Friday, March 21, 2008

Well, today's a big day because I am officially "full-term" now, at 37 weeks. Which means there's a perfectly formed little person living inside my stomach right now.


I don't expect to be having this baby anytime soon, though, so don't get too excited, though. Did you know that the majority of babies are actually born after their due date (which is still weeks away, in my case)? And yet so many doctors now will induce labor as soon as the due date is reached. Such a strange medical system we have in the U.S.

Tomorrow my sister is holding a little mini-shower for me, with the few people I know in Seattle. Should be fun. And today we got a carseat from an unknown benefactor! Yay! So I feel pretty set: we have a car seat, a place for the baby to sleep, some diapers, and a few clothes! What else does a kid really need?

Last night we went to a basketball game, the Suns vs. the Sonics. Turns out the Sonics are about the worst team in the country, or close to it. It was kind of sad to be in a game where there were more people cheering for the opponents than the home team. But we had a good time nonetheless, and the Sonics didn't lose too badly!


Anonymous said...

Don't let those Doctor fools induce you!!! Demand your full 2 weeks past your due date if you go long!
Call me!!!

Anonymous said...

That must be weird to have a full term baby in your stomach! It would be so much better for you if he were in your uterus.

Gwyneth said...

Oh, ha ha. Aren't my readers clever with their accurate knowledge of female reproductive organs....

Laurie Johnson said...

Gwyneth, this is Joy's sister in law Laurie. I'm so sorry about that comment but I just couldn't resist.

At any rate, I've been enjoying your blog and have forwarded it to some people who are also completely fascinated with it.

I'm very excited about your new baby as well. I can't wait to read all about him!

I still cherish that amazing quilt you guys made for us just before Hayden was born. I wish I could do something that special for you!!