Tuesday, January 08, 2008

36 weeks...

Okay I know I've been missing in blog land, but, I'm really pregnant, trying to run a home and school my 6 year old who now has an aversion to math. So when you add all of these things to the fact that by nature I am lazy and disorganized, it amounts to a lacking blog.

But I thought I would let you all know that we are alive here. Things are trucking along and I'm feeling really great. I'm starting to get that tired thing happening again in the afternoon. So the kids got to watch two signing time movies today while I rested.

Ephrim is really not wanting to potty train at all. So I continue to try, but not too hard, and I continue to make diapers for him since he's grown out of all of the other ones that we have.

So yes, four more weeks until my due date. This has been the easiest pregnancy that I've had and I'm hoping the delivery will follow suit. Pray for me because my heart is very anxious! Here is the baby center 36 week info

How your baby's growing:Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely she's in a head-down position. But if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.
I'm hoping that I'll have a belly picture to post soon. I will get it up as soon as someone takes one of me.
Anyway, it's time to figure out what to make for supper.
Please remember to pray for the Thiessen/Taylor. My friend Dawn lost her mom in an accident today. I know the Lord is in control but sometimes it's hard to understand why some families are given so much tragedy. We love you guys and we will be holding you up in prayer in the weeks to come.


Christy said...

I can't believe 4 weeks!!!

Jenny said...

So sorry about your friend's loss!
I can't believe how fast your pregnancy went! You must be excited!!