Saturday, April 17, 2010

36 Weeks

I can't decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I can never remember how many weeks I am. It's kind of like trying to remember how many months your child is after their first birthday. Why can't people just say 1 1/2... or almost 2? Anyway... I am about 3 1/2 weeks from my due date. I keep thinking that if Claire is born at the same week Carter was... I'll have her on Thursday. We are hopeful... and pretty darn sure that will not happen... but it's still kind of crazy to think about. Since I've passed the week I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia with Carter... we've decided to cancel the c-section I have scheduled for May 10th and go for a VBAC. We do know that she is for sure head down... and that she is for sure a she (I had the doctor double check for me on Thursday :)). Since I've had a previous c-section... they will not induce me... so we'll see how it goes. We are praying for a smooth delivery and that no one will even have to mention the word c-section to us. We are just so excited to meet her!!

Here are my 36 week pictures (a few days late). It's getting harder and harder to post pictures of myself since I feel so blah... but I just keep reminding myself that I wish I had these kind of pictures with Carter.

I am having to take an iron supplement now. My blood work came back last week within the normal range... but on the very low side of the normal range. I'll take that over all the other things I could be dealing with any day!


Morgan said...

These are stunning. You look beautiful, Alyssa! And, you're so close!

Melissa Joy said...

Alyssa, We'll be praying your VBAC goes smoothly!!! I just had a VBAC with Brooks. It's nice to hear success stories. Mine went smoothly and the recovery is SO much better! The doctors were calm and didn't make me feel like I was doing anything risky! We can't wait to see pictures of Claire.