Tuesday, August 24, 2010

37 Weeks!

I want to shout from the rooftops today:

I was very happy to hear at my appointment that I'm slowly progressing-- I'd like to think that the fact that I'm only 1 cm so far means that I've got some time. But, I know that this is no indication of when I'll actually go into labor. It could be today or it could be a week after my due date. I feel like a ticking time-bomb and the stress of all of our projects isn't exactly helping settle me.

I got a quote on refinishing our floor yesterday afternoon but it's definitely out of our price range. Someone else came this morning and gave us an estimate that was $400 cheaper, so that's good news. We also have a family member coming in the next few days to see if he might be able to do it. Fingers crossed that one of these will work out because we need these floors done, NOW! We'll be picking a company within the next few days and we need the work done no later than the beginning of next week. Depending on what method they use to strip the floors (chemical or sanding) there's a good chance I may have to move out for a few days. So, any lingering to-do's have to get done by the end of the weekend.

This week, baby is the size of a large mouth bass (Is it just me or are these comparisons becoming more & more bizarre?):
And looks like this:
Baking Baby Blakely

"Huge news this week: You're carrying a full-term baby! If you were to go into labor today, all systems would be a go. Woohoo! Even though you can't wait for the little bambino to quite literally rear his head, keep in mind that your bun benefits from every day in the oven.

Other ticker-tape-worthy developments:

Baby's growth slows down dramatically this week, which is great news for your birth canal. His bones are still soft and pliable and will solidify after he's born. More great news for your birth canal. So if he's all cooked and ready to go, what the heck is he still doing in there?!

He's busy practicing for "life on the outside," working on his breathing, sucking, sleeping, gazing and peeing abilities. The only thing he can't practice yet is his ability to scream at the top of his lungs when he's hungry—but he'll do plenty of that in a few weeks.

At this point babies vary in size, but the average length is between 19 and 20 inches and most babies weigh approximately 6 pounds. About the size of an average largemouth bass caught in Minnesota by your cousin Earl."

37 Week Belly Pic

I will do a post later this week about the pre-delivery to do list, and where I stand. Once we get the house put back together, we're in good shape! In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed that the full moon tonight has no effect on when Liam decides to make his big debut!


  1. Wow, Stef. Amazing. I know I say that every week, but it truly is.

  2. Being full term was such a sigh of relief for me! Congrats Stef!

  3. Yay! So hard to believe you are already there! Good luck with the house. Stinks that you are having to deal with this right now!

  4. congrats!! i had to laugh about you posting a list later this week; you never cease to amaze me with your organization! :)