Tuesday, March 23, 2010

And oh yeah....

I'm having a baby tomorrow - March 24!!!

Doc and PA think I should be induced because my blood pressure is rising steadily and the swelling is just getting worse. At last week's appointment, I was at 3.5 cm dilated and 80% effaced, only slight progress from 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced the previous week. PA did say, "I'm quite surprised to see you again, this baby should have fallen out by now." Contractions have decreased actually and seems like progress is stalling out. Who knows how long this could go on....But thanks (note sarcasm) to the pre-e symptoms, they think it is better to go ahead and induce now, rather than wait another two weeks. I had high hopes that it would happen on its own between then and now, but it hasn't.

In the meantime, I'm either coming down with a cold or suffering from allergies. Sucks. I did so good for 9 months and then bam, Sunday I came down with a sore throat and runny nose. :-( Wouldn't ya know, before I need to be on my "A game". I think it could be allergies, as it seems to be all in my head. I feel "ok" otherwise, which is a relative statement for being 39 weeks pregnant, right?

So tomorrow should be the big day. I'm excited and terrified all at the same time. It hasn't even sunk in yet that we're finally going to meet our baby tomorrow. Our baby. The one we've been waiting to meet for almost THREE YEARS.

I'll update with pics and a birth story when I can. I hope its a smooth positive one and not some of the nightmares I've heard about.

Since I've been slacking, here's a couple last belly pics.

38 Weeks, 3 days:

And from today, 39 weeks, 2 days:

Updated Nursery Pics

Added some more stuff on the walls.

(Still need to get the hutch for the dresser)

(Note the birds on the wall above the door and closet)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

37 Weeks, 3 Days

Second progress check today.

I am 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced. Doctor thinks baby could be coming "soon". I'm impatient.

Monday, March 8, 2010

36 Weeks, 4 Days = First Progress Check

36 Weeks, 4 Days

I had my first progress check last Thursday. OMG that hurt ridiculously bad. Good news is that I'm already 2-3 cm dilated and my cervix is definitely "thinning". I didn't get an effacement percentage. I saw the PA again since my doctor had to go deliver a baby and she said that things could happen that night or over the weekend...or....I could still make it to my due date.

Well, I'm still pregnant as of Monday night....so obviously, I didn't hit the that night or over the weekend target. I reached 37 weeks yesterday, so this little girl is officially full term. I've been having contractions off and on and they feel more real than Braxton Hicks, but I guess that could be all they are since they don't seem to get more regular or progress. I also feel like I have a bowling ball resting on my bladder. I've had to ditch my rings. My clothes don't fit. I'm very ready to be done....albeit terrified to actually give birth.

Justin's terribly excited and impatient, well we both are, but I have more reasons I suspect.

My second progress check is on Wednesday and I am really not looking forward to another internal. I might actually prefer labor to avoid another one of those.

Catching up

35 Weeks, 2 Days