Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
After months of anticipation, your due date rolls around, and... you're still pregnant. It's a frustrating, but common, situation in which to find yourself. Fetal heart rate monitoring (called a nonstress test or NST) will generally be done. Your practitioner will also check your cervix to see if it's "ripening." Its position, how soft it is, how effaced (thinned out) it is, and how dilated (open) it is can all affect when and how your labor is induced. If you don't go into labor on your own, you'll be induced, usually sometime between 41 and 42 weeks.
I had my last appointment yesterday, they wanted to do a non stress test to make sure William is ok in there for another week, It took about a half hour and all went fine. It was fun watching his heart rate and the changes it would make as he squirmed around or stood still. Then I waited for a bit and went in to my regular check in, she did an ultrasound to make sure he was still head down and check all over to make sure my animoic fluid levels were ok. I was almost hoping they weren't ok so we could get this show on the road but I know the fact that he is healthy is good. She checked me and I am still only 1 cm dilated and still only about 50%, she even described the inside of my cervix as hard (which is NOT what you want) I was so let down I wanted to cry. I was hoping even if I had to get induced that there would be a little progress, to make the labor go quicker, so I knew that all these cramps and backaches were doing something and just for my own peace of mind.... but nope, still the exact same.
I got dressed and went to schedule my induction, I knew it would be Monday the 4th because that is when my doctor is on call next. I got 5th in line for that morning, that means there are four people ahead of me that will get calls to come in before I do, and depending on how many people go into labor naturally (how busy they are and how many beds are filled in labor and delivery) I could not get called.... I asked if I can go in Sunday night, or in the middle of the night or anything, no dice, I just have to sit and wait for my call. I guess we will see what happens but if they dont call early I might ahve Luke go to work why waste ANOTHER one of his days.
I couldn't help it, I called Luke when I left and just broke down, not only was I disappointed about no progress, I am not even guaranteed a spot for Monday morning, I am super uncomfortable, and I have the fear of a long drawn out labor if I go in and I am STILL the same.
I am doing better dealing with it, it will all work out one way or another and he will get here, Luke will have to use lots of vacation since we will go in on a Monday, but ohh well there is nothing I can do... Luke has been fighting a little cold and looks like I caught it. I was up ALL last night with a runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, and just plain achy and miserable. In a way it is a blessing because now I can fight this and get better and be 100% for labor and for when my little newborn is here, how bad would it be if I were sick when he came!
SO I am at home today trying to rest and drink fluids etc... and for the rest of the week and weekend going to have to think of everything I can to keep my mind off Monday, any suggestions?
No baby or signs of a baby yet, but trying to have high hopes that he will come this week to meet us! I've had pretty bad back pain this morning so of course that has my hopes up, and I have read two emails today that made me cry (happily) But I am normally emotional so that is nothing new...
William, I love you, I know you are super comfy, warm, and content inside lovely mommy but this world has so many great people dying to meet you and so much in store for you, you should really come out soon and start to check it out! But if not and you get "evicted" next Monday, that is okay too, whatever you think is best little buddy.
A co worker told me today (yes I am at work, why not ;) that if I have him Friday his birthday will be 10-1-10, that would be cool... but there are also other reasons I would like to avoid Friday if possible... but actually any day you want William, just pick it and come on out, ohh and try to not hurt mommy or take too long to come in the process!
When a baby is late guesses and "suggestions" definitely start happening. Here is what some people wanted your birthday to be:
Daddy says it will be 9-28 Mommy says 9-30
Uncle Pearson says it will be 9-31 (this is why we love uncle Pearson, because there is no 9-31) Aunt Crystal says it will be 10-4
Grandma wants it to be SOON, Grandpa wants it to be 27th 28th or 29th, OR the 4th
Gi Gi wants it to be 28th or 29th
Aunt Angie wanted it to be last week
Grandpa Wilson wants it to be 27th,28th, or 2nd, or 3rd Grandma Wilson wants it to be the 4th
Aunt Meghan wants it to be the 29th
Aunt Kristen wanted it to be last week
Going to the doctor today for a check in and non stress test so will update tomorrow!
Happy Due Date to me and my little boy, I've very much enjoyed the last 9 months!
Friday, September 24, 2010
I became blogger buddies with some girls who were due around my due date, and 3 of them just had their babies, there dropping like flies!
Congrats to all, love seeing the pics and hearing the stories!!!!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I worked from home for a bit in the morning and afternoon, took two naps, vacuumed, watched some shows and read my weekly trash OK. It was nice to have a "me" day and last night and this morning I was just feeling "off" so I am sure it was good for us, but seriously I am going to have to plan some major play, coffee, lunch, shopping dates while on leave!
I decided I should shower today, contemplated not but thought that might scare Luke as to what his wife is going to become at home all the time. As I was getting in the shower I noticed something a little different and it seems that I lost my mucus plug, I already had a call into my doctor about some other things so when she called back I mentioned this and she said it could mean soon but still could mean a week or so, so not too exciting but I guess good that things are moving down and in the right direction if you get my drift!
I bounced on my ball for a while and did some pelvis tilts but seems things are calm on the home front as usual.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
At each of your now-weekly visits, your caregiver will do an abdominal exam to check your baby's growth and position. Also an internal exam to see whether your cervix has started ripening: effacing (thinning out), and dilating. But even armed with this information, there's still no way for your caregiver to predict exactly when your baby is coming. If you don't go into labor on your own, most practitioners will induce labor when you're between one and two weeks overdue.
