I am still riding on the high of my successful appt with Dr. Rutledge! I just love her and she makes me want to have another baby!!!
I am 32 weeks + 6 days, I will be 33 weeks officially on Wednesday. The time has flown by so quickly. I really want to go full-term with this baby as there are some low weight babies on my birth board already. It kind of freaks me out.
I bought a magazine today, "Parents Special Expecting" it is really good and a bargain from that stupid mag, "Pregnancy" which is $8 Canadian! Shame. It was really interesting looking at the pics of the pictures from inside the womb from week to week. I showed dh the 32 week pic and he was impressed.
I have been feeling good, getting a little bigger I think but still not huge.
33 weeks today!!!! How cool is that! I think "T" is 13 weeks today....I know she will not relax until week 20 but I am praying and stickin'.
I feel pretty good today but I would feel better if the weather was warmer and sunny. I am beginning to wonder when summer will arrive or spring for that matter.
~today's tally~33 weeks + 5 days.....and counting until a full term baby. This child has been moving so much and sitting on my bladder!!!! Eeek! I am peeing alot now, I mean alot. It is a little annoying when I am having a great sleep and then suddenly I sit up in bed having to pee..................
I can't believe that next month is my birth board's month!!!! There are 3 women who have delivered already, it seems like yesterday I found out and joined.
I have a dr appt on Friday and I should to to Bartlett this week to talk about things......not very happy in the relationship.
33 weeks + 6 days now.....feeling really heartburny and my blood pressure is really high....nervous about Friday appt with Dr. Rutledge. Dh needs to go and live with his mommy and daddy for awhile so he can't bother me....in my dreams.
I finally called and made the appt for my pre-admissions at the hospital. Next Thursday at 11:30. It sucks about the SARS restrictions as I really wanted mom and Hunter to be there but only I can attend. In order to keep it short and sweet I will forgo the tour.
~34 weeks today!~
I felt okay today...bp still high though, my heart beat was just pounding all afternoon and early evening. Went to the library and Janis requested some toddler friendly baby stories for Hunter, I thought that was soooo freaking sweet. He loved them both! I hope it helps him to understand, even a little.
I am having a really difficult time getting up from the floor if I sit down to play with Hunter!!! :shock: I feel a little helpless. I am hoping for some warm weather so I can wear shorts! :sunny:
I can't believe all the Mamas on the June/03 board who are being scheduled for their inductions and sections!!!! :shock: In 15 days it is *our birth month*. The time has flown by so quickly.
I have my second ob appt tomorrow afternoon with Dr. Rutledge, call me crazy but I am actually looking forward to it. I have a few questions to ask regarding, stress, my blood pressure, swelling, and of course, sex. This of course was never an issue when I was pg with Hunter but now it is.....very uncomfortable but still a topic to be discussed.
I am asked dh to leave me our health insurance info jic, I def do not want to go into labor early but it is best to be prepared.
~34 weeks + 3 days~I had my second ob/gyn appt with Dr. Rutledge this afternoon, I still love her!
My blood pressure=130/70 very good, urine no signs of protein very good, I gained 5lbs in 2 weeks......hmmmm, better start walking more regularly. My back has been horrible the past 2 weeks so I am not sure what to do. :?: I should go back to Dr. B to have him look at it again.
My legs and ankles are really swollen up right now after walking through Zeller's this afternoon and standing while I did Marg's hair so I am going to have a bubble bath now!!!
I woke up this morning at 7:30 when your big brother woke up and I had the worst pains in my right side!!!! Ouch!!! I was in so much pain that I thought I had to call an ambulance for awhile, I was crying. These are the same pains that I woke up to on Thursday morning. I should have mentioned it to Dr. Rutledge yesterday but I forgot. I will have to write it down to tell her on the 30th....
~34 weeks + 6 days~
I get tired out so easily now...I have no idea how I managed to plant all my flowers this evening. :confused:
Your big brother Hunter just woke up crying as he fell asleep on the bed and he didn't really know where he was. Poor lil' fellow.
You have been kicking me soooo much today on my ribs!!!! OUCH! I hope you stay cooking until June/27th-July/1st.
