Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hurry up and wait...

October 15th came. October 15th went.

Henry has made it clear that he is on his own schedule- not his Mama & Daddy's. I seriously cannot imagine who he gets this stubborn streak from but I suspect it's from his father. As of today we are 40 weeks and 2 days into this pregnancy. I really thought at this point we would be snapping pictures of Henry, not of me in all my gigantic glory, but alas...

All things considered, I still really can't do that much complaining. I really feel pretty good for a lady who is 10 months pregnant. Yes, 10 months- that's the same thing as 40+ weeks right? Everything looked great at the doctor's office a few days ago. Weight gain still hanging around 20# and blood pressure was great. My doctor said they will let me go to 41 weeks with no problems, and will be willing to let me go to 42 weeks but will want me to have some additional testing done to make sure things are still cool for Henry in the womb. Obviously if they tell me we need to induce for valid medical reasons I'll do it, but otherwise it's something I really want to avoid. I'd rather just let nature, and Henry, take their course.

In the meantime we're just waiting. All of my 'nesting' is done. Remember those stools I reupholstered for our kitchen? Well, certain members of our family have put them to good use.

I've been off from work for almost 2 weeks now. I started my leave the week before Henry's due date just in case he arrived early. Looks like I could have just kept myself on the schedule! I'm starting to get a little bit bored but at the same time I'm just trying to enjoy this leisure time while I have it. The weather has been gorgeous and we go out and walk the dogs often (sometimes a couple of miles at a time) and just soak it up while we can.

This weekend all of our favorite neighbors got together for what was termed "Smokers in the Alley". Basically it was another opportunity for all the guys to drag out their grills and cook a lot of meat. My friend, and neighbor, Anne referred to it as "Meat Fest 2010". I think her terminology might have been more accurate. The weather was absolutely perfect, the food was delicious and the conversation was abundant. Will was on his own taking photos because getting up and down out of my lawn chair was not high on my list of priorities. He got so many great photos to document the event. My photography "student" has definitely surpassed me on the skill level. I'm so proud!

So that's really about all I have for this week. Will and I are just waiting for Henry. Everybody is waiting. Even Layla has a look of anticipation- either that or she's really embarrassed about the Halloween bows she was cursed with at the groomer's yesterday. I'm not sure which.


Jessica Cietek said...

INSANE pic of love love.

I just belted out laughing at the pic and comment about Layla...ridiculous!

Love the meatfest shots, can I link it to my blog when I want to reference another blog...will try?!!!

Angela Zuill said...

Will took that picture of Preston!! Isn't it great?? He is such a good photographer!

And yes, you can definitely link it to your blog!

JonathanandSarah said...

I can't believe you have finally hit (and surpassed) 40 weeks! I remember all the way back in March at Sara and David's wedding when you were 9 weeks and I was 6 weeks, and we were just trying to make it out of the first trimester. How time flies!!

Angela Zuill said...

I know!! It's crazy that the time is here!! I hope you're still hanging in there and feeling pretty well!!