Friday, May 29, 2009

Phew.... 36 Weeks!

Well, we have made it to the magical 36 week mark!!!

Things are going pretty good I would say. We had an appointment with my Dr. on Wednesday and she estimated that I've dialated to a 2.

I've been up and around too much lately, but it's been nice to be able to participate in life again. The past two days, my contractions have been getting more frequent, but I'm still not concerned enough to count them and see how regular they are. I've also been feeling more pressure on my cervix, but Abby hasn't dropped yet. Honestly, I feel like Abby will be coming really soon... like early next week, though, who knows really. I've heard so many stories of women who have been on bed rest and meds then taken off only to make it past the 40 week mark. I have enough medication left to get me through tomorrow evening and then it's game on. My midwife has been on vacation for a week and a half and will be back in town tomorrow night. It's made me a little nervous, but I'm feeling more confident that we will be able to make it till Sunday at least. The only other worry now is hoping that Abby comes either next week or some time after next weekend... Steve will be in Salt Lake from the evening of Friday the 5th to the morning of Monday the 8th for training.

As far as the all the fun stuff goes, these are the things I've been enjoying, doing, or looking forward to:
-Steve reaching out to feel Abby move
-Packing the hospital bag
-Steve making fun of me because I always have my hands on my belly
-Playing with Abby when she is really active
-The Baby Shower (Tomorrow)
-Receiving gifts in the mail from family and friends
-Trying to find a nursing bra (not so fun actually)
-Final meeting with our Doula before Abby's birth (today)
-Getting advice about nursing bra's, breastfeeding, nursing garments...etc
-Learning from my Aunt Patty that there is an Abigail in my direct line... 9 generations back
-Registering more stuff at Babies R Us
-Wondering and worrying about whether I'm ready for giving birth


Infernal Compassion - Highly Flammable said...

Amazing! Congrats on the 36-week mark! Thanks for the updates, it's good to see how things are going.
Best wishes for another couple of weeks for you and Abby. You are a strong, strong woman and birth will come naturally for you. It may not be easy, but you are well-prepared and I am sure you will ride the waves with grace and wonder.
Yay Abby!


CM Stephensen said...

Thanks Chelsea!

Momma Twitch said...

Yay! I'm glad things are going so well. :)

Pittman Four said...

YEA!!!!! we are so happy for you.

Kari and Steve said...

Nursing garments are a must!! They make it so much easier to nurse and it gets really annoying to try to lift up your shirt and garments and everything. With all the layers it is so much easier with the nursing garment tops. Good luck with finding a nursing bra, strangely they are harder to find for larger chests, I bought one at Target and the strap broke the second time I wore it. Less than a month to go, you look amazing!!!

Joel Perkins said...

Way to go're almost there!!!!