Thursday, April 8, 2010

Moving Slower

Here is what 38 weeks looks like. I like how the baby and mama seem so serene. The picture is from babycenter. Their website says this about 38 weeks:

* average size is 6.8 pounds at this point
* average length is 19.5 inches
* organs are mature and ready for life outside

I had another prenatal appointment with Rosanna and she was happy to get a good blood pressure reading. Nothing much to report, but everyone seems to have relaxed about the urgency of this baby coming out. She doubts I will make it all the way to 40 weeks and I hope she is right.

I woke up with contractions at 3am this morning and they lasted until about 5:30am. I crawled back into bed around 6:00am and was thoroughly annoyed when Andrew's alarm went off at 6:15am. I asked him why he thinks he needs to get up that early to go for a bike ride, but I guess that is what normal people do when they are not pre-laboring. My body is doing its usual evening thing by getting all tense and stirred up, but tonight I am going to sleep through this and try to function at a higher level tomorrow.

P.S. I may sound crabby, but really I am excited and am enjoying watching Blake run around in the sunshine outside.

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