Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watch Sesame Grow, weeks 36 and 37

Edition: Contrary to how it looks, I have not reversed to only 3 weeks 6/7 days pregnant. I missed last week so this is the 36 and 37 week update. 
Size of baby: According to the weekly emails, over 6 lbs. According the the midwife, anywhere between 4 1/2 and 6 lbs. 
Fun fact: The specialist said Sesame's head will probably be small since the baby has stayed in the same position the whole time and it (the head) basically ran out of room to grow. I didn't know that was possible. As long as we don't end up with a Barbie sized head on an 18'' doll situation I try not to worry about it too much. 
Size of mother: I'd rather not discuss the number on the scale at my appointment on Tuesday. 
What's on the menu: I had a white chocolate pudding cup with my breakfast the other day. I almost didn't because Mom would never ever let us eat pudding for breakfast growing up, but then I decided this is my house, my rules so I ate it anyway. What can I say? I'm a rebel child. 
Worst part of the week: When the specialist was examining me and all I could think about was THIS is exactly why I specifically choose a midwives office with no men in sight. Hello, awkward. 
Best part of the week: Daniel coming to visit.
Other things I have to say: I found a birthday cake for Sesame's first birthday. I know it sounds like I'm rushing things, but I decided years ago that my child would have a bumble bee themed first birthday so really I'm just continuing on with an 8 year plan. Thanks to Pinterest I had decided on a cake but today I saw one I'll probably make instead. I'd like it to be very clear that I will NOT be baking and bringing any birth day cake to the hospital when Sesame is born. The Bradley book recommended as much and I rolled my eyes at that suggestion. They expect me to deliver a baby AND go all Martha Stewart with cakes and streamers? What type of super woman do they think I am?

I'd like to go on record as saying that I will probably cry when Sesame turns one year old. And one month old. I'm going to be one of those parents. 


stephanie said...

I cry at every birthday. Also at any major milestone... steps, preschool, turning the car seat around. It never gets old.

I think the bee theme is adorable!!

Jen said...

My Dad gave me all the cake pans my Mom used for our birthdays, I can't wait to use them for our kids.

Rambling Momma said...

You look great though Momma,
What is your due date?

Anonymous said...

You have to be the smallest most adorable 37 week pregnant person ever.

If I'm that size at 6 months I'll be happy. Let alone 3 weeks prior to birth lol.

Emily said...

You look so great and you are so close to the finish line! Are you getting excited/nervous?

Tara G. said...

You look great!! Numbers are only slightly relative!! :)

Sarah said...

YEAH for another pregnant Sarah!!!! You look great!! :)

Mrs. K said...

MEN in the delivery room *smh When I delivered K the man who was on call (not my doc) began stitching me back together and was saying, "Oh wow. This is one of the worst I've ever seen. I THINK I can fix it, though. Wow. " Um seriously. Not giving me a whole lot of confidence here.

Erin said...

You are so close to the end I am so impressed you haven't found out the sex yet! I would be dying!

Toi said...

I cry at everything! Including when she outgrows her pajamas. I'm kind of a mess.

You look great. You're in the home stretch now. I hope you enjoy your last few weeks and are able to get some rest.

Barbara said...

Reading your blog often makes me want to cry cause I love you and miss you so much! But, you also often crack me up! You are a precious treasure, oh daughter of mine.