Monday, December 7, 2009

Buying Time...Week 36

I haven't really taken any belly shots during pregnancy or posted any so I figured for those who never see me... here is a picture at 35.5 weeks (this weekend). I made sure to cut my head out of it in case it surfaces anywhere else, ha.
I had my OB appt. today and I think it was a good one. I'm 2 cm dilated, 50 percent effaced and my cervix is soft. Based off that, it seems I could possibly go into labor early on my own. I doubt I would in the next week but I guess you never really know. I've bought another week and 1 day though. I have a sono appt. on Tuesday, Dec. 15th and my next OB appt. directly after it to do another check. They want to see where her head measurements are next week. As I mentioned before, things are stable but her head has been measuring about 2 weeks ahead of schedule as it's been mostly the entire pregnancy. Her head can't get too big though because I wouldn't be able to deliver vaginally. As we were told today, her head measurement can't really get too much past 40 weeks as those babies heads with increased vents/fluid don't really conform through the birth canal like other babies do. So, perhaps next week is looking better than this week. Either way, I'm happy there will be no labor induction this week except if it came on it's own. Although I'd like to avoid it all together (labor-fat chance), I'd be fine with week 37. I'd like to avoid the week of Christmas if possible. Just seeing the signs for the Labor and Delivery unit got my heart rate up today, lol. It's quickly approaching.

Here is a cute picture of Harley that I thought I would post, lol. He is such a rotten dog! I didn't really have too many pictures for this post so I thought I'd throw him on here.

As for all our nesting work... Jay finished the hall bathroom painting last week and we both like it a lot. He touched up some marks and scrapes throughout the entire house. We started painting our bedroom last night. While I was down on the ground cleaning the baseboards I thought to myself I must be insane. I'm almost 36 weeks pregnant, I've got this big belly, my back is sore and I'm cleaning the baseboards when I should have my feet up watching TV, lol. Before we started it sounded like a better idea. However, the room needed this so we'll just continue. One coat of paint is on 3 walls. We'll finish it up tonight and then work on the last wall. I also cut up some cracked caulk up the stairs and re-caulked it. For anyone with a newly built house or maybe just Ryland builders, contractors LOVE to hide their mistakes with caulk. It must be like the "fix it all" material...something like duct tape. I have a lot more to do sooner or later.
I guess that's about it for now with the Cox family. No name for baby. I think we are getting close ha or not!


  1. You two are the most "get-it-done" couple!! I am amazed at all the work and painting you have gotten finished. I love the look of a place after a fresh coat of paint. I bet it's looking amazing!

    I feel excited for you that baby Cox will soon be here. And how fantastic that her head size is still small enough that vaginal birth is in the talk. Cayman's head was past the 40 week mark when I was 33 weeks pregnant with her. She had a big 'ol noggin.

  2. Now you know the feeling of nesting! It is amazing the changes in your belly in just the last month! The bigger the better for our little girl!

    Love you!

  3. HA! - oh my, I cant even believe that its already time to start checking your cervix! Your a full term Mama in only 2 weeks!! Cant wait to meet my little niece but I hope she hangs around until after Christmas so shes nice and ripe hehe :)

  4. Oh I can't believe it either... sometimes I feel it has been gone by in a snap and other times I feel like it's been so long! If I didn't think it would ACTUALLY get here, surprise, it has! lol Not too much longer. I'm not going to flip out until next week though.

  5. Glad to hear you are able to stretch the delivery date even longer. Although I can't wait to meet her!

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