Only 7 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Omg im so excited!!!!!!!!
More bits done! I have done virtually all the washing now, and have bought just about everything! Should have enough bedding and baby clothes. What can i think of i need to get still?
-1 baby towel
-maybe nursing pyjamas?
-2 nursing bras
-more maternity pads
Think thats all!! I bought a really cute alternative to a door bouncer at the weekend as i had some vouchers to put towards it. We took the remaining box's/rubbish etc to the tip, and put all swing/walker/bouncer/highchair together to make sure no parts were missing before we chucked the box's. Trouble is storing everything now lol!
Bf put up the shelf, we just need to fix the ceiling light that i blew whilst trying to change the lightshade (oops).
Im starting to find some things really quite difficult now, like bending and putting shoes/socks on that kind of thing, and i have definately noticed i move alot slower, not so able to dash around! Last day of work next Friday - only 7 working days left yaayyyyy!!!
33 weeks 1 day
Just finished working the finances down to the last penny!! That was hard work, but like i said before hopefully we will just about manage.
I have a horrid pre-cold sore throat feeling, bet its going to be full blown cold by tomo. Grrrr then there is the worry of swine flu.......although no one i have been in contact with has had the high temp so hopefully will be ok.
And i have had the most uncomfortable day today. Braxton hicks all day and need-the-loo cramps, think things hadnt 'moved through' so to speak lol sorry if tmi!! Only 6 working days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and it sounds like S went into hospital today as her baby is on the way, cant wait for updates!!!!!
**2 Oct 09 - UPDATE**
Just wanted to quickly update here, S had her baby yesterday evening, a girl weighing 7 and a half pounds by c-section!! All is well, yay!!!
Not long got home from our first antenatal class!! It was quite good. To be honest, i have read so much info that i dont think there will be a huge amount of things i havent heard already, but its a good opportunity to meet other pg ladies at the same stage as me going through this while thing together......may even make some friends out of it!!
There are 6 other couples, I am the soonest due, with another the 19th Nov, another the 23rd Nov and 26th Nov and i think the rest in Dec (the last being the 22nd. Bf came which im very glad for as everyone had their partners!!! The main bit we didnt like was being put into pairs and group work - everyone seemed ucomfortable, but hey i guess thats the way of making us all interact!!!
Went shopping on Monday, i bought the baby monitor my sister gave us the money for - got the angelcare sound and movement monitor. Plus i found a real bargain, i spotted a video monitor on sale, it was at £20 - when i checked, it was originally priced at £90 at the other store!!!!! So i bought that too lol!
Done a few other bits to the room, hung the curtains up today too.
Starting to really notice the uncomfortableness now.......not that im complaining, even now im still so so grateful for any symptom thrown my way. The main things im struggling with is the lack of sleep due to A. needing to wee every hour, B. horrendous acid, C. having to sleep mainly on my left side and then my hips hurt or i get pins and needles, D the lack of lung space/difficulty breathing and E. this nasty cold/coughing on top of the already struggling to breath business!!! Thats alot actually. Lol but, it wont be so bad when i dont have to get up for work too......last day Friday - 2 working days left yipppeeeee!!!!!!
Oh, and another interesting thing i noticed happening (mainly starting today) is a strange 'pulled' or 'strained' feeling on my inner thigh/groin ligament........baby laying on it or hormones loosening everything i guess!!
Omg 34 days til my due date!!!! I cant wait to meet our baby!!!!!!!!
I had my last day of work on Friday, it feels good now knowing i have some chill out time and time to get final bits done. One of the things im most grateful for is knowing i dont have to get up early and be fully functional for work, my sleeping pattern is literally wake every hour now - and in between waking i cant even call it proper sleep!!
I went shopping for a few bits and bobs today for the bathroom and caught sight of myself in the mirror - i have suddenly popped and look what i consider to be 'properly pregnant' lol. I can really feel my joints/ligaments loosening up too......lots of backache/hip ache. Im also wondering if my bump looks like its dropped or if im imagining it!!!
The main job i have been working on it giving the house a good clean. I borrowed the steam cleaner from work and everything is getting a good going over. All the finishing touches are being done to the nursery too.