~35 weeks today!~ Wow! Five more weeks to go! I hope I make the full 40 weeks, 41 would be ideal due to the fact that I know we will still be putting the finishing touches on the nursery.....one thing a day.
My back is killing me tonight, in fact I can hardly sit here, two more posts and I am heading upstairs to have a bubble bath.
Tomorrow I am driving to the city for my pre-admissions to the hospital, will be boring but I get out by myself!!!! Woo!
~35 weeks + 1 day~
OMG!!!! I had to give in and go upstairs to pee and when I sat down, I had these really sharp pains in my lower abdomen!!! They only lasted a minute but gosh they hurt. :sad11:
I am really getting nervous that nothing will be done however, my mom painted the vent cover today in the nursery and fixed up a couple of places on the wall....tomorrow night dh will have to move the change table and hopefully I can get him to take out the pipes on the weekend. :confused:
~35 weeks + 2 days~
I had a great pre-admissions today....even though it was a waste of time. I was bummed as I could have had Hunter and Mom with me but at least I discovered I can drive alone to the city!
I answered lots of questions but I refused the tour, I mean what was the point right?
The ironic thing was as I was walking down the 5th floor I saw this woman and her dh....new parents, carrying the carseat.....she said "Hi" to me and was really nice. I spoke but I was like, "Where do I know her from?" She was in Dr. Rutledge's office on Friday!!! Sooo neato!
We moved the change table tonight so things are taking shape....dh is putting the crib together on Saturday.
~35 weeks + 4 days~
Hmmm, I have been experiencing some really nasty heartburn...I need to buy some more Root Beer, it is the only thing that helps. :dontknow:
I am starting to get concerned about tandem nursing as Hunter as been wanting to boob more than ever!!!! I am not sure if it is because of all the changes around here recently or not. We are trying to talk to him about everything we do and why, I just hope he is taking some of it in.
~35 weeks + 5 days~technically speaking since it is now 3 minutes after midnight!!! :mrgreen:
I had to break down and drive to the store one hour ago to buy Root Beer for my heartburn...it is soooooooo very bad. :cry: I was kind of upset that they didn't have any cold but it is in the freezer getting that way as we speak.
Dada put the crib up tonight!!! I put the sheet on and then I realized something, the mattress hast to be moved to the highest it can be....we forgot about that. :dontknow:
Hunter is a little upset that the crib is up now, he keeps saying, "My crib is in the computer room."
This is why I want the nursery complete for a few weeks before the bean arrives so he has time to get used to it.
You are my :sunny: sunshine
my only sunshine
you make me happy
when skies are grey
you'll never know dear
how much I love you
please don't take my sunshine away....
The other night dear
as I lay dreaming
I dreamnt I held you
in my arms
but when I woke up
I was mistaken
so I hung my head
~35 weeks + 6 days~!!!!
I am feeling alot better than yesterday...my back was just killing me and I had to keep sitting down when my mom was here. I know she was wondering what the heck was up.
The nursery is 95% complete! My mom hung the rest of the bear border today and it looks fantastic! The valance is up, new blinds are up, new mat on the floor, the crib mattress was moved up last night....just have to get dh to rip the pipes out. :rollingeyes: I really need him to do that for me ASAP!!!!
~36 weeks + 1 day~
When I started this journal back in November my entries were rather sporadic but now I type an entry almost daily. :confused: I guess I like the short, lil' anedotes about my pg.
Today was nice out so I was able to wear my cute, pg shortall! I look really pg in it! I know this sounds odd coming from someone who is 36 weeks pg but when it is cool out and I wear pants...people think I am either fat or not due for 2-3 mos.
I have my dr appt tomorrow and mom is taking me as I am getting closer to my edd. I just hope I make it to 41 weeks.
~36 weeks + 2 days~
I have my 36 week appt today with Dr. Rutledge...I have to remember to pee in a cup before I go!!!
I am feeling alright but my left leg is pretty swollen I am retaining water especially around my knee area. I am thankful that I go to the dr and will have it looked at.
I have really bad heartburn right now...I should log off and go have a drink of Root Beer, it is the only thing that works!!!
"T" came over today...she is 16 weeks! I am thrilled for her!!! She is doing well and I need sticky vibes and healthy, happy, full term baby vibes for her please!!!!!
