Tuesday, October 27, 2009

39 weeks

Nothing really new to report - I thought I'd post a belly picture of my 39 week bump! Eric & I are excited as ever & the anticipation is killing both of us. Lots of relaxation to get ready for our busy life ahead!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

stick a fork in me

After a lot of sleepless nights this past week, I gave in a called my midwife. Sweet Rocio was able to get me in yesterday instead of my appointment tomorrow. Jammed to Sutter and met my favorite midwife ever: Blanche. She opened the door & my eyes welled with tears as she asked how I was doing. I didn't loose it, but a few tears escaped. She told me I had the look of "prosteglandins being released & your done." I told her about the immense amount of pressure I have, how I can't sit unless its on an exercise ball & sleeping is super painful. I jumped at the chance for her to check me & as Eric likes to think the most action I'll get in the next 4 months. Her eyes were HUGE as she asked me about my previous progress. She told me I was 3cm. 100% effaced (I'm completely thinned out) & the baby's head is fully engaged at station 0. I know this sounds like I'm speaking Japanese to you & yes for awhile I was lost. Its pregnancy lingo: The opening the baby is coming from has to be to 10cm. to deliver: I'm currently 3. Your cervix has to thin from 0% - 100% by the time you deliver: already done. The baby's head has to be "engaged" in your pelvis - which s/he is! So she told me it could be "tonight" which obviously was not- here I am....or it could be another 2-3 weeks. Its a false sense of excitement, but I also know my body is doing its job which is great! 2 more birthing classes as well as a trip planned on Saturday to Apple Hill - we will see what God has planned - but I just want to let him know I'm done cooking.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

3 weeks & counting...

Here's an update & some baby shower pictures! It was such a beautiful day! Jamee did amazing with the cutest theme of "Nesting" (which reminds me of how I'm the opposite of that right now! oh the thought of cleaning...) Eric & I feel SO much more prepared. Everyone was beyond generous & we cannot thank everyone enough. Baby B sure is loved! We are blessed beyond words.
How far along? 37 weeks on Tuesday! FULL TERM!

Total weight gain: 30 lbs. (+/- a few)
How big is baby? mmmm should be around 7.5 lbs. just a guess....

Stretch marks? oh they started to appear on my low belly. UGHH! I thought of naming them...

Sleep: is horrible. up 3-4x/night & my hips are really achy. it takes a forklift to roll me over. Eric thinks its hilarious = )

Best moment this week: BABY SHOWER YESTERDAY!

Movement: a lot. but I can tell s/he is running out of room!

Crazy Food cravings: I've actually been a lot less hungry this past week. weird...

Gender: only God knows...

Labor Signs: still 1cm dilated & 90% effaced......a few BH contractions when I'm up for along time.

Belly Button in or out? In. shallow & raised around the edges.

What I miss: clothes that fit & being able to go on long walks with Sadie.

What I am looking forward to: seeing Eric as a dad...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

have your cake.....& eat it too!

Just had to share the 2 pregnant ladies getting
down on some amazing wedding cake!
Congrats Roy & Molly Lear!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

UPDATE to Yesterday 9/30

Well hello everyone = )
After sleeping all day I'm feeling up for a post! Here's the story if you missed it: On Wed. morning around 2am I woke up with period-like cramps & didn't think much of it - usually I pee & I'm fine. Well I tried to lay down & every 5-7 minutes would be woken up by them again. At about 3:45am (Almost 2 hours of constant pain) I called Sutter & they told me to come in. We got to the hospital around 4:15am. They hooked me up & sure enough was contracting every 4 minutes. For about 2 hours of monitoring they decided to take a proactive approach & stop labor. I was given a shot of Trebutaline. (Trebutaline is a smooth muscle relaxer) It made me feel HORRIBLE - like I had drank 10 cups of coffee....and the worst part was I couldn't get out of bed. The shot helped but I was still contracting about every 7-8 mins. but they weren't as painful. They waited until about noon to see how I would react to the shot. WELL I still was contracting so at 12:30pm they gave me another shot of it as well as 2 pills in an oral form. I hung out in bed until about 5pm where the midwife checked me & I hadn't progressed any (the contractions hadn't been doing anything) (I was/am 1cm. dilated & 90% effaced)
The contractions slowed to about 8 mins. apart & I could barely feel them. The Dr. & Midwife decided to send me home. I got home about 7pm last night. I'm feeling better - just super tired (I feel like a was hit by a bus!) I have random contractions but nothing timeable. Hopefully we have another good 5 weeks left! I will update everyone if anything changes = )