Tomorrow I'll be full-term at 37 weeks! We're so grateful to God and incredibly excited about meeting our little girl very soon! Since Dan's on spring break, he's done a lot of work to make sure we're ready to bring her home - like setting up the pack-n-play in our room, installing the car seat, and reorganizing things around the house to make room for all her clothes and other necessities. I'm still feeling good and haven't had trouble continuing to work, so I'm planning to keep it up as long as I can and save my time off for after she arrives. The only consistent problems I've experienced recently are swollen feet and a few hours of sleeplessness several nights a week. Oh, and I have no more lunch breaks to myself since I'm visiting the doctor three times per week on average for my regular check-ups with the nurse practitioner, plus two non-stress tests per week to monitor the baby's movement and heart rate. Last week my amniotic fluid level measured on the low side of normal, so they scheduled me for the NSTs until I deliver to make sure it doesn't drop below the normal range or affect her. So far, she's doing just fine and kicking happily away!
Our friend Cynthia, who hosted a baby shower for me, took some awesome 36-week pregnancy pictures for us last weekend at Balboa Park. Here are just a few favorites!