|Avery just chillin'|
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
I am four days overdue to have this baby and not surprised at all. Most of my sisters and my mom have delivered their first baby late so I've been preparing myself for this all along.
I've been working full time up till last Friday, and nearly killing myself doing so with long hours and crazy schedules. So at my doctor's recommendation I've started my maternity leave early. I didn't go in to work today! This is so unlike me that I hardly know what to do with myself. With few exceptions, I have spent the last 15 years employed full time (or worked part time and been in school full time.) I think I'll really enjoy taking the time off!
Back to baby business, I had a talented photographer (and a good friend of mine) take some maternity pictures of me and Todd, and I love how they turned out. Check out her other stuff at:
Here are my favorite photos:
Oct 4, 2012
I've been hoping to celebrate my new baby's birthday this day for the last nine months... But it looks like I'll have to wait.
Once I hit 37 weeks my Doc said, "OK you made it! You are officially full term, so you can have her any time now..."
SO, for the last three weeks I have been waiting impatiently for something to happen. I have a lot of long lasting mild stomach cramps that I time religiously-- just in case-- to no avail. I am definitely not in labor.
Regardless, everything seems to be OK as far as health concerns, so I can only be happy and grateful to be in this position. And I am. :)
Here is the last half of my pregnancy: