Monday, July 07, 2008

36 Weeks, Now With Even More Belly!

Oh, my, yes. Look at that belly! There is a baby in there.

I am now in month 9, according to some calenders. Next week I am officially 'full term' and safe to birth until 42 weeks. I wish I had taken a picture every week since last picture because there has been so much growth.

These past two months have been the best! I have felt so good. Enjoying yoga, walking, napping, and really enjoying the attention.

Our midwife, Davi, just left from our home visit. She comes here so she knows where we live, and to check out our preparedness for the birth. Still need to do a few things - have laundered towels and receiving blankets ready in paper bags (to be warmed up when needed), having a supply of vitamin c, beta carotene, and backup bag for hospital. I measured right on target, and she thinks it will be a high 7 to 8 pound baby. I was 7lb 14oz, I think.

Mark held the Doppler heartbeat thingie to my belly while we talked to him, and we heard his heart rate get faster! That was amazing. To hear how excited he was to hear our voices. I will talk to him constantly now! He is in a great position (head down), but has his little hand up by his face. Davi was so amazed that Mark could tell it was his hand when feeling my belly. She said to keep telling him to "put chin to chest, back to belly, and hands by heart. So he knows what to do when it's time.

26 - 30 - 36 weeks


AllBeehive said...

Gawd you're gorgeous. I can barely stand it with your tiny little arms and beautful face. So excited to see the progression pics. I can't wait.

paintrly1 said...

Awww, jeez, thanks! *blush*
You are so lovely, Christy!

Kristin C. said...

Love that big tummy!! I am totally one of those freaks who wants to touch your mama belly (only if I know you, of course). I wish I could reach through the internets and give it a pat!

I can't even believe how quickly time has flown by. You are 9 months pregnant! Where did the time go?!

I look forward to hearing all about the birthing process and seeing his cute little face!

saffry said...

You look absolutely stunning!!

But the picture I'm waiting for is seeing you holding your baby. Such a lucky baby to have a Mom who I know will surround him with beauty and love.

Dave said...

you look just mahvalous, mahvalous dawling! so healthy and vibrant. i am so glad to hear that you are having such a wonderful last few months as well. again, we are so excited!

paintrly1 said...

Thanks so much! Wow! I feel so surrounded with love, and I am so lucky to have such great friends! I only wish you were all closer!

ks1k said...

looking good there gal.


Pocklock said...

Your belly's awesome! It's it amazing how all of a sudden it's like... BABY! I had a similar experience two weeks ago.

Keep documenting!