We had our third antenatal class tonight, i think bf is finding alot of it a bit of a struggle (the whole group interaction thing mainly) which, i must admit, thats the bit im not overly keen on - probably because we are both keep yourself to yourself kind of people - but on the whole i think its really going to prepare him for the whole labour process.
37 weeks 1 day
And another eventful night last night!!
For a couple of days i have had those tummy cramps like i had before. Baby was oving well and in the end they wore off.
Then last night, me and bf went to bd and no sooner than we started there was blood. Alot of blood, bright red like a period. I rang L&D and they said come down. The monitor picked up some contractions (which i was not feeling) and babys hb was good. Then i had the internal exam to which there was more blood and then i felt it all trickle out. The doctor said i was 2cm dilated and nearly fully effaced (my notes said cervix measured 0.5cm) and baby's head was engaged. Because of the bleeding they decided to keep me in overnight as they said it looked like i was in early labour.
So for the rest of the night it was a waiting game. An it dragged, i didnt sleep properly at all and i was starting to think i wasnt in labour as i still couldnt feel much going on.
The bleeding stopped, all that was left was old brown blood, no more new. I still didnt feel any contractions for the rest of this morning and they decided to send me home as there was no change, i dont think the machine was picking any either.
They didnt examine me again to see if i had further dilated incase of starting the bleeding again. Baby is still moving good and has a good heartbeat! They said the head is engaged so who knows when true labour will occur??
I felt very jealous at all the women around me on the ward with their babies, i had really geared myself up and prepared to be holding my LO by now. Obviously i am so so so relieved baby is ok as that is the main thing, and if baby needs to cook a little longer then fine. But i couldnt help feeling very disappointent and deflated when they said i should go home. I know its not long though and i feel bad thinking that as at least my baby is healthy.
I am so so tired now as i didnt sleep at all so am going to have a sleep for a while!
37 weeks 3 days
Omg i so want this baby out now.
I can deal with the frequent weeing, the horrendous acid, the painful swelling of the hands and ankles (started last week!), the backache, the hipache, the numbness....etc etc all of that. I can even deal with those painful gripe-like tummy pains i keep getting (which are happening now!) but what i cant deal with is the constant stress and worry about something being wrong because of the pain!!!!!!
The hosp have thoroughly checked me out, everything looks good, baby is moving really well but i just want it out now so i know its safe and sound in my arms!!!
Yes, i am going to miss being pg, but i would rather be holding my baby.
Please labour, hurry up and arrive!!!!!!
So after i finished my above entry the pain got worse and i thought im not just waiting it out, it was worrying me way too much and i especially didnt want to be feeling like that overnight. Rang L&D and as ususal they were very nice and told me to come down. The midwife i saw was lovely, hooked me up to the CTG as normal, again good hb and no contractions. Hr was in the 120's whilst i was laying down, so she sat me up and boy did it wake baby up!! Lots of kicks and hr went up in the 170's!! She palpated my tummy, and thinks the reason for my pain is im simply overstretched - its real tight in there now. She done an internal and im still 2cm dilated. I asked her how soon am i likely to go into labour. She said obviously as i know i can be like this for ages, even past my due date, but she also said she would be surprised if that happened. For a 37 week cervix, its a good cervix!! Here's hoping!!
So she reassured me all is ok and baby is fine, i feel better for that, and also the if i keep getting this pain i wont worry so much. Its still killing me now!!!!
Bf not long left for work, wish he didnt have to go in, when you feel like this its not so bad when you have people around you. Oh well, i'll just have to keep my mind of it, he has already had lots of time off work because of the last few days!!
37 weeks 5 days
So after my previous post i had a sleep for a few hours. By about 10pm the pain hadnt eased at all so i went back up to L&D. They done exactly the same as earlier that day, nothing new was picked up except my BP had gone up (prob due to the pain!!!). They decided to admit me for an overnight stay.
Omg that was the longest night of my life, despite the paracetamol and codine they gave me, the pain did not ease at all. By about 5.30am i was so fed up, i asked them if i could get a warm bath......that helped a little. Went bacl to bed at about 6.30am and dozed for about half an hour, when i woke the pain had very much eased.
On the morning checks, they decided i could go home. By the time i was home the pain was virtually gone, just slight remnants of tender feeling. I felt so so sick from tiredness though!! So i made a bed up in the baby's room (bf just came off nights so didnt want to disturb him) and took the dogs in with me a slept so easy!! When i woke up there was no pain still thankfully!!
