Welp, we are officially 38 weeks. In the ‘safe zone.’ Ready to go. So…dooteedoo, what now?
We have been on edge for months after a strict bed rest restriction at 20 weeks. Relatively speaking, we’ve made wonderful progress throughout the pregnancy. We were so happy to make it to 24, 28, 32 and 36 weeks. We were a bit nervous when a growth scan showed that his abdomen wasn’t growing as quickly as it should and it was even predicted that we would induce at 37 weeks if that measurement didn’t increase.
We arrived at our 37 week growth scan and we were READY. The house was clean, the laundry was done, Elia was with her “Ooma and Oompa”, the dog was boarded, and the hospital bag was in the van. We were even able to enjoy a wonderful lunch out on a patio on a beautiful 80 degree KC day. When we checked in with the doctor we giggled and laughed that there was NO WAY the baby was coming that day, we had prepared too much. So when the doc told us that the baby had had a growth spurt and was nice and cozy we were SO happy but knew that we’d be heading home rather than checking in. We knew he was exactly where he needed to be and we were so thankful that he was doing so well but now that we were officially ‘full-term’ maybe a bit disappointed we’d have to wait awhile longer. When we got back to the van we looked at each other and said, “Well, now what?”
Now, rinse and repeat and you’ll be caught up to today’s appointment at 38 weeks. House is clean, laundry is done, Elia’s with her grandparents, Jackson has been boarded and our baby boy is just as content as can be hanging out in his womb. The only difference? Today it’s not 80 degrees. Nope, that was just a teaser day–today KC is going to get slammed again with another snow and ice storm. Sounds like baby-havin’ weather to me…yes?
Now that it’s REALLY safe to meet our little guy I’m wondering if he’s going to make an appearance this weekend. Who would have thought that after trying to keep him in there so long that we’d be at a point that we may have to kick him out!
In other news, his big sister is getting anxious to meet him too and has decided it’s time to announce his name.