To be honest, I cannot believe I am sitting here typing that I made it to 36 weeks and when I publish this I will just be starting my 37th week! I am so grateful to have made it this far with no complications and typical pregnancy symptoms like everyone else. The past week has been not busy in the sense of having to do a lot of things, but busy in the sense that I made it that way! I could not leave a stone unturned when it came to cleaning and organizing the house, and besides the kitchen pantry, I’ve run out of spaces to declutter, vacuum, and sanitize. And I have a feeling I will tackle that this week.
I went in for my 36 week ob appointment, which included a strep b test. We won’t get the results until next week. If it’s positive, it basically means I will be given an antibiotic to take during labor. My blood pressure was slightly elevated but nothing to be concerned about. I knew something changed in my body, so when the doc said he was going to check for progress, I eagerly welcomed it. You can imagine I wasn’t surprised to find out I was 50% effaced and 1.5 cm dilated. My doctor said poppyseed was still sitting very high, so I could go in a few days or in a few weeks. Anyone who has been pregnant knows that does not indicate labor is near as you can go on that way for several weeks, but great to hear my progress was right on track.
The nursery is coming along. We are so close to being finished! This week, we–or should I say Brian, hung (and I helped) shelves for books and photos. My mom sewed canvas inserts for wire baskets we hung above the changing table and wire baskets inside the changing table. I am so excited about these because they make the baskets more functional, keeping tiny items from falling through. Brian hung our Chesapeake sign we’ve had in there for weeks, but could not hang straight because we did not have the appropriate parts. Fortunately, we were able to find them online to get that up. Our rocking chair arrived and we put that together. This was Brian’s least favorite part because it wasn’t exactly designed the best way for using the allen wrench they provided. Thankfully, he really likes the chair now, so I’ll go as far as to say it was worth it! We’ll see if we still feel that way after spending some nights in it feeding poppyseed in a few months. Now, we are just waiting on blinds, camera parts, an ottoman, and photos I printed to frame. Hoping we get it done and I can share it with you all before poppyseed makes his or her arrival!