I had a private scan today to check everything out (the hosp should have done this as one of their first checks).
Everything looked great! The placenta is high, and the cord inserts up real high so thats good. No evidence of placental abruption and she couldnt see anything laying over my cervix!! I feel so much happier now i know all is fine.
The thing is if i was have another bleeding or tenderness episode i would be so so worried even more not knowing the above so for even that reason alone im glad this was brought to my attention by one of the wonderful ladies on here, and i was urged to go.
Baby measured slightly small but the tech wasnt worried and as it was laying akwardly the measurments werent overly accurate. Approx 6lbs 6oz.
And she done a quick face shot in 3d!!
Fat squished up little face lol how cute!!!!!
Im having lots of what i think are braxton hicks tonight and feeling like i constantly need to wee!! Oh and my poor ankles and feet feel like they are burning from the swelling.
I hope its not too much longer til meet baby!! I have a feeling its going to be soon. Or it may just be because i want that, that im thinking it lol!
Still lots of unconfortable BH all the time!! Last night was another awful night of sleeping, mainly due to hip ache and acid.
So im at 38 weeks, the date i had it in my head i would have baby, wishful thinking lol! Went to a work meeting tonight, i keep hoping by planning these things it will make baby arrive lol.
Went and visited S and her baby today, omg so so so cute and so tiny!! I cant wait for mine!!! Such a quiet well behaved baby too! She has recieved so many clothes and gifts from people, and the amount of cards is amazing.
Oh, and poor E ended up in hosp yesterday having contractions, she is only 27w 5d today. They gave her steroids and also managed to stop the contractions so they sent her home today which is good news. I hope they stay away for a while longer!!
As im sitting here i keep getting what im sure is a little foot poking out on my right side, just below my rib cage! Baby is very busy in there today!
With every twinge now and every ache i presume its labour starting, i can see how women get impatient waiting!!
I so didnt expect to get to 39 weeks, i really really had it in my head that baby would be here by 38 weeks. These past 2 weeks have dragged so bad!!!
I just got back from popping into work for tea break and a catch up, that was really nice to break the day up from just moping around the house. If i can keep busy like that then ill be ok. Going out shopping tonight with my sister, she got engaged a few weeks back and wants to pick out bridesmaid dressed (obviously i wont be trying any on lol). That will breal the evening up too, they have been just as bad.
Bf is on early shifts so i try not to go to bed too early as i end up getting up more and keeping him awake. I tried to go to bed last night at 11pm but couldnt sleep, when i finally dozed off he started snoring and woke me, then i got hipache and restless legs so couldnt go back to sleep. I got up in the end and watched some tv, think i went back to bed at 2am. Now i feel like i could sleep but if i do i wont tonight!!!
Oh yes, and thats a new symptom to add to the list, restless leg syndrome, horrible lol!
Aside from all the i am loving finally looking pregnant and being heavily pregnant, its just my impatientness thats no helping...........i need to try and just chill over the next potential 2 weeks and enjoy whats left!! Ohhhhhh but i so cant wait to meet our little baby!!!
39 weeks 1 day
The midwife just left, the appointment started off pretty routine. BP normal, good heartbeat etc.
She said at next weeks appointment (my edd!) they will schedule my induction.
Then i asked her when do they routinely start doing sweeps, she said when i get to my due date but she can do one now if i want. YES PLEASE!!
She said the head is right down engaged and im 2-3cm dilated, she could feel the baby's head through my cervix! Im just about fully effaced too! By her estimation she thinks labour will start within the next 48 hours!! Im definately getting lots of BH, nothing painful but slightly crampy.
There was lots of blood again, but she assured me 100% its my cervix where it is so delicate, i reiterated my fear of vasa previa and she said she can definately only feel head right on my cervix, no vessels. I had changed all my bed covers yesterday and when i got up from the sweep there was blood all over them, how annoying so i have just had to change them all again - very akward with a king size bed on your own!!!!
I so hope im not getting my hopes up again but the midwife seemed very very sure of this!! She said i should go for a long walk this afternoon!!!
So now im doing all my last minute panicky jobs lol, going to make the cot up next!!