Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Funny / scary story #1 (stay tuned for more): Brad and I were sitting in our room watching TV when we heard a bloodcurdling scream. We both looked at each other with great big eyes wondering whether we had arrived at the hospital or a haunted house. The nurse came to check on us a few minutes later and we asked about it...she said the "screamer" had just had her baby, so we probably wouldn't hear much more out of her. Now I know what to look forward to. :)
Oh the irony...my nurse tonight graduated from FRA as well (11 years ahead of me, thank goodness).
Stay tuned for further updates from Babyland!
Monday, April 27, 2009
So, now we have a little over a day to mentally, physically, spiritually, etc prepare...and to play with Sadie so she is not feeling too sad :) She has no idea that her doggy world is about to be turned upside down! I also get to pick where we eat for dinner tonight as it will be the last time Brad and I go eat together, just the two of us, for a while. I may also get my nails done for good measure :) And now, the 39 week belly pic (please excuse the deodorant spot on my shirt)....
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ha...maybe by me posting about this, I am tempting nature and will go into labor before my appointment Monday morning....a girl can wish, right???
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Everything looked great on the ultrasound - Katie was doing a great job "practice breathing" and was perfectly content sleeping in my belly. We had to do some creative shaking to get her to move around! She is also head down which is good - hopefully she is getting ready to make an entrance to this world sooner rather than later! Also, based on all the measurements that they took, she weighs 7 lbs 4 oz...the ultrasound tech said that typically her measurements are slightly high, so there is a better chance she is closer to 7 pounds. We did get some good pictures of the baby - some good profile shots, as well as proof that her feet are pressed on the top of my uterus right under my left ribs now.
My doctor still said she would like to induce me once I am at 2 - 2.5 cm, so I am going to have to have a pep talk with my body over the weekend. If I go in Monday morning for my 39 week appointment and am 2 - 2.5 cm dilated, I would likely be induced Wednesday morning (my doctor is off on Tuesday), which is also good because my doctor is also the on-call doctor Wednesday night. If I go in Monday and my doctor sees something slightly questionable, and I have not made as much progress as she would like, they would likely start me on a slow drip of Pitocin on Tuesday night and then hit it full speed ahead on Wednesday morning.
So....the waiting game continues...guess we will see!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
When I go in for my next appointment on Thursday, she wanted me to have an ultrasound done so we could check on the fluid levels and size of the baby and all of that. I assume if she sees anything questionable, I will also be induced as a result of that.
So, all in all, we left the appointment feeling rather excited knowing that we would get to meet this sweet baby girl so soon! I just hope my body cooperates and my blood pressure stays stable :) For now I am staying off my feet as much as possible so my feet and ankles swell the least amount possible. That is such a strange feeling that I cannot wait to get rid of!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
PS: This is also the debut of my haircut! I got it cut last week because I was tired of it looking lifeless and dull - I can still pull it back into a ponytail! It has layers and is obviously shorter. It is also still easy to manage, which will definitely come in handy once I am forced to take a 2 minute shower because it is time for the next feeding :)