Wednesday, June 29

37 Weeks & Land of Boys!

I have FINALLY made it full term!! I can't believe it! I am happy to report that Gray is VERY low, I am 2-3 centimeters dialated and 70% effaced... We are in the home stretch! My doctor is ready for me to deliver so she tried her best to "get things going" today! ;) So hopefully we will be having a sweet little baby any day now. If he decides to hold out then I've been scheduled for my induction. So, either way I have a definite date of when i will NOT be pregnant anymore! ha! We are hoping he decides to make is presence this weekend. What better than a July 4th baby??!

I tried to take a quick pic after my appointment today... it's terrible! I'll have to wait to C gets home and take another one! :)

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 37 Weeks 1 Day
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 25 pounds
Size of Baby: He weighed just over 7 1/2 pounds today
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes! I'm down to just a few things that fit.
Best Moment this week:  Knowing that Baby G will be here at anytime!
Gender: It's A Boy! Gray Davis Stickles
Movement: Yes.. not so much sudden movement, more just big rolls and flips. He has officially taken every single bit of room I have available!
Food Craving: Nothing.. well, everything. This Gestational Diabetes diet is for the birds! 
What I miss: Sleeping!! I dont think I've had more than 2-3 hours for almost a week now!
Sleep: Not sleeping!!
What I am looking forward to:  Gray making his much anticipated appearance!!
Belly Button: It is SO out! 
Symptoms: I am extremely tired and I have no energy. I'm having alot of BH contractions and ALOT of pressure really low.   

Look at this sweet face!!! He's going to look just like his older brother! :)

He has the cutest pouty lips!

I have been nesting like crazy! The boys' room is finally complete and I'm happy to share.. Initially I was very uncertain about the boys sharing a room. But after reading lots of blogs and articles about how great it is for brothers to share rooms, I am now really looking forward to it! Besides, they're room turned out GREAT!! We were able to use Ethan's nursery furniture and bedding and everything tied in so nicely. I still have a few picture frames to get and some new drawer pulls, but that's not a necessity right now.

We are packed!! Those are Gray's bags and boppy in the crib.

I was able to find some letters that matched Ethan's old letters perfectly!

We also got around to hanging LK's paintings in the bathroom! SO CUTE!!

I just LOVE their bathroom!

We're going to have to add another handprint to the "family tree"! :)

In the next few days we are going to be busy getting neverything 100% complete. The kiddos (and me!) need a good hair trim and I am in desperate need of a brow wax before I am getting hospital visitors! ha! I also need to do one last good clean before we go to the hospital and finish up all the laundry. (maybe all that extra activity will help get me in labor too!!) :)

I will keep y'all updated on Gray's progress!



Love from Texas said...

Love the boys room! If we had a third I'd Prob let them share too. I think it's fun and practical... Our kids baths are nearly identical! We have the same curtain except the older version with the giraffe and lion. Good taste :)

Grays face is so cute I'm dying! Cant wait til he decides to make his appearance.

The Matthews' Family said...

How exciting! Your post did freak me out a little, I have watched you pregnancy the entire time-you are 3 weeks ahead of me and I have NOTHING ready. I should probably get off the blogs and get busy! Good luck!

Mrs. Mama said...

Love the room! You look fabulous as well.... can't wait to meet the stud muffin!

Paige said...

I love their room and the family tree as well! What adorable ideas! I hope you have a wonderful last few weeks!

Natasha said...

he'll be here before you know it!! good luck during these last days and i cant wait for candice to tell me he's made his debut ;)