At my 39 week appointment I am still 1 cm dilated and about 50% effaced, this is all good. We talked and decided to give William till October 4th to come out on his own, otherwise were coming in to get him! I also decided to have the doctor do a procedure to strip my membranes, sometimes this will help bring on labor, if it works it will work within 24-48 hours, here's to hoping! If he doesn't come this week I go back to the doctor Monday the 27th (my official due date) for a non stress test to make sure baby is ok in there another week and another exam, I could also have her do the membranes again on Monday.
I am happy with all of these things, as bad as I want to meet William I know it will be best if he decides his birthday on his own.
I am going to work the rest of the week and see how everything wraps up to decide if I will work next week or not. If I don't it would be great to rest, clean, and get ready, but I also might drive myself nuts waiting at home. I am always busy and a big multitasker not sure quite what I would do with myself!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I have loved lots of pregnancy, feeling the kicks, the extra attention, the food cravings you get to give into without feeling guilty... But we are ready to meet you!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Alumni guys 2010
Being silly with Uncle Luke on the couch. .
Hope everyone had a great weekend, and a happy Monday(quite possibly my last Monday of work for a while!!)
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Soon it will not be "just the two of us" anymore, we wont just pack up and leave for a weekend, we wont decide late in the afternoon to go to a Cards game because I had extra tickets at work, and I am thinking that second...achemm third glass of wine, just because... maybe be a thing of the past.
BUT, words cannot even begin to express how excited and thrilled we are for it to be the THREE of us! I have wanted to by a mommy ever since I can remember. When I was little if I wasn't found playing house with my baby dolls something was wrong. Here is a little look back on some memories before we start this next amazing chapter of our lives.
I love you Luke. I fell in love with you, then you made me the happiest girl on earth when you asked me to be your wife. I will never forget our wedding day and how incredibly happy we both were. Now you gave me the greatest gift I could ask for, to be a mommy, here's to the next chapter.
2007 Joey and Lindsey wedding at the Lake, They just welcomed their first son Burke into the world. Okay, so this must be right after the 4 wheeler accident where I broke my arm/shoulder, I can tell by the boney neck and short hair.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Ashley's closest friends, what a special memory for her!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
- people no longer feel the need to say hello to you, they just say, "your about to POP when are you due!?!"
- people at work ask how much longer you will be there, like you have a plan for this sort of thing
- You cant put on your underware or bottoms anymore with out nearly falling over
- getting out of bed to pee in the middle of the night looks like you are gearing up to compete in the Olympics
- when you finally swing your legs around to get out of bed the dog JUMPS up at the near sight of your feet with so much fear that the "forever growing mommy" is going to step on you.
- You never knew making it through an 8-9 hour work day would be this. incredibly. hard.
- The jabs and kicks (which are still the BEST!) now stop you in your tracks and you can literally SEE him poking out!
- Appetite is gone! Food, is food.... pre pregnancy=food fanatic, during pregnancy=couldn't get enough and what better excuse!
9 months= if I eat one more thing I think my stomach my literally explode
- The seasons are changing but your clothing is not. Now that it is getting cooler out, I have nothing to wear, ALL my pregnancy clothes are for HOT HOT summer.
Last night I was sporting a long sleeved Remington (hunting brand) shirt.... classy.
- People ask you if you can fit in booths at restaurants
- People ask you if you need help when you have like ONE bag at the store (not complaining)
- People ask you if there's two in there
- People ask you if your ready. -this to me is hilarious, ready or not...!
- Random people ask if you are dilated, I do not mind when friends or family asks that is completely normal and I love to tell them everything, but I had a random (male) co worker ask me the other day if I was dilated or softened at all, I thought this was a little odd.
- Sex to bring on labor.... wait, what, how in the heck....?
- every time you feel a pain, twinge, or ANY thing you wonder if this. is. it?
I feel so blessed to be nine months pregnant and I cannot wait to meet my son! But this ninth month definitely comes with a few new challenges, cant wait to look back and laugh at these things!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Happy Mommy to be at 37 weeks.
37 weeks: Baby's now the size of a watermelon!Your full-term (yay!) baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Got to see Bennett for a bit on Saturday, one of his favorite things to do is eat olives, usually they are cut up and he loves to stick his finger in them, Crystal and I decided it would be a good idea to not cut them and put them on all five of his little fingers, too cute!
Ignore my "crabby" face in this picture, bad shot....my moms dog baby girl was napping on top of the belly for a long time and we were trying to get a picture of it. It was SO nice out this weekend we even got to wear sweatshirts, this is by far my favorite time of the year, and I am so glad little Will's birthday is going to be around now and he will be able to enjoy it every year! It was 75- 80's all weekend with a breeze and sunshine, perfect!
After a weekend of playing catch up with the house, running errands, spending time with family, having some friends over, and windows open all weekend to enjoy the fresh air...by Monday afternoon, everyone in the house was pooped and some much needed naps were taken!
I have had some more of the cramping on and off all weekend, some sharper than others, and some accompanied with the very tight tummy feeling. I will mention to the doc tomorrow but all seems to be staying right on track.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This exam hurt a lot more than the last one and I am still not dilated, but well on my way! Cervix is soft, which means it is getting ready to start dilating. I think I may have had some random contractions which she said will help get things moving along.
Went to dinner at cheesecake factory afterwards with Meghan and Michelle, food was great, cheesecake was better, and the best of course great conversation with my favorite girls!
Looking forward to a three day weekend!