Friday, February 27, 2009

37 Week Update

I went for my 37 (and a half) week appointment yesterday and everything looks good! I'm dilated 1/2 cm, the baby's head is 'way' down, and she currently weighs in at 6 lbs 14 oz, which is in the 47th percentile blah blah blah statistics blah blah blah. So she'll definitely be a 7+ pounder when she gets here.

In the aftermath of the baby shower, I've been trying to get things together to pack in "the bag." Yes, that bag. The one I will hopefully remember to grab on my way out the door to the hospital. If anyone has any suggestions besides what's in the books and on websites as to what to pack, let me know!

Oh and check this out. I will be stylin' and profilin' in the hospital in my delivery "Gownie." Sorry, I will not model it for you at this time. If you want to see it, come see me in the hospital after the baby is born. :P

In other news and baby preparations, I completed the 4-week "Prepared Childbirth" class a couple of weeks ago, and this past Thursday night I took the breastfeeding class. Doesn't mean that I'm any wiser though! :D I've also been doing a little bit of baby laundry, and finally got all her bibs, receiving blankets, burp cloths, washcloths, waterproof mattress pads, socks and mittens all washed up. I still need to wash her actual clothes though, but kinda hesitant to, not knowing if she'll be able to fit into anything or not, and not knowing what the weather will be like! If I can return anything, I probably will, but just won't know until she gets here. Mom also got the layette that I wore home from the hospital 30+ years ago all washed up and ready to go - so yes, that means that Macy will be wearing the same outfit home. :)

It's all beginning to seem so real now, and it frightens me that in no less than about... oh, three weeks, we're gonna have a baby! But with some great advice from experienced mommy friends, I think we'll be just fine. ;)


D:No said...

YAY! I was about to leave you a comment to update your blog already and there's a new post! Woot. Can't wait to hear all about everything...wish we could be there so badly.


The Thornton Family said...

It's just around the corner! I agree with not washing too much before she gets home because of the weather and her weight. We thought Jake would be around 8# and he was 6# 11oz. Not that it made that much of a difference becuae I ke[t him in the newborn gowns for the first few weeks, but if you can exchange something, it's really a good idea to do so. i washed too much too early and was sick when I saw all the things that he would not be able to wear because he just grew too fast!
As far as the BF classes, it's really all useless until you have that little bundle there to practice with. And take advantage of the lactation nurses at the hospital! It may be kinda werd at first but after the whole birthing thing, all modesty is pretty much gone.

Good luck!

Brandi and Burin said...

thanks stacy! :)