Hello full term! Yep, baby bird could be here any day now.. and that would be just fine! At 37 weeks, Ro is about 6 1/2 lbs and 21 inches long. Of course, every baby is different so she could be more or less in weight/height. Only time will tell.
Today, D and I graduated from our Lamaze class and it was bittersweet. On one hand it was scary to think how fast the past 6 weeks had gone by and we would miss our regular Sunday baby-filled mornings and our amazing Lamaze teacher. On the other hand, we left the class as two completely different people. We feel knowledgeable, empowered, and prepared. We feel like parents.
I can't tell you enough how much this class changed my mind and life. If we hadn't taken this class I would be a lost woman in a sea of fear and lack of power. Now, I'm going to walk through those hospital doors with confidence. I especially love how much closer D and I feel... and we haven't even experienced what we've been preparing for yet! The "teamwork" we've learned alone is worth every penny, amount of time, or effort you would ever put into a class like this and if you're pregnant and reading this.. go sign up for a class right now! I don't care how skeptical you are, how many mothers have told you that it's pointless, or where you live. I'm sure something is available to you that's worth taking. Do your research, get references, but definitely don't skip out on it all together. Knowledge is power, and you learn a lot more than just hee hee hoooo.
You're a highly anticipated and talked about person in this house. Actually everywhere we go. Tonight we went to a friend's birthday party and I'd say 2 1/2 out of the 3 1/2 hours we were there were spent talking about you. I can only imagine how much more we'll be talking about you once you're here but it'll be so much better because then I can look over at your sweet face at the same time. We can't wait for those moments with you.
Ma & Pop
Mama & Baby Bird: 37 weeks
J & D & R