September 26, 2010

37 Weeks

Hello full term! Yep, baby bird could be here any day now.. and that would be just fine! At 37 weeks, Ro is about 6 1/2 lbs and 21 inches long. Of course, every baby is different so she could be more or less in weight/height. Only time will tell. 
Today, D and I graduated from our Lamaze class and it was bittersweet. On one hand it was scary to think how fast the past 6 weeks had gone by and we would miss our regular Sunday baby-filled mornings and our amazing Lamaze teacher. On the other hand, we left the class as two completely different people. We feel knowledgeable, empowered, and prepared. We feel like parents. 
I can't tell you enough how much this class changed my mind and life. If we hadn't taken this class I would be a lost woman in a sea of fear and lack of power. Now, I'm going to walk through those hospital doors with confidence. I especially love how much closer D and I feel... and we haven't even experienced what we've been preparing for yet! The "teamwork" we've learned alone is worth every penny, amount of time, or effort you would ever put into a class like this and if you're pregnant and reading this.. go sign up for a class right now! I don't care how skeptical you are, how many mothers have told you that it's pointless, or where you live. I'm sure something is available to you that's worth taking. Do your research, get references, but definitely don't skip out on it all together. Knowledge is power, and you learn a lot more than just hee hee hoooo.

Dear Rowan, 
You're a highly anticipated and talked about person in this house. Actually everywhere we go. Tonight we went to a friend's birthday party and I'd say 2 1/2 out of the 3 1/2 hours we were there were spent talking about you. I can only imagine how much more we'll be talking about you once you're here but it'll be so much better because then I can look over at your sweet face at the same time. We can't wait for those moments with you.
Ma & Pop

Mama & Baby Bird: 37 weeks
J & D & R


  1. Wow, you look great! I wish I looked as good as you at 37 weeks haha. Seriously I just wore sweats the whole time.

    Little Sugar Monster

  2. Yay full term!
    That birthing class must have been amazing! Its wonderful when something like that can make a world of difference. You are going to do great! You've got many people supporting you and sending good vibes your way! I am so excited for you! Its so refreshing to read about a mama-to-be who isn't complaining about the pregnancy or begging to be induced. (its a constant thing here in my neck of the woods.)
    I have absolutely fallen in love with your blog and your little family and I can't wait to see the baby bird, Rowan.

    Sending hugs and love your way<3

  3. Congrats on being FULL TERM! Get some sleep while you can, or at least that's what they told me, but I was too excited to sleep my last couple weeks, i just kept thinking about my sweet baby boy, and it kept me up all night! I am sure you know how that goes.

  4. I completely agree about the birthing classes! We just finished ours this weekend and I feel wayyy more confident and in power, too! I thought I was pretty collected beforehand, but I was wrong. I would highly recommend it to anyone, also!

    YAY for being FULL-TERM! :)

  5. I hope little Ro shows up soon for you, I got so impatient to meet the Niblet at the end of my pregnancy that it was the worst week of the whole 9 months!
    We did NCT classes and found them invaluable, knowing about all the outcomes (good & bad) made me feel in control through the whole process because I knew what to expect no matter what.

  6. Jazmyn: thank you!!!! XOXO

    Posidanielle: Thanks so much! You're so sweet.. I'm glad you found my blog (aka we get to know each other more).. i SUPER DUPER wish all you blogger girls lived nearby! i have friends and support here but not really any other mamas.. so it'll be interesting to see where my relationships with people go after Ro is born.. :o( thanks for all your support ;o)

    Nikole: haha exactly my problem! and the nights that i'm calm and ready to sleep i get the WORST heartburn ever and can't sleep anyway! ;o)

    Katie: yay!! so glad you took one as well! <33

    Em: yea, it definitely depends on how much you take away from the "knowledge is power" aspect of it. maybe some ppl love the classes more because they knew nothing or at least not as much as they thought (me) or some like them less because they were more knowledgeable to begin with. or maybe it's not their first baby.. or maybe their class/teacher wasn't all that good to begin with. the experience is different for everyone but as far as the one that we took goes: Janis Bush is amazing and i seriously wish everyone could take her class ;o)

    Jamie: thank you love!!

  7. Congrats on 37 weeks :) I'm a little upset about not being able to do lamaze/birthing classes. Well, I suppose I COULD, but without my husband I just don't think it would be the same.
    Hopefully Rowan will be here soon!

  8. Jess: thank you! and don't worry too much about the class.. i probably wouldn't have gone if D wasn't with me. plus, bottom line, we're made for this so of course we can all do it without taking a class! but next time you're pregnant you should go just because!!! ;o)

  9. Hey mama, I just read your reply and its tough having friends that don't have little ones. It was for me at least and I pretty much lost most of my friends from before I was pregnant because of their lifestyles. (drugs and continual partying.) My friends didn't and still don't realize that I could lose everything if something happened to me because of their choices. So my hubs and I tend to stay away from that crowd. We still go out and have a good time and party, but with limits. haha. I still care for my friends that do drugs, but I can't be around that and they have grown to resent me for that.
    It was actually a lot easier when we lived in Utah though, we had friends that had positive lifestyles that loved to hang out with us and Evangelina, but unfortunately we moved back to Ohio and lost that.
    I hope that your friends try to stay apart of your life as much as possible. Those are true friends. <3

  10. Posidanielle: Yea, we don't have as much a problem with druggie friends.. just party animals in general that aren't interested in our more settled family lifestyle. It's cool though, they'll either get there themselves one day or we fall out of touch if that's the way it's gotta be. We've kind of come to terms with it because we know that our "real" friends will there no matter what. ;o)