Monday, October 28, 2013

38 Weeks!

Well my appointments the last 2 weeks weren't anything special. Obviously I was hoping to go in to more progress, but I'm still at what my doctor would call a "1+" and very soft. No updates to effacement the last 2 weeks. My doctor seems to think I'll end up going on my own which is a good thing considering she won't induce until 41 weeks. I will probably have a mental breakdown if I'm pregnant until 41 weeks! It just sounds painful and miserable! :o/ This little girl seems to have her own schedule and although I hoped she'd be here 2 days ago I can't start forcing her to do things she doesn't want to do... yet :) 

I did ask about stripping of the membranes and she said they only do it "depending." She didn't elaborate on the depending thing. She did say she didn't think it would do anything for me right now other than cause me to have false labor contractions!

Matt and I did end up going to L&D last Wednesday (maybe Thursday, I can't remember!!) after I decided that I didn't know if I was leaking fluid or pee. It wasn't either. I'm glad we took the trip though because #1, they say anytime you think you're leaking fluid to get checked out because apparently it's no joke. And also, It was good to have that trial run so I will know what to expect next time when it's really real. Unfortunately Matt was pretty annoying the whole time because he wanted to leave/eat/watch tv. Luckily he has promised to NOT be this way when it's really real. After we saw the doctor they decided that they actually didn't like my BP (too high) so we had to hang around and have my BP monitored some more and had blood drawn for lab work. The labs came back after about an hour and everything was fine so I got up, got dressed and then they immediately came back and decided they wanted to do an ultrasound to check on her fluid levels, which took only about another 5 minutes and were fine.

How far along? 38w2d
How big is baby? Baby is the size of a pumpkin. That's too big if you ask me. 
Total weigh gain? I don't know but if I remember correctly It ended in a 2 last week and ended in a 7 this week. That would equal a 5 pound weight gain in a week and that's something I refuse to believe, especially since food doesn't sound appealing anymore and I basically have to force myself to eat. 
Maternity clothes? Yep, we can be done with them at any time now! :)
Stretch marks? Still slathering on the cocoa butter and bio oil. If she doesn't come soon I'm going to need to buy stock!
Sleep? Meh, it's been ok due to the snoring husband and waking up 6 times to pee!
Best moment this week? Umm... It's pretty early in the week. I can't say anything amazing has happened yet! I stayed up until midnight on Saturday, that's kind of a miracle!
Miss anything? Everything!! I would love a glass or two of wine. I'd love for my hips not to hurt when I'm sleeping! I'd love to not have to pee 8 times a night!!!
Movement? Still getting movement though not a ton. Doctor B says it's fine as long as I've noticed it gradually slowing down, and not slowing down all at once.
Food cravings? Fruit punch. I had some today. It wasn't as delicious as I made it out to be in my pregnant mind.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Yesterday I had a random day of nausea and dizziness. I'm not sure what it was due to, but I feel better today so that's a good thing.
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? BH/not real contractions but ones that are occasionally painful. That seems to be about it!
Symptoms? Peeing 10 times a night, and 20 times during the day! Hip pain, exhaustion with random bursts of energy!
Belly button in, or out? It's flat or out all the time.
Wedding rings on or off? I still have my wedding band on!
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy and anxious. Ready to get this show on the road.
Looking forward to? In no particular order: Watching the Black List tonight! Meeting my daughter some time in the next few weeks!!

38w2d and looking & feeling huge!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

37 Weeks!

37 weeks and full term! Wahoo! It's crazy to think that this baby could be here any day! Hopefully sooner rather than later! :)

