Sunday, July 06, 2008

38 Weeks

Here we are at 38 weeks and in all likelihood, there will be one for 39 weeks too. Not a huge believer in spontaneous labor at this point. Although I'm continuing to have contractions off and on (some painful, some not really). My mom seems to think I've dropped some and I'd have to agree based on the pressure I'm feeling and the fact I'm running to pee all the time. But I don't think it's any kind of drastic drop.

Tonight while getting the kids ready for bed, I was laying on the floor on my left side in Caroline's room and Bryce walked in and sat down on top of my belly. Sweet. It hurt! But I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a secret wish that it would have sent me into labor. That might be a funny story, Caroline picked her middle name and Bryce sent me into labor.

Not too much else to report. This is likely my last week of work and I'm planning on making it all 5 days. I didn't make it to my last week of work with Bryce since I had swelled up so much. I noticed this evening my ankles and feet look a little swollen, but nothing like I've had before. Also, the kids go back to daycare this week after being closed for 2 weeks for vacation and I'm a little sad about that since they've had such a fun 2 weeks with my mom and my MIL and a little extra mommy/daddy time thrown in too. But, getting them back into their normal schedule is important as we prepare for baby sister's arrival. I know they'll probably spend some time and at least one overnight with a grandmother in the weeks to come, but for the most part we're going to try and keep them on schedule. Plus, we just nailed down that Caroline will officially start her new preschool/daycare program in mid-August - so she's very excited about that. I'm sure I'll be crying when I leave her given I'll just be a few weeks postpartum and that it's a big day for a mom, even if she has been in daycare for most of her life. This will be different. I'm glad I'll have a "spare" baby by then - Caroline is growing up too fast!


Viv said...

A spare baby - LOL! What are you going to do keep popping out kids? You can be like that crazy ladt that has like 19 kids, the Druggars or something! But I know what you mean :)

Funny that Bryce think his baby sister is a chair - I'm sure he'll be doing that again in a year or so (Makenzie tried to sit on Victoria all the time!)

Good luck this last week at work - you look great!

Katie said...

Woo hoo, belly shot! I think you look awesome. You are carrying a basketball under your shirt! Sending good vibes your way!

(P.S. I looked at Emily's 4th of July pics and cried b/c she didn't look "baby" enough in them. I'm not even preggers and I got all emotional.)

BJ said...

Look at you woman, you look great!! Enjoy your last week of work.

Erin said...

You look great! :D