Friday, September 27, 2013

40 weeks, Day 2

So here we are overdue.  Surprised? Not really.  Saw the doctor yesterday, she ordered a Non Stress Test (NST) and Biophysical Profile to check fetal movement and how much fluid I had.  Everything checked out completely normal. Little guy is measuring just around 8 lbs and he has the fattest cheeks!  The better to nom on :)  It was funny during the NST they need the baby to move and we all know my baby likes to chill.  So the nurse buzzed my belly with this buzzer thingie and the baby was like AHHH! What the heck?! and started moving all over the place.  It cracked me up, poor little guy he was probably having a nice nap.  I saw a different doctor yesterday and she was really pushing me to get induced ASAP.  I told her, mmm, that's ok.  I just barely turned 40 weeks, I'd rather wait at least till 41 weeks to see if he comes on his own.  Plus, since all my tests checked out fine, there's no real hurry.  Also, my regular doctor is totally fine with me waiting till 41+ weeks as long as the baby is doing well.  So I have another appointment on Monday were they will repeat the NST and Biophysical Profile and we'll go from there.

As far as how I'm feeling?  I feel okay today.  Having some back pain and just extremely tired.  I rolled into work 30 minutes late this morning because I couldn't get out of bed and I can't rush at all.  Moving along in my slowest gear.  So glad today is my last day, there is no way I could come in next week.  I can't believe I made it through this week, I really had to push.  Plus I'm really tired of hearing people, your still here, ha!  So I'm going to try to rest up as much as I can till the little one comes next week.  We are just waiting for him to get here.  I saw this picture the other week that pretty much sums if I am having contractions or not yet, ha!
So that's it folks.  Sometime next week we should be welcoming the arrival of little baby boy regina.  I read some good advice on the babycenter website about the first several weeks of being a new parent.  Just thought I'd share it with everyone...

Tell yourself: This, too, shall pass
When you start out, you think, "I'm never going to be good at this," and then it becomes second nature. The child becomes an integral part of your life so that you couldn't imagine a time when you weren't a parent. So relax, enjoy the good and bad times, because your baby grows up so fast. Eventually, every child will sleep more (and so will you), and every child will be more independent. You'll never forget the first time your baby smiles at you or the first time he looks at you and calls you "Mama" or "Dada" or the times he falls asleep on your chest. It makes all the other frustrating stuff pale in comparison.

Can't wait :)

And, for this week's baby bump picture, I decided to do the last nine months so you can see the transformation.  I started the pictures at 8 weeks/2 months till 40 weeks/10 months.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Final Countdown

...to the due date that is, but that really doesn't mean a thing.  According to my books and online perusing, most first pregnancies go over 40 weeks.  I will most likely be here at this stage for a while, just waiting.  Currently I'm 39 weeks with 6 more days to go.  The doctor yesterday said everything is going fine.  Baby's heartbeat is nice and strong at 148.  He's dropped the tinniest amount, he's now at station -3 instead of -5, :p whoopie-doo!  Only dilated 1cm, which is what I was at last week.  Doctor even stripped the membranes a little and that did nothing for me, not even one contraction.  I went and had a pedi after and still nothing.  Little guy is snug as a bug in a rug.  I had a feeling that he would either come at 38 weeks or 41 weeks.  Obviously he's not here yet, so I guess it's going to be 41 weeks.  At this point I feel like I have pregnant forever, blah.  And yes, I know, he'll come out when he's ready, so people don't have to keep telling me that.  Its really annoying for some reason.  Also annoying, my coworkers and boss asking me every single day, How are you feeling? Ready for that baby? You feel any changes like its getting ready? What are you still doing here?

Umm I feel the same as I did yesterday, if I felt bad I wouldn't be here.  No, I'm not ready for the baby, I want to be pregnant forever.  Since you want an update on any changes, I'll let you know when my water breaks.  I'm still here cause I need money, duh :p  So glad I only have one more week to go then I'm off on maternity leave.  I can do it!  And I'm really not ornery and grouchy all the time I just write these posts at work when I'm at my most irritated.  I'm generally very pleasant to be around.  At least I think I am ;)

Generally speaking this week has been pretty good.  Still tired all the time, I can nap anywhere at this point.  I'm getting plenty of sleep at night but its probably not quality sleep since Mike says I make a lot of noise all night long.  And rolling over I totally look like a turtle, sometimes it takes several tries.  Its not just the big belly but the pain in my pelvis.  Its actually clicks when I move, that's disturbing.  On the upside, I'm so glad it cooled down this week, I actually walked across campus a couple times enjoying the lovely fall like weather. 

