Friday, July 30, 2010

How many times have we posted this picture?

I can't help it... I just love it!
(Sophie, about 5 months old.)
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Friday, July 23, 2010

37 weeks

Look out, big belly coming through!

(37 weeks, in all my swayback glory)

I'm officially 37 weeks tomorrow, but what does that really mean?  I've had one induction (2 days before I was due), 2 late babies, and one early.  So theoretically, I could still be pregnant 5 weeks from now.  And frankly, I'm thinking that might be the case.  Although I hope not.  Because that will mean my parents will be on their way home when Henry decides to show himself.  :-{
For some reason though, I do think he is going to be late.  And BIG.  I hope I'm wrong.  But what else can I think when my waist is measuring 44 inches and I still have several weeks to grow?

I had my Group B Strep test today.  My OB asked me if I wanted her to check and see if anything is happening.  I declined.    No need to get my hopes up.  I just read Ethan's birth story a couple of days ago (he loved it!), and had forgotten that I walked around dilated to at least a 4 with him for 2 weeks before going into labor.  And I was at a 4 for at least 5 days before I was induced with Andrew, so I know that whatever work my body is doing at the moment means nothing as far as when I will go into labor.   (I didn't bother getting check with the girls either.)

This morning Sophie was getting dressed, but she was more interested in dancing around in her underwear than putting on her shirt and skirt.  I told her she needed to quite putting on a show in her birthday suit, and she said, "It's not my birthday!"
"I know," I replied.  "It's called your birthday suit when you don't have any clothes on because that is how you look when you are born...  on the day of your birth."
"But Henry has a diaper on in your tummy." she said.
"Nope, he's naked.  We'll put a diaper on him when he comes out."

She didn't believe me.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

35 weeks

Elliott and I went on a date last night. It feels like we haven't done that in forever. We have an awesome Indian restaurant near our house which we went to for dinner, and then afterwards we went to the IMAX theater and saw Tahiti Big Wave in 3D. It was a really cool movie. Poor Elliott. He misses living near the beach and being able to surf.

Anyway, we had a little while before the movie began, and I was saying (as I say about once a week) that I am getting so big I don't think I can possibly get any bigger. There was no one around, so we took a picture.

Compare that to this picture of me pregnant with Sophie. We just happened to snap a few pics the night before she was born.

Hmmm, looks like yes, I do still have some growth ahead of me.  And Sophie even came 6 days early!

I have to say that my kids are being great about helping around the house, as there is just a lot I can't do.  The boys especially do a lot for me, including now even emptying out the dishwasher.  We are having such a great summer.  I'm bummed school will be starting in just one month.  It is too early.

We are planning to spend the next few weeks mostly just hanging out.  We won't put together Henry's nursery until after my parents and Elliott's parents come to visit him, so there isn't much to do except frequent the pool, eat all the yummy ice cream Elliott has been making, and wait for our first tomatoes to ripen (soon!)