Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Countdown is On!

Wow! Has it really been almost 3 weeks since my last post?! Where has the time gone.... I've been slowly working on some projects but don't have any of them finished to show you. Maybe in the next several weeks as I sit (ahem) around waiting for this baby.... ha!

Last week at my doctor's appointment, I found out something that shelved the 'projects' and spurred the cleaning/organizing. At 34+ weeks, I was starting to dilate. I've been having some stronger contractions than I should.... Doctor says we need to keep this baby with me until at least 37 weeks so she put me on meds to stop the contractions and buy some time. Well, she also said I'm supposed to limit my activity to 'light' activity. WHAT?! How am I supposed to do that? Does she know what my 'to-do' list looks like? Evidently not....

Well, I'm trying to be a good girl .... so I hired my niece to come help me for a couple days to whip everything into shape. Monday I started organizing in the office... it was the BIGGEST disaster! I didn't even take before pictures - it was that bad. Sometime, I will show after pictures but right now, we're still 'between'. Yesterday and today are the days my niece is helping me and we are working upstairs. Organizing and cleaning. We got the 2 bedrooms and the toy room done yesterday. The only room left for today is my sewing room - ack! It's a mess!

And so, the countdown is on! My official '37 week' mark is NEXT Saturday (after Thanksgiving). Maybe the meds will have slowed me down so much that I will go overdue.... In which case, I will have a few weeks to finish up those projects that have been shelved. :)

I'll leave you with the ultrasound picture I got at 30 weeks - isn't he so sweet? (Ok, I know I'm biased. You don't have to agree with me.)


  1. Doctors are so funny. They think we are ladies of leisure, I guess. When I was pregnant with #5, I had a 6, 5, 3 and 2 year old, we had just moved into our house and it needed a lot of attention. Somehow it all works out in the end. I am so glad you have help. We can't wait to meet the newest addition. Blessings on you and yours.

  2. No, he IS sweet. Can't wait to see "real" pictures. :)

    Somehow I didn't realize that we were due that close...I'll be almost 36 wks. next Sat. I was thinking you were due several weeks ahead of me. Guess not. Oh and don't go TOO early because you'll have me being jealous here! ;) Just kidding! Hope all goes really well.

  3. hope all goes well! Esther from fleurcottage

  4. I've been thinking of you! Hannah just told me last night that you have been needing to take it a little easy. I can only imagine how eager you are to hold your little guy safely in your arms!


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