Originally a CaringBridge post. Link to original post is the date.
I officially have 3 weeks before Aerilyn has to be evicted; 2 weeks before my due date. It does not seem possible to already be at 38 weeks. Good news, it seems like she’s content being in there. At my appointment on Tuesday we found out I’ve had zero progression, just the same as I was. She’s still kicking up a storm and seems pretty happy in there. I’m glad all the contractions I am having aren’t moving things along. I’d like her to stay in there for as long as possible. Although she is head down, which is a bad thing. We need her to swap to breech. Anyone have any ideas how to make her turn? Granted she’s moved in and out of breech a bunch these past few weeks, I’m afraid once I do go into labor she’ll go head down. Not a good thing!
I forgot to mention last week that we went and saw one of my friends who I hadn’t seen in at least 10 years. Seeing her, her fiancé and her daughter was awesome. She’s been in my life as a burn camp counselor since I was 5/6 years old. To see her thrive with a family was truly amazing for me. Their daughter, Hadley is utterly gorgeous with big eyes. Her finance, Joe is testament to survivor as well. He was burned on an extensive amount of his body and has even had a hand transplant. To know this family truly makes me happy. They also gifted us with many things for Aerilyn and Kanin. Thank you!
I also want to thank Kate, Kanin’s first babysitter and her family for making Aerilyn a beautiful blanket. We’re so happy so many people are willing to celebrate her as if she doesn’t have a life limiting diagnosis. ❤
We also received our Hawaii maternity book that we ordered. It looks spectacular and we are more than happy with it.
This past weekend we had our Fall maternity shoot as well. Unfortunately Kanin wanted to be a turd, but I know Meghan caught good ones, she always does. I can’t wait to see those ones either. Yay for pictures!
I went to dinner with a few women and to be able to relate to them so much was more than needed. They’ve both lost children to anencephaly and acrania, which means they were able to give me insight no one else has yet. It was great to get information and ideas off of them and overall not feel judged by any type of feelings I have. I can’t wait to see them more.
Saturday we have a Celebration of Life for Aerilyn. I talked about it last week and I sent out a few invites, but not many since I kind of suck. LoL So if you are interested, please let me know. Thank you all for who’s already said they’re coming have wished us an enjoyable day. I have no idea what to expect, but I’m sure it’ll be nice since Stacy is planning it. ❤
On my next update, I’ll be posting pictures of things people have gotten us. This week has been too crazy with kanin having an ear infect and planning for Thanksgiving.
Happy 38 weeks Aerilyn.