LOL...I think he'll just have to suffer for a while. Remind him it's a small sacrifice....
Glad to hear you are both still doing well.
Mel..I can't believe you are due so soon....
Kirstie, it's really weird to look at my ticker and see 4 weeks 5 days- it seems so soon! But at the same time, this feels like it's been the longest pregnancy ever- I want my baby now Funny thing this am- Michaela came and sat with me, leaning against my belly. I guess the baby didn't like that, cause all of a sudden, shove, shove against M- she had to move over lol!
Kirstie.........I will definitely remind him it's a small sacrafice. He probably wouldn't mind so much if he weren't looking at 24 more weeks of being kept away from me at night! hahahahaha
Mel..........I can't believe you only have a little over 4 weeks to go. THAT'S NUTS! And here I'm staring at 24 long weeks! On the bright side, only 28 days until my big ultrasound where we'll find out if we're having a boy or a girl!
Too funny.......poor Michaela is already getting pushed around by her younger sibling! I'm sure it was funny though!
Jen, Ikwym about how long it seems- in reverse, 16 weeks seems like years ago to me! It really does feel like I have been pg forever lol. Have you started feeling movement yet?
I had my drs appointment today. I have lost another pound or so this week. Yes I am a bit anemic- doc wants me to add 300 mg of iron to my regular vitamin. The baby's hb was a little fast this am, so I got sent to maternity to have an nst. That meant just over 2 hours WAITING, for about 40 minutes actually being evaluated. The baby is probably just fine, but I have a slight temperature, my bp is up- like, 147/88 ish-, I have a racing pulse and there were some ketones in my urine. I'm possibly a bit dehydrated. The nurse in mat said that these factors may have caused the baby's h/b to rise a bit.
On the bright side, I discovered that at least the nurses here agree with my birth philosophy- a womans body is built to give birth, etc, so I expect no one will be pushing pain meds or epidurals on me. Also, I got a tour of the mat ward- the rooms are private and very nice, more like a hotel room than a hospitalt room-each with it's own bathroom including tub and shower. They have bath chairs, birth balls and seats and stuff like that too. There is a little mini fridge so we can bring our own food and drink, and a little stereo so wecan bring music from home. I think I will have a very nice birth experience there
Mel sounds like you will have a great birth experience. My SIL who is due the same time as you is actually havin gher little guy in two weeks. She's had so many problems the last couple months that they are bringing him out early.
My Dh would complain too Jenn...but when you think of what you are going through it's a small scarifice for them.
Melissa....I hope all is well. That bp is fairly high. Be careful. What does it mean when you have ketones in your urine, is that pre-e?
The birthing rooms sound great. I can't wait to visit the birthing rooms and maternity ward at my hospital ( I have a long way to go yet before doing that! ) I'm sure there isn't the tub, but having a stereo for us to bring music would be great! And that fridge sounds promising too. I'm sure DH will need a caffeine fix at some point! hahahaha
I hope you get the birth you are looking for. I'm a realist, I know that I will be getting an epidural. I'm not good with pain, at all. Then again, I've been praying for a fast birth. I had a friend who labored for 35 hours and then ended up having to have a c-section because the baby got stuck under her pubic bone. UGH! That would be frustrating. All that hard work and babies head was right there! To be denied like that would be annoying. I hope that doesn't happen to me.
I haven't thought about the birthing process yet. I know what happens, for the most part. I think I"ll probably get scared when the contractions start!
DH slept like a baby last night. Must be nice. I've been tossing and turning. My lower back feels like it's on fire! I wake up several times in the middle of the night and my back is so sore I can hardly fall back asleep. Not to mention me getting up 4 times or more to pee! UGH! Now that's annoying! I had a friend tell me that I should wear DEPENDS to bed. Now that's just plain gross
Sorry you are already so uncomfortable, Jen, that sucks. Hopefully you can find a way to sleep well again! I think ketones mean that I'm not getting enough calories and fluids, so my body has to use my fat stores to feed the baby. About the epi- I delivered my first baby without one, and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I'm not saying it was pain free, but it was a different kind of pain- not like a broken bone or anything. I think that 'most' women would surprise themselves, given the chance. We are stronger than we think. If I were you (sorry for unsolicited advice ) I would hold off on the epi as long as possible. You might not even get to a place where you feel you really need it. Anyways, that's just my opinion. I really do think it's great that there is that choice out there, because there are definitely times when mothers do need it.
Oh I'm definitely waiting to get the epidural. I want to be able to walk around and speed things up that way, or use a birthing ball. I don't want to be trapped laying in a bed for hours and then be forced to use Pitocin. I'd like to avoid Pitocin if at all possible. I'm not opposed to a natural birth at all and am going to try my best to not get an epidural, but I'm definitely not against having one.
Just wanted to let you know that I started feeling the baby move on March 6th. I've felt the baby a couple times every day since then. It's so exciting!!!