Thursday, July 10, 2008

38 Weeks!

Baby girl is gaining as much as one full ounce of weight per day now. While she continues to urinate and practice breathing, she is also storing meconium in her little intestines. Her lungs are continuing to mature and her grasp has become even firmer then before. She is approximately 20 inches long and weighs about 6 ½ to 7 pounds. Almost all babies born now will live with little medical intervention. YAY!

I've never carried this long before. Dayton was born at 37 weeks and 3 days and Ellie was born at 37 weeks and 4 days. I had fully expected to have our little one here with us before now. I am happy to report that I feel great and am just extremely tired. We have all of the details worked out for the kids while I am in the hospital and tomorrow will be my last day of work as well as the last day of school for the kids.

We're as prepared as we can be and we're all super excited! We're waiting in the wings and keep reminding myself of the words from Dayton and Ellie's Great Grandma Voorhees; "Each little one comes with their own little loaf of bread"

On the B Side: I know that we are incredibly blessed and I am grateful for all of these blessings! There are so many people who love us, support us and pray for us. I can't tell you the countless acts of service that have helped us and these are the things that stick out in my mind as we move forward.

2 shout outs:

Kaci said...

YAY...won't be long now sister!! I can't wait to see the new little, I'll miss reading your blog while you're out being a Mommy to a new lil one! :) XOXO!

Clancy in Idaho said...

I'm so excited for you to be off work after tomorrow! That's so great. I'm so excited for you to have a little Adalie package! How fun is that. I bet your kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement!

Love you