So first of all it's pretty hard to believe I am 35 weeks along! I mean, theoretically this cute boy could come at ANY time (my doctor is out of town next week so I am hoping he'll at least wait another two!)...
I am getting sooo excited to meet him, but still totally scared of what the heck I'm going to do with him once he comes! Anthony and I decided we are SO ready to meet him and hold him- but then we'd like to give him back for a little bit since neither of us are ready for NO SLEEP. How do you make that transition? Yikes!
We had our 36 week ultrasound today (yes early- see above about doc being out of town next week)... It was SO fun to see him since we hadn't since 19 weeks!
He is looking GREAT- and BIG! As of now he is measuring about 6 lbs 11 oz- with 5 weeks to go!!!!! Anthony was an average baby- 7 lbs-ish... I was a HUGE baby- 9 1/2 lbs! Looks like this little man is taking the Moriarty cue and thinks he needs to keep up with his cousins. Of course, Anthony was SO EXCITED at this- he wants a monster little boy (because he doesn't have to push him out!!!), and I'm pretty sure that is one of the reasons he chose to marry me in the first place- the Moriarty genes! He wants to breed these massive athletes (I keep telling him he's destined for a boy ballerina and he just gives me a dirty look). Anyway, I was hoping for a teeny tiny baby to snuggle and hold and look all cute- Anthony wins again! :)
Anyway, the tech also noted how long his limbs were and said he looked like he was going to be a tall one- again Anthony was thrilled. She did say that he was one of the more difficult ones to capture pics of- she said he is such a squirmy wormy and was folded in some CRAZY ways! Legs were folded and wrapped and arms were all over the place! She had a hard time making sense of where everything was... Which makes sense considering how active he is and how I can feel him moving in a million different places at once!
He also has hair!!!! We could see it on the ultrasound and it's so cute! This would explain my heartburn lately... :)
He is head down and already partially down the birth canal- yay for that! Other than that, I am right on target- not dilated or effaced yet but definitely thinning out and getting prepared!
I asked the doctor how long she would let me go past my due date- THANK GOODNESS she said no longer than a week but also said there would be some room for induction talk if I'm crazy uncomfortable at 39 weeks! Praise the Lord!! :)
The appointment was fun and we got a few pictures of his face. I am only uploading one and it's crappy quality because our scanner isn't working... It's a profile pic of his face. It's the left side of his face and it looks like he is sucking on his bottom lip some! Anthony and I were laughing that we could actually tell he had an upper lip- since neither of us have one! :)
We love our little boy already and can't wait to meet him on this side of the world! I am almost ready to take and post nursery pics- just waiting on the letters I ordered for him. We won't get the glider in time to post pics, but that's ok...
And I leave you with our blurry picture... Hello little boy!