22 March 2012

The home stretch!

Yep. I'm full term y'all! Crazy huh?? Feels like just yesterday I was announcing my pregnancy! And then spilling the beans about how we're having another precious baby boy!

Gosh.

Okay so I don't have a ton to say other than I just wanted to document that I'm officially full term! And that, realistically, this little babe could come at any time!


Here a few updates:
  • At my last OB appointment, my doctor told me that she is expecting this baby to be bigger than Bennett... her guess is 8.9lbs (if I go all the way to 40 weeks). She's not expecting me to go past 40 weeks, but in the event that I do... she will induce me at 41 weeks.
  • I tested positive for Group B Strep. It's not a super big deal, but I will need to hustle to the hospital when I go into labor so they can get me started on antibiotics. (here's some info on it in case your curious)
  • I got my hospital bag packed. Not much in there but some clothes and toiletries.
  • Infant car seat has been installed. It's weird looking in the back and seeing the toddler seat AND the infant seat. Holy moly. 
And here's a question for you all.

I feel like so many of you have followed me so loyally through this pregnancy, and I so much appreciate all of the love and support that I've received through this blog. You are all wonderful!!

So here's the question: When my labor starts, would anyone want me to post updates as things progress? I could post them on my facebook fanpage or twitter. Or do you not care about the labor and want me to just post the birth story/pics after he arrives? If people want to follow along during my labor, I will definitely update one of my social networking sites as frequently as I can! Let me know! :)

41 comments:

Ashley said...

You seriously are one gorgeous mama.  Congrats on full term!  Hope you get to meet your little man soon!  (But not too soon, of course, if you aren't quite ready :).

Sarah Chandler said...

He'll be here soon!!! Yay!!!! would love to follow updates of your labor on twitter!!!! :) God bless!!!


forevergodspricness.blogspot.com

Katie Perdue said...

You are looking great! I loved hearing those words "full term." Unfortunately my stubborn little boy was 8 days late so being full term was just a tease because I still had a month left! I hope and pray you don't go late! Prayers for a safe labor and delivery process and I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet new baby boy!

kathryn p said...

I would love to follow your progress on twitter!

leah @marital bless said...

Aside from "He's perfectly healthy." I really don't think there are more beautiful words than "You're in the home stretch!"

chinkygirlmel said...

you are such a gorgeous mama! I would definitely love to hear about how your labor goes but then again. we don't want to stress you out with having to tweet when you should just be concentrating on you and the baby. Sending you lots of positive vibes! Good luck with everything!

Danni said...

Definitely! I would love to know how your labor goes. Especially since a few weeks after you I am sure I will be giving my own play by play!

molly said...

You look absolutely beautiful, Mandy! I cannot wait to "meet" this little guy. And YES!!! Please post updates somewhere!!!  

Kristin said...

wow! its getting so close! it does feel like time as flown by! hope all goes well and you look absolutely beautiful!! 

Stephanie Doyle said...

You look beautiful! I would love to follow your progression, if you feel up to it. I don't get on Twitter much, so I would probably be more likely to see it through FB :)

Kiara Buechler said...

Baby Fitzie, please come meet us soon!  Well, not until mommy is ready though.  I of course want a minute by minute play by play, though I am hoping to be there in person for some of it.  Oooh, you could vlog!  Or do a live feed video ;-)  Ahhh, I am so stinkin excited to meet him!  I feel like the next few weeks are going to drag on and on.

Shondra Walker said...

Yay...I'm so happy for you! I remember how ready I was to have my baby#2 and how excited I was when I set up the second crib, installed the second car seat, and got out all of the tiny newborn clothes! I can't wait to see him.  It'd be awesome to hear about your labor via Twitter if you have time.  

My oldest was so sweet (and still is 8 months later) with his little brother.  I'm sure Bennet will be the same way.  

Congratulations!

Rachel said...

yes! please update us all along the way if you can! I can't wait to see sweet Baby Fitz's face!!

Crystal said...

Yes!!! Keep us updated. Such an exciting time. :)

Tara said...

updates updates updatse!!! :)

and if you are brave enough pictures pictures pictures! :)

ok so it doesn't have to be during labor, if you aren't into that sort of thing, but I love getting the smallest updates after baby is born, even if its just "resting" "feeding" "sleeping" etc. :)

I can't believe you are full term! I can't wait for the updates! I jsut got super excited and happy about this post! :)

Emily @ PeckLife.com said...

