Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{36 weeks, 3 days}

Cell phone pic from this morning.
(Yes, that is actual sun coming in the windows here in the lovely PNW.)

Doctor appointment today. 
Stats:  3cm dilated, 75% effaced, baby at -3 station (high), head down.

Mean anything? No. 
I was exactly the same with Ry and Addy at 36 weeks. 
And then 4 cm at 37 weeks. 
I just don't go into labor on my own. 
My doctor will concede at about 39 weeks when I am 5+cm and still walking around...and set up an induction.  All my babies were about a week early.
So, I am planning on that. 

And with this little guy, I am fine with him staying in and cooking!  I have too much to get done before he arrives.  And I know too much about the work ahead once he is here.  I still can't imagine towing a baby around with the other 3 kidlets.  I think I'll be at home more except for the essential activities (dance, scouts, piano, sports).  I am trying to be realistic that grocery shopping and errands are going to have to wait until Trevor is home from work or on the weekends.  I think that will be ok. 

The baby bedding came in the mail this week.  I tried really hard to re-use Rylan's crib bedding.  And then match some new twin bedding to it for Ry's big-boy bed (they are sharing a room). But I just couldn't find anything.  And in the end, it is really nice having new bedding for a new baby.  Especially baby #4 ... who gets a lot of re-used items to begin with :-)  I love how simple it is.  I don't know what it is about nursery bedding...but I just don't like most of what is available right now.  I can't see putting a precious newborn in a loud sports print or bedding with extra large monkeys or turtles...and heaven forbid some kind of character bedding.  Simple and sweet for this little guy.  (At least until he can actually ASK for SpongeBob light-up shoes...and even then I'll have to put my foot down.) 
And it is nice to have an almost-done room in the house.   Wish I had time to paint the room.  But the neutral color is fine for now.  Still some finishing touches to put up, but at least he has a new, clean bed if he comes early. 

All pics from my phone :) 


Camille 12:57 PM  

SOOO adorable! I can't wait to see it in person here in a few weeks (just realizing today that I leave 2 weeks from tomorrow...I am feeling pressure...can't imagine how you are feeling!) So pumped for RY RY and his big boy bed. Those toddlers aren't the babies anymore (insert tear!)

the Holyoaks 9:43 PM  

I love your crib bedding! It is nice to get some new things for the newest member of the family. You look great! Good luck getting all the things done that you want to get done before he arrives.

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