Friday, May 21, 2010

37 weeks!

This is me taking photos from the driveway with my new lens and Elijah doing his usual reading on the way back from the park with Dan.

As of today I have reached the 37-week point in my pregnancy! Thirty-seven weeks is considered full term! I truly never dreamed I would make it to this point. I feel a lot of different emotions as we await our new arrival. The main feeling for me this week seems to be grumpiness, but I am also feeling grateful and happy and weary and scared and anxious all at once.

I have been on bed rest for sixteen weeks! That seems like an eternity. I have gone through such a spectrum of emotions over the past four months. Part of the reason for this week's grumpiness is that even though I have permission to move around a bit more now, I really can't. My contractions are keeping me from doing much (they are getting quite uncomfortable, but still are not regular), so I really won't be free until after I have healed from my surgery. I can't remember what it is like to be physically active and to not be in pain or discomfort when I exert myself even a little bit. Once all of this is over, I will never take that for granted again!

I got my last progesterone shot last Friday, so right about NOW is when my body should be figuring out that it's not going to get any more shots. I'm bracing myself for possible craziness in the very near future.


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you made it to 37 weeks. Been following your blog since Kate but with special interest since you heve been on bedrest. Good luck with the delivery.
Elijah is sure a cutie!
Kate's Nana

mina said...

Full term! Get ready for some craziness in the weeks to come.

Cecilia said...

Elijah is certainly a sweetie and cutie!

All the best of luck with your delivery!

Have a great weekend!

Tina:0) said...

WOO-HOO!!! 37 weeks is awesome! Hope that things go well in the next couple of weeks... awaiting your wonderful news!!

Lee Family said...

Any day now Mamma.... I am so glad you made it this far. Good work

Have a good weekend