8.11.2010

Pregnancy Update: Month 9

Month 9 (weeks 37 to delivery): 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.

These were taken this morning...39 week belly.
I am 39 weeks today!  I can't believe how fast this pregnancy seems to have flown by!  Ron is back here in the States and we are anxiously waiting for Baby Boy T to decide he's ready to see the world.  Ron flew home a week early after my doctor told me he didn't think I'd make it another week and a half...it's been exactly a week since then.  I hope we didn't spend the extra money to change his flight for nothing, but in a way, it was worth it for the peace of mind of knowing he won't miss the birth and he has been amazing with making sure I get rest and keeping Kaitlyn entertained--and she is just beyond thrilled that Daddy is home!

I feel good aside from the fact that I started to feel sick a few days ago and woke up with a sore throat and congestion this morning...ugh!  This should make labor a real pleasure. :)  I'm hoping I can get rid of it quickly and feel semi-normal when it's go-time.  In the meantime, we're enjoying our last days as a family of three...and still trying to decide on a name for Baby Boy!

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