Friday, September 12, 2008

baby news... or not

Well, yesterday I had my last ultrasound. I am at 39 weeks today and have 1 week until I reach "full-term" (aka ready to pop - status). My last two actually came at 41 weeks. Paige came on her own, while James had to be yanked out. I think this one might be a yanker. The Dr. did reassure me that they won't let me go longer then 40 & 1/2 weeks - so 10 days right? Can I be patient? Can I be rational? Will I cry every day until that day comes? Do I have a choice? Not really, right. I need to just suck it up and ride out this storm. It's amazing how much you body changes over the years and how each pregnancy is so different. I wasn't as emotional or had as many mood swings with the other 2 at the end. I've also gained almost 18lbs. with this one, where I gained 25-ish with James & probably 35-ish with Paige. They said the baby is really healthy and weighs about 6lbs 14oz. (which means no induction this weekend)... oh well, there is always stuff I need to be doing. I have a ton of sewing to do and my front lawn really needs mowing - but the question is if I can get it done without my little old neighbor lady coming out to remind me I'm 9 months pregnant. It's a little hard to forget at this point. If I have one request from you, it's to pray that I can be patient (I used to ask everyone to pray for my cervix, but that's probably a little over the top).

6 comments:

JC and Jen Young said...

I am betting that that little GUY is in the 8lb range I think your dr is crazy. If you want that baby to come soon tell you husband lots and lots of S-E-X!!(maybe that was over the top) Good luck with the being paitient...

Andersen Family said...

I'm so not a paitient person. Good luck to you. I took caster oil with Tavin and it worked great. I was 38 weeks. If you ever want to try it call me. I can't wait to see pics of the baby. Please post them ASAP!!!! I'll be thinking of you. Keli

Genna said...

I'm excited! And I am praying for you!

Lewis said...

Dear H.F.,
Please bless Maren's cervix.
Amen

Anonymous said...

Boy- oh- boy. I think you are having a boy. Just consider, Madi-Rod-JJ/ then Kelly's Avery-Ethan Floyd-Aidan/ If you want to be in the cool club, I think it needs to be a boy!! Paige-James-Jumpin'Jack?
maybe? what are your names anyway?
Good luck Maren- we know you can do it!! McCurdy's love you all-

Jill Manning said...

Maren, because we are such good friends, I will pray for your cervix as well as for you and your patience. I know you can make it and that little bundle of baby goodness will be so worth it!!