Thursday, July 12, 2007

38 Weeks!!!

Today went well at the doctor's. Ruthie is measuring 8.2 pounds!!! WOW!!! AND, I'm a fingertip dilated!!!! IT's not as far as I was expecting, but I'll take it. So his office is trying to schedule me for induction on TUESDAY!!! YEAH!!! But, the hospital is booked (no room in the inn). So we're on the waiting list. Pretty crazy huh? It's like a restaurant, but what's on the menu is pain. However, the grand finale, the precious baby, is well worth it!!! So pray with us that there is a cancelation (meaning someone goes into labor on their own over the weekend) and I can be moved into their spot. If not, I'm on the waiting list for the entire week. We'll keep you posted with any updates!

I'll copy below what Baby Center says about week 38 development!! Keep in mind the size difference. Oh yeah, the doctor said she feels BIGGER than 8.2!!!! Lord Help US!!!

"Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs between 6 and 7 1/2 pounds (boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls), and she's nearly 20 inches long. She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old."


Janelle said...

Hi! I am a friend of Alana's and wanted to tell you congratulations. The greatest adventure awaits you. Words cannot express what motherhood is all about. A mere look at your precious baby and your life will change for the better.

Alana said...

You are in the homestretch friend! Can't wait to hear all of the details about little Ruthie's birth!