March 3, 2015

40 Weeks! Come on Winnie!

Forty Weeks Status:Weight: 179 lbs.
Estimated Baby Size: Small Pumpkin 7.5+lbs.
Tomorrow is Winnie Jane's due date! I really hope that she decides not to disappoint and instead to be punctual. I'm doing okay with the wait so far, but a little anxious that she'll be another stubborn baby like her big brother Izaak. Needless to say, I am more than ready to welcome her, my pastor's wife, a lady from church and a close friend threw us her baby shower at our church this past week, and many of the few things we still needed were purchased for us, or purchased with gift cards that were generously given.

I have been nesting like a mad woman lately, even going so far as to label and organize the linen closet and clean and touch up the paint on the baseboards and trim areas throughout the house. Now with the last load of gifted clothes laundered and put away (at least the things for the next few months) it really is a waiting game at this point.

I hope for not much longer though! The midwife at my appointment last Friday said that Winifred has dropped. My pastor's wife had said she thought so on Wednesday, but I hadn't even noticed! Real attentive there mama! 

This is a good sign, but as with most of the signs of "imminent labor", it really doesn't mean anything more than she will make her appearance "soon." So far the dreaded "are you in labor yet?" comments have not come flooding in...I am hopeful most of my friends and family will have enough tact not to ask, and realize that we will let everyone know.  Nothing worse than impatient friends and family to put pressure on a one wants the baby out sooner than me after all! I can guarantee that! I try to update things at least once a day for them though, because I know it's hard for them to wait too! :) 

Well, that's about it...I'm waiting as patiently as possible to love and hold my little girl. God's timing is best, and I will keep reminding myself of that.  Prayers appreciated! The weather has been a roller coaster lately, and we're hoping she decides to come during one of the non-threatening days coming up instead of the icy, snowy few.

I'll post a few pictures of the baby preparations below:
New swing/bouncer/rocker that plugs in!

Pack n play! Hospital bag, and Winnie's Violet to match her brothers' Scouts.

Winnie is sharing a room with Mommy for the first year, love her crib set! A gift from a friend :)
Sharing Mommy's closet too!
We bought this when we were expecting Sebastian, a cute organizer for all her accessories at the moment!

Carseat and mirror ready to go, we'll install before we head home from the hospital.

Our battery's a bit sluggish these days, been passed down and well used a couple times, but nice to have for the upstairs when I need it.

Co-sleeper and changing supplies for minimal mommy sleep disruption.

And there you have it! We're ready! Come on Winnie!!!!