Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another L&D trip!

Just got home from Labor and Delivery...again. I thought I was leaking fluid and went to the doctor to get checked. I'm not leaking but since I mentioned that I was also contracting they wanted me to get a non-stress test. When she checked me she said I was 1cm and 25% effaced. I was on the monitor for about 10 minutes and had 4 contractions. They sent me to L&D to be monitored for longer. They gave me 3 liters total of IV fluid to see if that would slow down the contractions. They were still coming every 3 minutes. I'm able to talk through them. Still only 1 cm. The resident told me that at this point they would not stop my labor even though I'm only 35 1/2 weeks. So they gave me the choice to go home and come back when/if they get worse or to stay there overnight for monitoring. I chose home. I went there straight from work and only had my stinky scrubs on and nothing else.

So far they are still the same. I'm going to take a hot shower and make sure my bag is packed in case that changes overnight. I'm hoping that they decide to just go away for a week or so. If they don't, I guess you will all know soon enough!

Love you all!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A pic and an update

Just thought I would put up a picture of my expanding belly. This was taken today at 34 weeks 2 days.

Had my 34 week doctors appointment today. I'm measuring right on track and her heart sounds great. She checked her position. She is head down "very low" the doctor said with her back on my left and arms and legs to the right. Now I know what all that pressure is I've been feeling the last two days.

Avery will definitely be here before January 1st! I talked to the doctor about that today and she said she would induce so I have her before New Years. How crazy to know in 6 weeks she will be here, no matter what.

She gave me all the instructions for going to the hospital if I think I'm in labor. Crazy! It seems to have came out of no where! :) I have another appointment in 2 weeks. They will check me for Group B Strep and do an internal. After that I'm down to weekly appointments!

Love you all!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

34 weeks

I'm 34 weeks pregnant today and feeling every bit of it.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

My bellybutton

My bellybutton is the weirdest thing ever. It was so deep to begin with that I thought there was no way it would ever pop. I've spent the last half hour playing with it. The skin that used to be the inside of my belly button is smooth and really soft. I just keep rubbing my finger over it. When I take a deep breath my belly button becomes an almost outie and goes back down when I exhale. Maybe it will end up popping after all.

Just thought I'd share! Love you all.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weeks 33-36 Honeydew

Baby’s senses are continuing to improve -- when light peeks in through your (extremely) stretched belly, those tiny eyelids and irises blink and dilate. And, baby can now recognize and react to simple songs… time to start practicing your lullabies! Growth (at least inside your womb) is starting to slow, and you may notice baby descend into your pelvis at the end of this month.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

An update

I was supposed to be a homeowner as of Wednesday. As usual there was drama. The title company for the seller called 2 1/2 hours before closing and said we couldn't close because HUD didn't stabilize the lead based paint in the house like they were supposed to. According to HUD, it could take 30-90 days to get it done and get closed. There was also an issue with an escrow account that was discovered. My realtor is all over them right now. Thank God for her! She has been so wonderful. She called me today and said she stopped by my house and the escrow account shouldn't be a problem after all (long story) and it looks like they have already started stabilizing the paint. I hope this means that it won't take 30 days since I will be 32 weeks pregnant tomorrow!!

My realtor called me on Wednesday telling me closing was off as I was pulling into the parking garage at Cincinnati Children's for my OR interview. The interview went well. I was kicking myself after for saying "um" so many times. I think it was a combination of being nervous and being upset about my house. I have to go back on Friday to shadow two cases. I'm supposed to let them know that day how I liked it and then I should find out about an offer. I praying that I like the shadow experience. These hours would be perfect for me and I was interested in the OR in the past. The job involves on-call hours, but they aren't bad at all and weekends are only on-call and only every 4-6 weeks.

Avery is getting huge! I believe she is closing in on 4 pounds! I can feel her in my ribs and pushing on my bladder at the same time. She must currently be curled up in a ball because I'm much more comfortable right now. I go in on Tuesday for my 32 week appointment. There are a few things I want to discuss with the doctor at that appointment. I can't believe how close I am to meeting her! I went to Babies R Us today to get a few odds and ends things that I needed before she gets here. Now if only I had a house to unpack it all in...

The beef stew in my crock pot is ready for me and I have ice cream in the freezer for dessert! I'm going to try to actually get some sleep tonight (unlikely). I want to wake up early and do some more packing before I have a lazy movie day at Megan's house.

Thanks Ashley and baby Jonah for the inspiration to update! I love your blog!

Love you all.