As far as getting ready for baby, I don't think we have anything left to do.  The nursery is completely finished, I hung up the last two pictures on Monday, yay!
Mike already has his hospital bag packed and I have mine mostly packed.  Some stuff I can't put in there until we are getting ready to leave for the hospital.  Mike wants to install the car seats this weekend, especially the one that has the base and practice with the straps and all that jazz.  I think we have done all we can to prepare, we are just waiting at this point.

We have another busy weekend planned, going to our friends baby shower on Saturday.  People are telling me I need to dance at the party to get the labor going.  I'll let you know next week if that works ;)  So anyways, I can't think of anything else, till next week! This picture brought to you by Amber since she wanted a bump update.
Last pregnant photo maybe? Nahhh


Friday, September 13, 2013

38 weeks, i'm still here


So, we are still here.  Baby still chillin inside.  My babybump app says he should be the size of a leek and weigh about 6.8 lbs but since we know he was already 7 lbs last week, I'm going with next week's estimate. That would make him a mini-watermelon.  Yes people, I am smuggling a watermelon. We had our last checkup yesterday.  Baby is doing fine, apparently this week I'm measuring on track, so I don't know what the other two weeks were about.  He has a nice strong heartbeat of 145.  I had the foresight to record his heartbeat.  I figured I better do it before he comes out.  I think its one of the amazing things I've ever heard.

Otherwise, nothing much happening. I'm swelling up like a balloon.  Even my big rings are starting to get tight on my fingers.  I'm super tired but also super hungry all the time.  I read an article and basically it said the amount of nutrients or calories I need would be as if I was a professional athlete training for an event.  So that would explain my wanting to eat all the time.  I don't eat all the time but I could ;) if you catch my drift.  I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the whole nursery, so I'll try next week to get that in.  We had a very busy weekend with my cousins visiting and working around the house.  We were the Eddie Gonzales Inc. Paint Crew with Pikachu and Pregnant Lady lol!  Totally an inside joke, sorry, but it cracks me up.  So, that's its folks, till next week (or sooner, muahahaha, no seriously till next week because baby isn't going anywhere :p).
38 weeks, Day 2, doing my Kim K impression, ha!
Sorry if my post is a little rambling today.  My brain doesn't seem to be working right now and I'm having a hard time putting a coherent thought together.  Yesterday at the doctor's office I knew I had a question for her and I literally sat there for two minutes trying to remember what it was, gah! Pregnant brain!

Friday, September 6, 2013

37 weeks, Day 2, 20 more days!

That's what my babybump app says.  I like how its all excited for me with the little exclamation point going on at the end.  So baby is officially considered full term and estimated baby weight according to the app is 6.3 lbs.  But they tell lies because we had an ultrasound yesterday just to check on the little guy and he's more around 7 lbs.  So if we make it to 40 weeks (which we probably will since the technician and doctor both say he is very comfy and not coming any time soon) he may be around 8 1/2 lbs at birth.  He looks like a little chubster already, big, fat belly.  Still not letting us get a good picture of him keeping his hands and feet in front of his face at all times.  So I guess I'll have to suffer through the rest of this month carrying him around.  People are telling me to walk, bounce on an exercise ball, drink raspberry leaf tea or castor oil to get him out.  I'm kinda scared to do the castor oil but I can drink tea and bounce on a ball, that sounds fun.  Probably won't do it at the same time though :p But the people telling me to walk, have they checked the temperature outside?  Its still 90 degrees out and its September 6th.  I'm a hot, sweaty mess walking from my office to the car so you can hang up the walking.  So looks like we'll just be waiting on him to come whenever he feels like it.

His room at least is all done.  We spent our labor day weekend decorating his room and washing his 5 million onsies :p  It took me a whole evening to go through his clothes and organize them by size and then pretty much all day Saturday and part of Sunday to wash, dry, fold and put everything away.  I am quite pleased with the result.  I just have to hang two pictures on one wall above the dresser and we are done.  Here's a picture of most of the nursery.  I'll upload a view of the whole thing next week.
Well I think that pretty much sums up the week.  I can't think of anything else going on.  So I leave you with this parting shot, some people had asked me where my selfie was last week so making sure to include it this week.  I didn't take it at home because I forgot so you'll have to settle with an office bathroom photo :)
Till next week!

Time keeps marching on

I looked at my blog and I realized I haven't posted since March.  That's just awful.  I've thought about posts and what to write...