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

Monday, June 22, 2009

Come Out and Play Bradley!

So I'm here...40 weeks...almost 10 months pregnant...it's been great and all but hey--I'm ready to hold my baby!

It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.

My LAST checkup is today at 11am and I am hoping for at least some progress. She will at least tell me the plan for induction. I don't think I've felt any more of those "twinges" and definitely no contractions. But thanks to my ginormous belly and the God-forsaken heat here, my feet are huge!! It's pretty sad when you can barely wear flip-flops.

As far as moving, we have made a lot of headway in getting unpacked and situated. I have been searching high and lo for a couple of good cheap dressers, but I have been unsuccessful and ended up finding something online. Gotta love internet shopping!

This is the one I decided on for Bradley's room. I just ordered it today, and it should be in late next week. I recently organized his clothes by age and they continue to be piled on the floor until I get somewhere to put them.

I really like this one! This is the one I decided on for our room. I wanted to go with a double so that we would each have adequate drawers, plus the room on top for stuff to go. But of course, because this is the one I want, it is out of stock!! Remember when the nursery valances were out of stock? Oh, and the crib was out of stock? Ugh. So I am watching it like a hawk and will order it as soon as I can. Until then, all of our crap is piled up on the top shelf in the closet. That has been one big adjustment moving here because before, we each had our own big walk-in closet with built in dressers, and now we have one little closet and no dressers!! I am realizing I may have too many clothes...

Anywho, wish me luck at my appointment in a couple of hours--I will be sure to post an update before I go to the hospital! And don't worry, my batteries are charging and there will be PLENTY of pictures to show. Hopefully everything goes well and I do not need a C-section. We just want little Bradley to come out safely and daddy to survive :) I'll be fine!


  1. You have the best luck- ha!
    I guess we're taking a 40 week belly shot tonight lol! Cracks me up- At least we know Bradley is going to be a healthy size hehe!
    See you tonight dearie!

  2. Can't wait to hear how the appt went!?

    Love the dressers!

    I guess you'll have to post that 40wk belly shot! ;(

  3. Where is that belly shot sister? You need to put it up!

  4. Can't wait to hear about your appointment...LOVE the dresser :)


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