So the shower was this weekend and it was a real nice time. We are so blessed to be surrounded by so many generous people, friends and family both. It was certainly difficult bending down to open gifts but it was worth every second. We got pretty much everything we could possibly need and, best of all, decorations to make the nursery look like a real baby's room. Whatever we didn't get, we ended up buying at Babies'R'Us on Sunday. A few fun things but mostly necessities. I still need to get bottles and a breast pump but that can wait a bit.
Tomorrow I have an ultrasound in the afternoon so hopefully they'll be able to tell me how big this little guy is and how much he weighs. I really can't believe I am due three weeks from tomorrow. After a very busy weekend, I finally got the chance to sit down on Sunday night and the next thing I knew, I was crying. He'll be here this month. We're going to have a baby. You spend so much time being pregnant that it almost feels like it's never going to pay off and then, before you know it, it's time. I'm anxious, nervous, excited, scared... you name it, I am feeling it.
Here's what babycenter.com says about 37 weeks:
Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you're planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there's a medical reason to intervene earlier.) Your baby weighs 6-1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.