Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Soon Soon SOON!

Week 36
Emerson is about the size of a Coconut...
"She's still in the 17.2- to 18.7-inch and 4.2- to 5.8-pound range and continues to beef up."

  • She's getting closer and closer to being able to breathe on her own.

  • Her skin is getting smooth and soft and her gums are rigid.

  • Her liver and kidneys are in working order.

  • Circulation and immune systems are basically good to go, too.

  •                                                                                                                 -The Bump

    Week 37
    This week, Emerson is about the size of a WATERMELON! Wait, they are huge!
    "Yay! Baby has reached full term. She likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.She's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day."

  • She's practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking.

  • She's getting her first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for her first diaper. (Really?!)

                                                                                                                               -The Bump

    Wow, FULL term. It has really flown by. Three weeks sounds like, yes, I have a little bit more time. But then I hear about the girl that's a week and a half ahead of me, trying to walk to begin labor.
    Just a few days out from her due date. That freaks me out!!
    Now, no doubt about it, if she came tonight, all would be fine, but I am not 100% prepared. Mentally or nursery, bags, and all the small details. I want to be completely over prepared and be waiting on her. I've been doing as much as I can each day to prepare.
    So, we're getting there.
    Continuing working has helped pass the time. My schedule has not changed much at all from when I wasn't pregnant. I still work in Abbeville, do events, run errands, clean the house, cook (sometimes), get in bed at the same time, get up each morning at the same time, etc. I think not changing your life schedule while pregnant is a good thing. Because sooner than later, everything is going to change!

    I went for my 36 week check up last Wednesday.
    • Have not started dilating yet.
    • I am 75% effaced.
    • Blood pressure is right on.
    • Her heartbeat is as great as it can be.
    • I have swelling in my feet, but it's normal.
    • and the doctor said that it was very rare to see a patient still smiling and not complaining at 36 weeks:)

    So all is well with me, and with her...:)

    I have a "To Do" list the size of Texas, but getting smaller by the minute!
    People continue to come in the chamber and look in my office and say, "You're still HERE!?!"
    Yes, yes I am.
    Would I rather be at home filling drawers, cleaning, and packing bags? YES.

    Okay, so I am not posting pictures YET of the nursery since it's not finished. But I did want to post a picture of Emerson's bassinet and mobile.

    This bassinet was slept in my me, my brother, and even my mom. So it's very special to me:)
    The mobile was handmade by two very good friends, Holly Mitchell & Kristy Atkinson.
    It's ready for Emerson!

    Last Friday, the chamber was closed, so I had a craft day.

    Emerson now has a place for her bows...
    The fabric inside matches parts of her crib bedding (hint hint).

    I also made closet dividers for ALL of her clothes...
    ...these are just a few, unfinished.

    So in the days (weeks) to come, I'll be finishing up my to do list and hopefully I can get finished by the time "E" makes her appearance!



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