Well folks, I'm still pregnant. I mean, not that I didn't plan to be...but here I am. Nice and big and pregnant. When friends and family ask how I am, my favorite response is, "still pregnant!" We crossed a pretty important threshold this past week--the due date is now officially in the 10-day forecast. I remember before our wedding when this seemed like a monumental step in the process. But trying to predict the weather on that day was way more stressful than for this day, I can tell you that much. (But at least I knew WHAT DAY the wedding would happen!) That's what I get for planning an outdoor October wedding in Michigan. It all worked out though, that's for sure. Just like this whole baby thing is all going to work out. And by work out, I mean be fantastic and crazy and wonderful and insane and breathtaking and momentous and challenging and one of the most important days of my life. So, yeah, kinda like our wedding but different.
ANYWAY. The baby!
Bean is still moving and still growing and still tickling my ribs with baby toes. Heart rate is in the 130s-140s and I'm measuring right around 38cm. As in, my uterus is 38 cm long--WHAT! Baby's head is down and low, which is what I want to hear. I've also started to have some more "period-style" cramps, which is apparently exactly what we want. So, yay!
We've still got some things on our to-do list, but hopefully we'll knock those out this weekend and be ready to welcome this little beaner to the outside world! I.CAN'T.WAIT.