This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 8 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

7 Days Left! (9 Till Induction)

39 weeks is here, can you believe that it is almost the end??? Here are updates:

Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

At each of your now-weekly visits, your caregiver will do an abdominal exam to check your baby's growth and position. She might also do an internal exam to see whether your cervix has started ripening: softening, effacing (thinning out), and dilating (opening). But even armed with this information, there's still no way for your caregiver to predict exactly when your baby is coming.

I can't remember if I mentioned the "twinges" I have been getting--kind of painful stabs in my cervical area that only last a few seconds. No contractions yet...but at least the twinges are telling me that SOMETHING is going on down there! I have a checkup in the morning with a different doc (mine is in Hawaii) so cross your fingers there is some progress.

I think one thing I am most excited about is the fact that tomorrow night is my last night to work!!! I am already working on a list of things to do while I'm off. I've got so many crafts and projects and things to organize! I know the 12 weeks is going to fly by, but the good thing is I am going part-time when I start working again.

The latest with our "new" house is the other day I turned on the light above the kitchen sink--bad idea. It sparked and popped and started smoking. I called Nick in there to look at it, but he isn't very savvy with home electrical things (and I don't want him getting schocked) so we turned the power off and called his dad who knows a lot about these things. What does his dad say? He's too busy to deal with that right now and can't we just keep the power off for a couple days until he can come up and look at it? Um no? In 95 degree weather and a fridge full of food--negative. Needless to say Nick was pretty upset and disappointed (once again) in his parents for their complete and utter lack of concern for our well being. And this is his grandparents' house, it's not even ours! So if the house burns down because of faulty wiring, it is completely their problem.

After I consoled him and explained how my family would undoubtedly be there for us, I called my stepdad and he came right over to make sure the wires were temporarily disabled. He came back today for a few hours and completely replaced the wiring to the light and installed a new fixture for us. I'm glad we know who we can count on...


  1. That family situation sounds familiar! I can't believe you are about to meet your little boy! I am looking forward to seeing his cute face!

  2. I'm gonna get to see you tonight my friend! I'm sorry the "other" Pierce's suck! I'm glad you and little Bradley weren't electrocuted!
    Give Bradley a poke for me and tell him auntie sara is gonna get him :O)
    Have a wonderful morning!

  3. Hopefully only a few more days! I am 38 weeks and I gotta tell you... as soon as I hit 36 weeks and was deemed "safe to deliver," time slowed waaaaaay down.



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