Thursday, February 12, 2015


It's getting harder and harder to get out of bed lately, and this morning I fell back to sleep while Sal was getting ready. I felt bad that I hadn't packed him lunch yet again, so I got online and ordered him a small bouquet from Edible Arrangements to be delivered today.

Imagine my surprise when at 11am, our guard came by my desk with an Edible Arrangements bouquet. My first thought was, "oh no, I selected the wrong address and sent it to myself." But no, it's a larger bouquet with a balloon attached than what I chose for Sal.

You know what the say, great minds think alike.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

38 Weeks

I had my 38 week doctor appointment this morning. Everything still looks good according to him. My last appointment is next Tuesday. I wonder if I'll make it.

The baby is not nearly as active today and when s/he does move, it results in sharp pain in my stomach. Historically speaking, I don't have my children early, but I just have a feeling. . .

Baby Development
Your baby should be in position with his or her head on your pelvic bone. The lanugo is continuing to shed as this week comes and goes. If you haven’t given birth, your baby is continuing to grow. He or she could be up to 20 inches in length (normally they are between 17–20 inches by this week) and weighing close to or just over seven pounds. All your baby’s organs have matured and are functioning on their own.
A major development during this 38th week is that the tear ducts begin to form. Your baby is reacting to sounds, clenching his or her fists, and preparing for childbirth. It is said that girls are smaller than boys and rest lower in the abdomen, but every pregnancy is unique.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Could this be the start?

I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow, and today I just feel off. I remember feeling like I was coming down with a cold hours before going into labor with Sarah. I have some of the same symptoms today. The problem is, this time I've been exposed to a sick person. Sal had a sore throat last week that morphed into a cold over the weekend. He's much better now, thanks to my over-dosing him with Vitamin C, but now I have to wonder.

My stomach has also been getting rock hard at various times today, and I could really use a nap.

I have a prenatal massage this evening. The outsides of my legs are so sore that I think I'll have the therapist concentrate on that area for an hour.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

She's Playing

I asked Emmy to smile for a picture. This is the look she gave me. Children.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Busy Saturday

We started off the day with swim class. Sarah's class is working on freestyle swimming the length of the pool. Emmy's class is working on basic skills, but a highlight is jumping off the diving block in the deep end. Both are loving their respective classes.

After swim class we went to Eat N Park so I could have my caramel latte, and Omega 3s (Pittsburgh fish sandwich). A woman whom I'm guessing to be in her late seventies or even early 80s saw me at the salad bar with Sarah and Emmy. She asked me, "how many ya got in there?"

I replied, "One and I was due yesterday."

Oh, how I love the reactions.

Emmy took this picture of the "baby." I'm 37 weeks, 3 days, and quite frankly, ready to just be done. The end is in sight.

With temperatures in the mid-40s the girls wanted to play outside. I took a few pictures, and even got a couple good action shots. I also did some walking around the neighborhood, but nothing came of it.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

37 Weeks

I was 37 weeks yesterday, but since it was also the day of Grandma's funeral, I'm posting an update today. It's a big week.

You’ve reached your ninth and final month, the end of your 37th week, when you are finally considered “full term.” You’ve been pregnant for most of the year, and you’re probably exhausted and ready for this baby to come out already! Try not to stress or dwell on this; your baby will be here soon enough. You may still have a few weeks to go, so try to keep your mind occupied. Your baby will be here when he or she is ready. While most babies will do well if born at 37 weeks, it is best for them to be born after 39 weeks. This is why your doctor will not induce labor or perform a cesarean delivery before that, unless medical necessity dictates otherwise.

After weeks of feeling unable to go on any more, I finally feel able to handle whatever time is left. I'd love to go early, but if we make it to the scheduled c-section, that's okay too.

I hadn't thought about it before, but I certainly have been pregnant for almost a year. That's a long time.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


I'll have to update this post later as I'm not quite ready to write about Grandma's funeral. I can say this though, not everyone knows who their baby's guardian angel is, but without a doubt Grandma will be watching over this baby. That gives me a warm fuzzy.

My aunt took the first three of these pictures at the bereavement luncheon following the funeral. The last picture was taken by my cousin.