Today is yet another frustrating day. I found out that the travel system we registered for is only available when ordered online. Then the bathroom fan, which took 2 months to get fixed in the first place, has broken down yet again. Top it off, I have a shower in 2 days and my registry hasnt changed at ALL!! Does nobody buy from a registry anymore?? I dont even have a flippin crib yet!!! I am so worried that this kid will be here and we'll still be assembling the nursery. Im probably worrying too much but OMG come on people!! Wake up and realize that if its on the registry, its what we really need!!
okay, less than two weeks to go and i am officially freaking out. baby is measuring 40 weeks and the u/s put his/her weight at 8 lbs 8 oz. Thankfully, this is usually off by up to a lb but still that is a scary thought. The nursery is almost complete and the car seat is getting installed tomorrow night. Baby has been a bit quiet lately but im told baby is also quite squished in there. I cant wait to hold my little bundle of joy for the first time. So excited!!!
Here we are again, just over a week until baby is due. The nursery is finally looking complete. My dad bought the crib which totally pissed off the ILs because they had "spoken" for it. Like I care. If your going to buy something that essential for baby, then why not buy it BEFORE baby is born. Im glad my dad bought it, its that much stress removed from my shoulders. Ive been stressing over the crib for months, because I kept staring at the empty nursery, thinking that they would never buy it. They never got the chance. So now I just have to finish putting away the baby clothes and tidy the nursery up a bit and we're ready. Good thing too, because it could be any day now.
Well, im still here, still prego and feeling very huge at the moment. Im fighting a bad head cold with fluid in the ears. First time Ive had fluid in the ears. Wish I could take somethign for it, its driving me crazy. Throws my balance off and everything sounds so watery. baby seems to be doing okay, no bhs since saturday. Alot of tightness in the nether regions but i dont think it will amount to much. Have a doc appointment tomorrow. I know last monday, i was 1 cm and cervix was still high. should be interesting to see where i am tomorrow and what will happen this week.
Im still here, still preggo. Doc is leaning towards the original due date now, so I changed it to match the ticker, Feb. 24. Im so upset and disappointed. I wasnt even changed from last week-still 1 cm and high. after the doc left the room, i broke down crying. im stll frustrated and dont know what to do anymore. im in constant pain when i walk. sleeping is almost impossible. my hips cause me so much pain, yet its okay to go on like this for anohter week? yeah, the baby is huge, measuring at 41 weeks and almost 9 lbs. this stinks!!
STill here, still preggo! baby is officially 1 week overdue according to our Feb. 18 due date, or 1 day overdue by the feb 24 due date. Next doc appt. is Mar. 1!!! that totally sucks!!!! i think worse comes to worse, it will be an induction, probably friday.
Okay so today is our 41 week appointment, sort of and today I am going to insist that sometime in the next 2-3 days THEY INDUCE ME!! this is the third night in a row ive been up 1/2 the night in pain and uncomfortable. I enjoyed being pregnant now I want to enjoy being a mommy!!! Ive been up since 3:30am and it now just after 4am. My appointment is for an u/s at 9am and to see the doc immediately after. I want the baby out!!! I love this child so much, I want to hold and cuddle him or her so badly!! Its so depressing, having people call to find out if the baby is here yet and nope, he/she is stuck fast!!!
Its March 2nd and the countdown has begun. I go in this evening to get a foley catheter put in and back in tomoroow, im hoping first thing in the morning, to get induced!!! Im so excited, ill finally be able to hold my little angel!!! I know my parents and dh's parents are so excited, like big kids. Dh's brother is coming down from Ottawa he's so excited about being an uncle!!! I just cant believe IM finally going to be a mommy. WOW!!!
Well, hmm, where do I start? Friday March 3rd was supposed to be our scheduled induction. The hospital said to call around noon to find out where we were on the waiting list. We called and they said early evening at the earliest. So I went to lay down. About 12:30, I started getting mild contractions, which I didnt think much of. About 4:50pm, I was laying in bed and it felt like the baby head banged my pelvic bone really hard. I was in tears-I stood up to walk around a bit and felt something running down my leg. I look down to a small puddle, turn to dh and say, I think I need a towel. Yup, my water broke on its own and yeah, weird feeling!!
We left home about 5:30, got to the hospital around 6pm, which is funny because I guess I was next on the calling list and they were actually going to put me off until Saturday because they were so busy!! So I get there, they check me, 2cm. Contractions were 10-12 minutes when we left home, 10 minutes apart when we cchecked into the hospital and within an hour of checking in they went to 1-2 minutes apart. That was the most bizarre thing, they had us walking the hall and they just kept coming closer and closer. I got into a birthing room and by then I could hardly stand, they were so close and strong. I got an epidural about 7:30pm, thankfully, it worked!!! I dozed a bit and they checked me at 12:30am, I was 2-3cm. They checked again at 1:30am and there had been no change. They broke my water again because it was bulging; they noticed that there was muconium in the water, so they were a bit concerned . They also started me on oxytocin and yeah, that stuff kicks in really quick.
They had to change the dosage of the epidural about 4 times during the whole labor, because of the intensity of the contractions. At 3am, I was 4cm. They checked again at 4:30am I was 6 cm. I loved the nurse's comment at the time, that this kid has a full head of hair!! They checked again around 6am and I was 8cm. I was fully dilated by 8:50am. At around 11am, I started pushing and she was born at 12:49pm. I think the pushing was the hardest part but in the end it was so worth it!!! She was quickly checked over by the peds unit and she has the heartiest cry Ive ever heard!! 9lbs 11oz, 20 in. Her head was 38cm in diameter. She is so beautiful, she looks like her daddy!! She put on almost 2oz. of weight before we left the hospital. So we are happily home and feeling better adjusted. I never thought I would love anyone as much as my dh but this little girl has my love 100x over!!!
Amylia is now 3 weeks 1 day old. I was diagnosed with post partum depression when she was three days old and I am glad to say I have made progress. I am not as anxious as I once was and though I still have bad days, the good days are starting to outnumber the bad ones. I still worry about her alot and fuss over her too much but I am beginning to wonder what new mom doesnt fuss over their newborn too much or worry about him or her too much. I am beginning to feel like I am doing right by Amylia and that I know she is okay.