Yesterday I met with Dr. Boyd. She said the ultrasound looked good and Levi was only slightly larger than he should be at 36 weeks. She doesn't usually check for progress at 36 weeks but since we are still not 100% when my true due date is she wanted to go ahead and check me. My belly measured at 33 weeks this time, and she said that is most likely b/c he is dropping already. We are both so confused as to why my belly measurements keep fluctuating so much each appointment. She said that I am dialated 1cm and 50% effaced. That usually doesn't mean much except that my cervix was exceptionally soft, so she said. When I tried to have "cervix" talk with James last night his response was "Oh, soft cervix, that's so hot...(Rolling his eyes)" She told me not to expect to go 4 more weeks, that 2-3 weeks is more likely. As of now she said discussion of induction is not necessary b/c she doesn't think I'll go far enough for him to get to 8lbs. Of course all of this is just a guess and my body can do weird things and I could have a baby tomorrow, or not until August (God help me to PLEASE have a baby before August!!) I can definitely tell that he is dropping though - my hips feel stressed out and when I walk I feel like an arm or something may fall out. (j/k) I'm sleeping good - extremely hard actually and I do not want to wake up in the mornings. The frequent getting up all night to potty is getting annoying, mostly b/c it is so hard to get out of bed. I'm 6lbs heavier than what I delivered Cori at...that's a bummer but at least its not 20 lbs heavier. I hope only a few more lbs find me before delivery. I can't wait to start getting back into shape. I joke with James that I'll do whatever it takes this time to get some weight off - I'll even resort to a crack habit....who needs teeth if you are skinny?!? HA - I'm kidding!!
In other news - Cori is doing GREAT at her swim lessons, she is dunking herself under water with no problems and doing everything the instructors tell her to do. I am so proud of her, and she is so proud of herself! She can float on her back for about 20 seconds by her self too!!
Cherish every minute of your life - We lost a great friend last week to a horrible work related accident. Jonathon just started a new job and b/c of the negligence of a forklift driver he was ran over and crushed by a 110,000 lb forklift. From what we have been told it crushed the lower 1/2 of his body, rupturing a main artery in his upper leg and he bled to death only minutes after arriving at the hospital. Please keep his family in your prayers, especially his beautiful wife, Ashlee of 1 year 7 months! She is so lost and so broken hearted. She needs all the uplifting that she can get! I know in time she will find the strength to make it through this terrible time in her life, but I have no doubt that she will eventually pull through. My heart hurts for her. They were going to start trying for a baby in July, and they have a house that is in the building process that was supposed to be finished next month as well. The service was held last Saturday and it was very nice. Jonathon was so loved and it showed as many of his friends and family stood up to talk about him. He would have been so proud.
I didn't mean to make this a sappy sad blog, but I wanted to put the info out there in case you were wondering from my FB posts last week, and to let everyone know that life can change in a matter of seconds. It's crazy!!
I am so looking forward to my 3 day weekend! Our only plans are to hang out at the house in the pool and eat, soak up some sun, and spend time with family. It's going to be so nice!
Oh, and guess who has a 4 year anniversary coming up next week?!? ME!! I'm so excited although James and I have decided we aren't going to do anything outrageous b/c we need to save $$ - no maternity insurance sucks and we need all the money we have to get Levi out of Layaway at the hospital in a few weeks =)
I can't wait to see his squishy face!