Saturday, November 14, 2009

34 weeks!

Wow, another week down. From here on out, if I go into labor, they're not going to stop me, so that is scary and exciting! Contractions are all the same, but I have had some pulling and pain down there and 1 day I had a little spotting, so my OB thinks my cervix might finally be starting to change and it's pulling on the stitch. Scary! I still have another 2 weeks before the cerclage comes out so hopefully nothing major happens before then. I know someone that just had their cerclage removed and they went into labor and delivered the next day! That makes me think he could be here is 2-3 weeks. It still doesn't seem real to me...at all. I see pictures of babies born at 34 or 35 weeks and they look so cute and perfect and I keep thinking to myself "there's no way my baby could look like that". It's just so hard to imagine.

My nesting has finally kicked in, which is bad since I'm supposed to take it easy. I've been tackling little things each day, like cleaning and reorganizing the laundry room, so that I have room for the drying rack that I just ordered. I've been wanting one forever and with cloth diapers, I'm going to need one. I also cleaned and organized our home office, which was a huge task and was a little too much for one day. I paid for it big time with a ton of contractions. I also finally started washing some baby clothes and blankets so that I could pack stuff for the hospital bag. That was a huge step, although I'm still not removing any tags from the few new things I have. I'm making Rob bring in the dresser/changing table today so that I can start putting things away. That also scares me a little but I'm excited to put stuff away and the practical me really wants to get things ready. This is all so unreal to me. I can't even explain how emotionally draining it is.

Still waiting for my maternity CD, so I decided I should probably take another picture. Here I am at 34 weeks!

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I also wanted to add that I'm super excited about a new book that is coming out. There is a blog I follow (see Bring the Rain on the sidebar). The author is the wife of the lead singer of a group called Selah (didn't know about them when we named the girls). They lost their daughter as well and she started a blog and she finally wrote a book about it. This sounds like the exact type of book that I was looking for after I lost each of the girls and was never able to find one. I'm actually not sure when it's coming out, but I'll be stalking Amazon, since it's on pre-order right now. Just wanted to share because I'm really excited about reading it. I think it's going to touch and bless a lot of people.


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11 comments:

  1. you look fantastic!!! <3 and you are getting so close. (((hugs))) i know how stressful the last few weeks are (at least they were for me)- hang in there and take it day by day.

    i am excited for angie smith's book, too. looking forward to reading it!

    -Erika
    littletinyfootprints.blogspot.com

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  2. You look fantastic! It makes me so happy to "know" someone who has had success with a TVC. I need to email you a few specific ?s I have. Sending good vibes for a quiet few more weeks and a peaceful, easy delivery of your little boy.

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  3. You look radiant! Your littel guy will be here safely soon. I can't wait to see the pictures of you and Rob holding your healthy, happy little one in a few weeks!

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  4. Wow, you look beautiful. I get so excited every time I see a new post with a bigger number of weeks than before! You are doing great, Janell. Keep going strong! I'm still thinking about you and praying for you.

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  5. Jenell-

    You look fabulous! I have goosebumps and happy tears everytime I read your updates.

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  6. You look so beautiful. I know it seems like an eternity you have been waiting to meet that amazing little boy, but can you believe it is almost here??? Allow yourself to enjoy these last few weeks (or days). You are going to be a fabulous mom.

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  7. Jenell - you look great and soooooooooo beautiful!

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  8. Jenell,

    it's been so fun and comforting reading your blog. I found you shortly after my loss and you give me hope. Hope and reality. You look beautiful. I am sooo excited for you.

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pictures, Jenny!!!!!! You are beautiful my friend!! Please let me know when that book comes out because I would love to read it as well. Oh, BTW, I think December 10th is a great day to have your little guy on :)

    Love ya!!!

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  10. Jenell:

    Wow-- you are getting so close to holding your little guy!! I hope you get your "middle ground"-- waiting long enough, but not too long! Enjoy this last little time of your pg as much as possible! Can't wait to meet your rainbow.

    (((HUGS))),

    Krista (Mom of l/c Kat and Aric and Angels Jordyn and Jackson)

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  11. Just came across your site- I also have a cerclage and am due January 10th! Good luck to you!

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