Monday, June 28, 2010

the last week! [i hope]

i'm 39 weeks and 1 day pregnant. and still not dilated. i guess that's okay because i don't want to rush the little guy out till he's ready, but sometimes i really want to be done being pregnant. though that causes anxiety because if i'm done being pregnant, i'll have a baby who will be mine FOREVER. b and i discuss frequently how weird it will be to have a baby we can't hand back to its parent if it gets cranky -- WE are its parents. and that is scary.

we had a fun baby-free weekend. went out to eat, watched the world cup, went to the gym, bbq'ed with friends, went to the movies [i do not recommend knight & day]. i'm savoring all the couple-only time i can get.

7 comments:

Jean said...

Yes, savor the couple time, but don't worry, there are lots and lots of date nights in your future still. :-) FYI, everyone told me to just assume that my baby would come a week late. And they were all right, except that he actually came 9 days late. So, you may have another week of couple time to enjoy, especially if you're not dilated. Yay!

Roxanne said...

he'll be here in NO time! hooray!!!! you'll be a great mom!

Danny and Kristen Woodbury said...

It's recommended that you don't take the baby in public for 1 month for two reasons: baby's are very susceptible to catching germs and if a baby gets a fever of 100.4 you have to go to the hospital to figure out where the infection is (since it can spread so quickly and be very dangerous for the infant being so small) AND at the hospital the baby will have to have blood draws, x-rays, and a spinal tap as part of their tests!! Very invasive in my opinion (Well that's at least what the pediatrician here said)... the second reason is that newborn babies can't regulate their temperature at this young of an age (that's why skin-to-skin time is so helpful for not only bonding but temperature regulation) so here in st. george it's 107 degrees out and could cause Jackson to get a fever. I'd recommend buying the temporal scanner at Walmart for 33 dollars! It's the best thermometer I've used; quick, easy, and accurate! Temperature is the first time doctors ask when you call about a sick child; might as well get a good one! :) Good luck with labor and delivery! If you have any questions about your birth plan... give me a call or an email! :) Can't wait to see pictures of your little man!

Angela and Mike said...

OH MY goodness. I'm so excited. Is your mom coming out? I wish I could be there to help and bring you meals. I'm glad you are enjoying your last few days as just you and b...in a week it'll be you, b and BABY. Love it.

Britni and Chad Robertson said...

I can't believe your due date is almost here! Yay! You'll be a great mom! I felt the same way. But you'll have that mommy instinct on how to shush the baby up when it's cranky! haha Or just give him to Brandon! :)

Leandra said...

Did you think this week would ever come???!! Good luck with all of it! you're gonna be such a good momma!

Jenny said...

Glad you guys could come have fun at our cookout! Good luck with this last little bit of the pregnancy!