He's GOTTA be moving down. Otherwise what are all these crampy feelings, pains in my joints, and middle of the night pees about? I'm hoping on Monday when I go to the Dr's she'll tell me he's *somewhat* engaged. I know it doesn't necessarily mean anything, I think I just want some reasoning for what I'm feeling.
I'm sure he's going to come early, I've been convinced. I didn't go through any of this with Mikayla, I was still so comfortable - even come 40 weeks pg! I'm 38 weeks tomorrow...in 3 weeks max I'll be holding my new baby boy in my arms...still hard to believe.
Well last Monday the Dr. said he was quite low, but not yet engaged. Hmm.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday while Mikayla was at school I went crazy in the house. Tuesday I got my pedicure done, a couple other errands and then came home with intentions to relax. Nope. I ended up rearranging Mikayla's room - that included moving her dresser and bed of course. It wasn't too hard...although my back was sore that night. After her bedroom was finished, I continued on cleaning the rest of the upstairs.
Wednesday I did downstairs cleaning to finish off the house. I washed walls, washed down the mouldings, cleaned the kitchen, including the fridge. It felt soooo good.
I was EXHAUSTED Thursday! The day was pretty much a write off for me. Thankfully Mikayla was an angel.
Last night I had some pretty good cramping again. It lasted a couple hours, then it was gone completely. Some things are obviously going on though, which is great.
I really want to have lil Mister Kaleb on the 13th...
Dean and I are going out for our Valentine's dinner tonight in case we can't go on Valentine's. Plus, it won't be as crazy tonight. I'm excited to have a last outing with just the two of us - it'll be nice. And I've already warned him I'm going to be 'looking for some' tonight, and we'll see if that hints anything to Kaleb!
Well it's the 13th and no Kaleb. Fine with me though, I've got a terrible cold. I've been nursing it like crazy, it needs to go away before I go into labor! The fever and aches are gone..now it's just my energy level I've gotta get back up.
Sandi had her baby this morning by c-section - Madeline Elizabeth, 7lbs 6oz. She's a cutie.
I went and vacuumed the car out and cleaned it pretty good. Then I went shopping for some new runners. I was having some good BH while walking through the store, nothing since though. And no runners
I had a Dr's appt yesterday - lost a pound, baby was measuring 38 weeks, HB was 156.
Here's my latest belly pic from this morning - 39 weeks 2 days
Yesterday we went for a walk with Mikayla to feed the ducks, and I made myself walk quicker than normal. Then Dean and I went to the mall and walked around for 2 hours. I was exhausted. Felt a lot of pressure, had some good BH, but that's it. This baby's too comfy, like his sister was.
Tomorrow I have a Dr's appt and I'm going to tell her I want him out. I'm sure we'll be talking about induction, I can't wait to hear when she says they'll induce. I'm sure it will probably be next weekend though.
My Dr. did an internal and I'm high and closed still, no excitement at all. I did lose 2 lbs though...I'm now at a total of 26.5 lbs weight gain!!
She estimated the size of baby to be about 8 lbs right now, so he'll probably be around 9 lbs.
I'll be induced next Monday...let's hope it takes just one time this time!!
Nothing happening still. I've accepted the fact that I won't have a baby until next week. I predict Feb.27th, since I'll be induced on the 26th. I don't know what time I'll be induced yet though, not til Monday am. So he could even come on the 28th if I need to be induced a second time. Who knows.
It's been SO nice having so much time with Mikayla, she's adjusted to being home with Mommy very nicely. Last week we were both sick, but this week things have been normal and we've really enjoyed the time together. She listens like a charm, and it's just like hanging out with a friend. I'm loving it. Maybe it has something to do with the great sleeps she's getting...2-2.5 hour naps!?
7 lbs 15 oz
Monday, Feb.26 at 9am I went in to have prostagladin gel inserted on my cervix.
Came home with no signs of anything happening. It was snowing outside, and icey, so I couldn't really go for a walk, I didn't know what to do to help things out. My Mom was over at our place to help with dd if needed, so we all just hung out.
I was supposed to call the nurse at about 4pm to find out if I could come in again. So I did and she told me to be there about 5:15-5:30. As soon as DH came home from work I told him and he was ecstatic. We arranged for dd to sleep over at my IL's place, because we figured this second gel might get things going in the middle of the night. We were right.
I was checked before the second gel was inserted and I was 2-3 cm. Nice to hear there was progress and I didn't even know about it. My cervix was very soft, but long since he hadn't dropped at all yet.
The second gel was inserted and we were sent home.
I woke at 12:30am with contractions I couldn't sleep through anymore. I got up and paced the hallway, then got into the shower. DH woke when I got into the shower and was up.
At 4am we decided it was time to head to the hospital. They checked me and I was 4-5cms, 100% effaced, but still long since he hadn't dropped.
I was admitted, and continued laboring at the hospital. My Mom arrived at about 5:00 and was with me through labor so DH could get some sleep.
I was checked again at 8:30 when I said my contractions were getting more intense. I was 4-5 cms. WTF?! My Dr wanted to hook me up to oxytocin, so I said I wanted the epidural then.
I finally got the epidural at 10:30. Baby's heart rate was dropping with each contraction I was having, so they checked me again at 11:45. I was 8cms. They wanted to hook baby up to a Fetal Echocardiogram instead of the external fetal monitoring to be sure it was his heart rate they were picking up. It was, and it was actually dropping a little lower than we thought. So they checked me again after my next contraction, and I was fully dilated - 2 cms in 10 mins! Dr told me it was time to start pushing. So I gave it a push, they told me to stop because the cord was wrapped around his neck 3 times and they had to cut it. Then once that was done, I pushed one more time and there he was. Beautiful and healthy.
When we left the hospital, Kaleb was 7lbs 9oz. So today we had a Dr's appt and checked his weight. 8lbs 2oz!! Apparently Mommy's milk does a body good!
I have only 6 more lbs to go until I'm at my pre-pg weight! I can't believe how easily I've shed the weight this time. I guess it's easy when you only gain the recommended amount! So I figure once I get rid of the Kaleb weight, I'll work on the Mikayla weight from 3 years ago...oh my. I'm off to a great start anyway!
Kaleb's doing wonderfully. He's eating like a champ (obviously), he latches well, eats well, sleeps well and poops well...lol. He's eating about every 2-3 hours during the day and 3-4 at night. He goes right back down after a feeding at night too, so things haven't been too bad.
Mikayla's doing great as a big sister. She loves Kaleb to pieces, and can't seem to get enough of him. She's had more attitude towards us (adults), but that's to be expected. I can't wait for a normal home routine again though, I must admit....
Believe it or not, my poor newborn boy has a stuffy nose. Mikayla had a runny nose for a few days, I'm assuming he got it from her. She was right in his face, and there really wasn't anything we could do about that. But now the poor boy's all stuffed up. I've been doing saline drops and using the aspirator, I just want this to go away!!