36 Weeks!

36 weeks and baby is measuring 8 lbs 14 ounces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m dilated to 3 and 75% effaced! R will be here on Monday.  E will be here a week later with their daughter.  I’ll definitely be taking it easy until Monday and I had a chat with surro babe, telling him he has to stay put at least until his Daddy gets here, and preferably until both daddies and his big sister are here.  😉

Coincidentally, Monday is Labor Day.  Lol!

Lately I’ve been feeling exactly how I felt right before my own babies were born.  Looks like it’s nearly time to deliver this not-so-little guy back into his daddies’ arms.  We’re so excited!

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35 Weeks!

35 weeks already!  Surro babe is still measuring big and my amniotic fluid is measuring on the high side.  No wonder I’m so huge and squished!  


An elderly woman approached me recently, put her hands on my belly, and told me that you’re not supposed to eat the watermelon whole.  Lol!!

Surro babe has decided that during my weekly fetal non stress test is the perfect time to take a good nap.   This results in lots of poking and pushing on my belly trying to get him to wake up, followed by the nurse bringing me a kool-aid juice box and chocolates.  The sugar always gets him to wake and he then quickly passes the test.  

Here we are doing the stress test (standard practice with my OB when baby is measuring big).  The bands measure contractions as well as the baby’s heart rate.  Then I have to press the little clicker any time I feel him move.  To pass the test they want to see his heart accelerate in relation to his movements.  
Everything looks great – and we’re still thinking baby will be here 1-2 weeks early.  So exciting!  

BIG Baby!

We are 8 months this week!  The weeks are flying by!  

Our appointment this week went great.  Surro babe is head down (yay!) and looks perfect! His heart rate is 155 which is awesome. He is measuring 6.6 pounds already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  No wonder I feel so huge and squished! Check out his adorable chubby cheeks:  


I will be seeing my OB weekly now for the remainder of the pregnancy. Whenever a baby is on the bigger side, my OB does weekly ultrasounds and fetal non stress tests just making sure that the baby is thriving. Because of a marginal placenta we’ve been watching surro babe making sure he’s growing enough and now we’re watching him because he’s grown so much! Oh the irony! 

R and E are busy getting everything ready for their stay here (flights, short term rental, all the newborn gear, etc.).  So exciting!!!