Today I am 37 weeks and one day pregnant with our rainbow baby Nora. I had my last check up with the regular OB yesterday and everything looks good…not much progress in the labor department. I’m still dilated to 3 centimeters like I was last week. I did gain SEVEN pounds last week, which is mind boggling! How in the world did I do that? I really hope that was ME gaining those pounds and not Nora. My belly is just huge and draws stares and sympathetic/horrified looks everywhere I go.
Josh and I could not stop laughing at these pictures. My belly is not only HUGE but also weirdly torpedo shaped for some reason. It is hard to believe that this pregnancy is almost over and our girl is so close to being here. Josh and I are very impatient to meet her but part of me feels sad that the pregnancy is almost over. It is probably my last pregnancy and I’m trying to savor my last few days of baby kicks, swollen ankles, waddling and even the crazy stares from people. Even though it has been an incredibly stressful, painful and LONG pregnancy it has also been my most appreciated pregnancy because I know what a miracle it is now. I can’t believe that I got to do this again. I’m so thankful for this redemptive pregnancy and big, strong baby daughter of mine.
Nora has her last biophysical profile ultrasound tomorrow and, assuming she passes without any signs of trouble, I will be induced on Monday. If she is showing signs of distress they will do more monitoring and probably induce early. I will definitely keep you all updated!