Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Where's Owen?

This is the question I answer at least three times a day now that I have made to 38.5 weeks of pregnancy! My most popular answer is "In my belly." Every once in a while I'll throw in "He's in Vegas for the week." As you can plainly see in the above picture, the first answer is most accurate. :)

Yes, folks, the woman who went on bed rest at 33 weeks and feels like she has been dilated for the majority of her pregnancy still has a full womb. And I'm okay with it. Really. I'm just as ready as everyone else to meet this little guy, but I'm not going to start any jumping jack marathons or down a castor oil cocktail. As I've stated over and over (even if it's just to keep my spirits up) - he will come when he is ready!

However, that's not to say I'm perkier than ever! Sleeping is by far the most difficult part of 38 weeks, with picking items up off the floor a close second. At my appointment last week, I had an ultrasound, but I have no pictures to share because I honestly couldn't make any of them out. He's so squished! The tech did estimate a weight of 7 pounds, 11 ounces, exactly two pounds bigger than Nathan at birth. I now know what it feels like to carry a full-term baby and boy is he heavy! And for those still riding the vegetable train, here's a weird one. At 38 weeks, Owen is now the length (about 19.5 inches) of your average leek:

As for the other 38-week stats, my doctor said I was still dilated to 2 cm and in the exact same condition as I was the week before. He figured I would make it to my next appointment, which is now just two days away. However, Jonathan is betting that the big storm forecast for tomorrow and the shift in barometric pressure that comes with it will send me straight to the hospital. There are only 10 days left in the countdown, though, so whenever it happens, "soon" describes it well. Happy Wednesday!

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