February 24, 2009
What does it feel like to be 37 weeks pregnant? Well, for me, I am definitely moving slower and getting tired much quicker. I'm used to running and running....it's quite a challenge to force myself to slow down and take the rests I need. I'm continuing to take Bailey on at least one walk a day. Taking her on a good walk is a great excuse for me to get my exercise! My goal is to be able to walk up the hills in our neighborhood and our driveway the day I go into labor! -Monica
February 18, 2009
We wanted to take another look at what Poppy was up to in there....So our very thoughtful friend and neighbor, Gary came over tonight and did another ultrasound! Once again, AMAZING! As I said, this little thing has been active as ever this week and we got to see first hand what it was up to. Just hit the play button above and you'll be able to see what appears to be Poppy sucking "it's" thumb! It's one thing to feel various movements throughout the day, but then you get to physically see what's going on in there and it just blows your mind!
Gary said everything looked "textbook." The head is still in a great position...down toward my pelvis. Poppy has moved since our last ultrasound, 3 1/2 weeks ago...It's head is now on the right side of my pelvis and it's spine wraps around the left side of my abdomen. Gary proved me right tonight and showed Joe how it's little butt and legs constantly creep under my ribs!
Gary did more measurements...and it looks like there were some inaccurate measurements last time. The head is now right on, measuring 36 weeks, 3 days. All other measurements (abdominal circumference and femur length) show about 35-36 weeks. It's weighing in at approximately 6 lbs. so we're probably looking at an 8+ lb. baby! According to my LMP, our due date is March 14. After all measurements were entered, the report showed the due date was March 26. Joe & I think it's arriving on March 20th, the first day of spring!
It's reassuring to know that things look so great and Poppy appears to be so healthy! Just another month or so and we'll be holding the little one in our arms! Can't wait! -Monica
February 15, 2009
Poppy has been EXTREMELY active this week. According to the weekly pregnancy reports I get, because of the size of the baby and the decreased amount of space for it to move, I should start to feel less kicking and poking. I'm just the opposite...For the past few days, it's been just about as active as can be! I'm really excited to see the dr. on Thursday for my 36 week visit. -Monica
February 8, 2009
It was a great morning spent with family and friends...Joe & I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives! And each day, we're more and more excited for Poppy to arrive in this world to meet all of them! -Monica
February 2, 2009
Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day! My parents got to hang out with Bailey while Joe and I went to our last childbirthing class. We learned a lot...the different stages of labor, possible medications to take during labor and various relaxation techniques. Joe is going to be an amazing support person! He's gathered all kind of ideas and ways to help me get through this as best as I can!
I can't believe there are only 6 short weeks until our due date! Yes, I am growing, growing and growing! Wow! Poppy continues to get the hiccups and swim around like a little (although sometimes it doesn't feel so little) fish! -Monica