Thursday, July 22, 2010

Full Term and READY!

How far along: 37 Weeks, 1 Day ... 20 days until our due date!!!

Total Weight Gain: 30 lbs

Symptoms: A ton of BRAXTON HICKS CONTRACTIONS!! And the the most relentless heartburn ever! Overall though I still feel quite healthy.

Sleep: I still sleep really well....but when I wake up I'm still tired. I'm sleepy a lot these glad I have my mom and dad here to help with meals and my dogs and my house, etc, etc. They are so good to us!!

Most recent Doctor’s Appt: Great! My BP was 110/60, baby's HB was 145 and my cervix was starting to soften and efface. No dilation yet. Doc thinks labor could start tonight or 4 weeks from way to really know. I'm hoping for sooner than later!!

Best Moment Last Week: Baby Shower #3...two of my best friends (Chris & Cary) hosted a ladies only afternoon shower for me. It was SO FUN having all my girls (well most of them) in one place at one time! Everyone was so generous and I felt so special. One of my mom's friends wrote a song and performed it for the group and one of my wonderful hosts (Cary) made me a special baby shower party hat to wear! Chris brought tons of beautiful pink Hydrangeas from her mother's garden. I even had a couple girls drive in from out of far as 4 hours away!! It was so special!!! I will always cherish the memories!! Here are some pictures...

My super special, one of kind, party hat! :)

SOOO many generous baby gifts!

Amanda performing the lullaby she wrote for my baby!

Chris's beautiful flowers

Cary handmade the decorations!! They were awesome!

Movement: All the time. I can tell she's getting cramped in there!

Food Cravings: Greater's Mocha Chip Ice Cream!!

What I Miss: Nothing! (well, that's not true...I do miss drinking wine and being able to tie my own gym shoes...not much longer!!)

What am I looking forward to: Meeting my baby on her birthday!!!

Milestones: Getting our hospital bags packed, washing Morgan's newborn clothes, blankets, etc and getting her baby gear (swings, bouncer, etc) all set up!! We are totally ready!! We have everything but the baby!!! :)

How is Daddy? He is just as eager as I am to meet our little bundle! We are both SO EXCITED and feeling beyond GRATEFUL that we get to experience this joy as we await her arrival!


  1. The last weeks creep by SO slow!! :) If we don't hear from you again, I will be thinking about you and hoping that you get the birth you want, that your baby is amazingly healthy (I won't say beautiful because we already know that will happen), and you take lots of pictures so that I can see, lol.

  2. You look so great, and I LOVE your shower dress! Super cute. I'm glad that you've got everything ready and I can't wait to hear about Morgan. Crazy that it's already time for them to make their arrivals.

  3. I was just thinking today that I hoped you'd update soon :) Congrats on hitting the full term mark! You sound great, Cilla!

  4. Yay, full term!! Not too long and you will get to meet your little girl. You look fabulous!

  5. I can't believe you're full term!! Woohoo! Congrats, Cilla! I hope these last few weeks (days?!) go by smoothly and quickly and before you know it you are cradling little Morgan in your arms. =)

  6. I hope you don't have to wait too much longer! Isn't it exciting that she's almost here?

  7. Yeah for being full term! Ok Morgan, you can come any time now. You look so amazing! Pregnancy really agrees with you.

  8. I can't believe you're full term!!! Now you get to sit back, relax and wait for her to come. Yay!!!!!!!!