Preparing for baby…the home stretch

Well, we are still here awaiting some baby action. I realize my official due date is still almost two weeks off (8/12), but when every child has been early so far, it’s hard for me to not get a little impatient at this stage. The boys have been very patient, but starting tomorrow that may change. They know that the baby is coming in August, so this week I’ve been answering a lot of “HOW long until August?!” questions.

The official stats are…as of Tuesday morning, 80% effaced, 2 cm dilated. Sorry if that’s TMI for some of you. I have friends who want to know 🙂 My weight is holding steady, which is a happy thing in my mind, because the baby is picking up weight and I’m losing it. Blood pressure is golden.

I have a feeling this may be a large baby…I am bigger than I was with Jonathan, and my RIBS! OH, MY RIBS! Can I have them back, please??!! I forgot to ask for a guess on the weight at my appointment yesterday. Suffice it to say I can’t wait to take that first deep breath after the baby’s born.

I am trying to stay busy but I don’t really feel like doing anything. So I’m looking around the house, trying to find things to do. This means I’m doing exciting things like washing random household items (throw rugs, duvet covers, and the like) and making a ton of basil pesto (both green and purple!).

We are also taking full advantage of the fact that our church has dinner for all the families before their evening VBS begins. I haven’t cooked dinner all week! What a unique provision…thank you Lord!

15 Responses to “Preparing for baby…the home stretch”

  1. cascadingwaters

    Thanks for the update! Inquiring minds want to know…What’s with evening VBS? The dinner thing is great!THROW OUT YOUR BLENDER! The smoke gets worse when it finally dies (and blenders never die empty!).

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  2. GrandmaK

    Wishing you the best! Know how miserable you must be…Taking a deep breath becomes a precious commodity!! Cathy

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  3. Rebecca Preskenis

    Last years I was right where you are now and OH My Ribs, yes they hurt really bad with big baby’s. Have you decided on a name yet??? I loved picking girl names.

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  4. Melanie

    Thanks for the stats! And, I hate to say this, but you must be big if you are bigger than you were with J. WOW! 🙂 I don’t miss the last few weeks/days phase. It’s the worst. (Sorry I don’t have many words of encouragement…don’t you see I have fond memories???) I can’t wait to hear of VP’s arrival!

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  5. Scotty and Lisa

    I’ve been thinking about you a lot these days, wondering exactly how long you had left. Thanks for the update! We’ll be praying for this little girl (do you have a name yet?) and look forward to hearing about her arrival very soon! Lots of love!

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  6. Laura

    Thanks for the continued update on baby’s arrival. Just know that we are thinking of you and are anxiously awaiting her birthTake it easy!Laura

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  7. Shawnda

    First, I must say you do not LOOK big at all! So, bigger than J means very little : ) It’s all baby inside you! And second, we are counting down the days w/ the boys!!!! We are SO excited!

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  8. Nicole

    You feel bigger with this little girl because you were WAY skinnier (is that even a word) before you got pregnant this time!!! Everything is ALL baby!!Can’t wait to meet her!!!!

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  9. Josh and Dana

    I agree…the last time I saw you I was jealous. You look great! I’m not quite that far along yet, but I get the can’t-breath, please-stop-kicking-there, could-you-move-down-a-little, when-is-this-going-to-be-over-so-I-can-feel-like-a-human-again thing. 30 weeks was my marker and all the memories came flooding back. Know that you’re prayed for and sympathized with 🙂

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  10. Jonathan and Lynsey

    I really wish I visited your blog more often. You always draw me into your life wishing I were there to be part of it with you. We are so excited for Miss Keller's arrival. She and Anya will have to be friends. You have our thoughts, love and prayers.L&J

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  11. Kelly

    David would say I’ve been nesting since school ended in early June. I’ve been so glad to have some time to think about the new arrival instead of school.Dana, my due date is one week from tomorrow…the 12th.

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