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Monday, February 27, 2012

oh baby... 38 weeks!

It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted. I apologize to those of you who read my blog regularly! Life has been quite busy and has been moving along so fast! As of today, I only have 2 more days until my due date...TWO!  It's so crazy, surreal and exciting all wrapped into one!  Since I'm a little late on my bump photos, I thought I'd share photos from my 38th week!

At 38 weeks, shortly after our maternity photo shoot!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

good news!

I'm happy to report that Baby Love is head down as of my appointment yesterday!  Thank you all for your thoughts and means so much to me to know that you were all thinking and praying for us.  Last week, I scheduled an appointment with a chiropractor in hopes of getting baby to move. I canceled this appointment because as my doctor said, "we don't want to move her OUT of position!" No sir, we don't!!!

Please continue to pray that she stays head down as we approach her arrival!

Thanks again :)

p.s. Stay tuned for a few belly photos to come...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

a new outlook at 37 weeks

If you had spoken to me as I approached 37 weeks, you probably would have heard that I was counting down to this milestone.  You see, 37 weeks is the official green light in pregnancy that proclaims, "YOU'RE FULL TERM, YOU MAY NOW PASS GO!" I must admit, I was really excited about this week and was strongly encouraging Baby Love that it was A-OKAY to make her appearance sooner than later, just because she could!

As I sat in the doctor's office yesterday afternoon, my entire perspective quickly changed. I found out that despite being head down just a couple of weeks ago, Baby Love is now transverse.  For those of you who have no clue what that is...she's lying sideways in my belly. This position = no bueno for vaginal delivery [insert sad face].

So with this unexpected news, I am now very glad that I have 3 whole weeks to D-day so that she can get in the right position.  While the likelihood of this happening diminishes with each passing day, one thing I have on my side is the amount of amniotic fluid she's in.  There seems to be lots of it, which means baby girl is able to live it up a little more than the average Joe.

This mama over here has already started to seek out what can be done to get her movin'. I started doing some of the very awkward positions and will be making an appointment with a chiropractor very soon in hopes that he can work his magic.  I think these things mixed with prayer is a good combination for success!  I am starting to realize that whatever is best for baby will ultimately happen and all will be well in the end!

I would greatly appreciate your prayers in the next few weeks as we near the end of my pregnancy...thanks friends!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

dreaming of baby

Lately, the hubs and I have had some serious dreams about having our little girl! I'm not sure if it's wishful thinking, due date obsession, or if she'll really make her appearance sooner than later!  But one thing I know, is that it's fun to exchange stories and hear what the previous night had in store for both of us!

Last night,  I had a dream that I went to check out a childcare facility in my hometown since I was visiting family. The purpose of me going was to see how childcare in Bloomington stood in comparison to others. During my visit, so many things went wrong that I was compelled to go off on the employees and tell them that if I were a prospective client, I WOULD NOT send my child there. It didn't stop there, as my husband reminded me this morning, that I yelled out [very forcibly], "What I'm trying to say is..." and proceeded to fall back asleep.

I think what's even funnier is that I was able to recount the entire dream so passionately like it actually happened.  Let me assure you, my other dreams have been more pleasant and were directly related to Baby Love, but I couldn't resist sharing this one with you guys.

I'm just hoping that the dreams don't get any crazier than this as we await her arrival.

Wish me luck, friends!