Friday, September 25, 2009

4 more weeks!


Yesterday I had my 36 week checkup and right before that appointment we were able to get an ultrasound. It was so fun to see our little boy and to be reminded that this is actually real. I've been telling people that now it doesn't seem real that I'm going to have a baby- I've just come to accept the fact that I'll always be pregnant. In so many ways this pregnancy has gone by faster than it did with Logan, but on the other hand I look back and honestly I feel like I've been pregnant FOREVER!! Once this baby comes I will have been pregnant 18 out of 20 1/2 months!
The ultrasound turned out great and the baby (STILL no name) looks perfectly healthy. Phew! He weighed in at approximately 5 lbs., 12 oz. (35th percentile). I had an ultrasound at this exact same time in my pregnancy with Logan and at that time he weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., so this little guy is a little smaller than Logan, but still healthy. I'm okay with a smaller baby...easier for the whole birthing process, eh?
I am dilated to 2 cm and am 50% effaced. My doctor said, "I don't think there's any way you'll go past your due date." I want to jump for joy, but I really REALLY don't want to get my hopes up because, let's be honest, I probably will be late. (Once again...I was 9 days over due with Logan and still had to be induced.) A girl can hope though, right?
Josh and I are desperately searching for names and trying to agree on them. That actually is the problem- there are plenty of names that we each like, we just don't like each others names. Blast.
We went out last week and got the boys matching outfits to come home in. Doing that plus seeing the baby move on the ultrasound, hearing his heartbeat, picking out names, finalizing plans, etc...is making this seem more and more real. I can't wait to have a baby. And selfishly I can't wait to not be pregnant. Oh what it would be like to bend over, have a flat stomach, to run, and to not have heartburn, and to sleep. (Perhaps I shouldn't dream of sleep because I know I won't get that back for a while, but the other things I can't wait for.) I can't wait to cuddle my baby and to nurse again (I didn't get to with Logan for very long because I got pregnant so fast, so I'm excited about having a chance at it with this baby). As hard as it is to have kids and to be a mom and to deal with tantrums, poopy diapers, tears, teething, sickness and so on...there really isn't anything in the world that can make you as happy as kids do. Perhaps life would be a little less complicated and less stressful, but it wouldn't be nearly as rewarding and as joyful either. Logan learned how to clap his hands together this week and it tickles me pink to see him sit up, stare at his hands and clap them together. Who would have thought that my heart would melt all because of clapping hands? I certainly didn't think so, but man, I'm smitten! I can't wait to be smitten and infatuated with this next little boy. Hopefully only 4 more weeks.

10 comments:

Kristy E.B. said...

Wow, I can't believe you're almost done being pregnant. You will be so busy!! But I'm sure your little boys will be such good buds...and probably get into a lot of mischief together. Hope everything goes well with the delivery, recovery, nursing, etc.

Dani said...

I love how candid you are about everything... and I think you are spot on. Just today I was watching Carter and Andi chasing around the yard together and I was filled with such happiness at what great friends they are. Things would definitely be different if they were any farther apart in age. You are in for such a treat with your two little boys being so close together! I can't wait to see and hear about your life with them! I will send some early delivery vibes your way.

jamie t. said...

You are wonder-woman! Please let me know if you ever need anything. You are going to feel so great once he is here and you get to be with all your boys. Good luck!

mamasylvia said...

I completely understand what you're saying. There was nothing on earth that I enjoyed more than my babies/children. (Still isn't for that matter!) Can't wait to meet the new little guy:-) LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!!!

Jaime said...

YOu are already 2cm. dilated!! Wow, lucky girl..I hope all goes well and this baby comes soon. I can't wait to see what he looks like. keep us updated on the name I love all the ones you have picked so far.

Eric and Hannah said...

I am a lil bit jealous your so close to having your lil man. I really enjoy being pregnant tho. You know, I actually have not had heartburn with any of my pregnancies, and my boys both had a ton of hair. Wierd!!! Your gonna have so much fun with 2 boys. I do, even tho things do get a lil crazy sometimes. I wouldn't change a thing. Good luck, with naming him. You should try our technique. Also, when I first mentioned the name Tate to Eric he said "NO Way". I think we had recently found out he was a boy. I never mentioned it again, until we were in the hospital and He was already born. Eric came back the next day and said he actually liked it now. That's when we wrote like 3 names on napkins and had Kenden pick. So maybe you or your husband might like a name more after you see baby.

The Bell Family said...

Good Luck, I hope you he comes early. I couldn't imagine going overdue. Thinking of you and hoping all goes well. Can't wait to see pictures and read what you named him.

The Red Crew said...

Its almost here!!!! We are so excited for you guys! You guys were our consolation in my last few weeks of pregnancy with Margot and I hope that I might return the kindess and love you showed us during these next couple of weeks (pre and post baby.) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask me to help in any way possible.

Whitney said...

yeah, you'd better not be overdue with this guy... hope you're feeling ok, well, considering the circumstances.

theflanfam said...

The time is going to fly! I'm so excited for your. Good luck with the name. That is the trickiest part. If I didn't have a brother named Joel, I would use that name...Brian always said we would name our boys Habakuk. You could use that...