Saturday, October 4, 2008

33 Weeks

It has been way too long since I've updated! I am in full-on nesting mode and getting everything ready for Grant's arrival.

I can hardly believe that I can say that next month he will be here. Due to him being breech, I have a c-section scheduled for Monday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. 5 weeks from this Monday! Wow! We will finally get to meet our son and the baby we've been praying for and hoping for for so long. God is so faithful.

My pregnancy has been nearly complication-free contrary to what the doctors postulated and we feared. My cervix hasn't budged and remains long and closed. My amniotic fluid is in the lower limits of normal and he is breech, but other than that, I've been a "normal" pregnant woman.

I now go to the doctor twice a week for non-stress tests to make sure he is okay due to the fluid levels and he has been more than perfect! I've gained about 24 pounds so far.

Grant moves all the time. Poor baby seems like he is stuck. I'll feel his head bouncing up and down against my rib cage and feel his tiny feet wiggling at the same time in some sort of c-shape due to my right-sided uterus. There's just nowhere to tumble and move. Poor little guy.

His head is constantly in my ribs and is very uncomfortable. The doctor checked his position the other day and said, "This baby is not going to turn." My instinct has been telling me the same with the way that little head is!

This is all still so surreal to me. I've loved being pregnant and although I'm thrilled to meet Grant, a part of me is sad that pregnancy is almost over. I count it as such a miracle in so many ways -- especially because it was so hard to achieve for us. I am so blessed to have been able to experience it. From the positive test, to seeing and hearing his heartbeat on ultrasound for the first time, to finding out he was a boy and the precious u/s at 13 weeks to the cravings and preparations and feeling him move inside and having him all to myself for just a little while -- it has made the journey all worth it.

We've enjoyed getting the nursery ready. It was so much fun! Now to wash all the stuff!