Friday, January 28, 2011
Posted by marisa
Wow, time flies. I'll be 38 weeks on Monday which is considered full-term, even though due dates are set at 40 weeks. So, I really can go safely into labor at any time. However, from everything I learned, it's more common to be late, up to 42 weeks. If I hit the 42 week point (and please please i hope i don't), I'll have to be induced. I'm pretty ready to have the baby at this point. I also always kind of thought I'd be early but that may have just been wishful thinking.
Oh, I guess I never updated all of you from my last ultrasound. He is not as big anymore...yippee!! Or I should say he's estimated to now be in the 73rd percentile for size rather than 93rd. So that was a big relief. He'll still be over 8 lbs most likely, but hopefully not up to 10 lbs.
I've hit the stage where all of my organs are squished to make room for the baby. Lately this means that I'll have just a few bites of food and have a hard time taking deep breaths while feeling really pukey. It's a pretty awful feeling. I have to constantly try to make myself burp. Oh the joys of pregnancy!
But truly, overall I feel like I've had a pretty healthy pregnancy. Now let's hope for an easy labor! It's a crazy feeling to have no idea when it's going to start. I just hope I'm at home and Ethan is not far away. He works a good hour and 15 minutes away so there's a good chance he'll be at work or driving when it happens. But most labors go on for hours and hours so that is making me feel more calm.
Oh my, I'm going to have a baby soon!
*rosa snapped this pic of me about 2 weeks ago*
at 9:35 AM