower than last week’s -3.

Essentially, between the baby being so low, my dilation and effacement – I’m halfway done with labor. The only pain I’ve experienced is my gallbladder (now known as Vincent) and the cervix clawing. (Some of my ladies think the ninja is just hanging on for dear life – I concur!) I’ve had a few contractions with some cramping in the last week – but nothing to write home about. So, HOLY CRAP. It’s so close now I can nearly taste it. Now if the UPS man would just get here with our car seat…we’ll be ready to rock and roll.

The hubs and I went out for lunch after my appointment today and then to Best Buy, a rug store and Target. We FINALLY got a rug for the baby’s room, and also found a new one for the living room…which of course required us to buy new throw pillows at Target for the couches to tie it all together. (And I had to pick up some long sleeve onesies for the ninja to wear underneath all the short sleeve ones I ended up with. It IS fall. :)

At any rate, after having a hand shoved up my babymaker and all the walking/standing today…I’m beat. Especially since I only had about 3 hours of sleep last night, thanks to cervix punches and Vincent the gallbladder being a douche. The hubs is having a night out (well deserved) with his phone well within reach. I’m a little ascurred of something happening tonight considering the events of the day, but hopefully the ninja will at least make it through the weekend. My parents are planning on being here next weekend…or sooner if need be.

I just can’t believe I’m already this dilated…and not in the hospital choking a nurse because my epidural isn’t here yet. Certainly gives new meaning to the phrase “Everyone’s different!”

36 weeks.

Posted 13 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

How far along? 36 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About +29 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Oui oui. These sweatpants are becoming a part of me. As is the couch.

Stretch marks? I’m tired of thinking about them. Not this week.

Sleep: I have good nights and bad. Last night was bad.

Best moment this week: My shower! So fun – I love my friends. And getting all the essentials for the munchkin.

Movement: Still practicing ninja rolls.

Food cravings: A magic coke from McDonalds!

Gender: Still no idea.

Labor Signs: Contractions are changing slightly, getting more crampy…but not every contraction is like that. This is a long and weird process.

Belly Button in or out? It’s just gross.

What I miss: Being able to be on my feet without feeling like I’m about to drop a bowling ball between my legs.

What I am looking forward to: My appointment Friday…and just making it another week!

Weekly Wisdom: It’s never to early to be 100% prepared.

Milestones: The baby’s room is nearly 100% complete!