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    36w3d

    I will do my best to type despite the raging eye twitch I am currently battling with and the gigantic fingers...

    Mine is the weird looking bat one with the eyes that take up the whole body. I screwed them up... BIG SURPRISE THERE!

    Thinking of going in to have BP checked on way to work as I am worried about things changing the last few days... Rings came off today. I feel bare naked and HATE IT.

    Later!
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    36w5d

    I took some belly shots last night. Here goes nothin'!

    I am going to post a synopsis of what has happened with me over the last few days. I wrote it out on my birth board and I will just copy and paste it here!

    From Monday AM...
    Hi ladies. I am having some BP issues today. Yesterday I had some blood sugar issues so I am heading in. Who knows what this means but I wanted to keep you posted. They are making me go... it wasn't my first choice, ha ha!

    From Tuesday afternoon time...
    Well, I spent about 7 hours in L & D Triage. Funny thing happened you see... I go there and my BP is high, they run a bunch of blood work and it shows no pre-e signs so it looks like I am okay there. BUT as I am laying there waiting for all the results to come back, I started to have some pretty good contractions (up to this point I had absolutely NONE, no BH or anything). This became their primary concern. They kept changing their minds on what they were going to do. They checked me and I was 2cm, 75% effaced. So I go on a few more hours and they check again and I am at a 3. At this point everyone is thinking I am gonna go into full blown labor all on my own and have the baby today so I get admitted. I spent the night, still haven't slept, in the high risk unit with contrax every 2-3 minutes with good intensity. We decided for DH to go home and get our stuff as we had both headed there from work. I am monitored all night and then when they checked me today to everyone's amazement, still a 3 but baby was +1! The docs were very nervous about sending me home as my contrax still hadn't really changed. They gave me a terbulatine shot to calm them down if they weren't 'real' ones but that only spaced them out a little bit. So, I am at home, an hour from the hospital waiting to see what happens. It seems like everyone there thinks it is only a matter of time being today or next week- There is no wi-fi there so sorry I couldn't update sooner! DH and I are about to take a long snooze just in case baby really decides to come today. BTW, my mom, the nurse is here so if need be, she will deliver!

    And that brings us to today. I had some contrax over night but either I slept thru them or they spaced out more. Before going to bed they were still about 4-5 min. apart. I am waiting to see how today goes. My OB appt. is Friday and I am sure they will be able to tell then! Will KUP!
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    36w6d

    Sorry if I kept you in suspense at all. I am worried baby is going to be like its daddy and like to go out a lot because every time I leave the house I started to feel contractions/naseousness/weird. If I am at home, nothin'. Since I like to be at home, I hope to have a baby that likes to be here too! Still having some spotting though... hopefully that means more dialating and less as a result of all the checking at the hospital. My appt. tmw. is in the AM so I hope there has been some more progress. I will be sure to let you all know though.

    There have been 16 births on my birth board and it isn't even November yet! We have quite a few c/s and inductions scheduled for the next week not to mention the full moon tomorrow... how exciting!

    My mom has been a big help around the house. I think she is doing my nesting for me. Yesterday I wiped out the fridge but she has done all the hard stuff like cleaning the bathrooms, dusting the blinds, making my bed, etc. She really wants baby to come prior to her leaving tmw. for work. Maybe the moon will do the trick?

    Good night for now. Oh, my BP has been steady and low for the last 2 days. It really is quite weird how all of that happened on Monday. I don't even know what to make of it!

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    37w OR 36w5d as the dumb doc's office says. GRR.

    Um, I am back from my appt. No cervical change but she did say it could be anytime and that if I was 38w, she would strip my membranes and/or break my water. The baby was nonreactive for much of the NST but seemed to wake up a bit at the end. The heart rate was in the high 130's to low 140's. My uterus is still real irritable and my cramps were being picked up throughout the thing. Who knows how much longer this could go on... days? weeks?

    Ever heard of the Bishop score? I read about it in WTEWYE. I guess it is a scale they use to see if an induction is favorable. I pass with flying colors according to my ratings. We'll see! I really think Tuesday will be the determining day b/c if the irritableness continues AND baby is a big one, I think they will think it is time. I am anxious for Tuesday to come but SO glad it is almost the weekend and DH will be home.

    That's all for now! (oh, BP was 118/80 for those keeping score)

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    Holding my breath as MSU is about to either win or lose! I can't watch! I just heard they tied the game. Hopefully they pull it out.

