December 14, 2011
37 Weeks - Full Term!!
We made it, you're now full term, meaning you can safely enter the world whenever you are ready. Your due date is still 3 weeks away, but we're hoping you decide you are ready before then, because we can hardly contain our excitement any longer!
You are measuring anywhere from 19 to 22 inches now and weighing around 6.5 pounds, about the size of a watermelon- wow! We went to see Dr. Chang again this week. Your heartbeat was sounding strong at around 140 BPM. My group B strep test from last week came back negative, meaning we won't need antibiotics when I'm in labor. There wasn't a whole lot of change since our last appointment, so still no sure signs that you'll be arriving early (although we have our fingers crossed).
This week I had some swelling after eating Mexican food. I've been trying to drink lots of water and lay down as much as possible to help it go down. I'm still working 5 days a week, standing for around 8 hours a day, making it hard to get too much rest, however, I only have 7 work days left until my maternity leave begins.
We feel so thankful to have made it to full term with you, and we feel a huge amount of relief knowing that if you were born tomorrow you would be ok. We're praying every night that your entry into the world will be safe and that you will be perfectly healthy.
We can't wait to hold you in our arms!