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39 Weeks...

Baby's estimated due date is fast-approaching... Tim's and my anticipation is already here. We are SO excited to meet this baby, and introduce him or her to you, to this world!!! We want to know if we're going to have a boy or a girl. Our names are settled: Boy has a first and middle name, and Girl has a first and middle name. NOW we just want to know which is in my belly.

I'll be taking official votes to guess on boy/girl, height and weight, and arrival days or times if you'd like to participate... Watch soon for that poll!

Tim and I both have our hospital bags packed. I bought some snacks at Target the other day, and now we're just sitting around, being as attentive as possible. I'm tired and achy in my lower back and lower front more each day, but still very mobile and feeling generally well. 

My check up on Thursday went great! Dr. Peters was glad to see that I've progressed. Dilated to 3cm, about 60% effaced (cervix thinning out), and baby has dropped "considerably," getting closer (literally) to making an entrance into our world! She told me she'd be on call Thursday night--seriously considering that I may go into labor at any moment--and that she is guessing baby's small: around 6 or so pounds right now- she thinks under 7lbs. Heart rate was around 130, and my weight (down a lb from last week) and blood pressure are stable & healthy... I measured 39cm over my uterus (belly top to bottom)... right on! Now, it is just the waiting game. I stink at this game.



How your baby's growing: (from babycenter.com)

Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

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The Adamack's said…
Oh maggie, don't worry, Auntie Weesha will be there soon to love you.

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