How far along? 37w1d
How big is baby? Baby is the size of a winter melon according to the bump. This looks similar to a watermelon... but longer. Hmm.
Total weigh gain? I am guessing probably 30-31 pounds. Not counting, don't really care. Is that bad?
Maternity clothes? Always, pretty excited to be able to wear normal clothes again! Who knows how long it'll be before that happens though !
Stretch marks? Still the one above my belly button. I've been slathering on the cocoa butter and that other stuff...Bio Oil. Let's hope it's helping with something? Luckily the What To Expect book says I probably won't get much bigger from here on out.
Sleep? Aside from last night... fine. Have I have told you that I have a husband that snores? Well, I do.
Best moment this week? Even though I had to wait forever at my appointment, I was really excited for it. It was my first internal exam and I found out that I am 1cm dilated and 70% effaced!! I know this doesn't mean much, but it was exciting to find out that my body is on it's way to doing what it's supposed to! Let's hope for more progress at my Tuesday appointment!
Miss anything? I miss being able to move freely pre-pregnancy. Getting out of bed, getting up off the floor... everything was so much easier!
Movement? Yep, not quite as much as before but she's still moving around. Sometimes it feels like she's trying to break out.
Food cravings? Not so far this week. My SIL is amazing and brought some chili over for us after reading my post from last week!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? Ok, so the contractions I thought I had last week turned out not to be contractions. Maybe braxton hicks, but I have no idea. I definitely felt some BH on Thursday night right before bed, they didn't hurt but I could feel my stomach getting tense. Around 3am Friday morning I woke up to what i think were actual contractions. The WTEWYE book said early labor pains can feel like gastrointestinal pains and that's exactly what these felt like. I thought that maybe I needed to use the bathroom but they would come and go every 10-15 minutes. They never got more intense or closer together and I was able to fall back asleep after about an hour.
Symptoms? Peeing a lot (still), low energy, braxton hicks/contractions, heartburn or indigestion most of the time.
Belly button in, or out? It's flat.
Wedding rings on or off? I still have my wedding band on!
Happy or moody most of the time? Really happy/excited/anxious
Looking forward to? Meeting this baby! Come on Sadie!!!! It is amazing how one minute I can be really excited and feel like I can get through labor and delivery to meet her and then other times I immediately begin panicking about labor. I already plan to get the epidural and I am assuming things will be fine after that, it's just getting to the point where I can get an epidural that kind of scares me. Right now I'm feeling ready to go. I sorta kinda left work on Friday as if I wasn't coming back. Ok so not really, but that was my hope. Tomorrow is going to be hard! I'm excited for my appointment on Tuesday to see if I've made any more progress! This time I need to remember to ask the doc if she has any "guesses" for labor. Everyone asked me about that after my last appointment and I didn't know that was something I should ask her!

3 or less bump pics left! 

I just had to share this picture of my cutie pie

Sunday, October 13, 2013

36 Weeks

Wahoo! 36 weeks and 4 left to go! I'd really appreciate having only 2 weeks to go, so hopefully Sadie is just as ready to meet us as we are to meet her. I am exhausted. All the time. We were in Home Depot for about 30 minutes today and I really thought about getting one of those power scooter things so I didn't have to walk. That's how much I loathe doing anything these days. Yesterday I got my hair trimmed, went to Hobby Lobby and came home and slept for about 3 hours. That was nice. Maybe I'll do that again today.

We have no more ultrasounds! Our last was on 10/7 and went as expected. Sadie's left kidney is still dilated - more so than it has been before. It went from 13 down to 11 and this time it was back up to 15mm so no major changes and the doctor's think I'm far enough along and her fluid levels are still great that I don't need to be seen again. They estimated her at 6 pounds (I was 35w2d at the u/s) which apparently I am still coming to terms with. I know they can be off by a pound or two, and their measurements truly can't be that accurate (I keep telling myself this). I am so scared that this little one isn't going to be so little! The u/s tech guessed that she would probably gain 2 more pounds before birth so we're looking at about 8 pounds (hopefully)! I'd hoped that I would birth a 6 pound baby -- still crossing my fingers for somewhere between 6-7.5!!

How far along? 36w1d
How big is baby? Baby is the size of a honeydew melon.
Total weigh gain? I weighed myself yesterday, I am up 30 pounds from where I started.
Maternity clothes? Always.
Stretch marks? The one above my belly button is definitely one. So Sad.
Sleep?  Pretty decent. I'm excited to be able to sleep on my back/belly again. Side sleeping is getting old.
Best moment this week? It was fun to see Sadie via ultrasound this week. Even if we really didn't get to see much of her b/c she's so far down/always hiding her face! The u/s tech giggled over the amount of hair it looks like she has already! I can't wait to meet her and see what she looks like!!
Miss anything? Yep, lots of stuff. I miss having energy, I want to cry when I see a delicious looking alcoholic beverage that I cant have... check this one out...
Movement? Yep, she still finds a way to wiggle around in there!
Food cravings? Chili. But I can't find the recipe we had for a really good chili so until I find something that looks pleasing and I can convince the hubs to go to the store to pick up the ingredients, I won't be eating any chili!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? I'm thinking I've had a few contractions. Nothing time-able/regular.
Symptoms? Peeing too much, very low energy, contractions, did I say peeing a lot yet? :)
Belly button in, or out? It's still either out or flat most of the time.
Wedding rings on or off? I still have my band on. I did take my engagement ring off, for no particular reason other than I don't want it to get stuck. I don't like to wear it when I shower because I feel like it gets dirty/grimy faster.
Happy or moody most of the time? Really happy!!
Looking forward to? Meeting this girl! I'm ready for her and hope she's ready for us! C'mon baby girl! Let's plan a labor and delivery for next weekend when I'll officially be full term! I'm excited for my appointment on Wednesday. I'll have my first internal exam and am curious to know if I'm dilated at all. My friend Emily did crush my dreams though. I knew a person could be 1-2 cm dilated for weeks but totally thought that if you were 3cm it meant that baby could come SOON. Not the case. You can definitely be 3cm for weeks as well. Boo.

