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Week 34
~ Beware of Wild Elk!

Week 34 has come and gone. Very quickly I might add. It is nice to have some weeks go by fast. It would have been more fun if Jeremy would have been home to enjoy it with us, but that is okay. Just glad the time went by quickly without him. He did end up going hunting and unfortunately the elusive elk remain just that! He did have a good time though, and we are thankful for that. Good bonding time with my dad, I guess.

I was able to spend one day this week doing some more canning. This time we did applesauce. There is no comparison to store bought. We love it! My mom and my mother-in-law both came over to help me and to can some for themselves also. I could not have done it without them. We all ended up taking home 30 quarts each, so not too bad for a day's work! It is so nice to have it done.

I did go to another doctor's appointment this week too. Everything is still looking really good. Baby's heart rate was 136-142 bpm. My doctor told me that at my next visit she will be doing the Rh-negative test and she will also be checking my cervix for any sort of progress. Yay! I'm very excited for this. I'm sure this sounds a little weird, but I do find it very interesting to know just how much things are progressing. With Isabelle I wasn't as interested. I remember her asking if I wanted to be checked, and I remember thinking, "Uh, no! Duh! Who wants to be checked?" Then two days later, Isabelle was born and I wished that I had been checked just to see if there was anything going on. But, I guess having a baby has made me not quite so sensitive about my privacy. Although with Michael, she checked me and I was dilated to a 3 at 37 weeks, 4 at 38, and almost a 5 at 39 weeks. Every week I came back my doctor was a little surprised to see me. So, I suppose it really does not mean anything or that labor is coming very soon. It just makes me lay awake at night wondering if these are the contractions that are going to get things going. That's okay though, it is still nice to be informed.

I hope you have a wonderful week. Until next time . . .
~ Emily

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