    I have felt pretty lousy today. Not sure if it is the weather or what though. Have some cramps but that is about it. I took a nap and woke up with a headache. DH took my BP and it was 120/70 so that isn't too bad. We couldn't get the stupid cuff to work right at first and then my pulse was missing in my arm... hmmm! He took it twice and got the same reading so I guess that is fairly accurate.

    We don't have any plans for this weekend. I think that is mostly a good thing. Although I like to see my peeps, I feel so sleepy! That is all for now. Have a good day.

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    Well, you would think I would have read over my discharge papers a little closer. In reviewing them today I found that they diagnosed me with PIH or mild pregnancy induced hypertension... HMMM. So, I was googling a bunch of stuff about that and the diabetes and stuff and found that some hospitals recommend inducing labor during the 38th week if the patient is on insulin. They don't recommend waiting until after 40 weeks regardless with a diabetic. That gives me hope! So, even if I don't go into labor soon or get induced, I probably won't go past my due date! YIPEE!

    Efforts to lighten my hair further have failed. Did I mention I dyed it? It seems almost black and the red color is gone. DH brought home some clarifying shampoo today so hopefully that will help. My bangs are what gets me. Makes me look all pale and stuff.

    Bummer about the MSU game yesterday. GAH!

    Not too much going on here today. Things are picked up and clean. DH is waxing the truck and not enjoying himself much. I walked a bit today and of course it made me crampy for a little while but has since subsided. Baby just isn't ready yet. YET, I SAY! Stay tuned.

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    Have had some contractions on and off all day today. Probably means nothing but you just never know! I notice them a lot more when I am laying down which is the same as the hosptial but different than you might think.

    DH and I just took some pics. We wanted to wait until tmw. but were afraid tmw. might be too late. Maybe we will do more later? Here are the ones I picked out to share!

    Now wasn't that fun? I need to go eat now. Will update with appt. info tmw. afternoon sometime- unless of course they make me stay!
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    37w4d... at home.

    So, my day was rather poopy in an everything was normal kind of way. DH and I went to the hospital for my first appt. at the diabetic clinic aka a GIGANTIC waste of my invaluable time. The doc comes in and tells me of course that everything looks fine as if she is shocked that the tiny dose of 7 units of insulin is still doing the trick this far along. Yup, I'll come back to that. She sees a few scores out of the normal which is of course a result of my indulging and suggests we could go to 8... now what would THAT do to my otherwise LOW scores, lady? Bite me.

    So, we leave there and wander up to the assessment center to possibly check in early and get outta there early. No way- that can't be done. So, we walk 12.2 miles to the hospital cafeteria and spend an Olive Garden type amount of money on CRAP food. We get back to the center and they check us in and I get called after about 10 minutes to get hooked up for the NST prior to my u/s. I had been hoping for an NST so that I could take a gander at the contrax. Well, well, NONE to speak of today on the monitor. BIG SURPRISE! Baby was also sound asleep and quite non-reactive but they didn't keep me 'cause I had to go to my u/s. There, they do all their measuring and so forth and I keep watching all the dates they assign to certain body part sizes and just can tell that they are going to average out to be too little for them to want to do anything fun like schedule and induction at some point. So, yup, baby was moving all around and positioning itself in ways that made it hard for them to see what they wanted to see. Fluid level was in the 20's which was higher than I have seen it and again opposite of what is suppose to be happening at this stage in the game. You would think as the baby grows, the less fluid that would exist especially with the GD and all. Then the measurement... baby is only 6lbs 1oz! Again, not exactly a diabetics child, eh? She said there is a 15% variance so baby could weigh that much more or less but don't ask my math challenged brain exactly what that would be. I will save that story problem for a day when I am really, really bored. So now, the 7 units of insulin... you freaking people are starving my child. GRRR. Stupid diabetic diet. If you 'know' DH and me, you would know how very weird it is that our child falls in the 25th percentile of size at this stage in the game. In fact, not they would move my due date as it would be inaccurate, but the size of the baby is the size of one that would actually be due 2 weeks after my due date.

    So, basically everything I was banking on today fell thru. I sorta had a feeling that would happen. No gigantic child, no contractions, no high BP (100/70), no reason for them to even think of telling me that my hard work to get to 3 means jack = more frustration.

