Tuesday, July 18, 2006

thirty-six weeks!

My weekly e-mail update from BabyCenter.com:
At the end of this week, you're going to reach an important pregnancy milestone: Your baby will be considered full term! That means you could give birth very soon. Put any unnecessary travel plans on hold now in case you go into labor early. Many airlines won't let pregnant women fly close to their due dates for this reason. It's also time to start wrapping up projects at work, get an infant car seat if you haven't already done so (you won't be allowed to leave the hospital without one), and put finishing touches on the nursery. Your baby — who now weighs about 6 pounds and is almost 19 inches long — will continue to gain about an ounce a day until he makes his debut.

Here's what our to-do list looks like:
  • Pack the bag for the hospital.

  • Go to baptism class tonight at the Basilica.

  • Go see The Great Gatsby at the new Guthrie on July 26 — probably our last "night out" for a while.

  • Get the car seats checked Monday at the Mendota Heights Police Department.

  • Try to find some sheets for the Pack & Play mattress.

  • Appointments at the OB every Friday afternoon.

  • Finish my last day of work July 27 (or maybe the 31st).

  • Attend a wedding on Aug. 5. I'm hoping all the dancing we do at the reception puts me into labor! His due date is in the Aug. 13-15 range, but a week early would be fine with me ...

    LutherLiz said...

    Hooray for full term! For little working lungs and everything. YAY! And your list sounds quite managable. I'm so excited for you and Steve!

    Missy said...

    Emilie, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations for making it to 36 weeks. My due date was August 3rd and it was SO HOT, just like it is now, so I feel (felt) your pain.

    Your list looks great - not too much more to do! :) Missy