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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Last Week...Last Appointment!

We've been staying so busy this week between trying to fit in all the last minute activities with Reid and friends, and trying to get everything ready for baby! It's like I feel a rush to get everything in that I can - we've gone to an indoor park with friends, storytime and carousel ride at the mall, lunch everyday...I think that's it. I had my last doctor appt. today, nothing new to report - she didn't even "check" me since I'm scheduled regardless for Monday, so I have no idea if I'm dilated or not. It was nice having my last weigh-in - even though I'm pregnant, I still dread those!!! We'll actually go in on Sunday morning and they'll start me on a blood thinner drip through IV, and then C-section is scheduled for Monday morning.

If you get a chance, please say a little prayer that the baby is healthy and ready to come out (they usually wait until 39 weeks for a scheduled c-section, but because of my situation we have to take him a little earlier), and also that the c-section recovery goes ok - to say that it was NOT FUN with Reid is a complete understatement (long story, but basically because of being on blood thinner, I developed a hematoma in the incision and so they had to do all this un-fun stuff in order for it to heal).

Here's a belly shot of 37/38 weeks:


17 comments:

Natalie said...

that is the smallest 38 week belly ive ever seen! you look so great.

cant wait to see pics of this babe

Maddy said...

Meredith, you have a small belly! I think thats the smallest ive ever seen!
cute though!
maddyforeman@yahoo.com
ps email me when the baby arives if you dont mind!

Tiffany said...

Saying a prayer for you & baby Jace!! Can't wait to see pics of that precious lil' guy!!

Seal said...

so, so, so excited for you guys. We can't wait to meet sweet little Jace. We will be praying for you guys.

Leslie said...

your baby boy is going to be perfect!!! i remember that last weekend with my twins like it was yesterday. enjoy your special weekend together as a family of 3!! will be praying for all of you!!

Donnell Days said...

We will be praying for you all!! I can't wait to meet your newest addition!! :)

Tiffany said...

You will be in our prayers! And you are the cutest pregnant gal :o)

The Drama Mama said...

I am thinking about you and will continue to pray for you and your precious miracle! Love & HUGS, girl!!

The Leonard Four said...

meredith...you look so fantastic and totally adorable! i'm so excited for you guys to become a sweet family of 4! and i'm definitely sending prayers and happy thoughts your way! can't wait to see the sweet little guy! :)

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

you look AMAZING!!! we will definitely be praying...we can't wait to meet him!!!=)

the rodriguez crew said...

you are so cute little mama! i will definitely be thinking and praying! All will go super fabulous, and I can't wait to see that sweet Jace!

Hillary Kouba said...

Yeah! It's almost over! Good luck! If it's any consolation, my 2nd (and 3rd) c-sections were much better and easier to recover from than the first. I don't know about the blood thinner stuff but hopefully this one will be better too! I can't wait to see pictures!

Poefam said...

I can't even believe that it's time!!! Can't wait to see you as a new momma again and see Reid as a big brother! What a precious experience y'all are about to have! Know that I am praying for you...we are going out of town on Monday, so I'll be calling you AS SOON as I get back in town to get some baby love! Love you, my friend!

David and Melody said...

That is so funny! Nice to 'meet' you. Potty Training 123 was the best book! Check it out!
I don't know about you, but I am about d.o.n.e with being pregnant! UGH! She'll be here soon enough, though! Good luck with your little guy! Love his name!
Oh...and I was a teacher, too, but am a little older than you! :)

Katie said...

Good Luck mama!!! You will do great! Cutest little prego thing you are!

holley said...

hi meredith. we're praying for a healthy baby and speedy recovery. it's never easy, but always worth it. can't wait to see jace! lots of love and prayers- holley

annajanine said...

You'll do great! Wow. You look wonderful. Did you just stick a pillow under your shirt or something?! Beautiful and glowing and ready to be mommy to TWO lovely, healthy boys. Good luck!