~36 weeks + 3 days~
Had to reschedule my appt today as Dr. Rutledge was delivering a baby and would not be back at a decent time. I now go on Wednesday when I will be 37 weeks on the day.
I am really swollen in my left leg...a lil' bit concerned but no one else seems to share my concern.
Irritated with dh have to sign off.
This is not a journal to complain about my pregnancy and the aches and pains I feel daily...but a place to convey how I am feeling daily and how much I love this lil' one....
You are holy
you are holy
wonderful in all
~36 weeks + 5 days~
I haven't been feeling that hot this past weekend...lots of stress and the lil' baby keeps honing down on my right side and is causing me lots of pain!!! OUCH!!!
I hope lil' one that you do not arrive on or June 22 or June 23 as my mom has to attend my nephew's graduation in a city one hour away...as ds is left without child care. There is no way in hades he is going you know where...for 5 minutes. I will have to ask Chrissy or Stacey what their schedules are like. Keep your fingers crossed for July 1st!!!
~36 weeks + 6 days~
Since it was warm today I had on a short-all and several people still had no idea that I am pg!!! The looks on their faces when I tell them my edd is in 3 weeks!!! :blob5:
Lil' bean..I really need to talk to your father about things...but I can't just yet...the hatred I feel for the way he talked to me on Saturday is just ready to blow. I can't do that right now.
I hope things soon relax and return to normal.
~37 weeks today~
I have an ob appt today and I think I will be having an internal!!!! Eeek! I am not looking forward to that....def makes me uncomfortable. It isn't really necessary until next week!!!!
My appt is later in the afternoon so I am not making dinner as we will be going out!!!! Sounds good eh?
I will post how everything goes.
~37 weeks + 1 day~
I didn't have an internal!!! :jumpingbeans: I am sure I will next week though as she mentioned at 38 weeks I will be considered full term. She doesn't think that there are any indicators I will go early and I hope not either....too much happening before then...best be after June 28th.
Gained 10 pounds but I knew that anyway...not concerned will come off easily enough after. Blood pressure a lil' high but that is dh's fault and he is still annoying me...urine great...I am measuring at 33 weeks and I am 37 she wasn't concerned as she said baby is likely settled in pelvis.
~37 weeks + 2 days~
I finally asked my mom if she had the pulling type cramps I get when I get up from sitting on the floor and she said she had them with Bill I think and that is baby dropping....I knew this was happening but I dropped Hunter early on in August and still had to be induced!!! Gosh I hope I have to be induced!!!!
~37 weeks + 5 days~
I really have to change the title to this journal from the 25th to 28th as that really is my edd according to my LMP and I was right with Hunter.
I have been cramping off and on since last night...not serious but still hoping things hold off for 3 more weeks. *PLEASE GOD!*
I saw "T" today and she has her u/s on Thursday...praying all is well....sticky vibes as always.
~37 weeks + 6 days~ 3 more weeks!
Feeling pretty good today...despite hearing several times how small I look and is the baby alright? People who don't even know me!!!! Shame...that really pi$$es me off. People have no shame.
Lots of movement...praying I have a healthy baby.
~38 weeks today!!~
:wavehello: Pregnancy journal! I feel pretty good tonight but this afternoon my body was giving me a run for my money.....back ache, dizzy spells, and I found a lump under my left arm pit!!!! All my past troubles with my left boob and my family history of breast cancer...I do not need this now. My mom tells me she had the same thing when she was pg with my brother John though and alot of our pg troubles have mirrored each other.
I have my 38 week appt today, I am thinking that today I will have my first internal since she told me last week that I am considered, full term this week. :confused: I will not be induced until July if I can help it, esp since my edd is June/28th.
Romance fails us and so do
friendships but the relationship of
Mother and Child remains indelible
and indestructible-the strongest bond
upon this earth.
~38 weeks + 1 day~
I am probably one of the very few ladies on this board who is hoping my lil' bean is overdue!!! I still have 2 weeks left until my edd but my ob is hoping I go early!!! She has several patients who are 38 weeks and it could be a lil' bit hairy if I go in 2 weeks!!! For the first time ever...I did not gain one single pound!!!! :jumpingbeans: My blood pressure was great, urine great....I am dialated 1cm and my cervix is open a tiny bit. It really hurt when she was "up there" though and I thought for sure I was going to go into labour in her office!!!! Anyhow, that is my update for this week!
