I still can't get over how close we are. But I have a feeling these next few weeks will begin to drag on. Especially with more sunlight...the days are longer, which normally I enjoy, and trust me I am trying to enjoy them! But I must say I have turned the corner and am getting close to the "pretty please let labor come soon" phase.
Today I had my 36 week checkup and it was so surreal. We got to see our little girlie one last time before we see her for real and it was so sweet to see her. She is still looking nice and healthy. And we were happy to find out "she" is still a "she". Yes I was slightly fearful that maybe just maybe the 20 week ultra sound was wrong, but the tech happily confirmed, she is all girl. She is measuring somewhere around 5lbs 12 oz. (give or take 1/2 a pound or so). Dr. Z is predicting she will be somewhere between the high end of 6 or low 7 lbs at birth, which is fine by me. I also found out that her head is a wonderful size, whatever that means :) I figure Dr.Z knows enough about this stuff and if he says it's good it must be good. Basically he was trying to explain how it's not too big and not too small. Apparently if it's too small it won't apply even pressure to the cervix during labor...so yippee for a good a good size head. Lew was able to come to this appointment and it was fun having him there. In fact he was so excited to be there he almost fainted during the ultrasound! When we wrapped things up I looked over to see my pale husband bracing for the wall and saying "I don't feel so well". Poor guy. The ultrasound tech just laughed and said "this happens to dads all the time! They get so excited and nervous when it comes close to the baby coming and sometimes they get faint." After getting something to drink he recovered ..and to his credit it was warm in the ultrasound room :)
I was hoping my contractions these last few weeks were actually causing some action, but I found out I am only at 1cm right now, which is pretty typical. She has dropped some which has provided some much needed comfort and allowed for slightly better digestion (and breathing!)
So now we wait. I asked my Dr if he thought she would be late or on time and he said he has a really good feeling that she will be very close to her due date, if not early. I know he's only guessing, but still! A girl has to hold on to some hope!
I took a belly shot the other day but still need to upload it. That is the update for now. I would love prayers for labor to start some time in the next 2 weeks :)