Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Appointment Update & Happy Thanksgiving!

I made it another week! I had my appointment today and I am now dilated to a three. My doctor said it could be another 1-2 weeks. This is good news! He said if I make it one more week, then they will not try and stop labor. He also said most 34 week babies go home and do not stay in the NICU. The baby is measuring around the size of a 34 or 35 week baby, so that is good too! Once again, I am in the mindset of just making it to my next appointment, on Tuesday. Then we'll take it from there! I can tell the baby is very low and my contractions are getting somewhat stronger. So, keep your fingers crossed that I will at least make it to next week! The pictures above are of me at 27 weeks (left photo) and 33 weeks (right photo - today). I posted them in a little size to create the illusion that I am smaller than I really am!

My mom decided to come and stay with us until the baby comes, which is great! I feel a huge relief that I don't have to worry about calling someone to watch the kids. I worried about what Jordyn would do or having to explain everything we do with Jordyn in an entire day (feeding, naps, meds, behavior problems, is alot of information to tell someone!). My mom knows most of this stuff already or has been figuring it out quickly the past few days. This way, I can stay off my feet and take it easy while Tom is at work. She got here Monday night and things have been going well. Yesterday, Jordyn had a "Thanksgiving Feast" at school, that all families were invited to. Everyone brought finger food and then we got to stay for an hour and see what goes on during Jordyn's school day. She seemed so happy at school and the teachers thought she was on her best behavior because we were there.

Now we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and starting to bake a few things for tomorrow. We also have a 23 lb. turkey that Tom got from his work. Yes, 3 adults and 2 children are going to eat a 23 lb. turkey! Well, not in one day. We already have many leftovers planned. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Jordyn wearing her Indian hat.

Evan playing at recess with Grandma.

Jordyn playing at recess.

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Topher said...

With 23 lbs of turkey, I can only imagine what next Monday's menu post will look like.

I couldn't stop laughing at the recess picture captions. "Ryan playing with grandma at recess..." and then "Jordyn playing at recess..." The way she was sitting there looking at the glove [or whatever that is on the ground] like it's supposed to jump up and dance or something cracked me up.

Proud Momma said...

You look great ready to have a baby! I wish I looked like that at 9 months! I'm just a tad more bloated!

Tristan's Mom said...

You look great! Hopefully that baby of yours will stay in a little while longer! :D

(BTW... I'm SilentJuliet from the Jan. '08 EC ;)

Wendy said...

Your kids are so cute! I just love Jordyn in her glasses. I'm so glad your mom is here to help. I'm glad you've made it another week without having the baby. Which means we should have another girls night pronto. Next week??