"A mother's love for the child of her body
differs essentially from all other affections,
and burns with so steady and clear a flame
that it appears like the one unchangeable
thing in this earthly mutable life, so that when
she is no longer present it is still a light to our
steps and a consolation."
W. H. Hudson (1841-1922)
~38 weeks + 3 days~
I have felt like hell for the past 24 hours basically....just crampy, blah!!! Please hold off until Tuesday anyway!!! I know, like I have any control!
"Probably there is nothing in human
nature more resonant with charges
than the flow of energy between two
biologically alike bodies, one of
which has lain in amniotic bliss
inside the other, one of which has
labored to give birth to the other."
Adrienne Rich, b. 1939
~38 weeks + 6 days~
I have been feeling crampy, irritable, and lots of pressure down there!!!! Sleep is getting to be impossible...yet I still hope I go overdue!!!! At least my edd of June 28th!!! I will know more for sure tomorrow after my ob appt! Last week I was 1cm dialated and I bet I am at least 2 this week! :mrgreen:
"Do you remember-winter mornings, dark and
cold and rustling? The first day away,
walking to a shining sea and the sound of gulls?
Lopsided birthday cakes? Walks through spring
woods? I do, I do."
Pam Brown, b. 1928
~39 weeks + 1 day~
I had a great ob appt today...I didn't gain any weight!!!! Two weeks in a row! I am soooo excited about that! :jumpingbeans: My pee was fine, no traces of protein, my blood pressure was stable as well.
I am still only 1cm dialated so it could be anytime but I may go over too...which I still hope I do!!!
"Parents, however old they
and we may grow to be,
serve among other things to
shield us from a sense of
our doom. As long as they
are around, we can avoid
the fact of
our mortality; we can still
be innocent children."
Elizabeth Jane Howard, b. 1923
~39 weeks + 2 days~
The time is drawing near....but hopefully not until July 1st!!! So much going on, please bake a bit longer lil' one!!! Your dada is having major issues right now and I have to deal with him first. :rollingeyes:
I have been feeling good....a few stretching cramps and the lil' head was really pressing down tonight but after a leisurely bath I felt better!!!
We bear the world, and we make it....There
was never a great man how had not a great
mother-it is hardly an exaggeration.
Olive Schreiner 1855-1920
~39 weeks + 3 days~
I've been feeling better tonight than I was on Thursday....no pulling or cramping today....a really sore back but that is completely normal. :mrgreen:
I bought ds a wheelbarrow as a gift for when the baby arrives as he really enjoyed playing with the wb out at T's on Monday evening...it is put away at Nana and Papa's.
~39 weeks + 4 days~
We bd last night and it was sooooo awkward!!! I am thrilled that I did not go into labour as a result. PHEW!
I was told how good I looked today!!! People keep saying I am small but I feel like a moo! :rollingeyes: :confused: I think it is my tan to be honest. :sunny:
"In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after
a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed
circle, the miraculous sense of two people
existing only for each other."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, b. 1906
I come here to post and I keep seeing more pg journals!!!! How great is that? :mrgreen: I am way excited by all of the babies that are expected here at PO in the coming mos!!! :jumpingbeans: I also know several expectant mommies IRL too!
~40 weeks today!!~ Saturday according to me...and today according to Dr. R!
I have my 40 week appt this afternoon....it will be interesting to know if I am dilating any more. I doubt it! I still say my June bug will be a July babe! Should I join them too? :jumpingbeans:
I picked up the infant car seat from my mom's house last night as that is where I kept it after Hunter was too big...it looked weird in the car! :shock:
"We bear the world, and we make it...
There was never a great man who had not a great
mother-it is hardly an exaggeration."
Olive Schreiner (1855-1920)
~40 weeks + 1 day~
I had a very good doctor appt this afternoon...the thing that impressed me the most was that I was out of there by 4:20 and my appt was at 3:30!!! They were just calling all those pg women in and out!
