Well, it's been a bit too long since I've posted!
I can't have my friends out there thinking anything's wrong.
Okay, today I went to the doctor and my midwife and I'm officially 37 weeks and 5 days. Baby Boy is looking off-the-charts awesome and I'm actually feeling better than I have this whole entire pregnancy! My friends who've had more than one baby are telling me this is the "calm" before labor and delivery! My midwife said so too.
I'm really thankful for my midwife, who has been delivering babies for over 30 years. She never fails to listen to me and really hear me and she encourages me to listen to my heart and my intuitions. She says both are from the Lord and I ought to take them seriously. When the doctor gives me the clinical, doom-and-gloom scenario, she always tells me different. She told me today that God knows my body and that He created me to give birth. It's always very encouraging to see my midwife!
We were able to get Baby Boy's crib. I'm so happy and relieved. I really didn't think we'd be able to get it anytime soon, or even later.....now we have to get his bedding. I'm having it custom made by a sweet, sweet gal on Etsy, which is what I did for Sofia and Lucie. The crib has been set up in our room for about two weeks and it still amazes me that there is actually going to be a baby sleeping in it very soon! And a Baby Boy! It's a really beautiful crib and I feel so, so incredibly blessed to have it.
I've been seeing my chiropractor regularly, as I did with my pregnancies with Lucie and Pennie. I may have seen her also with Sofia, but I can't remember. My chiropractor is specially trained in pregnancy adjustment and easing discomfort, and she is also trained in getting breech babies to turn head down. She has a very, very high success rate there. I absolutely cannot go through a pregnancy without seeing her regularly. My pregnancies with Lucie and Pennie were physically the best ones I've had, and my labors and deliveries with them were the best too. I know it's because of chiropractic care! I missed my appointment last month and I'm feeling it! I'm scheduled to go in this evening.....
On another bit of a rabbit trail, all of my older girls went with Daddy to get our Christmas tree! Hopefully they'll be back before my chiropractic appointment. I really, really need an adjustment! Since we only have one car and I can't drive right now, I depend on my guys to take me places. But if I don't make it to my appointment this evening, I have a back up appointment scheduled for Friday morning.
It's been really, really cold here lately. The temperature around here has been down in the teens regularly, and we've had our fireplace going a lot! It's unusual weather for us. Our winters usually are very wet around here. Today marks the first day that it hasn't been icy and frosty. It's 34 right now, and it's supposed to be back to regular rainy weather by tomorrow. Since I'm super hot right now due to my Little Heater in my belly, I'm loving the cold weather. It also makes it really seem Christmasy!
I have only gained one pound in the last few months. Whew. I've been craving iced tea a lot lately. I'm going to make a big jug of it and put it in the fridge so I can be sipping on it. Craving iced tea is unusual for me! I'm still trying to drink a ton of water, and I'm actually not being very good to remember it. Ugh. I need to fill my water jug up right now!
Right now I'm sleeping better than I have throughout the whole pregnancy. Sure, I use 4 pillows and sleep as upright as I can....but sleep is a valuable, precious commodity to me and I'm so grateful to be sleeping well at night. I also sleep a lot during the first part of the day. It's my body conserving energy for Baby Boy's Birth Day!
Anyway, I think that's all I had on my mind. And yes, I will let everyone know when Baby Boy arrives! Please pray for me, that I will have an uncomplicated, peaceful delivery and that I will be joyful and peaceful throughout labor and delivery. Thank you!!