Alright, the countdown continues! I had another prenatal appointment with my midwife yesterday and (after a painful examine) she determined I was dilated to 2 cm and about 70% effaced. She said that the baby wasn't very low and was worried that because I'm so narrow that I'd probably end up getting induced. (If you know me, my hips are anything but narrow so I don't really understand.) She is planning to have my induction date around July 5th so I need to get this baby out before then! I went on a long walk today but I still haven't had any contractions. I've had braxton hicks contractions where I can feel my stomach tightening, but no painful contractions. Is this baby ever going to come? Right now I'm sitting on a birthing ball, hopefully it's doing something helpful. Did I mention I weigh in at 133 pounds? Yes, I thought my weight had hit a plateau at 129, but last week I had gained 4 pounds! I'm still feeling great though. I'm definitely ready to not be pregnant anymore though. I'm over all this extra weight!
Friday, June 19, 2009
At my doctor's appointment two days ago,Wednesday, they told me the same thing as last week! Still at only 1/2 cm dilated and 80% effaced! I'm not super ready for the baby to come, but I am super ready to not be pregnant anymore. I'm running out of clothes that fit and I don't want to go buy more when I could have the baby any day now. The reality of it still hasn't hit! (I know I've said that a hundred times) I can't believe I could really go into labor anytime! Since the reality hasn't hit I haven't really gotten nervous or anxious. I'm just curious and excited for this whole experience of having a baby! It just doesn't feel real! Tonight Devin and I are going on a date night and just want to enjoy a weekend at the beach since this could be our last chance to relax before the baby comes and the sleep stops. What if the baby comes on Father's Day? Who knows! I can't wait to kiss my baby's face all over!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
On Saturday we went with Devin's family to see his sister Kiki's choir concert at UCLA. Before the concert we all met up with Uncle Chris and Anna and enjoyed dinner at California Pizza Kitchen.
I am in my 38th week of the pregnancy. Today I went in for a check up with my midwife and she told me I was dilated to 1/2 cm and 80% effaced. She estimated that the baby was about 6 lbs. The baby is in the head down position. (Which means I have to urninate everytime I stand up.) Besides that I haven't had any other signs of labor. I have been so thirsty + starving and feel like I eat every 10 minutes! The odd thing is, my weight hit a plateau a few weeks ago and I weighed in today at 129 lbs. Last week I weighed 130 lbs at my appointment but my doctor told me the baby is growing because my belly measurements have increased. I feel great! I haven't been sleeping as well the past few nights and my hips get a little sore from sleeping on my sides. The belly is definitely not comfortable and the baby jabbing me has been a little painful, I think he's bored and wants to come out. Just to remind everyone the due date is June 29th. (Which is on my birthday.) Devin has been a great husband and helps me relax when I get anxious about the baby coming. I just want everything to be perfect for when he comes and I've gotten almost everything bought and organized. I'm so excited for him to get here, it just doesn't feel real yet! We still haven't picked a name yet. We need to hurry up though!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
My sister-in-law Natalie is wonder woman! She just had her 4th baby less than 2 months ago and she was somehow able to throw me an amazing baby shower! I don't know how she does it, she sure sets the bar high! Thank you Natalie, the shower was so perfect, you are a sweetheart!!!
The shower was at my Aunt Tammy's house and she helped out so much and made an awesome cake! Dawn provided the funniest game that was a version of "memory" with baby terms. If you got a match, you got candy that coordinated with it. For example, if you got a match of "OBGYN" you got a butterfinger candy bar. Get it? Or for a match of "hospital bill" you got a 100 grand candy bar. It was alot of fun! My mom made a couple of really cute diaper cakes for decoration. My cousin Amy made a cute sign-in book with a bunch of maternity photos in it. Opening presents wasn't as easy as you'd think since my lap space was limited by my protruding naval. The shower was so awesome and I really appreciate all those who made it come together and all who attended. Thanks!!!
Once a week I get together with my 3 best friends from high school. Two weeks ago, Becky threw me a baby shower at BJ's Pizza with Tawny and Jessica. They gave me baby gifts there and Becky had me wear a tiara and a sash that said "Mommy-to-be". Becky also had a cute cake for me! Earlier that day Becky took me to get a pedicure, she sure knows how to spoil me! Thank you so much!!!