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!


sara said...

You did a beautiful job! What great taste in nursery stuff - you picked out a great look :-) I can't believe you have a date scheduled for your section and that things are moving right along. I've said it so many times but it truly amazes me as well that you're where you're at. Not that I ever had any doubts - but I know the journey you've traveled from and it all feels a bit surreal sometimes. I'm just so glad that we are even having this conversation about the end of the pregnancies :-) You know how we always said our two little ones would be mirror images with your right UU and my left and the boy and girl...well they're both breech as well. Seems like the two little rascals really wanted to carry that analogy all the way to the end for us, LOL! ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

My guy was in a breech C shape too, facing my right side (RUU here). I can't believe you have a c/s date, that's fantastic!

Amazing that you've had no complications, I am still stunned that I made it to the c/s date at 39wks.

bianca said...

Love the nursery! Look forward to seeing it in person soon!

YA said...

Love the room. Your so close now this little miracle will be in your arms soon.

EAJan678 said...

I didn't know you had a blog, nor did I know your story. AMAZE me! I always have admired and loved you with a deep respect, but now I respect you with a deep love! Can't wait to meet Grant! (Hope you don't mind, but I added you to my sidebar on my blog