Friday, April 27, 2012

We're Hangin' in There!

Week 39
Holy Moly, my last week before the B-I-G 40!
This week, Emerson should be about the size of a Wintermelon.
A what? What is a Wintermelon? She's so big now, they're just making up fruit!

"Baby keeps growing, despite being so crowded in there. She probably weighs around 6.2 to 9.2 pounds and measures about 18.9 to 20.9 inches."

  • She's probably able to flex her limbs now.
  • Her brain is still rapidly developing -- she's getting smarter by the week!
  • Her nails may extend past her fingertips.

  •                                                                                                                 -The Bump

    On Tuesday, we had our 39 week check up. I was also scheduled for an ultrasound to see her position, weight, fluid levels, etc. Of course, she had her hands in front of her face...again. So I guess we know where her hands will be when she comes out! The results of the ultrasound were...
    • Her head is down and she's in the correct position.
    • She's weighing in at a whopping 7 lbs, 14 oz, and gaining about an ounce each day! (The tech did say they the test could be off +/- 9oz. Lord help me if she's 7lbs, 14oz + 9oz!! WHOA!
    • My fluid levels (in my stomach) were a little low. The number they gave was a 6.35. It needed to be at least a 7. So my duty for the rest of the day was to go lay on my side and drink a LOT of liquids.
    • She's still a girl, which is good!
    • All of her anatomy is looking good and organs are functioning like normal.

    The next day, after laying down and drinking until I float, I went back for another ultrasound.
    My fluid levels were at an 11!! Bam!

    If they would have been less than 7, we would start planning for an induction on Monday.
    If they were higher than a 7, we would "rethink" things.

    So with the levels being up and good, we have decided to let her come when she's good and ready.
    That's exactly what I wanted to hear. I don't want to force her out and I certainly do NOT want to have a C-section if at all possible. Of course, anything can change at any time, so all of these options are still a possibility. But we sure do hope that I go into labor on my own...and SOON.

    Have you seen me lately?? Geez! Wobble wobble.
    I love seeing people's reaction when they say...
    "Oh, you're about to POP!"
    "When are you due?"

    And I reply,

    Who knows what they're thinking, but it looks like they are thinking...
    "Oh no, what if she goes into labor right now, standing here, talking to ME??!!"

    Well I know that I haven't posted not even one picture of myself this whole time.
    So here I am, 2 days 39 weeks and 4 days.

    Thanks Abby Funderburk Photography for doing these:)
    And thank you to one of her awesome Brides for letting her take these in the middle of YOUR session!!

    We planned to do pictures like a week or two ago, with Danny, but I had a very bad day that day and ended up cancelling them. I wanted to have something to look back on, so we shot these in literally 5 minutes. No, literally.

    So now, we wait.
    Bags are packed and in the trunk.
    Birth plan is written and typed.
    House, well, it'll be cleaned by Saturday!
    Bassinet ready, crib ready.
    Who to call when something happens, ready.
    "To bring" list on the fridge for those last minute items that can't be packed ahead of time.
    Now, it's all up to the good Lord and Emerson.

    Come on, lets do this!


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