Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quick update:

Today's appointment was non-eventful, so I can't complain.

35 weeks and 4 days: My fundal height is still measuring a week or two ahead, baby is still good, he has not dropped or engaged yet, and my cervix is closed up tight. In this past month my weight gain has slowed down dramatically; I didn't gain anything in the last two weeks, and last time I only gained a pound. My blood pressure was a little high, but no protein in my urine so they're not worried about it. I had my group B-strep swab done, and I'll get those results back in a week. I start Heparin on Saturday.

I go back December 2nd for my 37wk appointment.

Tonight is my last day of work. I'm going to miss the shelter, but I am so ready to just stay home and relax. It's going to be so weird to leave my binder behind and say my good byes. I've been there for over 3 years now. Initially I applied for the position because we needed the extra income for fertility treatments, but I did really care about what the shelter did and stood for too. The shift flexibility was a major bonus as well, and I stayed there even after I graduated college. It was just a good fit. But now that I should be having a baby in the next month, it was no longer going to be a good fit for us. It's scary to be unemployed again, but I think it was the right choice.

After I leave there in the morning, I'll be getting a nap... then heading to the in-law's for Thanksgiving. Hopefully we won't stay long, because I am going to need to come back home and sleep. Besides, the tension there always unnerves me.

Friday will be a new day, and I'll be welcoming it with holiday films while we deck our halls and trim our tree. I think that will really bring everything home for me- we're getting so close to our estimated due date. One month from tomorrow. I'm getting so anxious.


Shannon Ivy said...

I'm so excited for you! A year ago you probably didn't think your life would be going this way and now you are uber prego! I hope everything continues to go well. Keep us updated!!!! said...

ooo, I hope you get to relax and sleep a ton the next few weeks ;) I took the last 4 weeks off before I had E and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made :) I hope the holidays go well, I'm planning on getting sh*tfaced at my IL's :)

Rebecca said...

Glad to know that your son is measuring ahead. Always a good sign in my book. Hope you can enjoy yourself tomorrow and get some sleep.

MrsSpock said...

Wow- you are in the home stretch!

Groves said...

I have this sense of holding my breath until he is in your arms. You have come so far, so far, so far.

Little baby, even strangers are willing you safely into this world...keep well, keep cozy, keep growing. Your life matters so much.

With love,

Cathy in Missouri

Rebecca said...

gave you a blog award today.