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Friday, March 22, 2013

Baby Update

I had my appointment today and I ummmmm gained 3 lbs since my last appointment! Oooopppps! I don't think I look any larger but who knows! Maybe I am in denial ;)

As of today I am 2cm dialated and 50 percent effaced! Woo hoo! It is totally flipping Caleb out:) hehe I am freaking out too :p I am an over thinker and I am just anticipating the change that is going to occur. I know I will be pleasantly surprised because I am expecting the worst.
I am just so worried about how Laney is going to react to the babe and I worry about being able to be awake enough to be the best mom I can be. Of course I will give myself some slack because I will be tired but I just worry. I can't help it.

Also I have heard some moms call it a mom-vacation at the hospital and I can't help but think it is just going to be torture for me to be stuck there. I have never been away from Laney for more than one night and I don't want to. It's going to drive me batty not putting her to bed and taking care of her. Do I sound a bit like a control freak? I promise I'm not.....at least I don't think I am:p

Well I am soaking up these last few days with my baby as an only:)

Have a safe Friday night

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thirty eight weeks

We are still preggo and going strong:)

I am still feeling pretty good. I can't sit on the floor anymore or I get a weird pain in my back. Laney has adapted our playing onto the couch and I have accepted that I can't be a part of all the activities that Caleb and Laney do:( I still try....I'm just not as quick as them.

Laney told me today we need to go to the doctor to get this baby out:) and that she is ready for him to be here:) When I told her my big belly was going to get smaller she was pretty disappointed. Haha she does love to lay on him:)

I am not feeling anxious about baby brother arriving soon, I mean he has to be here at least in the next three weeks but I am feeling anxious about going into labor. I REALLY don't want to be induced. I know I have said that before but I really don't want to.

When I had Laney we spent the night at the hospital and that night they gave me cervidil which kicked me into labor bright and early at seven a.m. They gave me some other stuff too I do not remember if it was just the nu babe or something else but it made me really sick. THEN when they wanted to start pitocin I was far enough along in my labor that I could have an epidural. So I never felt the full effects of the pitocin. My epidural didn't take all the pain away but it helped a lot!

I haven't discussed it with my doctor yet because she seems pretty confident that I will go on my own....which I'm not sure why since their isn't really a way to tell. But I will wait at least until 41 weeks before being induced. I want the whole experience too. Getting to labor at home for a while and just be with my husband. (hopefully he won't be at work, more wishful thinking on my part)

My prediction(I think, I can't remember but it is written down somewhere)
March 28
12:30pm
7 lbs 8oz
20 inches
Dark hair

Caleb's prediction:
April 7
12:30pm
8lbs
20 inches
Blonde hair

I still have not packed my bag but do have a little pile started in Baby brothers room of what I am bringing for him:)

I want to pack a bag for Laney because this is all so damn unpredictable, but so is the weather!!!! I have no idea if it will be warm or cold! I suppose just pack her cold weather clothes for now....I am just rambling and typing out everything I am stressing about now:)

Have a super first day of spring!

Friday, March 15, 2013

37 weeks:)

I am FULL TERM!!! Caaaaahhhhhrazzzzy! I have three friends who are due within a week of me so it is just a waiting game for us now! I have accepted the fact that they will probably go into labor before me. When I was pregnant with Laney I remember girls who were due WEEKS after me who had their babies before me. It was very discouraging so this time I am accepting the fact that all of our babies will be here eventually and it doesn't matter when;)

I really really want to go into labor on my own. My mom wants me to have the baby.....today:) ha! My guess was March 28th. Just wishful thinking on my part;) Caleb still hasn't made his prediction yet.

This past week I have had a really sharp pain down looooow. I think he is pushing down on my cervix. It only happens when he is moving and it hurts like a B! It makes me yelp and bend over. Not nice little boy.

So far I have gained 32 lbs. I am measuring 36 weeks.

I am starting to really swell:/ If I stand too long my feet get all pudgy and my hands have been too big for my wedding ring for a about a month now but they are really feeling tight lately. I have been craving salty foods sooo that could be a factor;)

We are making some progress on our kitchen:) I would really like the baby to wait until we get all the cabinets up to make his appearance because I know that I will be much more relaxed if their isn't a huge project waiting to be finished!

Have a lovely Saturday night!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Update!

I had my doctors appointment yesterday which they tried to cancel! My Dr had three women in labor, but thankfully they were able to see me. Everything looked fine on the US, my fluid is normal, he is measuring perfect. He is in the 50 percentile for height and weight. When she measured me I measured 35 weeks......I have NO idea what he was doing last week that caused me to measure 31 weeks! Oye!

Have a beautiful Saturday!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Oh BABY!

 I am 36 weeks today. I have been meaning to write about my appointment on Friday but for the first few days I was too nervous to even write it out and then I just being lazy. On Friday I went to my 35 week checkup and when she measured me I measured 31 weeks. The Friday before that at my 34 week appointment I measured 33 weeks, which is normal for me. She didn't seem too concerned and since I hadn't had an ultrasound since 20 weeks she thought I should get one to make sure that my amniotic fluid wasn't low. She said he felt like he was normal size and not abnormally small.

I knew I was growing. So I really couldn't figure out why he would measure so much smaller than he had before.
32 weeks-------------------------------35weeks
 You can tell in the picture above that I have grown since 32 weeks. That put my mind at ease for a little but my ultrasound wasnt scheduled until today! Way too much time for a pregnant woman to think!! So we had the US today and I only saw the tech but she did tell me that the fluid was measureing fine and that he weighed 6lbs 4oz. So he is not small, even though I dont really trust the US for an accurate weight measurement. It was pretty uneventful. They can't tell you anything since they are not doctors but she said that their was no reason she need to keep me, as in their was no concern......I guess. My appt is on Friday so I will find out more then. I feel much better knowing that he has enough fluid in there but I would really like to know that everything else checked out ok too! Leaving a pregnant woman hanging is dangerous.
Today:) I look sleepy and puffy but Caleb said people would like to see my face so there it  is world!
 I have been having contratctions like crazy the past two days. I was really worried I was going into labor last night beucase they were painful and I could feel them in my back! My sister is so funny she keeps reassuring me that everything will be fine becuase I have boobs and diapers. He will be fine. It will be fine.
I have been really patient with the weather but my coat no longer fits......so please warm up a little so I don't have to look like a stuffed sausage all the time. 
My little sweetie:) She has had quite the attitude lately I am chalking it up to this cold she cant kick. She has been such a lover to make up for it though! Kisses all the time and some serious snuggles at bed time. 

We had a cute little treasure hunt tonight:) I drew pictures of where the next clue was and hid it in an easter egg which was waiting at the next destination. I am NO artist that is our couch and her blue table:) It was really fun and quick to make.

Well I will update on Friday once I find out whats going on with Baby Brother.

Have a sweet Wednesday night.