Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lots of Pictures and Some Updates

You may think this is just a picture of the magnolia tree in our backyard. It is not. It is a picture of Winter Storm 2009. This should amuse those of you who live in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania. We had a number of cancellations due to this storm.
See, can't you see all the snow on the roof of our shed?


And look at our deck - it was clearly too dangerous to be out!


Anyway, here I am at 36 weeks pregnant. There is a baby in my ribs and lungs! We had our 36 week appointment this week and it went well, but there was - obviously - no dilation or effacement. Baby Allen is nowhere near making arrival plans! In fact, Little One is so high up that the doctor could not tell for sure if the baby is head down. If it hasn't dropped some by next week's visit, a sonogram will be done to determine whether Little One is breach. There's no reason to believe that's the case, we've just got to find out for sure and Little One is not cooperating at the moment. We figure there's one of two reasons:
1. Little One has his/her dad's personality. He has actually told me several times, "It's got three weeks to drop. Why are you rushing it? What's the hurry?" UGGG!
2. Little One has his/her mom's personality. Wow was I a stubborn child. Thankfully, the Lord has worked a lot of that out of me, but this would definitely have been something I would have pulled just to be contrary.
Other than that, all is well. My weight and blood pressure were good. I am measuring right on for 36 weeks. Little One's heartbeat was in the 120s which totally shot my 'It's a Girl!' philosophy out of the water - maybe the Asian woman was right!

This is a picture of the cake from the Baby Shower that my work threw me! Isn't it cute!? It was the NICEST shower! People were so generous! Jory and I just couldn't believe it!




And, here are a few pictures from Jefferson:
This is the river about 15 miles from Jefferson. We went through the State Park there on our way home Sunday and ate at the Lodge. These are Cypress trees dripping with moss. Very cool.




Here's my husband right before we went to dinner. See the fireplace we had in our room?




This is on the carriage ride we took through town on Saturday. It was very cool and the weather was beautiful!


Tonight we see the Pain Management Nurse again. We will update again soon and will include pictures of the finished nursery - well, ALMOST finished!

5 comments:

meg @ spicy magnolia said...

You look great! Hang in there... you're almost there! How sweet of your work place to give you a shower to celebrate. :) Have a wonderful night!

Anonymous said...

AS you have been told countless times, you were two weeks past the due date. I was convinced I was going to be forever pregnant. In fact I started telling your father that I might as well face the fact that you weren't ever coming out. Not long after I began that mantra, you arrived. Hmmm, that became a pattern of opposite wills with you and me. Maybe you should try psching little one out! Love-mom

Anonymous said...

AS you have been told countless times, you were two weeks past the due date. I was convinced I was going to be forever pregnant. In fact I started telling your father that I might as well face the fact that you weren't ever coming out. Not long after I began that mantra, you arrived. Hmmm, that became a pattern of opposite wills with you and me. Maybe you should try psching little one out! Love-mom

Robyn Beele said...

You look awesome! Hang in there!

Beth said...

Sorry to disappoint the Asian woman, but that is a girl you have in there!