Friday, November 23, 2012

39 Weeks 6 Days

Here is my *hopefully* last belly picture!! :-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

False Alarm

Well, I had crazy contractions that started at 9:30pm last night and I ended up going in at 2:30am, just for them to tell me I wasn't making any progress. And they also said they wouldn't do anything to help me make progress and to go home and take benydril to help me sleep..... So I'm a little disheartened when I woke up and no more contractions. I really thought they would do more, and I'm frustrated that it just stopped... :-(

Friday, November 16, 2012

38 Weeks 6 Days

Well, nothing new to report.... Still at the same dilation (1.5cm), effacement (60%) and baby's head is at the same station (-2). I'm a little disappointed... :-( Next appointment is next Friday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Another Doctor Appointment!

I had an appointment on Monday and it went well. Still at 1.5cm dilated, but at 60% effaced! She couldn't strip my membranes because I wasn't dilated enough... But that's okay. Baby's heart rate was at 185. That worried me a little, so I went in again yesterday just to hear it and it was back in the 150s like it normally is. Still loosing lots of plug... So weird! I thought it was only a one, maybe two time deal, but apparently it just keeps forming and coming out! Eww! Hahahaha!!!

I have another appointment on Friday! I can't wait!!! They will determine then when I should have my appointment next week :-) Hoping for some good news and progress!!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

38 Weeks Tomorrow!

Nothing too new going on... TMI warning... I lost another HUGE chunk of mucous plug (the biggest yet!) this morning. So gross!!!! I also had another pregnancy massage today. It was AMAZING!!! Even better than last week's massage. It was a guy doing it, which made it a little awkward, but he was very professional and was very good! I would definitely see him if/when he works in the public. I have decided that I am going to get my membranes stripped on Monday if there is no progress. Hopefully I have possibly dilated and effaced more so I won't have to! :-) Almost there!!!!!

I got baby's bath in the mail today! It is so cute and soft! I can't wait to use it!!!

And baby's first Christmas ornament and present the other day too!

I couldn't pass up the classic Christmas story!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Doctor Appointment - 37 Weeks 2 Days

Well my doctor's appointment went really well! Baby's heart rate is at 164 and I'm dilated 1.5 centimeters. She tried to get me to 2, but after prodding good, she said she couldn't and it would just be 1.5. Haha... So now after bleeding a little bit, I'm feeling better and bouncing on my yoga ball! She also said baby's head is really low and it's a good sign that I'm starting to dilate. I'm also 25% effaced and at a -2 station (baby's head needs to be at +2. 0 is apparently the pubic bone.) She said if next Monday there is no progress, she can strip my membranes if I want her to. We'll see... I kind of want to, but then again I don't want to rush the process. :-)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

37 Weeks

I can't believe that in three weeks, 21 days, or less baby will be here! I'm getting more and more anxious by the day! Monday night I had Braxton Hicks contractions that were two minutes apart and lasted several hours. I called L&D and they just suggested I sleep until I knew I needed to come in. So I went to sleep and woke up Tuesday and had a few more, but nothing as consistent. I was rather disappointed...

Wednesday evening I stood for a few hours in line for the chance to hear Bill Clinton speak. It was really exciting and I got within a few feet of him to be able to say hi! I don't care what side of the political fence you are on, he was a great President and is an awesome guy!

TMI, but I lost part or all of my mucous plug on Thursday morning (thinking it was from standing on concrete for so long Wednesday night). But from what I have been reading, that isn't really an indicator of when you will go into labor. I walked the mall for a few hours Thursday afternoon and nothing.... Then yesterday I had a pregnancy massage and we went for a ride in the Jeep out in the field on the farm (because I heard bumpy rides can trigger labor), and we *ahem* had a little fun too, and nothing! I figured the little things like that won't hurt, but I'm definitely not willing to try any chemical crap (like people always suggest castor thanks!). I just am so excited and can't wait for baby to be here!!!