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Week 37
~ Still in the Game . . . Take Me Out Coach!

Hey everyone!

So, here I am, still pregnant at 37 weeks. After my doctor told me that I was dilated to 2 and 70% effaced last week, I was sure that I was going to have this baby right away! I went and toured the labor and delivery floor at the hospital with my mother-in-law. It looked great, and the nurse seemed really nice, so I was really excited to be there by the "end of the week." Ha! Yea right! Baby has a mind of her own! I had my 37 week appointment yesterday and my doctor said that I was maybe a 2 1/2 now. I was like "WHAT?!", I was hoping for like a 5 at least! How disappointing! Oh well. What can you do?

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MMy ma and my little sister came to the appointment with me and that was really helpful. My ma stayed with me during the appointment and Jessy watched Atticus out front in the lobby. Atticus loves his Aunt Jessy so much, and I know that he enjoyed "playing toys with her." When we were leaving the doctor's office I told him to leave the toy bus that he had been playing with, there, because it didn't belong to him. He fussed and fussed until I said "Maybe we will try to get you a new bus, how does that sound?" He replied enthusiastically "OH COOL!" It was precious.

I haven't felt any painful contractions. I am waiting for them anxiously, but nothing comes. Ugh! I am so ready to have this baby out of me!!! I am also beginning to question the name choice again. It is probably just last minute jitters. Knowing that this kid is going to be named whatever we name her for her entire life is kind of freaking me out now. So I guess we will see once she is born what she looks like. Hopefully she looks like a Bristol! I know we have already advertised that Bristol will be her name, but at the same time it is ultimately our decision, as she is our baby, and I want to pick just the right name for her. Her middle name will still be Jessica, after my little sister; that won't change. I am so anxious to see what she looks like though!

She is still moving a lot and pushing on my bladder and other internal organs constantly. It will be very nice to my guts back where they originally meant to be after she is born.

~ Melody

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