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 1, 2009

Full Term with 3 Weeks to go

37 weeks is here with only 21 days left until my due date! Here are updates:
Congratulations — your baby is full term! This means that if your baby arrives now, his lungs should be fully mature and ready to adjust to life outside the womb, even though your due date is still three weeks away.

Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk tof swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

So I'm kind of feeling left out on the whole labor thing...no Braxton-Hicks, no "lightening"... as much as a I love being pregnant, I am ready to hold him! I have another checkup today and hopefully we have progressed over the last week. I am REALLY wanting to do this naturally and not be induced, but frankly I am not willing to go overdue and waste my maternity leave sitting at home twiddling my thumbs. You would think with the 5 million things I been running around doing recently, that would get things going! Nope. I got nothin'.

I told Nick that I'm getting so big now I feel like I have a Santa belly strapped to my stomach! Poor little Bradley is running out of room to move around in. He gets to kicking and it looks like he is going to punch a hole in the side of my belly. Thankfully I've avoided the rib kicks, but he likes to dance on my right hip.

We will hopefully be moving this week--I am spending the morning calling movers and working on getting estimates. Boxes are elusive right now but hopefully I can pick some more up from my work. And Nick starts his summer classes AND his new job this week!!!! We are definitely keeping busy :)


  1. Maybe the moving will help move the baby along, too! Ya know, prolonged exercise or what-not. :)

    Congrats on making it full term!

    Looking forward to hearing how your appt went... they usually do a check to see if anything is happening down there, right!?

  2. Is your time off flexible? I know the feeling of "being done." It's a very hard one to fight.

    PS: You may be one of those that never have any of the "warm-up" signs and all of the drama of "oh my gawd, my water just broke, like out of NOWHERE!" lol. Either way, it will all be good. :)

  3. We are all anxiously awaiting the little one!


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