Friday, December 14, 2007

37 Week Check-Up & Names by Ella

Just a quick update on my latest check-up. I went to the doc on Wednesday and basically not much is happening. No dilation just yet so it looks like this baby will be hanging out awhile longer. I head back on Tuesday for another check-up.

This week, Ella has been a hoot when it comes to talking about the baby. Lately, she has been pretty consistent in saying that our baby will be a girl, or "guurll" as she says it. I keep asking her about names for the baby hoping that she will suggest something cute. Well, I guess her responses have been "cute" just not actual names! All of her suggestions have started with an "H" and some are actual words and others are made-up words. Here are just a few for your amusement:
  • Hookah (No, I do not know where she learned that one.)
  • Hippie (not that one either)
  • Hengel
  • Heenie
  • Hahoonie

And no, I don't think we'll be going with any of her suggestions. I have to admit, my eyes watered a bit when she suggested Hippie and Hengel -- I was laughing pretty hard.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I like Hahoonie the best!
Remember, dilation doesn't mean anything. I was 1cm and 80% effaced 3 weeks before I was due - and she was still 4 days late! (But boy did labor go fast!)
See you soon.
Aimee

Janel, Ella's Momma said...

Hahoonie almost sounds like it could be Hawaiian or something.

Yeah, I know dilation doesn't mean much. The body is ready when it is ready, I guess. I talked to a second-time mom just the other day at MOPS. She was dilated to 1cm at her last checkup, and then the next day she went in because she was having somewhat painful Braxton Hicks contractions. Well, apparently they weren't BH -- she was dilated to 9 cm! The whole labor was less than 4 hours!

I'm just hoping and praying that this baby is in a good position for a more swift delivery at the hospital. Not too swift though...I don't want a in-car delivery!