1 cm. dilated
dear baby kehrli,
i guess you listened to me when i asked you to stay in there a while longer since all of your measurements show that you are farther away from labor than you were last week! oh man. i even walked 2-3 miles every day this week and had more sex, to no avail. the doc. asked today if we've thought about an induction date if you don't come in the next two weeks. i really would like to go into labor naturally, but if is safer to induce the week of april 6th (after 41 weeks), i'll do what the doctor recommends. daddy still would like you to try really hard to arrive on his birthday, april 2, so please keep that in mind.
we still haven't finalized your name, but we're leaning towards sophia rose kehrli if you are a girl. kansas was fun for a while, but dad and i are kind of sick of it unless ku wins the national championship, in which case you will be kansas for sure! parker james kehrli is still winning on the boy side, although blaze is still my fav., but i've given up hope of convincing dad.
i am happy you are going to be a spring baby. the extra sunlight and warmth lifts my spirits so much. you will be one of the youngest kids in your class, but i am selfishly glad that we will be able to go outside every day in the coming months. during the pregnancy, it was a blessing to experience elevated body temperature in the coldest months of the year, which was one of the main reasons i did not have much swelling. i can't imagine how uncomfortable being 9 months pregnant in august would be. hopefully all of your brothers and sisters will be spring babies as well.
dad and i had a relaxing weekend together and watched way too much college basketball. we did wash and vacuum the cars, install the car seats, and set the crib up in your room, so that counts for something. also our pantry now looks like y2k is happening again, but hopefully the abundance of food will make life easier after you arrive. love you tons!!