Well, good news is my uterus has been irritable today. Nothing to indicate labor I don't think but I like it that it is irritable the day before my appt. Hopefully that continues. No signs of anything fun like mucousy goodness or blood though.
I have to make sure to walk on the treadmill tmw. too as I think that is what helps in making it mad. Anything to make it mad. Better the uterus than my brain.
Long story short. No changes. BP was fine, trace of protein still, white blood cells kinda high but I feel poopy so no wonder. She doesn't want to induce as there is no medical reason at this time. She again teased me about the membrane stuff but said she had to wait until 39wks and next Friday when I see her according to them I will be 2 days shy of 39 wks. Who knows what she will say or do next week?
I guess the only new info. was that as I was hooked up for my NST, I had one contraction and during that contraction, baby's HR dropped considerably. Of course that usually happens when the cord is compressed but it was totally scary. Seemed to take forever for it to come back up. I never had another contraction though so I don't really know if it was a one time thing or what. They did a fluid check and that came back normal so she wasn't concerned about it being a huge problem. Easy for her to say. Your prayers are appreciated!
38w1d. It is odd to see my ticker say 1 week and 6 days! Yowzers.
DH and I don't have much planned for today. I would like to make a trip to the store for a few items but it isn't a must. The UofM/MSU game is on at 330p so that is definitely on the agenda. GO GREEN!
No contrax or any other fun. I guess the baby wants to keep on baking and keep me from baking. I ate 2 english muffins (special kind) AND oatmeal for breakfast today so ya know I am gonna be in BIG trouble when I take my BS. It really stinks.
My birth board is up to 30 babies - 15 girls, 15 boys. Funny thing is only 2 of those were actually born in November. Strange, huh?
BTW- Happy Belated Anniversary to M & M. I thought about you all day yesterday but forgot to wish you a happy day. Hope you did something nice to celebrate.
Well, boo hiss to losing teams. MSU blew it and so did the Colts.
Nothing new to report except the soreness has worsened. I had about 2 contractions yesterday and one so far today but that is it. Today was the day I had guessed, so I guess I lost. I HATE LOSING.
Left the house for my first real outing in weeks yesterday to visit Sweetcheeks' fam. We had a good time. Actually, I have a pic or 2... I was pretty darn tired when I got home but oh well.
BPP/NST is tmw. at 1p. I am hoping my soreness lets up since that is a whole lotta walking to do on my own. I will be looking quite pathetic. A Good thing is that my jeans are in the house from the packed suitcase so at least I have an option of something to wear!
Well, BIGGEST news is I *think* I will get induced next week if no labor before hand. I asked more people at the hospital about the strep thing and the baby staying thing and 2 more people, that totals FOUR from the hospital have told me that YES, baby HAS to stay for 36 hours after birth. My OB is clearly clueless AND 2 nurses today also said that since I am an insulin dependent GD, I will need to be induced prior to being 40w. SO THERE! I am planning to schedule the induction at my appt. on Friday. Yippee! For some reason they schedule them at night time, for instance they said to expect to be admitted after 7p on some day... interesting, eh? If the ward gets busy though, I can get bumped. You just never know! At least it is encouraging.
Baby slept thru NST and had to get buzzed to wake up. That is one lazy bebe. My fluid was a 17 so that was good. I complained of the breathing trouble (chest pressure) and several phone calls and almost being sent back to the hospital, they are thinking I am having asthmatic issues or something. I have to get a new inhaler tmw. What a fun day but at least I don't have to go back down there TODAY.
Nothing new to report here. I feel better as far as the breathing stuff goes today so I am hoping it was the weather yesterday making me feel so badly.
I have no big excitment scheduled for today. Tomorrow, I will get a visit from the furnace guys. They did something not so right with the plumbing coming out of the humidifer on the furnace. I intend to ask them why on earth we have the special house where heat doesn't rise? It is frigid in the upstairs.
Other than that, I am just trying to amuse myself. I am so tired of the TV and of stupid non carb food choices. I just keep thinking about chicken and dumplings OR spaghetti. I know I can't get away with the pasta but maybe, just maybe the dumplings wouldn't put me over the edge. It would be so nice to have a variance in our meal times. I know DH is tired of cooking too!
Someone said today that the ole walking to help with labor is a myth. I was glad to hear that. Gets me off the hook of making the trek to the basement to walk. Walking isn't really an enjoyable thing right now. I have liked the idea of raking leaves lately but that might aggrivate my lungs and I would have to hunt up some trees. Our 2 baby trees don't have that many leaves on them.
I could go on and on but probably I should stop the rambling. I am very excited in that very soon I will have no more pencils under my name here but I will have officially earned the 'posting addict' title and get smiley faces. I think I have about 9 more posts to go!
Still waiting on furnace man. Should be anytime now. I am feeling kinda yucka today. Woke up one of the many times in the night with a sore throat. Twice I have had a pain in one of my ears too so I wonder what is going on? A lot of the ladies on my board have gone into labor the day after feeling really off so maybe, just maybe!
It snowed here today! What is up with that? The dumb dog stepped in poo this AM too and tracked it in so I got to spend my first waking moments dealing with THAT and feeling like crap myself. This stupid poop problem has GOT to stop. GRRR!
I will hopefully update tmw. after my appt. but if all goes TERRIFIC, maybe I won't be able to!
1. She said no way to induction prior to due date and remember hers is AFTER mine. Scheduled for the late evening of 11/18 but that could be pushed back if the maternity ward is busy. More than likely, baby wouldn't come 'til 11/19. UGH.
2. She stripped my membranes. I was really hopeful about this because so many people go into labor from it but it has almost been 24 hours and I have just had mild cramping with some contrax thrown in here and there.
3. BP was low, dang it.
4. I gained another 6lbs. in a week putting my total to 29 lbs... I hadn't gained much all the way until just recently. I am hoping it really is water weight- still swollen, rings don't fit, socks leave marks, etc. Hoping it goes away quickly. Mom says I don't look fat except the belly region of course put she can tell I am 'puffy'. GAH!
I think I must have used the bathroom at least 20 times last night. Doesn't make for good sleep and I feel like I clenched my teeth all night. My jaw is so sore and a possible migraine is working itself up. I took some Tylenol for about the 3rd time in my entire pregnancy so it must be something.
We are about to eat some breakfast now so I am gonna run. I will KUP on any pains I might get.
No real contrax to speak of but maybe, just maybe some mucusy junk- TMI, I KNOW!
DH just asked me if I had a nail file he could use on Mya's nails. She desperately needs her nails clipped but last time we tried that she bled all over so we won't do that anymore! Anyhoot, he got the file and started filing away. I thought it was so darn hilarious that I had to take some pics of her manicure.