Thursday, July 30, 2009

36 weeks! :D

so blake will be born later today. :) i can't believe it!!! they're inducing me. i have an ultrasound at 8:30 and then after that i'm getting induced. wow! it hasn't really sunk in yet. and my last day as a pregnant woman i spent cleaning like crazy haha. oh well, the house looks better at least. definitely wasn't restful like everyone told me to do....oh well. i'll get plenty of rest laying in the hospital bed waiting for the contractions to pick up....i hope. lol, idk i guess i'll update everyone on how it goes!!! wish me luck, no epidural, so hope i can handle it! can't wait to meet you blake konnor. :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

35 weeks!

so the last appointment went much, much better. we saw him doing lots of simulated breathing, which is awesome. and he did good in the non-stress test (NST). and they're gunna try to let me deliver him vaginally, so yay. but if it's too much for him then they'll take him c-section (as with any baby). i'm gunna go to sacred heart twice a week now, and they'll continue to monitor him and do the NST. they said if my fluid gets below 5 cm then they'll induce me then, but i guess it's already starting to diminish, which is a natural sign that labor is coming. but he said there's still a good amount there. so it was a good appointment, something i REALLY needed. i feel so much better about everything. :)

i can't believe he'll be here so soon though! either this week or next week i'll be a mom. :) and he's dropped even more, i didn't even know that was possible. i just hope he's okay. but since he gets hiccups all the time now, that tells me he's swallowing (plus i've seen him swallow on an ultrasound) and he sucks his thumb, so that's kinda the basics of breast feeding. the doctor at the appointment didn't seem too concerned with his ability to breast feed, so i'm hoping that all goes fine. i also kinda hope that they don't have to induce me and that he just comes on his own. but i've been having signs still that it's not far off, so he's wanting out too. either way, it wont be much longer. :)

the room is almost done too, and i've finally packed my hospital bag. i still need to wash all of his things though. i procrastinate clearly too much lol. but his crib is together and his bassinet and all that. :) i just can't wait to finally hold my beautiful baby boy n my arms.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

34 weeks 4 days!

so i had a doctor's appointment at sacred heart today. can you say stressful???

i got there and they did the ultrasound. well they were saying that his heart didn't look any better and that he was small (he weighed 3 lbs 11oz, which is only one more pound from four weeks ago. average babies weigh about 5 lbs this week. it's probably b/c of the cord). so they were talking about inducing me today and me having blake. actually they were also saying that i might have to go to st. petersburg (a seven hour drive) to deliver him, b/c they have heart surgeons there that could do surgery on him when he was born if they needed to, and they don't here. so i had to get hooked up and have a non-stress test done on blake and to monitor if i was having any contractions (i think i had one, but not a bad one). well after about an hour we finally passed that test, and had to meet with a pediatric cardiologist around 2:30. she did another, more detailed u/s on blake, and his heart is fine. i was so, SO relieved. he's just been in a really bad position to where it makes the left pulmonary artery look small. so i have to go back on friday, not sure why though. i don't think they're inducing me yet though. but they did say either way i'll be going into labor soon anyway. i'm just glad he's not going to have to have surgery or anything.

i think they are still inducing me though, b/c he's so small. they want me to feed him so that he can get enough nutrients. i guess restricted fetal growth is seen in about 15% of sua. i'm just glad i have some more time to prepare for him. he's gunna be soo tiny! wish me luck at my next appointments though.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

34 weeks!

so wow, so much has happened! well not tons, but enough to make a difference. at 33 weeks, 4 days i lost my mucus plug! usually that means labor is within two weeks. eek! nothing yet, but i've definitely been having signs that he'll be here soon. he's been dropping like crazy. like now it's uncomfortable to sit b/c he's putting so much pressure down there and such. the only way i can comfortably sit is if i lean back a lot (like i am now). and i've been nesting like crazy. and on top of all that, the contractions are getting more frequent and some of them are uncomfortable. so i think he'll be here soon. :) i just hope he waits a little longer. luckily his room is just about done, so yay! so exciting. mom painted the walls today (i was gunna help, but she didn't want me breathing in the fumes), and i LOVE the paint! lol it's soo cute!

so on tuesday i go to sacred heart for my next ultrasound, most likely my last one, and then on thursday i have my next appointment and i also have the epidural class. i don't want to have an epidural, but i want to have the class just in case i need one. or change my mind and decide i want one. then on the 30th of this month i have my breast feeding class. wonder if i'll be able to make it that long lol. guess we'll see!

oh and at 33 weeks 5 days i had maternity pictures done. here are those: