Monday, December 5, 2011

37 Weeks= Full Term!!

The past 37 weeks have flown by and I am officially considered full term. That means that Jaxon could be born any day now and not be considered a premie. His lungs are mature enough to breathe on their own after his big debut, along with his other organs and organ systems.

I think Jaxon knew the exact day he was considered full term because he's been extremely anxious about wanting to come out. On Wednesday, November 30, I had contractions for a few hours. They felt more like period cramps but they started in my back then radiated towards my belly. They were not very pleasant to say the least, but they finally calmed down enough for me to be able to fall asleep. The next morning I had a doctor's appointment where my OB checked my progress. As of then I was 2-3 cm dilated and 70% effaced already! She said if I continued like this there's no way I'll make it to my due date. The next day was Friday and I was considered full term.

Fast forward to last night and I thought I was for sure going to be going into labor! I was up in the kitchen for about an hour making dinner and desserts and I could tell I was having contractions again. The same way the other ones felt just a few nights prior. They weren't unbearable though. I went to take a shower to see if that would stop them and even after I got out they were still coming pretty frequently. So I finally decided to sit down and start timing them and they were 3 minutes apart!!! I have an app on my phone that's a contraction timer and it said I was having them about 3 minutes apart and they'd last on average 45 seconds. This continued on for another hour or two. I didn't go into labor and delivery because they weren't getting any worse in pain, and I didn't want to go up there just to be sent home without a baby. Eventually they stopped coming and all was well. I have another appointment on Thursday again so I'll be anxious to see if last night's episodes dilated me anymore. I also have an ultrasound right before my appointment to see if Jax is still measuring large. I'm thinking I might be correct on my guess that he'll be here on the 10th which is a full moon. I really really doubt I'm going to make it to my due date at this point, but we'll see. All I know is that Mommy and Daddy are very ready to have Jaxon arrive and to finally hold our son!

Jake is working "swing crew" this week which means he goes into work at noon and doesn't get off until ten pm. They're doing a lot of night flights this week, so that's why his schedule has changed.

Lucy is getting a tiny bit more well behaved since beginning her classes. She still jumps up, but she's slowly learning she has to sit to be greeted. It's hard to get her to listen if you don't have a treat though, that's the hardest part. She's just so stubborn and high energy! Jake and I joke that she's either 0% energy or 150%- there's no in between. Her last training class is on Saturday and there's a test she has to pass. We did the "pre-test" at our last class and she passed it so we're sure she'll graduate.  :)  She definitely still has her moments though.

I just wanted to update you all right quick. After Jaxon is born it'll probably be a while before I update the blog again, but we do plan on keeping it updated even after he's born. In case for some reason he decides to come before next Friday then we love you all and you'll be hearing from us soon!  :)

big ol' belly

Mommy, Daddy and Jaxon

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