Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My trip to Labor and Delivery...

This morning I woke up to bright red blood...a very scary site when you're pregnant! So I call my doctor and he says it's probably just my bloody show but to go to labor and delivery to get checked out. I went, got hooked up to all the monitors and was told that yes, it was just my bloody show and I'll probably go into labor soon. I was sent home because my contractions weren't very strong. At the hospital I was still 2 centimeters but I was 80% effaced and Peanut was in the -1 station...stations indicate how far down the baby is: -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3...-3 being the highest and 3 being ready to come out. When I went to my doctor's appointment today at 4:00, I was still 2 centimeters, 80% effaced but this time Peanut was at the 0 station. He's making some progress!! The doctor brought up induction...he wanted to go ahead and schedule one for next Tuesday...but saying he doesn't expect me to make it that long. With that only being my due date, nothing wrong with Peanut or me, the risk of a C-section (increases when you're induced) and the fact I want a natural birth (being induced means not being able to walk around), I told him that I didn't want to be induced that early. He was completely fine with that. I have an appointment for next Wednesday (if I make it that long) and then we'll schedule an induction for a week later. at the latest Peanut will be here in 2 weeks...though most likely much earlier than that.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The boy is very stubborn!!

We have a very stubborn baby on our hands. Wednesday night I started having contractions about every ten minutes. We went to bed thinking maybe something will happen but I wasn't going to get excited yet. All day yesterday I had them every 30 minutes. Then at 6:00 they started coming every 10-15 minutes. Then from about 7:30 until I went to bed they were 5 minutes apart, lasting 30-60 seconds long. I called the doctor at about 10:00 and he said to wait until they got stronger then head to the hospital. Now we're getting very excited but decide we really need to get some rest while we can. I go to bed thinking that the contractions will wake me up and I'll be seeing Peanut really soon. I set my alarm anyways so if by chance I'm able to sleep through the night I can wake up and call my boss to let her know I wouldn't be in. The alarm woke me up this morning and I was disappointed but the contractions were still coming about every 5 minutes and were a little bit DH and I both called our work to say we wouldn't be in and decided to go back to bed. By this afternoon the contractions slowed down to every 10-15 minutes. I am not timing them any more. I'm waiting until I have contractions that cause me to stop what I'm doing. When I have them for an hour or my water breaks then I'll go to the hospital. Until then I'm just impatiently waiting.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

38 week update

I went to the doctor yesterday so here's a little update...

I had an ultrasound and Peanut's about 6 lbs 13 oz...that's quite a bit of growing he 3 weeks he gained about 1 lb 12 oz.

I am now 2 centimeters, 50% effaced and Peanut is half way in my pelvis (I swear it feels like he can't get any lower without coming out but I guess I'm wrong! )...the doctor says that that is a big change for just a week so he thinks that it won't be long before I go into labor! I'm hoping he's right because I am getting very anxious...I'm ready to have Peanut in my arms!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Getting very close

Once again here's another update... I had my OB appointment yesterday and it probably won't be long before we meet Peanut. I was actually in early labor on Monday (painful contractions every 15 minutes for about 5 hours) but it stopped...I only had a handful of contractions yesterday and so far today I've only had a few. My OB did say I am now 1 1/2 centimeters dilated and thinning out...I had kinda figure that I had started to dilate since (tmi warning) I lost my plug Friday evening. He says my body is warming up. It's just a waiting game now. It may still be a while before I have Peanut or I may have a special guest at my shower.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Getting excited!!

I'm now 36 weeks and a day...if I go into labor they will not try stop it! I'm getting real excited now. Especially with what's been go on the last couple of days. I've been having a lot more contractions. Normally I only have 1 or 2 a day if any. Monday and Tuesday I had about 5 a day...Today as of now I've had 11!! They were 30 minutes apart this morning. Then I didn't have any from 9:30 until 11. Now they have been coming about every hour. They are nowhere near close together so I'm not in labor right now but something is going on. I guess my body's getting ready. I had a OB appointment this afternoon and while I'm not dilated yet I am getting closer...she could even feel his head! I will be going back for another ultrasound on the 23rd because Peanut's abdomen measurements were slightly lower than they wanted...that is of course as long as he doesn't decide to make his grand appearance before then!!

I'm off now to go finish packing my bag for the hospital!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Last week my doctor ordered an ultrasound for today. It had been the second appointment (so it had been about a month) that I had measured 2 weeks behind...I had been either measuring ahead by a week or right where I should be. He wanted me to have an ultrasound done to check how big Peanut was...make sure he was growing right. So I went in this afternoon and he's about 5 lbs 1 oz...ultrasound tech said he's in the 24th percentile. We also found out that he's head down and very low. Guess he's getting ready!!! He was, as always, stubborn but I did get a couple of pictures...remember he is cramped in there. lol

Semi-random thought: Since he weighs 5 lbs 1 oz and I've only gained about 6 lbs, all my weight gain plus some more has gone to him...him (~5 lbs), the placenta (~1.5 lbs) and amniotic fluid (~2 lbs).