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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thirty-Seven Weeks 6.9.2010

Woah! Man, am I ready to be done with this!
Everything is totally ready for the little man. I spent tonight putting the finishing touches on his iron-ons for his monthly b-day comparison pics. I also got distracted and made a few extras. My fav is a quote from Anchorman. It says "Milk was a bad choice... I immediately regret this decision." Hilarious!

We've moved onto a whole new food to compare to today. And....ITS THE LAST ONE! Behold...

thebump.com just told me I have 16 days left. That seems silly. I have yogurt that will expire later than the date this kid is supposed to arrive.
We had our 37 week appointment today. I lost a pound (which I think I made up for at dinner), I'm 50% effaced and right on track!!! Contractions are going strong and incredibly annoying so that means they're doing their job! I did test positive for Group B strep which basically means I have to get antibiotics during my labor. That's all. No biggie. I'm ready though so think dilating thoughts, everyone!
Kid is still moving like the next Karate Kid movie star (that's a nod to his uncle, not the rip off of a movie they just released). We were watching Glee last night and this kid was literally dancing with the music. His movements were incredibly strong and would stop right when the songs stopped. Then, he'd pick right back up where he left off at the next song. Its so funny to experience their personalities even before they're out. Like, for example, the kid is starting to sleep ALL NIGHT!!!! I've been in despair until now as he loved to boogie the night away and I thought that was an omen about his patterns for when he'd get outta me. Now, I'm not sweatin it so much.
The nursery is as ready as its gonna be on our current budget. Hubby and F-I-L will be installing the ceiling fan sometime this week or next which is here and ready to go. Then, I'll just have one final vacuum and voila! Kinda silly since he won't be sleeping up there right away anyway. He's got his own little corner nook all set up in our bedroom; complete with pack'n'play, changer station, clothes for two weeks, diapers for three weeks and an air-tight trash can. I hear you aren't supposed to do stairs much after delivery so I have everything at the downstairs station for now. I'll take pics of everything in the next couple of days and throw them up here.
I can actually say now that I have something I'll miss about pregnancy. Preferential treatment! Like, I got bumped up in the grocery store line by 3 people with full carts who all had been waiting longer than me and they were the ones urging me forward. Also, the guy at the hibachi restaurant gave me extra rice "for the baby". Sucks that I am only getting this treatment now, when its over, because I was so stinkin small.
Naps are becoming obligatory now. I don't have a choice in the matter. My eyes are closing whether I want them to or not...regardless of where I am. So, I'm learning to anticipate the onset of my narcoleptic fits and be somewhere cushie around those times. My husband told me today that I need to get used to sleeping in smaller segments and more throughout the day. He forced me to nap today. I'm really diggin this whole "supportive soon-to-be-father" side of Greg. He's so dreamy!

The dogs can totally tell something is up. They're always lurking to see what new gadget we're going to be fiddling with next. They want to hang in the nursery as much as they can. Cami is still obsessively trying to lay on or around my stomach. Riley is still acting like the spoiled first-born who is grudging another addition to the house that steals even more of her attention. I hope they adjust well to this. There aren't many people who have deluded themselves into thinking their dogs are the equivalent of human children more than we have. We're determined that they won't suffer any lack of love from this transition. We're not worried because its simply not going to be an issue for us. We love them way too much. I hate when people tell me the dogs are going to be neglected or that I am going to regret having them now that we have a baby. They're wrong! End of story. (venting over)
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Anyway, not much chance we'll see any action this week. Just constant contractions "ripening" me up. Here's hoping for next week!! I miss sleep without wishing I could not have a spinal cord or any nerve endings.

How far along? 37 weeks and 5 days
Total Weight gain? down to 18 lbs as of today's appointment (one lb lost)
stretch marks? depressing but true
movement? trying to enjoy them as they won't be goin on for much longer
food cravings? anything cold. I'm always hot so I'm eating cold cereal and popsicles like they're about to run out in the world.
belly button- in our out? out out out
maternity clothes? yup
annoying tidbits? feeling like I am sitting on something hard and worried I'm going to cause him brain damage by not constantly laying horizontal

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