Friday, November 12, 2010

36 Weeks

Excuse my hair!  This morning's wet weather was not kind to it.
Here I am at 36 weeks.  I'm having to make hodge-podge outfits because I refuse to buy winter maternity clothes.  It just seems silly when baby girl will be here so soon!  This made today especially difficult, though, because it's so cold that it snowed here last night!  At least I can still wear my North Face coat with only the top part zipped and my bump poking out.  Does it look silly?  Yes.  Does it keep me warm?  Absolutely.

We didn't learn much at our 36 week appointment.  I've now learned that the doctor's office here won't check patients until 40 weeks or later.  I guess the timing of little girl's arrival will just remain that much more mysterious!  The midwife estimated her size right now at about 6 pounds and says that she should be 7 or 7.5 at birth.  I guess we'll see how accurate that guess is soon enough!  She is still head down, with her head very low.  I've had some "real" contractions (i.e. painful in front and back) sprinkled here and there, but otherwise there doesn't seem to be much progress toward the big day.  The other night I actually had a tetanic contraction that lasted 8 minutes.  It was not fun, but I'm happy with anything that helps bring her closer to actually being here.

That's all for the 36 week report!


Anna M said...

Oh Lindsay! I'm getting SO excited for you!!! Sounds like little girl is getting excited to meet you and Nick, too!! I totally agree about not buying any more maternity clothes! If you are anything like me, you are ready to be DONE with wearing those!!

Michelle said...

You look adorable! The last few weeks are the HARDEST! Don't worry about not being checked, with Casen they checked me and I was a one and he was in my arms 2 days later. Being checked doesn't do anything but frustrate you (in my opinion). Can't wait to see that precious girl!