To you…at 37 weeks.

Hello, little bird. As we close out 37 weeks of pregnancy, it’s hard to believe we’re only two weeks until our due date. It’s even harder to believe that anything could happen at this point. We’re on Baby Watch 2012 in our household and it’s been pretty exciting.

Last week’s appointment was really great. I am officially 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced which means that things are starting to progress. You’re in position and Dr. P said your little big head is as low as it will go. They’re still projecting that you’re going to be a big baby and I’m gaining more and more peace with the situation. You’re doing everything right, and at this point there’s no reason to think we won’t be able to do this the natural way. And if not, so be it. Maybe it’s all these hours I’ve spent in meditation but I’m fully accepting that it is what it is. You will decide how you’re going to make your appearance and my only job is to give you every opportunity to do so in a healthy and peaceful way.

This weekend, we had what will likely be our last “date night” for quite a while. Your dad treated me to a Cirque du Soleil show and I treated him to dinner beforehand. We had so much fun and it was really great to get out on the town for a bit before we spend the next few months cozied up at home. We’re both naturally homebodies so neither of us mind the fact that we’ll be staying in but it was nice to have one last hurrah before you join us.

Your nest is complete – in fact, this week’s belly shot is also a first glimpse at the finished product. This week, I’ll take more pictures and dedicate an entire post to what has been a true labor of love. Let’s just say, we’re both thrilled with the way it turned out and find ourselves spending time in there everyday. Even Lola sneaks in to nap next to your crib. It’s pretty cute, actually.

As if we weren’t spoiled enough, both of our companies surprised us with baby showers this week. We received all sorts of wonderful presents but more importantly, we were taken aback by how kind and thoughtful everyone was to plan a celebration in your honor.

And, this week marked my last day of work until July. I know I should be really excited for this time but it’s been a few days now and I still don’t know what to do with myself. Your Aunt Jen and cousin Riley spent the day with me yesterday and today I have plenty on my to-do list to keep me busy but after my doctor’s appointment tomorrow, I think I’m going to be pretty bored. Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy these last few days of freedom but living a life of leisure has never really been my thing and I find myself wanting to spread my tasks out so I have something to do each day. I’ve also checked my work email three times already even though I know I should disconnect completely.

Lola, however, has not minded the additional company. We walk everyday and she loves having people around. While she may have a tough time adjusting to your arrival, I think she’s going to really enjoy having me home these next few months. The only thing I hate about going to work is seeing her little face on the stairs as I walk out the door and I’m really excited not to have to go through that until this summer.

Well, little girl, that’s about it for this week. Everyone is waiting on pins and needles to see your face and hold you in their arms. I know I’ve said this before but you are so loved already. I hope you can sense it inside of me – I’m doing my best to funnel all of the positive energy and love and block out any sort of stress or anxiety. Your dad makes that a million times easier – he really is my hero.

I love you, baby. See you soon!


Your mama


2 thoughts on “To you…at 37 weeks.

  1. Colie you look so beautiful!!!! The nursery looks great in a picture also. Goom continues to call me to check up on you. I think she’s very excited, infact I need return her call now. You’re gorgeous, who looks like this 2 weeks before having a baby????

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