I Have A New Blog

It's time for a change.

This blog shall be no more.

I'm moving here.

Come on over.

i love this baby


We're Home!


Sorry for the delay. Things are great. So, so tired though. I'm not napping and only sleeping 3 to 5 hours per night. I know, sleep when the baby sleeps. Easier said than done. She's cluster feeding right now and nursing on the hour every hour during the day and then every 2-3 overnight. I can't do much but nurse. The good news? This shall pass. We're doing very well and are all very happy. Her Daddy is in love.
More later.

Induction

Wednesday at 9:30 am we're being admitted to have a baby. I'm nervous and excited. Wish us luck!

Stick a Fork in Me!

Yep, still pregnant. I'm only 4 days late at this point. But starting to feel quite frustrated and overly pregnant. I think in the last week my body has begun to deteriorate. It's frustrating.

I'm 3cm and 80% (unless I've progressed more) for almost a week now. The doctor swept my membranes on Wednesday and told me she'd see me Thursday for delivery. Um, nope.

I'm tired and irritable.

It looks like I'll be induced mid next week. I really want to avoid induction. I don't want to labor hooked up to an IV and tied down to a bed. Just not what I envisioned. But it's not looking promising. We'll see. I think they'll do another sweep on Monday to see if that works.

Send some serious labor vibes my way. There's nothing here but false labor. Lots and lots of false labor for the last week. At this point I probably won't even recognize actual labor when it begins because I am one walking contraction at this point.

Quick Update

I've had a few emails from people wondering if I'm still pregnant. The answer is yes, I'm still pregnant. :) I've still got a week to go until my due date. I know that for a first time Mom I'm likely to go over, but I've had so much false labor, and so many doctors in my practice telling me "any day now" that I just assumed I'd have had her already. Even my Mom was pretty convinced she'd make her appearance before the end of this past weekend.

I'm feeling good still. I'm just done in general. Not because I feel bad mind you, but because of all the false labor I've had. It's like someone is holding this prize in front of you over and over again and then pulling it away and saying "Just kidding!" I think if it wasn't for my body teasing me as much as it has been, I'd be a little happier about still being pregnant.

She'll come when she's ready, I know.

My induction date, unless the hospital is booked that day, would be June 10th if I don't go into labor before then. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, I'd rather labor naturally at home for a while instead of going from 0 to 60 in the hospital hooked up to an IV and confined to a bed.

Mostly we're just antsy and excited to meet this little baby!

OH and good news. I finally came to my senses and gave up on Fairpoint. I'm switching my phone and internet to Comcast. We STILL have no DSL at home so I'm going with cable. I don't want to pay the ridiculous install fees (our apartment isn't wired properly and we need to pay for it ourselves) but I'm really in need of some internet. So our install date is 6/12. Since they have to come into our home I need us to be there. So, it looks like pretty soon I can actually read other blogs again and keep up with my friends. Wouldn't that be nice! It's been soooo long. I just don't have the time to do it from work.

Okay, speaking of work, I have things to do. I'll update soon, and as I said last time, hopefully with baby pictures!

Full Term

I've technically got 20 days until my due date but I'm officially full term nonetheless. So, little one, please feel free to come out at any time, ok?

We're doing well. I'm 2 cm and very soft, and her head is very low, so hopefully progress continues to be made and I don't end up stalling here for a long while. My big complaint right now is the pressure and cramping and irregular contractions. She's very low in my pelvis and I'm quite far along so these are all normal things to be expected at this stage. I don't sleep worth a damn, I'm up usually every 40 to 50 minutes like clockwork overnight to use the bathroom. I feel very tired as a result. I think it will serve me well though as I'll be very used to her waking me up every 2 hours around the clock. Actually, part of me thinks that if she allows me to sleep 2 hours straight I'll feel wonderfully rested. I don't think I have slept more than 90 minutes in one stretch in several weeks.

It's funny, yesterday I heard a newly pregnant woman talking about her fears of labor and delivery. It reminded me that I used to be so pathologically terrified of labor that I wished for a c-section. But as I near the end, I don't fear it at all. I pray for it. I welcome it. I am looking forward to it. I say, bring it on! On so many levels it will bring relief. Of course there are nerves and jitters, but at this point in the game I just can't wait for the whole thing to just get itself over with, you know?

So, just the normal end of the road stuff going on here. Hopefully my next post will be soon and will include baby pictures. One can hope, right? Of course, you know full well I'm jinxing myself and will end up whining to you 2 weeks past my due date.

44 inches...


and 36 weeks


Holy Cow!

I'm a month away from my due date!

Things here are going well. Kidney stones are a drag but they could be worse.

Still no internet at home. At this point I wonder if we'll ever get it fixed.

Still working part time. Thankful to have a job, don't know if/how long it will last, but it's still here.

Mostly, I'm just shocked that I'm a month away from my due date. I'll see if I can get a picture soon and upload it from work. I'm as big as a house!

Sorry I have neglected other blogs. No internet at home, and at work I've gone from 50 down to 30 hours and I'm just swamped here all the time. I hope to check in soon.

WTF

I rang in my 30th birthday (until about 4 am) in the labor and delivery ward of the hospital thinking I was in labor. I had terrible back pain and contractions every 90 seconds apart. I was really terrified of having her 8 weeks premature but I could not imagine what on earth was causing the terrible pain I was feeling other than labor. Well, long story short and several days later it turns out I've got kidney stones.

I haven't gone to work all week. I haven't done anything except go to the doctor and feel sorry for myself. I have an u/s tomorrow to see how things are going, how many there are, etc. Nothing has passed yet.

The good news is that they did an fFn test and it's not likely I'll go into preterm labor in the next 7 to 14 days. The fierce contractions I was having were irritbility contractions from the pain and stress on my system. The baby is in really good condition, strong HB, doing well. So on that front I couldn't be happier.

But I feel like shit and am so whiny and woah-is-me that I'm sure I'm miserable to be around.

What the hell is in the water up here that both Mark and I have now had stones?

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