And now for some nursery updates - It's almost complete. We have some shelves we need to put up and some frames that will need to go on the walls. My MIL is making a crib skirt, and the crib needs to be lowered just slightly. We also need to put her closet door back on, and will eventually purchase a new bedroom door, or paint hers white. I think we'll try to paint hers first and see how it turns out!

 Excuse the carpet samples, we were making some carpet decisions
 Love this owl my FSIL made! This will go on one of the shelves
 Love this 'S' my SIL made, this will go above her dresser with frames on either side
 Dresser/Diaper changing area

Crib and glider. Notice she already has her first Hello Kitty doll :) 

I almost forgot, we also need to get blinds and curtains, and my friend Kelli made a name banner for my baby shower that we'll likely hang above her crib!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

35 Weeks!

Holy moly! We have 5 weeks left! I'm at my 35/35 mark, 35 weeks along... 35 days to go! It's so weird to think we will have a baby in 5 weeks or less!!

I go through random thoughts of, "Ok, let's do this!" to, "Oh man, I don't want to go through labor. I'll just stay pregnant forever." But I think I'm more ready to meet Sadie than to be pregnant forever. I wish it could be one of those things that could just happen when I'm really psyched up about it. It should just happen when I'm having one of those, "Ok, let's do this!" moments. Poof. Baby!

I also think it would be nice if I could plan it a little better so I can go get my hair washed and blown out before I head to the hospital. I only wish this because getting my hair done is like the most relaxing thing ever and I just think it would help with labor. :) Hmm.. Maybe I should have Chelsea on standby. Maybe I can squeeze in a quick blow out before we head to the hospital (says the girl who's always said she would camp out in front of the hospital for days before her due date)!

How far along? 35 weeks
How big is baby? This baby is the size of a coconut this week. I feel a lot bigger than a coconut.
Total weigh gain? I have been forgetting to weigh myself, and I think it's because I just don't really care how much I weigh, or how much I've gained.
Maternity clothes? Always.
Stretch marks? I can't tell if the one above my belly button is really one, or if it's just a scar that I've had for a long time...
Sleep?  It's been pretty decent. Last night Matthew went to watch the game with his friends and I was home alone - not for the first time, but for the first time not doing something productive. Teddy and I were laying in bed and he just randomly starts growling... at nothing. Teddy never growls. Ever. So you can imagine I was freaking myself out. I slept with Matt's knife on my night stand and took it with me each time I had to get up to pee!!!
Best moment this week? My surprise shower at work was definitely fun! Also making it through another week at work. It's getting harder and harder to do :)
Miss anything? Not that I can think of at the moment.
Movement? Yes! I started to get worried yesterday because I hadn't felt her a ton throughout the day but as soon as I went up to bed she started moving around.
Food cravings? Nothing today. Nothing ever really sounds good anymore!!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? Not that I know of. Just a random hurty pain but I think it might be her pushing out on my belly.
Symptoms? Peeing all the time, my feet, hands, and back hurt a ton, especially first thing in the morning!
Belly button in, or out? It's either flat or out most of the time!
Wedding rings on or off? They are on and getting tighter. Luckily I am still able to get them off for my showers.
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy! Nervous, excited!!!
Looking forward to? Our ultrasound tomorrow! Hoping for more good news! Hilary's wedding on Friday, and finally getting to meet this baby! I can't believe how fast it's coming up!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

34 Weeks

Oops. Late again. Oh well.

