Tuesday, June 19, 2007

37 week update

I went back to the OB today for my 37 week checkup. She said everything still looks right on track and that I am still dialated to 2 cm and 80% effaced. She was much more supportive today of my birth plan and said some encouraging comments about my desire to deliver Colt without any pain meds. It makes me feel better to know she is on board!

Also, Ty and I took maternity photographs last week. You can view them at http://www.inhisimagefoto.com/Charislview.html. I haven't figured out how to post them on my blog yet, but will do that if I can figure it out. The pics are a little bit cheesy, but we wanted to capture the fun and excitement of our first pregnancy. Plus, the photographer was only $50 so it was hard to pass up!

Lastly, God has really blessed us with lots of good relationships and friendships in the relatively short time we've been in Tampa (3 months). He has led us to Oakwood Community Church, where we joined a yound marrieds small group. Last night, they surprised us with a baby shower before our Bible study. Thank you again to everyone in the group for your support and friendship, and of course, the baby gifts. You really demonstrated Christ's love to us in how you guys took us under your wing so quickly and unconditionally. We are blessed that we have made like-minded friends with whom we can have fun and laugh with in such a short time.

Pics of our small group at a Devil Rays game!

7 comments:

Jesse Petersen said...

You two are a blessing to have in our group. It hasn't been the same since you started. I mean that in a good way. ;)

It will be fun to have an addition to our group, as I don't imagine anyone would be annoyed at having a newborn around for show-and-tell.

Andrea & Paul said...

You look amazing Charis! Are you sure you are already 37 weeks, you could pass for far less! And your belly button hasn't even popped out yet.

Blair said...

Sounds like it is getting closer...kids are such a blessing...I have to remind myself that in the middle of the night! I love the name you have picked out; boys are so much fun! I'll stay posted for the latest updates.

swatterson said...

I'm so impressed with your friends for throwing you a shower! How awesome! You look great and I love the pics!

Wendi said...

cool maternity pictures!! hope all is well and keep up updated on your delivery!

contact said...

You look great! You guys better call us when the big day comes. Any day now! Remember, Cooper was two weeks early, so pack your bags!

kate m. said...

Your pictures are great! You are all baby and so cute! Can't wait to hear that your little boy has been born!