So...I went to the doctor yesterday for my 36 week appointment. She asked me some questions (any cramping, stomach tightening, etc...) and after I clarified what she meant I said, "actually yes." Apparently I have been having contractions, but since I had all back labor with Kennedy (she was faced the wrong way), I didn't recognize them as such. In addition to the test she was doing, she decided to check me just in case....all of a sudden she had a bit of a surprised look on her face and told me I was already at 4 cm! All of a sudden my fears totally subsided, my mouth dropped open, and I couldn't stop smiling. I wasn't expecting to hear that at all! We were thinking at least 3 more weeks, because I was a week early with K. On one hand, I know it could still be a while, but to know that it might be soon is very exciting. I have a few painting jobs I have to finish (luckily I decided to take the rest of the month off. ha!), a little more to do on her scrapbook, and lots to do around the house, but all in all, we are pretty ready---or think we are. ha! Please be praying for the baby to continue to develop, gain weight, stay healthy, and for the delivery to go well. I feel so blessed to have made it this far with no complications. I know what a huge blessing that is and am so grateful. I am not taking it for granted for even one second.
4 days ago