Thursday, September 20, 2012

baby update

I had another doctors appointment yesterday.  I thought I was going to be talking about scheduling an induction, but instead the doctor told me that if this little guy isn't born by next Friday, the 28th, I'll be coming in to have an ultrasound to make sure there is enough fluid around him.  We had to do this with Garrison.  Garrison was born 6 days late so they did an ultrasound to make sure he had enough fluid.  Which he did and I remember the nurse even commenting on him being so ready to be born she could see flakes from his skin floating around in the fluid.

I'm really hoping to have this little guy before the 28th.  If, however, I am still pregnant and everything with the ultrasound looks good we'll be scheduling an induction for the following week.  By that point, I would almost be 42 weeks!!  If I am still pregnant in 2 weeks I'm going to be one crabby, emotional lady... just saying.

On a plus side I lost a pound.  I LOST A POUND!!  How does that happen?!  Everything looks good with my blood pressure and the babies heartbeat is still strong and in the 130's.  I'm dilated somewhere between a 1 and 2 and a little more effaced.  More progress!

Now I continue to wait.  My due date is on Saturday.  Only 2 days away.  I can't believe it's getting closer and closer.  I've been having lots of contractions in the morning, but within a few hours they go away.  I can't wait for the moment where they just keep getting stronger and closer together.

Come on little man...

Monday, September 17, 2012

yearly photos

You will never have this day with your children again.
 Tomorrow, they'll be a little older than they were today.
 This day is a gift.
 Breathe and notice, smell and touch them;
 study their faces and little feet and pay attention.
 Relish the charms of the present.
 Enjoy today, mama.
 It will be over  
 before you know it.
.                                                  -Jen Hatmaker

Sunday, September 16, 2012

another baby update

A picture of me last week at 38 weeks

Only 6 more days!  Well, we'll see...

I had a doctors appointment on Friday and I have not progressed anymore.  I'm still at 1 cm, 50% efface and the baby is still a little high.  So disappointing!

Yesterday, I went to our huge neighborhood garage sale and walked for 3 hours!  I could barely move by the time I got home, but I'm hoping it helped.

I have another appointment on Wednesday.  This time if I still have not progressed any we'll set up a date to be induced, but I'm praying that he comes before then.  I had a date to be induced when I was pregnant with Garrison and he decided to come the day before.  So we'll see.

Other than that I have not gained any weight since my last appointment a week ago and my blood pressure is still good and low.  Baby's heartbeat is also still strong.

Today, I've been nesting like crazy.  I can't seem to get this house clean enough.  The boys were even helping me this morning.  Garrison said he's very excited for the baby to come and he thinks he's going to like him.

Back to cleaning and waiting...