December 7, 2011
You're less than a month from being here! This week you weigh around 6 pounds, and measure anywhere from 19 to 22 inches long, (still about the size of a large cantaloupe). I think you've dropped some, because I feel like I am breathing a little easier, and everyone has commented that you look lower this week.
We went to see Dr. Chang for our weekly appointment on Monday. I have not started dilating yet, but I have started to efface. He says we still have time to prepare for your arrival, but that he wouldn't be surprised if you come a little early. I can't wait to go back Monday and see if we've made any progress!
This week we got busy finishing all the last minute projects on our "to do list". Your Daddy put together your cradle, and swing. The swing is in the living room and the cradle is in our bedroom, where you'll sleep for the first few months. Tonight Nathan and Natalie helped us install your car seat and we learned how to attach the car seat to your stroller.
I've also been reading up on everything I can find about labor, delivery and breastfeeding to prepare for the big day. We put together a birth plan and reviewed it with Dr. Chang at our appointment this week, and I think we're all on the same page as far as how we would like your birthday to go.
This week I've been crazy hungry. Watching what I eat has gone out the window at this point. I did however sign up to run a half marathon in Nashville about 3 and half months after you're born. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your Daddy cheering for me on the sidelines.
Next week you'll officially be "full term" and safe to arrive. I'm so excited to meet you, but I'm trying to savor my last few weeks with you close and safe in my womb. I know I'm gonna miss feeling your sweet little kicks, rolls, and hiccups in my belly.
I love you sweet boy,