We have crossed into the final month of pregnancy. I believe it has gone by really fast and cannot believe we are already here...I have completely forgotten about throwing up until I was 20 weeks or what it feels like to wear pants with zippers!
I had my first really craving last week (like I really had to have it feeling)...it was an ICEE. For those of you who know me...I am a sugar freak (our child is bound to be addicted to sugar since I didn't give it up during pregnancy)...well, last Thursday I had to have an ICEE. So, I stopped at a very scary Circle K on Baseline on my way home because I had to have an ICEE (thinking about my safety was not at the top of this list)...well, of course the machines weren't working. So, I called Jake and asked him to get me one on his way home. He stopped at Chevron - they don't sell them and he stopped at Valero and their machines weren't working either. He said we would go back after dinner. So, we went back to Valero and the machines still weren't working...Jake suggested Sonic, but I needed an ICEE. We went to Burger King because I remember they use to sell them, but they no longer do. So, we drove down 51st Avenue until we found a Circle K (luckily, it was only a couple miles). They had them (not my favorite flavors, but still an ICEE) and it was the best ICEE I have ever had. Thanks to my wonderful husband for being so patient with me and driving all around Laveen for an ICEE.
We had a doctor appointment this morning and met with the midwife (Dr. Mouer is out) for my 36 week appointment. We assumed that I would be "checked", but she didn't do it - she said if I really wanted to be "checked" then I could be, but she doesn't normally "check" her patients - she said it is uncomfortable and it doesn't really tell you anything. She said I could be dilated three centimeters and stay that way for the next month, or I could be at nothing and have the baby tonight. It worked for me...we'll see what Dr. Mouer does next week. She said I am measuring at 37 weeks, so one week ahead of schedule and the baby's head is down (Jake got to feel the head from my belly...it was a highlight for him). She also guessed that the baby is a little under seven pounds right now and I have a lot of fluid (that was a relief to hear...so, we are not having a 15 pound baby). So, now for the heart rate info...baby's heart rate was in the 130s today. So, the guessing continues...
Praise God for His creation! We thank God for continuing to keep us both healthy!
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