This was the fourth consecutive week that I didn't gain!!!! I was very pleased about that. :thumbsup: Dr. Rutledge says I have a "small baby" in there but my size is okay, nothing to be worried about. My blood pressure and urine were fine. I am 2cms dilated and favourable for delivery in the coming week. I still say July but who knows?
~40 weeks + 2 days~
I am in active labour!!!! OMG!!! I can't believe this is happening!!!! I am in pain and I have to go upstairs so dh can time my contractions....had a bloody show..sorry if tmi and lil' gushes of fluid today but it smelled like pee. :confused: Next time I write here I will have a new bean!!!
I will write my birth story, post it and then begin my baby journal!
Abigail Margaret Michelle's Birth Story~June/27th/03~
On June/25th I had my 40 week ob appt...my edd was June 28th...my ob checked to see if I was dilating and I was 2cms...she said that my body was ripe for delivery and could by the weekend! I laughed thinking I would be induced the next week...joke was on me.
All day Thursday I didn't feel "right" just sluggish and not totally right in the head...early placenta brain. :mrgreen: At 1:00pm I sat down at the table to eat lunch when I leaked a lil' bit of fluid out...it was just a lil' trickle, not a gush. I went to the bathroom and sorry if this is TMI but my book said if it smelled salty then the waters are breaking, and if it smelled like urine..that is likely what it was...it smelled like pee to me since I had had problems with that my entire pg!!! I put a mini-pad on and went about my day, had a shower later on and my mom came to take us to do my errands...I got in the car when it happened again!!! The time was approximately 3:45pm...I repeated the above procedure and decided I was peeing, again.
Hunter and I returned home and I put him down for a late nap and dh called to say he would be late....I told him to not be too long as I thought something wasn't right...but then I shrugged it off.
I decided to rethread the infant car seat that night around 9:30..I sat with dh on the bed and I was doing it when I suddenly had a pretty strong contraction...dh knew that was it...I denied it thinking it was braxton-hicks. Whatever. :rollingeyes:
At 9:50 I had a show so I knew things were happening...my contractions were about 9 minutes apart or less(can't remember now) I called my mom to tell her and said I would call her closer to the time we would be leaving for the hospital...I didn't think I would be until morning! HA! I had a shower with Hunter, read him his stories, did a load of laundry, all through some pretty hefty contractions..dh called the hospital and said we were on our way...Hunter was having a crying fit and so was I...he knew I was in pain and didn't want me to leave. Dh was actually yelling from the side door for me to move my butt!!! It was 11:40, we picked up my sil Kelly was my other support person and we arrived at 12:10...I was taken up to maternity in a wheel chair.
I changed my clothes...while leaning on the bathroom door for support through a contraction...I was still in denial thinking my baby wouldn't come for hours. My labour nurse was awesome, her name was Liz. She checked me and I was 5cms...and a few minutes later, maybe 20 minutes I was already 8cms!!!
They do not have epis at the hospital I delivered at as there is not enough births per year...I turned down the gas for pain relief as it made me puke with Hunter...I didn't want that again. My sil was helping me breathe and I was holding on to dh..but the pain wasn't that bad to be honest.
They called the doctor but all of a sudden I felt like I had to poop...so much pressure and I said, "I have to push now." I just started to push...my nurse had to tell me to wait while she flagged down a nurse to help her!!! I started to push and about 8 minutes later I had my girl!!! I didn't look in the mirror as I didn't with Hunter but I did look up and all I saw was dark hair and the cord! They didn't let dh cut the cord which is odd to me now that I think about it...oh well.
The on call ob came as my ob signed out at midnight...and he delivered the placenta. Abby was born at 1:24...no tears, no episiotimy, no skid marks! I felt really great!
Abby took to bf right away and nursed for 20 minutes! Our first concern was jaundice and we were pleased she was pink but the jaundice waited 48 hours before it appeared this time...my ds had it 8 hours after birth. She looked like me, right from the start! I called my mom and she knew I had a girl! She said I carried Abby the way she carried my sister and I.
I had a shower and then we went down to the maternity floor and watched her have her first bath....she was brought to my room when her temp came up....and I just stared at her for hours as I could not sleep a wink...we came home the same day...Friday afternoon!!! I want to do it again!!!
Abby is a wonderful, lil' baby and we love her soooo much!