You look so great! Of course, we would love to hear updated but just do whatever is best for you! Sometimes it's nice just to forget the internet for a while and enjoy your labor and share later. Or, if you want to tweet, that's great but we all understand that birth is a busy time and it's not bad if you need a little break! :)

Courtney K said...

Definitely keep us posted when you go into labor! :) I love reading updates when someone is expecting a baby. Can't wait to "meet" your new baby boy! 

libbyuglesich said...

Oh I definitely want to be following along with your progress of getting that new little man into this world! :) I can't wait to see him... oh and you still look amazing!

samarah said...

you are so pretty!! I'm following you on twitter and Instagram so as long as you update when that little dude arrives i'll be good! ;) 

Jess @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I absolutely CANNOT believe you are full term already! It seems like I just read your announcement post yesterday! I have a feeling Sully will be a lot bigger than Elliot, but my OB hasn't said much of anything about it yet. I'm curious to see if she says anything at my next appointment.
PS- just curious, did you test positive for group B strep with Bennett as well? Is it something that can pop up randomly even if you didn't test positive for it the first time? Hmmm. 

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 Thank you! I will probably use twitter and my fanpage to update people! I won't stress about it, just update when I think about it! :-)

Ashley Sisk said...

You are looking so great and I know you are thrilled to give birth to this baby boy. I'd love to hear anything but chances are that I'll probably catch up with you after it's been said and done. Congratulations mama!
 

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

Oh I will definitely try to post pictures! I think it will just depend on how the labor goes and how much time I have and if I think about it. Whoa that was a complicated answer! he he. Thanks so much for following me along this journey! Means so much!

Meagan said...

I would be interested!! if you would want to, of course. :) hope everything goes well! so soon!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 Okay I will!! Can't wait to introduce him to the world!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 Thanks Libby!! I'm excited, too!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 Thank you! Time really has gone by quickly!

Lacey said...

Ive been following you through the whole pregnancy and its funny how excited I am to meet him even though I don't even "know" you! Thanks for sharing your life with us! Praying for a safe and easy delivery!

Katie Randall Jessee said...

Mandy, please "DO" update your FB page as your labor progresses, I love to read what's going on with you.  I'm in my 33rd week of my first pregnancy so it's so nice to read about your experiences, as many of them have been mine too.  :-)  Good Luck!   

laurenalb said...

Um I TOTALLY want a play by play when you go into labor! fb or twitter works for me! love you cant wait! 

Mama Monkey said...

WOW you look gorgeous!!!  Can't believe how quickly your pregnancy went!  :)  I'm guessing you're going to be busy in labor and all so I don't expect any updates, but would love to hear the birth story and definitely post pictures ASAP!  :D  I believe you were planning all natural--no pain meds--?? or amI thinking of someone else?, but if you do get the epi, then by all means update :)  Can't wait!  Good Luck!!!

Chelsey Rice said...

I just recently found your blog and I love it! Good luck with the birth! You look great! 

Chelsea @The Curly Cues said...

You look so great.

Kyna said...

Okay, so EVERYONE I know in the blogging world follows you and loves you, so I had to get in on the action! I am loving your blog...and you look beautiful preggos! :-)
Your newest fan and follower
♥ Kyna

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

Ok yay!! I will definitely keep people updated! :)

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 Thanks so much, Chelsey!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 I will for sure!! And 33 weeks?? you're getting close, too!! So exciting!

Erin said...

Oh Many, you look great!! Cannot wait to meet the newest member of the family!

Ashley {Hudson's Happenings} said...

Full term and looking BEAUTIFUL!! Best wishes on the birth! Not much longer 'til you get to meet this precious babe!! :)

aimymichelle said...

it would be good to have updates someway or another.

Christy Owens Johnson said...

Post labor updates! I love reading about people's progress! Also, make sure you are constantly reminding people that you are positive for Group B strep if they try and send you home. I got sent home twice and ended up delivering as soon as I got to the hospital for the third time, which was not enough time to get the antibiotics. :( It was incredibly stressful and dangerous for baby. Hang in there and can't wait to see updated on your new little one!

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment, you made my day! If you have a more personal question, feel free to e-mail me! :-)