I am officially on maternity leave! I was trying to make it until next Tuesday, but decided with Jared that it was time now with all of the contractions that I have been having, the amount of stress involved with my work situation, and the fact that I could sit for 5 minutes on the couch and fall asleep. So needless to say, the last couple of days have been absolutely amazing. Jared and I have been decorating for Christmas (we are figuring that when the baby is here, we aren't going to have the energy to get it done), going for walks before the weather turns miserable, and sleeping LOTS.
On Wednesday, our appointment went well. The doctor was concerned about a month ago that his kidneys were dilated, but the ultrasound this week showed that they were back to a normal size and she was pleased. From what she told us last time, sometimes little boy kidney valves take a little longer to do what they are supposed to do. The ultrasound tech also predicted a weight of 6 lb, 10 oz. Full term, the doctor thinks he will be in the high 7 lbs. With an accuracy rate of plus or minus 2 lbs, I guess we will have to wait to see if they are correct. :) I haven't dilated yet, but have had LOTS of contractions, some of which are starting to get strong. I am hoping that he comes a little early so Jared is still home full time for break, but we are just counting down the days.