Friday, November 21, 2008

37 weeks

I'm technically off of bed rest now. My midwife came to our house today for the "home visit," and congratulated me on keeping Blessing safe and sound. She also said that I was free to do as I wished now, because the baby is considered "to term." Blessing, if possible has descended further, and so must have grown as well, because although Blessing is lower, my belly measured the same as last week: 35 cm.

Of course, you all know that I really want this baby to be born in December, so I'll be enforcing some bed rest of my own for another little while. I probably won't be as strict as I have been, because, for one, I can now have a planned home birth, and two, we had our maternity photo session tonight!

Okay, why do I want a December baby? I guess the first reason would be because that is what I've been expecting. Also, with my history of miscarriages, I want to be able to carry my baby to the end (or very, very close to it). I think that a December baby is the best way to celebrate Christmas. And, quite honestly, the December birthstone is much nicer than the November birthstone.

All that being said, both Russ and I have let out a long held breath today. We made it to term, 37 weeks. We had the photo session with Matt Kennedy tonight, and most importantly we can have the home birth with our midwives that we have planned.

Thank you all for your support, encouragement, and especially your prayers. We have felt very loved through all of this.


Lewis family said...

Yeay for 37 weeks!

Nice job with the links...very impressive!

I think both birthstones are very beautiful...but I completely understand wanting to make it to a certain date/month!

Congrats on your photos...can't wait to see them!!!