Today Adam, the Bean and I had our 39 week appointment! They asked if I wanted to be checked to see if I had progressed any but we decided to hold off until next week and see what happens. I figured if I wasn't dilated I would feel discouraged and if I was dilated I would be on high alert from here on out. So I decided to keep my sanity instead and live in the unknown- a rare decision for this nosey girl- I like to know e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. But as the past nine months have progressed in growing this baby, hopefully I have progressed in learning how to rest and live in the unknown and the things I can't control.
At our 38 week appointment, they did a head check with their ultrasound machine because they couldn't tell if they were feeling a really big boney butt or a head. Turns out the head is down and in position and the Bean just has a rather big bottom! Can't wait to get a cute cloth diaper on that! Adam and I are SO SO SO excited. Did I mention we are excited?! We can't wait to meet this little life and know what he/she looks like, what type of personality it has, what funny quirks it has, etc...
I've decided that if the Bean comes before it's due date then it takes more after me and if it comes after it's due date then it takes more after Adam. I have a family trait called the "wim-wams"- basically it's an unexplainable and instant impulse to quickly leave wherever you are and get somewhere else. Adam, on the other hand, could stay inside all day and is very content with small spaces. We'll see how my theory plays out :)
Our biggest prayer at this point is that we would experience God's presence and peace in the whole labor process and that we would have a healthy little baby at the end of it all. And Bean, if you could put your arms down by your side and suck in that tush- it would help a ton!