And here I am at [almost] 36 weeks:
Holy crap, I sure hope that tiny tummy comes back to me after this baby is born...and I lose a couple chins...and a couple pounds off the cheeks, both sets. I think I'll leave my hair long though. Not cute in that first picture.
Anywhozit - 4 weeks to go!! Yay, I'm so excited. I had my doc appt and BPP yesterday. Baby didn't want to do his breaths at the BPP so we had to do an NST (Non-Stress Test). Basically, I sat in a big comfy recliner while they hooked the monitors up to my belly and recorded his heartbeat/movements and my contractions. I dozed off a couple times while I was sitting there listening to his heartbeat beep...it was rough. He passed the NST with flying colors - Dr even told me they could use my print out for textbooks because my results were EXACTLY what they should look like. (My child's perfect already - jealous?!) Next week is his growth scan [possibly his last one] to see how big he is, and I'll saddle up on the stir-ups so she can check my cervix. We'll also discuss the delivery plans. Its gonna be a big, exciting day. My blood pressure is still in the normal range - 112/74. No protein in the urine, test they do for some type of bacteria (can't remember what its called) came back negative, and...that's about it. He still looks good and I'm doing good as well. So...we just wait.
I'll do a post later to go over Christmas - we haven't had our Christmas with Jake yet - but it was a great Christmas with my family. Sunday when we got home we worked on the baby's room and we did my belly cast that I won in the MommyLoves giveaway. Here it is so far:
We just got the plaster strips on and had to let it dry for at least a day. Now there's a layer of plaster that goes over it, sanding and another layer of clear stuff to help the paint stick. I haven't completely decided how I'm going to paint it other than it will be baby blue all over and his baby stats will be on it (name, birth date, size, etc.). Jason did all the strips for me, it sucked sitting in the chair for the half hour or so that it took to do it but it was still fun. I think it turned out pretty neat looking! Can't wait to finish it and hang it in his room.
We get Jake tomorrow through the 2nd. We were going to get him today instead but he's sick. Boo. Hoping he gets better by tomorrow and that he doesn't decide to share. We're both very excited for him to get to open his presents from Santa.
I get a four day weekend this weekend that I'm REALLY looking forward too. Also, some friends from TX are coming up to stay the weekend with us. Going to be lots of fun - we may have a house full for New Year's Eve (Danny, Christina, & Lauryn are probably coming down as well)...very much looking forward to spending time with them all.
Lots and lots I need to update on...will be posting a lot in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.