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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Only 4 more days till due date.....

39 weeks and 3 days
Our latest doctor's appt was this past Wednesday...
-Baby Hayden's heart beat was 140
-My BP was 115/68 which is the highest it has been but no concern.
-I actually gained 2 pounds in the week and half between appts. I usually level off by now.
-I am between 1-2 centimeters and 50% effaced which is also different from my other two pregnancies. By now, I was 3 with Grace and 2-3 with Dax.
-I am getting a little nervous that I might go over with this pregnancy but she keeps saying things can happen fast in 2nd and third labors.
-I got some prayer for my aches and pains which is also worse this pregnancy and they have seemed to lessen somewhat; at least enough that I can get out bed without help.
-Also some wonderful ladies at church prayed about my mental strength concerning labor which has been wavering and I feel better. (you would think I would be a pro since this is my third but I also know how hard it can be)
-Finally, I feel as if Hayden is very very tight in my belly which makes me think he may be closer to Grace's size when she was born. Grace was 8lbs 5oz and 21 inches long. With Dax, he did not feel quite as squished and he was only 8lbs and 20.5 inches............ I guess we will find out soon enough!

"I don't need a table, I can just use my belly!"

(look how much my belly sticks straight out)


dasiefert said...

Hang in there only four more days to go. I know you will be strong and Gene will be there with you the whole time and you can do a natural labor again!! I did it not wanting too and I think I would do it again. Good luck we will be praying everything goes well with you and your family.

Paula, Bobby, and Rebekah said...

Wow Annie!!! You are definitely carrying a boy in there!! You definitely have the Luidhardts to blame for the big babies. I remember Gene's mom telling me about all her boys being big!! Bobby was big, but I'm starting to think that it was because his mom ate too much sugar or something. Bekah was 5 lbs. 14 oz. 3.5 weeks early, and I think, if Sarah's early/ontime she will be about the same. I've actually lost weight since starting this Gestational Diabetes stuff. I was at 22 lbs. gained, and now I've been at 20 lbs for the last 3 weeks. I am definitely running out of room in their though!! Good luck. We'll be praying for you. You'll do great!!

Stephen & Michelle said...

Been thinking about you a lot...crazy that it is about time already. It seems like we were just camping with you guys, hardly showing at all! :) Funny, Stephen is already talking about when we can get back down to Brown County this summer to go again :) :)

Anxious to see pictures of Hayden! :)

Michelle McCallum said...

Look at you! You look wonderful and all tummy! Hopefully Hayden will come soon and you won't have to wait too long to meet him. I hope your aches and pain lessen until this little guy comes.

Paula, Bobby, and Rebekah said...

I'm hoping the weight comes off just as fast with Bekah. I was pre-pregnancy weight in 10 days with Bekah. I think most of it was from water retention!! I was so swollen. Not this time. My ankles were swollen for the first time last night!!

Heather and Scott Karl said...

You look great, girl. I just prayed for your delivery. Gene, we're counting on you to update the blog those first few days after the birth! :)

Mary Smith said...

I can't wait for little Hayden to get here! That boy is really sticking out there!