Just a little humor to brighten your day. It's appears as though my belly is hitting Ella in the head. But there it is...my 37 week, full-term, baby belly. Labor won't be stopped at this point. I went to the doctor today while Ella spent some time over at my friend Alison and her husband Sean's house. Typical stuff...weight, blood pressure, baby's heart-beat, measurements...all good! Measuring at 34 weeks, but that isn't a concern anymore since we know the baby is a good size. I've gained roughly 22 pounds, which I think is less than with Ella. Maybe that means it will come off super quick! (I can always dream, can't I?) Last week I was dialated 1 cm, and that hasn't changed as of this week. More blood was taken to check my platelet count as usual. I go back in a week. I'm beginning to have a nice relationship with the valet parking employees! I'm sure they start to recognize all the pregnant ladies that come every week!
We've decided to send Ella to an in-home daycare provider starting tomorrow. Ella and I went over to "Miss Linda's" house this evening and played for a while, so Ella could get to know Linda a little bit and become familiar with the new environment. I think it will be a much better fit. We just didn't feel comfortable with the big daycare Ella attended all last week. Joe and I feel much better about this arrangement.
I steralized all the bottles and breast-pump parts today while Ella was taking a nap. I feel better now that that's done. You'd think I would be more on top of getting my bag packed, but I keep putting it off. One more week and I'd be okay with this baby coming. No sooner though.
All of my pregnant friends/family are doing well. Everyone is out of the hospital and pre-term labor has been stopped for now. Fingers crossed it will stay that way.
One more little note: my friend Christine, who has the cutest little boy named Danny, has become the queen of motherhood. She's knows so much and is so involved in playgroups and whatnot. Well anyways, I received a very thoughtful gift in the mail today. A baby sling! It comes with an instructional DVD...that frightens me a little bit. I hope I can follow the directions. It seems like it will be a lifesaver once the little man is here, since I will still need 2 hands to take care of a very active 2 year old! Thanks Christine!!!