I went to the first of my weekly exams today. Harper's heartbeat was 155 and she measured at 35 weeks. Not sure what that means - hopefully that she's not already at 10 lbs. ha! I wasn't dilated at all which is fine by me because I don't want her coming until mid January (despite all you pollsters who think she will come early! ha!) Dr. Seale did say that her head was really low so I think that's good news because
1. She's not breech
2. Maybe it will only take a few pushes to get her out. ha!
I have forced myself to REALLY slow down. I'm trying to just work and come home and rest as much as possible. I hate missing fun things and not getting everything done I think I should but I also want Harper to stay inside and grow as long as possible.
My mom sent me a picture today of a pillow she had made for the day bed in the nursery! I think it is so cute. This very talented lady, Sharon, in her church made it! I just love it! It will add a little something to the bed!
The only thing we had left that we needed after our wonderful showers was our swing so we ordered that last week (and I had a GREAT coupon) and it came today. Scott will have to put it together maybe this weekend. It matches our pack and play. This week I plan to try and get my bags packed (as much as I can) and get our car seat installed and then I think I will take a deep breath and feel ready. I have other small things I would like to do before she comes but they aren't anything that would really matter if they didn't get done.
Scott has been wanting somewhere he could sit and put up his feet. We found this ottoman for a great price at I.O. Metro this weekend so we decided to get it. I think it will make a great place for me to sit and feed Harper in the wee hours and watch tons of DVR'd shows! (How excited am I about all the great shows coming in January - it's perfect timing - it will be cold, can't leave the house, lots of time feeding a baby and I have "The Bachelor", "Lost", "American Idol", the reality show for Miss America!)
And I'll leave you with a picture of me and my first baby. I tell him every day that "Mommy is having a baby but YOU are our first baby and will always be and we will still love you when Harper comes".