Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Full term! Holla!

It's official. I've made it to the final stretch (no pun intended) with baby and mom intact. Well, I'm mostly still intact. However, my shirts are starting up with an annoying habit of popping up and rolling up my belly. And you know why? This baby has dropped! I've been suspecting it for the past several days, and my doctor mentioned it today while she was poking around my belly. I didn't even remember to ask how many centimeters my uterus is measuring. I was at 40 cm last week. 40 cm = 40 weeks. He's a big boy now.

So now, I have a huge mass in the bottom of my stomach composed of baby, but it also kind of makes me feel like I have a front butt. Eh, whatever. It's a baby front butt. And here's the obligatory picture.

Also in baby news, I was given two baby showers last week. One was at work, and it was a big surprise. It was so nice. I didn't really want a shower at work because so many people are being laid off (yeah, like this Friday soon), and I didn't want anyone to feel like they needed to buy me anything. But a co-worker of mine asked around and decided that people are awesome (which, holy crap, they totally are), and then she made a surprise out of it, and I didn't suspect a thing.
And then, a good friend of mine and another friend of ours threw me another shower on Saturday and invited tons of people from my ward. I'm seriously floored by the generosity of all the people in my life. I counted up all the folks I need to write thank you notes to, and there are 38 people total. Wow. I didn't even know I knew 38 people (okay, that's a lie, but 38 is a lot of people to a recluse like me). I just can't believe that many people would be so thoughtful to give something to my baby. I'm so grateful, and so very lucky to have such good friends.

And now I'll wrap this up because I'm racing Blogger to their scheduled outage, and I want to post this before it happens. Hopefully, I'll write more soon. The sleepy is only getting worse...


  1. OMG! it's gonna happen so soon! you better not pop while im in San Diego!!!!!! Although it would be awesome to come home to a new nephew.....

  2. holy belly. what's in there? a baby or watermelon. or maybe just a big cut old boy.

  3. Rachel says, "Are you sure he is not an alien? I think Thomas may bust out of my belly anytime. He is rolling and stretching all the time!
    Yo Mama says...I need a phone call to tell me the great things you got! I can't wait to be there!

  4. I leave for San Diego today and wont be back til Saturday. NO POPPING!

  5. According to your blog, you have only 11 days until this child is born....

    Or have you already had him? Let me know!!!

  6. One week!! Good luck with everything. Cannot wait to see pictures of the cute little boy.