Friday, July 15, 2011


How many weeks:  37 weeks - FULL term!

How am I feeling: I am so ready to meet Noah.  I am a little nervous about how and when he will come, but I cannot wait!

Doctor’s Appointment:  I saw the OB today for a check-up and u/s.  I had my cerclage removed on Monday the 11th.  When I was sent home I was 3cm dilated and Noah was in station +3.  They didn't mention any effacement.  I am just waiting around for him to make his debut!

Maternity Clothes:  Seriously, is there anything else??  :0)

Baby Preparation: We are ready for Noah.

Gender: precious baby boy (confirmed on many separate u/s - so anything different would totally catch us off guard LOL)

Name:  Noah Reagan McCleskey.  It means Peaceful Little King.  Pretty sweet!

Sleep:  I haven't slept at night in a long time.   I sleep some during the day, but not much.  It's weird, as I'm tired, but the sleep just won't come.  I may get 2 hours here and there, and it seems to be enough to keep me going a the moment.  :0)

Best moment this week:  Having the cerclage removed and hearing them say how dilated I was.  God was with us helping that stitch keep Noah safe.

Movement:  He moves quite a bit, so any quiet times get me worried.

Food cravings: not too much.  I feel pretty nauseous all the time.  I think it's from being tired, and the extreme heat we have here right now.  I do still love a good peanut butter sandwich!

What I am looking forward to: Really being in labor & knowing that I'll see this small one soon.

Milestones: Today is  a milestone that I have cried out to God for...I am full term as of today.  I still can't get over how quickly this journey has gone by us.

I never (in a bazillion years) thought I'd want to share a photo like this, but it brings such overwhelming joy to me when I look at it:

momma with all her love marks & the little boy so long awaited


heather said...

This picture brought tears of joy to my eyes... I am sooo overjoyed for you both

Leanne said...

Beautiful picture of the lovely belly, MOMMA!

Saraddy said...

Sara Fe', Addy and I are very excited for you, Matt, Noah, Levi, Rowan and Falcor to greet Noah as he makes his way into our world. May God bless him and you all; you will be a wonderful Mom and Matt, a wonderful Dad.

Florida_Mom said...

Beautiful - brings tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and Matt. Not long now. Praying that it is easy and soon.

Myra <><

Bernadette said...

So happy for you! I first started reading your blog when I followed a link from Praying With My Feet. I like the term "love marks". I've got plenty of them too from my 1 week overdue little guy! You're in my prayers :)

Matushka Anna said...

Thank God you've gotten this far! I'm so happy for you. I hope not too much more time will pass before little Noah is cradled in your arms - and looking at you. (:

Rachel said...

O my goodness!! I haven't been by your blog in forever and I am so so so happy for you and your family. What a blessing. This makes my heart swell. Good luck with everything and I know you will enjoy that little guy to the moon! What an amazing story.

Nicole said...

So overjoyed and overcome with thanksgiving to God that He has brought you here! The picture is absolutely beautiful!