Monday, March 7, 2011

35 Weeks and All is Well...

I am shocked at this "35 weeks," business.

I mean, naturally, 35 would follow 32, 33, and 34, but something about 35 weeks makes it seem SO close.

Maybe it's the fact that Grace will be here {probably,} in 35 days or less.

Or maybe it's the fact that my belly is so huge now, I feel as if I might be mistaken for a small hill while laying down.

Maybe it's the pressure to have her turn in the next 10 days..or else {Turn, baby, turn!}

or Maybe, just maybe, it's the fact that we will officially be parents in five weeks or less.

Who knows.

This pregnancy has really been a dream pregnancy. No morning sickness, healthy weight gain, no blood sugar, blood pressure, or circulation issues, and minimal disturbances to my sleep. My emotions, for the most part, have been steady and those pesky Braxton Hicks made their appearance for all of two days before disappearing.

I am so thankful for all of these things!

We toured the maternity ward last week. Saw the delivery room where we'll stay through labor and delivery plus two hours afterward. It was spartan and...medical, but it was clean and spacious. We then got to tour the after delivery rooms, where we will be for 24-48 hours. They showed us the normal room and the upgraded room (for the local people, they like to have a sitting room attached to the hospital room where all of the family can gather and sit on the floor.)

We weren't even given the option of seeing the VIP rooms.

Sheesh. ha! The normal room will do just fine and we know it won't even matter how fancy or well decorated the room is, since all we'll be caring about is our precious baby girl.

This weeks tasks are to tackle our contact list, installing the car seat, packing the hospital bag, and getting all of her embassy paperwork ready.

Oh, and trying to figure out how to get our cash advance from our overseas insurance company. Otherwise, the hospital won't admit us. Ha. That would be a problem.

I finished washing all of Grace's newborn and 0-3 month clothes, along with all of her linens (towels, sheets, burp cloths, blankets,) at my friend's house, since they have a real washing machine and dryer. Everything is put away, hung up, or folded and her layette items are sitting on her changing table, ready to be put into our hospital back.


The only baby related task that may never get tackled? Her baby blanket that I was crocheting. Especially if she comes early! If she holds off for another week (or 4) then I'll have my spring break to lay around the house, crocheting until my fingers blister. Otherwise, she'll have to make do with a baby scarf, instead of a baby blanket!

9 Days until my next Doctor's appointment. We'll get to do an ultrasound to determine her position, blood work, and other such necessities and we'll be at the 36 week and 4 day mark on that day!

I am so ready to hold her in my arms and cuddle and love on her!


Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Wow! What a blessing to have a "Dream Pregnancy"... I am already praying that mine will be the same way :-) That is such a beautiful thing to witness alongside you, Brittney. Praying for the next few weeks/days! Blessings!

Callie said...

It's getting so close! How exciting!

The Taffs said...

35 weeks! wow! it won't be long now...

chloƫ. said...

You're getting so close!! I'm so excited for you! :) And post a belly picture soon... It's been a while!

Stephanie M. Page said...

Congratulations how exciting!!! God is faithful. so fun!

Andrea Warren said...

Excited for you guys! We're currently in our normal recovery room (said no to a similar upgrade) with our son!