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Friday
Dec282012

Week 38

Here I am, within totally normal range of giving birth. I'm not having any signs of anything, but that means exactly nothing. I'm a little uneasy about the idea of having this baby in the next week. I guess in my mind, even though I knew it was entirely possible to go early, I was going to make it to my due date or beyond. I never really got comfortable with the idea of having a baby early, certainly not two weeks early! But I'm just sitting tight, until there's a reason not to, hoping to see January as a pregnant lady!

Yesterday I was 38 weeks:

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WEEK 38: Size of a Leek

I almost blurred out my face because I think I look sickly. But that's what happens when you no longer get any sleep and then don't put on makeup. Just keeping it real.

I had my 38 week appointment today. All is well and I'm so thankful. I just read about a dear woman who went for a 36 week appointment and there was no heartbeat. I'm constantly reminded how fortunate I am. When the doctor put the doppler on my belly, the heartbeat was fast, like 170bpm. She, the doctor, had just been feeling around for positioning, so the baby must have gotten excited. A few seconds later, it slowed down to closer to 150. So for fun (and I suppose to be sure that was, indeed, why the heartbeat was fluctuating), she prodded my belly a little more and sure enough, baby got excited. Heartbeat went up, then back down. It's fun to think that every time I nudge the little one, it responds. And I nudge it a lot, especially when it's lodged in my ribs.

So we enjoyed our last Christmas without kids. Mike got me this ornament:

I got him a mini chef's hat and apron. Figured we can take some adorable pictures of the baby taking after its dad. 

And for those of you interested in the cat, yep, we're still doing this every day:

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