merry christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! Today I’m 37 weeks along, which makes baby Babb officially full-term! We are so excited and thankful we’ve made it this far. Yesterday our midwife and nurses all said everything is looking good, though they noted I had one weird Braxton-Hicks during my non-stress test (it lasted 6 minutes!). I am quite ready to meet our little one, and as the days go by, I become more convinced he will choose to arrive on Christmas day as the best present ever. We are now feeling more prepared- the nursery is ready, laundry (his, not ours!) is done, car seat is installed, and I’m slowly getting through all the birthing books I wanted to read. We even have all the Christmas presents wrapped! I’m still working, though they’ve set up some help for me next week in case I’m not feeling up to it. My last official day at the church will be December 31 unless “something” happens sooner 😉 I’m sorry for the briefness of this post, but I am finding myself with no stamina these days. Have a wonderful Christmas and hopefully next time I post, it be to share some newborn news!

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Maternity photo

Little Baby Babb

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Well now, we promised an update on baby Babb, didn’t we? Here we go! I’m now 35 weeks along! Today I went in for a non-stress test and an ultrasound. The tech estimated our little boy to weigh in at 6lb 8oz already! She also took some adorable 3-D ultrasound photos for us. Last week when I went in for my non-stress test, they sent me down to Labor & Delivery triage because I was having so many Braxton-Hicks contractions. After a few hours of monitoring and an IV for hydration, they determined that I wasn’t in true labor. I am, however, dilated to 3cm. Because of this, the nurses and midwives think I will probably deliver by Christmas! Little Babb has been measuring one week big and my tummy is measuring two weeks big (extra fluid), but Christmas would still be three whole weeks early. We are hoping he will hold on for a little while longer- 36 weeks (Dec 16) makes for a better baby. We would appreciate your prayers that he would come at a healthy time for his development. The good news is that when a baby this far along is “driving” (I go into labor naturally) the baby doesn’t usually have many problems or need NICU time. We are very grateful for this prognosis. Needless to say, this bumped-up (get it?) due date has had us in a flurry this week. This weekend we had our family baby shower and received some key items- the…

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