Yesterday we had our 34 week appointment, although I'm actually 35 weeks. Next week, we start once a week appointments until Emily joins us. I absolutely cannot believe it's almost here. This pregnancy has absolutely flown by. At our appointment yesterday, we found out Emily is no longer breach, but she's laying sideways with her head on my right side and her feet on the left. She was measuring 35 weeks and 1 day rather than 34 weeks and 6 days, which is where we were at yesterday. I think this is the first time she has measured bigger than what she really is. She's in the 54th percentile overall and is estimated to weigh in at 5 lbs, 11 oz. We should be right on track for an eight pound baby, give or take a few ounces. The last two appointments our doctor has remarked about how much hair she has, so I'm pretty excited about that. :) She's going to look really cute in all of her bows!
I headed straight from my doctor to my chiropractor to see what she could do about getting Miss Emily to turn and lock into the proper position. There is some method she is certified in for getting babies to turn. She did some pretty painful pushing all over the right side of my abdomen and Emily immediately started moving. If she's not head down by next week, Dr. Staud is going to go ahead and schedule a C-section. She'll continue checking every week to see if she's turned, up until the time of the actual procedure. Hopefully Emily will turn, but to be honest, I'm fine either way. The Lord already has both of our days planned and whatever it is will be just perfect, natural delivery or C-section.
We have made major progress on Emily's room this week. I got most of the artwork done as well as a few other projects I've been working on. We also had a friend who is an artist come and paint a mural on one wall. It looks amazing and I cannot wait to post pictures! I just have one more thing to do before it's complete. Once it is, we'll share the pictures here and on Facebook. It is absolutely precious.
Today Mom and I went to Motherhood Maternity to get all of the PJs and other things I'll need for the hospital and for nursing. It's time to get my hospital bag packed, and I've already had one dream that my water broke and I didn't have my bag packed. Since I'm only five weeks out, that needs to be taken care of.
I can't believe this whole process is almost over and we'll get to begin a completely different one. It will be here before we know it!
Come and Get It! by Ree
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