Friday, November 6, 2009

Update: Full Term


Today is a major milestone - 37 weeks. We are officially full term.

After weeks and weeks of sitting on pins and needles, we are relieved to reach this point. Our baby is measuring in the 72nd percentile for growth, and the doctor is predicting she will be approximately 8.5 pounds. Unbelieveable!

Physically, I'm feeling good overall, just very tired. I think that fatigue has been far more of a factor for me in the 3rd trimester than any other - probably because I ran on adrenaline during the first two.

The nursery is complete, stroller purchased and the carseat is ready to go (I even know how to use it!).

I am feeling really reflective at this point in the pregnancy - I often wander into the nursery and sit there for a very long time, just thinking about where we've been and where we are now. I feel so grateful for every hiccup, every kick and every little movement. Somehow I don't think I would have been so gracious had this pregnancy come easily. I know I wouldn't.

I am apprehensive about labor, but not really about the pain. All I can think about is getting to that moment where our little girl cries for the first time and we know that everything is really okay with her.

And, I still can't believe the miracle of IVF and the fact that when we first saw her she was 7 or 8 cells. Now, she is a living, thriving little baby kicking inside of me.

It's the miracle of my lifetime.

9 comments:

womb for improvement said...

Fantastic to hear from you. And great that it is all going so well.

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Hooray! Congrats on getting to this point, and good luck!

Emily said...

Sooo good to hear from you! HOORAY for full term!!! You are so close. I am feeling many of the same emotions as you. Wishing you a peaceful final weeks (days?) and a smooth L&D!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Congratulations, enjoy whats next.

babyattheend said...

Congratulations, Leslie! That's very exciting, and you should like you're absolutely in love... I bet you can't wait 'til she's here!

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Mo and Will said...

Wow! Time flies!!!! Sending you all positive thoughts. It is almost time to meet your little girl!

Always great to hear from you!

Mo

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