Wednesday, May 16, 2012

36 Weeks

                                                          I am 36 weeks as of today.
 I had a doctor's appt. earlier this week and the 1st thing she said was "Congratulation's, you've made it farther than your 1st. born." Hunter was born at 34 weeks and 2 days according to my journal. We were very blessed with his early arrival in the since that he was healthy and didn't have a NICU stay or any lung development issues.  Even though pregnancy is not always the easiest and there are days that I want this all to be over with I'm glad we haven't had a baby born that early since. I'm so glad we've made it to 36 weeks. One more week and baby will be considered full term! 

My doctor did not check me this week in fear of "stirring" something up and causing me to go into labor. My next appt. is next thursday at which point I will have hit my 37th week mark and I will be checked. I always like to hear how much effacement or dialation has taken place. It's good to know that the annoying contraction's that I'm currently having is doing something even though it doesn't mean I'm going to go into labor the next day.    

My doctor is willing to induce me June 4 if I want. That's a monday (2 weeks from this coming monday). My only problem with this date is that it's Kory's birthday. One day when money isn't alway such an issue I'd love nothing more than to suprise him with a little mini get away, just the 2 of us for his birthday. I'd love to do this many times. We make birthday's such a big deal around here that I think it would be hard to be away on one of our kids birthday's. The doctor said anytime that week she'd be willing to induce except for that friday. Which day do I choose???

If I could have it my way I'd love baby to be born next weekend, Memorial Weekend. I'm hoping that the doctor checking me next thursday will stir things up and we can get this show on the road. If I could deliver sometime saturday (37 weeks &3 days), be released from the hospital sunday than Kory would be home with us all day monday as it's one of his paid holiday's. Kory wouldn't have to miss any days of work, his pay check wouldn't be short and the road going over Cedar Mnt. will be open (only for that weekend). This means instead of having a 2 hour drive to the hospital we'd only have a 1 hour drive. Kory has been working the night shift for the past 1 1/2 years. He was told yesterday that in a week or around June 1st that he'd be put on the day shift. I am so ready for this change and I know he is too! I hate to see him finally get this much awaited change, be working in a new area, under a new boss and as soon as he starts he's having to take at least 2 days off due to me having this baby. We are hoping that the day I have the baby he'll stay the night at one of his cousins house, be able to pick me up the next day and bring me home. He doesn't want to travel the 2 hours home the day I deliver just to drive back the next day to pick me up and then go home again. Too much traveling!! So for our convienence of not having to miss work or a smaller paycheck and the travel time reduced by half we are hoping for next weekend. If only things worked out to our liking.  

A couple weeks ago I got my hair cut. I've been meaning to blog about it but never got a picture taken to show it off until tonight. I'ts not the best picture of me with the puffy, tired eyes, no make-up but it shows my hair cut the best. It's short! Much shorter (like 7-8 inches) than it was a month ago. I haven't had my hair this short since I was in highschool. I usually get my haircut before having a baby but I've never gone this short before. I wanted something different and a little easier to maintain this go round. It's definetly different but it's not easier to maintain. I think I asked for too many layers at the end and I find that I have to curl my hair everyday to make it look nice. If I don't curl the layers my hair lays flat against my head and I feel like I look like I just rolled out of bed. It just looks flat with nothing to it. I like my new do when it looks like this but I'm not in love with it. I tried putting it in a pony tail the other day and it was still too short. I have too many short layers that wouldn't stay back without the help from a lot of bobby pins and than I just looked like a pin cushion.  I think I'll like it much better when my top shortest layers reach my chin instead of the bottom of my ears. I just need a few more inches.