Keep your head down!

I am at 36 weeks now…less than 30 days til the due date!  I have been feeling very tired, which my midwife confirmed was attributed to a low hemoglobin level.  I started to take an iron supplement, which I am hoping helps.  I am much more tired now than I was in the first trimester.  Baby girl is still very active, and my belly is surely getting bigger!  She has been head down at my last 2 appointments, so that is good.  They told me her positioning, and so I know when my belly contorts if it’s her foot or her butt.  At my next appointment, the OB will be able to estimate how big she is right now, and approximately how big she will be if I deliver full term.  That is exciting! And, my appointments are weekly now.  We are in the home stretch!

 

Our baby shower was held on October 6, in the fellowship hall of Glossbrenner United Methodist Church.  This is the church I grew up in, where we got married, and so it was fitting to have our baby shower there as well.   It was not a surprise shower per se.  I knew the date of it, and where it was going to be held, but did not know more details other than that.  It was a drop-in, and I knew that much of our families were invited.  I was excited to see family, because even though we live close, we don’t see each other that often.  There were guessing games, advice for the new mom, predicting how big my belly is, and food!  It was such a fun afternoon!  We were blessed, and our Baby Girl was certainly “showered” with love!

The two most important men in my life!

 

Mom and me

 

More preparations are underway.  We now have a dresser, and I began to wash up all the items from the shower and put everything away.  That was a huge undertaking…we worked on it all weekend long.  The crib is now made, the diaper bag packed.  We got the car seat in too, and I am prepping my hospital bag as much as possible (as Tony calls it, my “go bag”).  It’s exciting to think that within 6 weeks (2 weeks past my due date) she will be here!  I can’t even fathom how different life will be, but I am filled with excitement, nervousness, and overwhelming love when I think of the future.  

Here are two recent belly pictures.

33 weeks

35 weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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