Week 38

Shane, Tonia, and I have been going to Winterfest in Cleveland for the past few years…our tradition is to find a place to watch OSU destroy Michigan, hang out for a few hours, and then walk over to whichever end of Cleveland is hosting the tree lighting for some holiday cheer. It’s a lot of fun…usually. This year, Grammy Ronda joined us, which was awesome. It’s so fun having her around for all of our new holiday traditions! We watched from the Tilted Kilt because it’s close to Public Square and you can get a table pretty easily at the beginning of the game. Anyway, around halftime, my belly started to hurt, like a Braxton-Hicks contraction…only it didn’t stop like a good contraction does. We walked through the JACK casino on our way to the tree lighting and, after sightseeing, were on our way back out when I overheated and had to make a mad dash for the doors. I sat down on a curb on the square (classy) and tried to cool off. I did manage that, but was feeling terribly. Thankfully, around that time, the lights turned on and my lovely family was kind enough to let me hightail it out of there. I’ll spare you the dirty details but we only made it halfway home before I needed to stop. Yuck. I spent the next two days pretty sick…and then promptly passed the stomach flu on to my wonderfully supportive husband. What a thank you!

(Photo Credit: Aunt Tonia…not looking too bad for someone who was about to come down with the stomach flu! 😂)

We had a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday and things look good! I’m 80% effaced and 1.5cm dilated. I’m further along than I was expecting but she said this is exactly right for 38.5 weeks. She also said she expects that he will be a “big baby”. She looked at Shane and asked if I was surprised – I said YES! I was hoping this kid had some Cox genes (maybe not too many… 😂😂😂) !

And that’s about it! We are just working on getting ourselves ready! We are checking things off on our list for the house, my to-do list for school is winding down (though it’s still HUGE), and I’m hoping Eugene isn’t ready until we are!

This week, he’s 21.5″ long and 7.2 pounds – wow!! Like I said last week – it will be so interesting to see if these numbers are correct! And a comparison for you…29 vs 38 weeks!

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