Thursday, March 20, 2008

38 Weeks and Dr. Visit...

I had my 38 week doctor appointment and everything is similar to last week which didn't surprise me much. I feel the same. He said my cerv is softer than last week, but I'm not dilated. I did have a lot of contractions last night; more than ever. He said that's my uterus doing a dress rehearsal for the big show!! Direct quote. He doesn't suspect I'll go this week, but "you never know" was how he termed it!! I go back next Wednesday. I feel like I'll go the full 40 weeks so I find myself in another "2 week wait" although this one is much more fun than the average "2 week wait" I used to dread!! Lily will be at the other end of the wait! Happy sigh.

Many people/strangers ask me the famous question now..."when are you due?" and I used to say "4/4/08" bc I loved the ring of those numbers together, but now I've switched my answer to "2 weeks" and it sounds SO close I can taste it! I love this happy anticipation!!

I'm so proud of my body. Not in a vain, egotistical way, but in the way that it's doing everything it should to support this pregnancy! I used to feel so "broken" on the inside as doctors would tell me my body just wasn't cooperating with the battery of tests they would run. Doctors tried to tape me back together with treatments, medicines, game plans, but I never felt my body would do what they wanted.


But not now. Lily makes me feel like a new woman and so proud to carry her this far with relatively no problems for 10 months! That's a miracle in itself! More happy sighs.

Here's a current picture of Lily at 38 weeks and thriving. Pix are a little dark, but they sure won't go in the scrapbook like that as I can lighten them there. I sure can't wait to meet this little kicker!!!! She sure feels cute.






For my bday in October, David bought me a pregnancy massage and made it from Lily with a card that read "I thought you and I could enjoy this together while I grow in your tummy. Love your peanut". VERY sweet! It was before we knew it was a Lily. Well, I've been waiting for just the right time to use it and now is the time! I was waiting until I was feeling the pains of the belly and feet issues so I'm getting it on Friday and I can't wait! I've been sooooo patient with this present (VERY unlike me) and hesitated each time I wanted to redeem it. I've been looking forward to this massage since October! Who says I'm not patient? lol.

Many of you have commented or emailed me about how to digital scrapbook so I included a section to the right with literally the ABC's of how to get started. It helps to have software you feel comfortable with and a few templates to get you started.
Warning: It's addictive and a whole lotta fun! There's a whole underground world of digital scrappers out there and I'm learning more and more everyday!! Hope you do too!!

Here's what Lily has been up to:

http://www.3dpregnancy.com/calendar/38-weeks-pregnant.html
http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/your-baby/week-38/runway.aspx
http://www.pampers.com/en_US/content/type/109/contentId/12892.do
http://baby2see.com/development/week38.html
http://www.babycenter.com/6_your-pregnancy-38-weeks_1127.bc
http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-38-weeks
http://pregnancy.baby-gaga.com/calendar/week38

9 comments:

Tisha said...
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Steph said...

OMG...I can't believe Lilypie is ALMOST here! YAAAAAAAAAAHH!! I still have to give you your gift...and see her nursery!

Steph said...

Oh, BTW...your scrapbook pages are DIVINE!!!! I just went on to shabby princess.com & created something for J & my anniversary! I had so much fun creating it! I can easily see getting addicted! :p

Anonymous said...

That massage sounds wonderful - ENJOY! You look beautiful and I'm so excited your little sweety will be here before you know it! My friend that's due April 2 just found our she's 2 cm dialated but my sis said she was 2 cm a month before she delivered Kelly so ya never know...Lily will let ya know soon - so cool your getting more contractions now - your body sure is getting ready for the big day! Good thing your bag is packed! Make sure you pack some snacks for David - our birthing coach reminded us of that and Rich sure was happy when I pointed to that pocket on my overnight bag!
Donna : )

Kelle said...

You get more beautiful with each belly pic! She's so happy in there...if you were my mama, I wouldn't want to come out either! Such a peaceful, happy place to be right next to Kelly Hutcheson's heart. She's my widdle shmookins she is! LL and I feel so bonded to her already...I had major dreams about her arrival last night. Oh, the world is about to get a lot brighter. 143....286. Okay fine, David can have some too....let's see...that would be 3-12-9. This is gettin' a little much.

carie said...

Your words about feeling broken really touched me...goosebumps up and down my arms, tears welled up in my eyes, hair raised on back of my neck...thanks for sharing such personal, private feelings. love you and feeling such joy for you.

carie said...

Thanks so much for putting up the digital scrapbooking links. I had no Internet at home on Thursday. So, as crazy as it sounds (I know it won't to you) I'm up here in the hotel room with Alissa still asleep and checking out links and getting a blog post ready!!! Yikes...we all really are going to have our own self-help group soon.

dig this chick said...

Your bump is adorable! Did you get my e mail about diapers?