Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And Update from the Womb

I feel like my family and friends are on baby watch!  Although my due date isn't until the 21st...ever since I found out I was at all dilated...everyday someone asks me if I'd had the baby yet!  It's so funny!

So as not to keep you in suspense...


I have not had the baby.

She's still all snug and warm in my belly kicking up a storm.  It's amazing how different the sensations have become since she's grown.  Before her kicks were so sweet and innocent.  Now I feel like she is intentionally trying to hurt me as a joke.  And she's doing a good job!  Girl packs a powerful punch!

My last appointment was yesterday and I am still at 4 cm.  I'm going to go ahead and have my membranes stripped on Friday (I'll be 38 weeks) and we'll see what happens.  Apparently if I'm meant to go into labor will speed up the process.  If not, it really won't do a thing. 

So this whole membrane stripping business...have any of you had that done?  Boy, it does not sound pleasant.  I mean, why do they have to call it stripping?  Ouch.  So tell me it's not so bad, okay?  Go.

In preparation for our little one's arrival, I have spent this week finishing her room!  She officially has a painted and furnished nursery.  I've also made a list of meals to freeze for when she's born and I'd rather sleep and/or snuggle with her than cook :)  I'm headed to the grocery store now to get started on that task...and finish up her laundry so she has something cute to wear when she comes home.

We're making our final run to Babies R Us this weekend (if, you know, I'm not in labor) to pick up a few last minute things we know we'll need right away.  Dude.  It could literally be days before I have to raise a CHILD.  I'm going to be a PARENT.  Whoa.

I'm feeling good about the progress we've made in preparing for our little girl.  I have a list (shocking) of the things we have left and I'm slowly chipping away at it.  By the "stripping" I should be all set for her to come whenever she wants to. 

Except, you know, for picking out a name.

Talk about the most indecisive couple you have ever met.  But don't worry.  She won't be Baby Girl for long.  We have a list.  A short list.  I promise.

So soon you will receive all sorts of things...nursery pics, baby name decisions, and BABY PICTURES! 


d.a.r. said...

I don't know anything about membrane stripping other than it sounds scary. So, hopefully it isn't! Good luck!!

And still no name?!??! Haha! We have had our kids names for years. Now we just need know...have kids! :) We're weirdos.

Adorably Distracted... said...

haha my sisters due date is the 21st and she's been telling us every night that she swears she's going into labor! lol Good luck! I can't wait to meet her!

jenn said...

Can't wait to see a post (or I better get an email young lady) that baby is here!!!

Emily said...

So glad you are doing well-she will be here so soon! I can't want to see nursery pics and of course baby pictures. I know you guys will pick out a beautiful name! Have fun grocery shopping and cooking!

Lauren said...

Good luck!

I'm sure you guys will pick out a great name!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I can't wait until she's here...probably not as much as you can't wait, but still, I'm excited to see pictures and hear the name you pick!

Membrane stripping? I think that just scarred me from having a baby in the future and I don't even know what it is!

melissa said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to see pictures and hear the name you've chosen for her.

As for membrane stripping, I don't know a thing about it. You're right - the name doesn't sound great. I'll be sending good thoughts your way! :)

USCEmily said...

Good luck with everything, especially picking out a name :-)

The Shabby Princess said...

I mean, I reccomend the name Ally. Just sayin'.

Girl, you better let me know when you go into labor!

I'm so excited for you and Matt! You're going to be an amazing mother.


Lucy Marie said...

I was supposed to have my membranes stripped the day before Eva was born but I couldn't bc my midwife was at another birth. So then I got rescheduled for the next morning but lo and behold, I did not have to have it done because I went into labor that afternoon. BUT, they did do the procedure when they checked my progress in the morning when I was in labor. UM OUCH!

Llama said...

AWWW! I can't wait! This is so very exciting! Whoo hoo! Thinking of you!

Sonya said...

I've been thinking about you! Good luck!

Kristen said...

I think you'll be having a baby very soon! Everyone I know that has had their membranes stripped has gone into labor within the next day or 2, normally the next day. How exciting!!! I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear what name you pick for your baby girl!

Brittany Ann said...

Oh my gosh! She's gonna be here so so so soon! I'm so excited for you!