Since I'm sure everyone loves the bare belly pics, here's one from today at 37 weeks. I can't tell much of a difference from last week. I go to the doctor again tomorrow, so let's hope for even more progress!
I'm not sure why I think this is so funny, but since I've been feeling like a HUGE whale lately, I guess it made me smile!
I had to run to Petsmart and when I was checking out, the clerk asked if I needed help loading the bag of dog food in the car. I said I manage to get the 40 pound bag of food from the bottom shelf into my basket, so I could get it from the basket to the back of my car. She looked at me and said, "Well honey, when you get further along, you really need to get some help with that." When I told her I had about 3 weeks left, the look on her face was PRICELESS!!! She must have felt bad because then she told me how great I looked and you'd never think I could have a baby any day.
We've made some progress! I'm a finger tip dilated and 50% effaced! I asked the doctor about inducing after 41 weeks (the longest over due she'd let me go) and she said that we won't need to have that conversation... she's fairly certain Payton will make her debut before then! I think Labor Day would be fitting ;)
We officially have 1 month to go as long as Payton isn't early! This pregnancy has completely flown by. I just hope these last 4 weeks continue at the current pace and don't slow down. I do think my organization and planning nature is sometimes a curse. Except for installing the carseat base, everything is done! My bag is packed except for last minute toiletries like the hairdryer and makeup. Dr F said that basically if anything happens between now and Thursday, they'll treat it as preterm labor and try to stop any progress, but after Thursday, she's free to come at any time. As long as she's completely healthy, I have no problem with her coming early!! I know that she'll come when she's ready, but don't think that'll stop me from eating spicy food, walking, sitting on the exercise ball and the other labor inducing action (I'm sure Lane will be so dissapointed).
Payton's room is finished! We decided not to paint since we're not entirely sure how much longer we'll be in this house and I had no idea what color to even paint the walls since there's so much color going on in everything else!
view from the doorway
close up of the wall hanging... my favorite part of the room... besides the rocker!
the onesie on the changing pad is embroidered in pink "Miss September"... hopefully it will fit her so she can wear it coming home from the hospital.
close up of the Pottery Barn Kids bumper Lane picked out
Payton's already overflowing closet... the sad part is she has a 6 drawer dresser that's just as full
And for fun... me today... at 34 weeks 3 days... I feel like a freaking house, but why does my belly look smaller than last week??
Payton is still in my ribs and it's getting even more uncomfortable the bigger she gets. I'm hoping she'll start making her decent soon. I've started sitting on an exercise ball - I've read it will help her drop and it helps ease the ligament pain I've been having. I've only almost rolled off it twice ;)