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You’ve DROPPED! (I think)

Dear Lil Miss J,

Like how I have a new nickname for you every week? I like Lil J right now. Spawnie is beginning ot wear off… You seem less and less spawn-like the closer we get to D-day, which believe it or not is in FOUR WEEKS!! At the end of the week we’ll be full term and you will be ready to come out at any time! I’d really prefer if you waited a little while longer though. I have some cleaners coming on the 14th and I’m thinking I’ll get my hair and nails done on the 15th. Speaking of my nails, they are SO LONG! I need to get them cut so I don’t scratch your pretty face. That gives you 10 days… I don’t mind if you come after the 15th, you’ll be good and big, and I’ll be done with important work stuff by then too. Actually, I sort of like the 20s best, so sometime between the 20th and 29th would ROCK! Got that? Jot that on your Wombberry.

I had a dream you were born on the 19th, but it was the 19th today and I was worried about missing work that day… Crazy dream, I can tell you that won’t happen in real life, don’t you worry!
I know it’s a little inconsiderate of me to try to tell you when to come out, I mean, you are in charge, don’t you worry, but I just want you to know my preference. I like June better than July so you’ve gotta come before July! I know statistics show a lot of first-time moms go past their due dates but I don’t think that’ll be the case with you. I can feel it.. You’ll be right around your due date, if not… I think early!

Lil J, this week I’ve been SO TIRED. I haven’t had the energy I use to have! I come home and just want to plop down on the couch, take a nap, and when I finally get the strength I try to work on things for your room, or pack some more in the hospital bag, or work on our labor and just meeting playlists.

I haven’t wanted to touch my computer or anything! I’ve just been to exhausted! I have SO MUCH on my mind that I’d love to write about but I am too tired to put it all down. What have I been thinking about? Well, here’s a few topics on my mind lately:

My new quick thoughts on labor
My cure for cankles
Books I’ve picked out for you
My thoughts on breastfeeding you

One of these days, hopefully soon I’ll get them all down while they’re fresh in my mind to remember. I hear there’s another burst of energy right at the end of my pregnancy and I can’t wait for that! I’ve got some stuff I want to get done! Until then though I’ll enjoy my rest, because I’m sure I’ll be missing it once you’re born.Another sign that means you’re getting closer to coming is that I think you’ve dropped! I woke up this morning and your butt wasn’t in my ribs as normal. In fact, all day you’ve felt lower, and I can tell with the way my belly now rests on my legs that you’re lower! So exciting! To make sure I compared this weeks photo to last week’s photo and sure enough, you’re looking lower! … And more pointy. A woman at work today guessed you’d be coming next week! …But you can’t come that soon ok?

Some women I know who had due dates close to mine have recently delivered their babies, so it’s weird thinking how close we are!
You’re still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. You now weigh almost 6 pounds and are probably more than 18 1/2 inches long. You’re shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered your body as well as the stuff that covered and protected your skin during your nine-month amniotic bath. You’re swallowing that stuff, and other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, that’ll form the contents of your first bowel movement. Hopefully you won’t have that until you get out!

Keep growing little girl, we are ALMOST there and our lives are about to change FOREVER. I can’t wait!

Love,

Mommy

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Time to take bets (not really) when do you think she’ll show up? Early, late? On time? Vote in my poll (top left) and let me know what you chose!

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Congrats mama!! You look great! Can’t wait to see her!!!

nannysarah says:

I vote June 20th!

It’s my birthday too 😉

Randi says:

Oh my gosh Jenn your cute little tummy has gotten so big!

Goldibug says:

I vote way early. If your little one has dropped like you say it feels then I doubt it will be much more then a week. I’m so excited for you!

MageeBaby says:

How exciting! My first dropped about 3 weeks before arrival which was one week early on the due date. The little baby girl in my belly has ALREADY dropped and isn’t due until mid July! Hopefully she is impatient and will come early. 🙂

Congrats on your little one!!!

Crystal says:

I vote early…..cant wait to see her:-)

Chantel says:

I think mid-June. When I was pregnant with my oldest son and my daughter, I couldn’t tell if they dropped. My 6 month old? It was very obvious. Everyone noticed how low he was. It was so nice to be able to breath, but after a couple of days having him so low was pretty uncomfortable. Enjoy your rest!!

I voted for between 6/19-6/24 for Miss J to make her appearance. Rest up. I can’t wait to hear that it’s time.

Paige says:

😉 Your life will change alright…all for the better. You cant even imagine now. However there will be those, I WANTED A BABY, WHY!! Moments…but totally worth it!

Kim & Clay says:

I think late, but not too late. Good luck! So exciting.

I think way early. 🙂 My first (I’m 9 weeks along with our second!) came 19 days before her due date; over 2 1/2 weeks early! I never could tell when she dropped. I stayed pretty compact in the belly; I don’t think the lady admitting me to the hospital thought I was far enough along to be in labor! And I truly thought I was just having false labor pains that hurt like MAD and wanted some painkillers if they’d give something to me. We went in, and I was 5 cm! I’d been in real labor the previous 6 hours, and 6 more hours after entering the hospital our sweet little Ally was born. It was so exciting! And shocking–I kept thinking, It’s not your due date yet, Baby! Not even the week of! I can’t wait to hear about your labor and delivery; everyone’s is so different and exciting. 🙂 Best wishes for your waiting period!

MsBabyPlan says:

Wow, I can see the difference from the previous photo. I am sure Miss J will come right on time. Hugs, xxx MsBabyPlan.

KDC Events says:

What an exciting time!! Good luck =) Stopping by from SITS and This MOmma Rocks.

YUMMama says:

Since you’re dropping already, I think she’s going to come early. Moo started dropping before Thanksgiving and by that Sunday, she was here. Now, I know that your due date is still a ways off. So, hopefully Lil J will keep on cooking.

Can’t wait to meet her via your blog and hear all about your adventures together. And yes you do get a sudden burst energy like the week before you deliver. Use that energy wisely to get done all the things that absolutely need to be finished and then return to resting as usual.

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