giant baby?!

So, I had my 36 week appointment yesterday.  Blood pressure is good, baby heart rate is good… then my midwife measures my ‘fundal height’ (size of your uterus… you literally just lie down and they measure your stomach with a small tape measure)… I’ve been right on track so far this entire pregnancy.  Well, apparently this little guy had some sort of growth spurt since my last appointment…  I am suddenly measuring about 2 weeks ahead!  What this most likely means is that I am having a big baby… eek!

My midwife isn’t worried, but she did order an ultrasound to check baby’s size and amniotic fluid level.  I’ll have that next week, along with my regular check up.  From what I’ve read, the measurements that they give you during these late term ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate… I’ve seen dozens of stories in which women have an ultrasound at 36 or 37 weeks and are told to expect a big 9lb. or 10lb. baby, only to deliver a 7 1/2lb. baby a few weeks later.  So, I am planning to take whatever they tell me with a grain of salt and am just looking forward to having another glimpse at our baby boy.  Maybe he will be in a position that allows the tech to confirm our baby’s gender and put my recent crazy dreams of a baby girl out of my mind 🙂

Good news that I got at the appointment is that I have been cleared for a quick weekend getaway!  Husband and I are going to visit my brother and sister-in-law and their two adorable boys this weekend in Bend, Oregon.  It’s going to be a quick trip, Friday evening-Sunday afternoon, but I am really looking forward to it.

Sister-in-law & I at my baby shower... Photo courtesy of my lovely friend Victoria

In unrelated hockey news, tonight is game four in the Blackhawks playoff series… so, GO HAWKS!  This also means that husband’s playoff beard is about one week strong… if the Hawks turn this into a long playoff run, I’ll be sure to share some pics of the beard as it grows 🙂

pay it forward

We’ve had four consecutive days of beautiful weather in Spokane!  It has been such a treat to enjoy a few days of sunshine and to drive around with the windows rolled down.  Finally, it’s starting to feel like spring.

Miss Kitty enjoying the sun

Already in a good mood from the sunny day, I had a very nice encounter at the Starbucks drive through.  The customer in front of me paid for my drink!  I recently read about this trend somewhere and it was such a lovely surprise to have it happen to me.  It’s just a small thing, but it definitely made me smile.  I was sure to keep it going and paid for the person behind me… hope it grants me some good karma.

In baby news, the nursery is coming along.  Crib is assembled, dresser/changer is assembled and some pictures are up on the wall…

That's a big belly!

My next project is to get those shelves organized.  I feel like I’m back at Anthropologie, merchandising product…  What is my color story?  How can I create a sense of balance? Etc.  I am such a nerd… Well, once I have it satisfactorily ‘merchandised’ (or ‘merched’ as we used to say at Anthro), I’ll post a picture.

Tonight is our last HypnoBirthing class and it also game one in the Blackhawks vs. Coyotes playoff series!  Husband is not very happy about missing the game… and secretly, neither am I!  I have totally become a creepy Hawks fan and am definitely looking forward to the playoffs.  Luckily, it’s only game one in the first round and of course we will be recording the game.  Let’s go Hawks!