Friday, October 31, 2008

Today is my due date! I am at 6:30am on my due date...still pregnant! I NEVER thought I'd make it this far! I guess I jinxed myself "assuming" she'd come early because big brother Cole did.

Really, though, it's a good thing. I've come down with a really bad cold. It started 2 nights ago and now I have body aches, ear aches, drainage, sore throat, head name it...I've got it. If you have any ideas on how to get rid of it...please let me know! I'm going to call my doc's office today. I've read up & asked questions...apparently its ok if I'm sick when I have the baby. My breastmilk should give her the antibodies to keep her from getting sick.

I left work at 11am yesterday because I hadn't slept well the night before & had had contractions. They are still here...but not as often. Since I feel so horrible...I'm not going to work again. So maternity leave begins! No more work until January 2nd! YAY!

Please keep us in your get over this sickness & have a happy & healthy delivery (whenever it may be!)

Oh yes...if you haven't seen Cole's new halloween outfit...check out his blog! He's ADORABLE!
Cole's Blog

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

39.3 week appt

Weight--142 (lost .5 lbs)
Baby heart--Normal
Dilated to a 1.5

As you can see...I'm the same...

We have set up the induction for Tuesday, 11/4. I don't know the time yet, but it will be around 8 or 9am when they break my water. Hopefully we won't need to use that date! I'm hoping for an October baby!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

38.4 week check up


Weight: 142.5 (up 28.5 lbs...WOW!)
BP: 110/62
Dilation: 1.5
Effaced 75%

I improved a little (shocker after being up for the past 2 nights with contractions). I asked him to sweep my membranes. It was a little uncomfortable...but nothing compared to how I feel now! I feel like he stuck his fist up there! (sorry if that was TMI!) Maybe it'll get things going!

Several people believe tomorrow is my day!

I talked to the doc long and hard about an induction date. He will be gone October29- November 2. I REALLY want him to deliver & he REALLY wants to deliver. So...initially we thought about October28th as an induction day. He told me he does NOT want me to choose that date just because he'll be there. We both agreed that we want Natalie to come on her own. We checked the on=call docs & they are both that's not a problem. of them is the Doc that delivered Cole. He's so cute...Red Haired from Columbia and speaks Spanish...yes...I spoke Spanish to him while I was having a c-section! ha! next appt is MONDAY 10/27 at 4:20pm. Then we will talk about inducing on Monday or Tuesday of the next week (11/3 or 11/4).

Maybe we won't make it until then though!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

37.4 week appt



Weight: 140.5 Total of 26.5 lbs gained
BP: ???
BAby heartrate: 132 (YAY! 130s!!)

I'm still dilated to a 1, but at least I'm 50% effaced. We are setting the induction/c-section date (c-section if it doesn't go well) for 11/4 (I think). It's a Tuesday. We thought about Tuesday 10/28...but I really want to go at least to my due date before I think about inducing. I do NOT want a c-section again...and inducing ups my chances of a c-section. I'd really rather she come on her own time!

JP has bronchitis. GREAT! So...I know we could use an extra week or two to get better, but I'm so tired & miserable. I'm ready for her! (Not that I won't be tired after she's born...)

PS...say happy birthday to Justin! He's the big 3-2!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Natalie's Room

For the most part, the room is DONE! We have at least one more thing to buy. I think I want a wooden plaque that says some cute saying like, "Some Day my Prince will Come" or something like that...

Here are some pics!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

36weeks 4 days and Ultrasound


BP: 100/60

Weight: gain of total at 26 lbs

Dilated to a 1 still. (I expected that)

(check out those chubby cheeks!) We changed our days to I'm not quite 37 weeks for this visit. I had an ultrasound also! She looks GREAT! Cute chubby cheeks & a big belly! She is still very long!! Her weight is estimated at 6lbs 11oz. We saw that she is MOST DEFINITELY still a girl! hehe...the pic is too vulgar to show you! My doctor blushed when I showed him the pic! haha...

The technician looked at her heart about 3 or 4 times. It really freaked me out...if you know Justin and I know why heart issues freak us out. It turns out at she just has a lower heartrate today than normal. Normal is between 120-160 in-utero. She averaged about 123 today. My doc went to go ask the technician about it when he saw how worried I was. They saw a 4 chamber heart with perfect valves working hard. need to worry. My doc said this is the time the heartrate begins dropping like it will when she is born.

Other than the doctor's visit...we got a wall clock for her AND....the CUTEST hairbows!! I LOVE THEM! I hope she can wear them for a while! I never thought I'd be a hairbow mommy...but they are CUTE!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

36 week appointment

Weight: I'm still at 24.5 lbs gained so far!
Heartrate: GREAT & quick
BP: 110 over 70 (I guess that's good?)

I was dilated to a 1 and 40% effaced!!! He's guessing the baby is about 6-6.5 lbs right now. (he guessed small with Cole...but not this small). He hopes I go into labor in the next week or two to increase my odds of a smaller baby and successful VBAC...which tells me he will "help me along" at my next few appts! YAY! I don't mind 2 more weeks...I will be beggin to be induced after 38 weeks though!