    DH's appt. went fine. I went with him but that hospital is SO weird and they don't let me come in for his visits. I should have brought some boxing gloves... What are they thinking trying to tick off a pregnant lady who has already had a rough day and is irritable beyond belief? Good thing we don't have to go back there.

    Left that joke of a facility and went to BRU for some retail therapy. Bought a few things that I had been waiting to get and then drove our way to a store so that I could find some appropriate fitting bras. I was so thrilled to have to buy new bras THIS far along. Stupid pricey pieces of miserable material. LOVE dropping 100 big ones on 3 over the shoulder boulder holders. Maybe if I have a c/s they could just chop those off too? Surgery is surgery, right?

    Came home, ate, ate some more, got a headache, napped, and here I am. As you can tell, my mood has improved dramatically.

    Thinking of having some decaf from earlier this AM. DH wanted to carve his pumpkin tonight but he is asleep in the chair so I am not sure this is going to take place. Charlie Brown's Halloween special is on and he is even sleeping right thru that!

    Enough of my whining. Here is to tomorrow being a better day and having far fewer less annoyances and trips to places I don't want to go.

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    Didn't do much today but I actually left the house briefly to go to the bank and the store. We needed a few things grocery wise so I did that. We have had around 40ish Trick or Treaters tonight. It has started to rain now so I think they are probably done.

    I had a nap today so that was good. My hands and feet have felt hot and fat at times today but when I tried to take my BP I think it was okay. I am pretty anxious for my appt. on Friday. Am HOPING for some change or signs of encouragement. I better not have gained more weight but I am thinking that is nearly impossible.

    Have had maybe a contraction or 2 today. Felt a lot of pressure just a minute ago when I tried to get up fairly quickly. I made DH hurry up and get back down here 'cause it was just difficult to have to move that fast. I think I ate too much at dinner and my mid section feels FAT. I would like to get up and move around some but the pressure feeling kinda makes me re think that choice. I do need to put the freshly laundered blanket back on the bed so maybe that will do the trick?

    Happy Halloween!

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    Thought I would make you suffer too. I have that stupid "Blame it on the Rain" song by Milli Vanilli stuck in my head. Come on now, sing it with me...

    Blame it on the rain (rain)
    Blame it on the stars (stars)
    Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
    Blame it on the rain yeah yeah

    Oh, you want to hear the whole thing?

    You said you didn't need her
    You told her good-bye (good-bye)
    You sacrificed a good love
    To satisfy your pride
    Now you wished
    That you should have her (have her)
    And you feel like such a fool
    You let her walk away
    Now it just don't feel the same
    Gotta blame it on something
    Gotta blame it on something

    Blame it on the rain (rain)
    Blame it on the stars (stars)
    Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
    Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
    You can blame it on the rain
    Get
    Ooh, ooh (ooh)
    I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain
    I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain
    Yeah, yeah
    Should've told her you were sorry (sorry) huh
    Could have said you were wrong
    But no you couldn't do that. No, no
    You had to prove you were strong ooh
    If you hadn't been so blinded (blinded)
    She might still be there with you
    You want her back again
    But she just don't feel the same
    Gotta blame it on something
    Gotta blame it on something

    Blame it on the rain that was falling, falling
    Blame it on the stars that did shine at night
    Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
    Blame it on the rain yeah yeah

    You can blame it on the rain
    Cos the rain don't mind
    And the rain don't care
    You got to blame it on something
    (Blame it on the rain)
    (Blame it on the stars)
    Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
    Blame it on the rain yeah, yeah
    You can blame it on the rain
    Girl

    Ooh, ooh (ooh)
    Girl
    I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain
    I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain

    Get
    Girl
    (Whatever you do...)
    (Blame it on the rain yeah, yeah) x 3
    You can blame it on the rain, blame it on the rain,
    blame it on the rain baby
    (Blame it on the rain yeah yeah)
    Blame it on the stars that did shine that night
    (Blame it on the rain yeah yeah)
    Blame it, blame it on the rain
    woo
    I'm walking
    I'm walking

    Walking in the rain
    Walking in the rain

    (Rain, rain)
    (Stars, stars)
    Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
    (Blame it on the rain)
    yeah yeah
    (Blame it on the rain)
    that keeps falling, falling
    (Blame it on the stars)
    that did shine that night
    Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
    Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
    Blame it on the rain (rain, rain

    Good for a laugh, huh? Will post a more read-worthy thing later.

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