This have been busy so it's not my fault. Settling into a house is hard! The good news is that we're making good progress on the nursery and hopefully we can get our room primed and painted in the next week! I'm really looking forward to that! We have someone coming over tomorrow to talk to Matthew about hardwood/laminate in our office area and after that we'll order new carpet for the upstairs. Matthew's uncle came over yesterday to help him put new white baseboards in Sadie's room and it looks awesome! Hubs is currently at the Home Depot buying whatever you're supposed to by to cover nail holes in the trim. He is excited that his uncle was able to teach him how to cut/install said trim and now he can do it himself in the rest of the house...eventually :)

We need to get a closet organizer for this little ladies closet and her closet door put back up. I need to get some frames for her walls and then her room will be good to go! I'll post pics on Saturday when I do my 35 week update. It will be done on Saturday!

I'm sitting here staring at a pile of baby books wondering when the heck I'm going to read them! I'm also washing my first load of baby clothes/blankets/towels. It's more fun than washing grown up stuff. :) We installed the car seat base this evening, and the car seat is by the door ready to go. I got some stuff for my hospital bag and am in the process of packing it. We're getting ready!!

I had a dream that the babes was born and she was the cutest thing ever (obviously this dream will be coming true)!!

ALSO - SIL found out she's having her 2nd boy!! I'm way excited. Sadie's going to have a best friend who will be in the same grade as her!! It's fun to think that they could have the same teachers/be in the same classes growing up. I am dying to know what this little guy is going to look like. Will he look just like his big brother Ben? I'm also sooo excited for them to pick out a name, although I'm not sure if that'll be chosen until they're at the hospital.

My other SIL who is due 2 months after me still hasn't chosen a name for her baby girl either. I commend those who have better things to do with their time than think about baby names all day. Though I love that we've been able to call Sadie by her name for the last 20 or so weeks.

Ok, on to the bumpdate:

How far along? 34w5d
How big is baby? This week baby is the size of a butternut squash. 
Total weigh gain? Um. I'm just going to say maybe 25 pounds? I'll try to remember to weigh myself tomorrow.
Maternity clothes? Yep. Seriously trying to get away with not buying anything else. That might be hard.  
Stretch marks? There might be 1 right above my belly button. I might be in denial about it.
Sleep?  Last week I said that pregnant people who claimed not to sleep were crazy - Or something along those lines. And then that very night I had the worst time sleeping. Yep, I jinxed myself.
Best moment this week? My coworkers through my a surprise shower at work today! It was amazing and totally unexpected! They are the best ever! I think I might still be in shock. I must be more out of the loop than I thought if they were able to plan that without me finding out! I can't wait to return the favor one day!
Miss anything? I miss not having to pee every 10 minutes :)
Movement? Yep! Matt and I think it's so funny when we're laying in bed and you can see that she's clearly just on one side of my belly. Also I've noticed some very pointy body parts pushing out that I can only assume are elbows or knees!
Food cravings? Nothing today!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope - Not unless you count when I got my flu shot yesterday and the nurse injecting it said (as she was injecting it), "if you have any fever or vomiting you need to call us right away!" I wanted to ask if she could suck the vaccine back into the shot because I wanted to opt out at that point. Y'all know my fear of barf. I think it was in my head that I was queasy for a while after that. She said if I were going to have adverse reactions it'd be within 24-48 hours. So far so good.
Gender? Baby girl!
Labor signs? Nope - I was a bit crampy after I had my stomach squeezed by the doctor yesterday, but seems to be gone today.
Symptoms? My bladder. The poor thing. I can't drink any water before going to bed otherwise I'll be up and down all night. I have heartburn and my belly button area hurts... Oh, my hands hurt too. Especially in the morning when I wake up. My mom says I've dropped, but I don't notice it. I'm not sure if I would notice it or not.
Belly button in, or out? Weird, but it's been pretty flat lately. I haven't noticed it poking out too much.
Wedding rings on or off? Oh they're on. They might not come off.
Happy or moody most of the time? So happy and getting anxious and nervous too!
Looking forward to? We have a kidney ultrasound on Monday. I am looking forward to seeing my girl again and checking to see if her kidney dilation went down any more! We are meeting with the pediatrician office on Friday morning, and Hilary's wedding is on Friday evening!! After that we're just waiting for this baby to be born! Hopefully finishing up on some organizational things here at the house and relaxing (a girl can dream right) with the hubs for a couple of weeks!

Don't make fun of the bump pic this week. I realize I look like I got hit by a train!