Well nothing has changed at all since last week. Well, last week I wasn't dilated and this week I'm dilated 1/2 a centimeter. Big whoop. At our doctor appointment we had our sonogram and she estimates that she was around 7 pounds 4 ounces at that time. That is not large enough to discuss an induction at this time. :( Sooooo, we play the waiting game some more. I don't feel any closer to having her than I did 3 weeks ago. I have gotten a little bit more freaked out about the whole birthing process recently but I imagine that those feelings will just keep growing stronger as the big day approaches. I have been sleeping about half of the night on a wedge pillow and that is helping me a little bit with sleeping and acid reflux. We got some gifts from some great friends including our jogging stroller that is also a travel system! It is so neat! Such smooth turning and has an mp3 hookup and speakers! Hooper is really excited. Speaking of gifts, yesterday was Christmas and Finley made out like a bandit!!!!!!!!! Anna has already spoiled her so much! She already has more shoes than I have and has some of the cutest outfits I have EVER seen. She will be the best dressed baby around for a while I have no doubt. My mom and dad got her lots of great goodies too. I just can't wait until she is here and I can dress her in these outfits! Anna says that I have to take her everywhere or at least take her picture every day with all of her outfits! :) Today we have really been nesting. Hooper and I have been working really hard at putting all of her clothes away and arranging her closet and drawers to what makes the most sense to us. That was really hard to decide what goes where and what is considered hangable and what should just be folded. We've been doing lots of laundry also. I also swept the kitchen with my new broom that I love so much. Hahaha. And Hoop hung up some photo frames and we are planning the layout of our photo gallery in the living room. I think today has been very successful in the nesting department. I wonder if I'll have a 39 weeks post or a 40 weeks post. Heck, I might even have a 41 and 42! Ay yay yay! Below is today's picture. I do think that I look bigger than last week.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Well we are getting closer and closer to the due date! I have reached a point where I am not sleeping well at all. I wake up usually around 11:30, 1:30, 4:00 and 5:30. This morning I had such bad pains in my stomach that I had to get Hooper up to help me get out of bed. (They were just gas pains.) Every time I rolled over or had to use the restroom in the night I was in such bad pain. I can't wait for tomorrow when we get our sonogram and then talk to the doctor again. I am really hoping that she'll set an induction date! After we go to our appointment we are going to finish up our Christmas shopping. Other than feeling gas pains sometimes and not sleeping, my indigestion is still kicking and I'm having pains in other areas that will remain nameless. Finley is still moving around a lot and I still feel like she's really high. But remember, the doctor said she's really low. That makes me think she might be really long! I just can't wait for our sonogram to find out! Anyway, here is my photo from Sunday. And below are some of our favorites from our maternity session we had Sunday! Anna took the photos and edited them! We LOVE them! Don't forget to see our website for more photo details. www.aandcphotos.com
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Yesterday we had an appointment with the doctor and it was the first of my weekly appointments. We felt like it was a really good appointment because we got a lot of questions answered. (Probably because Hooper came with me and I wasn't just shy and silent the whole time by myself.) This is also the point when she starts "checking" me. So far I am not dilated but I am 50% effaced. When she checked me she said, "Whoa, she's really low" which surprised me a little. I mean, I know I feel her on my bladder but I was thinking she was still pretty high up. I also asked her if she could tell if she was head down and she said yes, she's head down. That surprised me too. I've been thinking I've been feeling her head but I guess it's been her bottom for the past couple of weeks. (Don't tell Finley I confused the two.) I'm glad that she's low and head down because that means she's just in position to make her grand entrance. Or exit I suppose. Toward the end of the appointment I asked her about how big she thinks that she is right now. She guessed that she's about 6 1/2 pounds. At that point I reminded her that my brother was 11 pounds and they took me two weeks early because I was so big and I still weighed 9 1/2 pounds. Hooper weighed 5 pounds but he was 6 weeks premature. She was a little bit shocked at all of the big baby news and she said we need to do a sonogram at the next visit and check how big she is. She had previously told us that she would not induce any earlier than one week unless there were medical reasons to do so. After talking about the big baby syndrome, she did say that if Finley is big then that is a reason to induce earlier. (We are really hoping to have her before 2011 for multiple reasons. 1. Dr. Deem will be out of town January 1-3 and that is just scary to me. 2. Blue Cross Blue Shield and Harris are having some disagreements right now and the two might not work together after December 31. 3. Tax cut. and 4. The sooner the better! We can't wait to meet her!) So I am really happy that we discussed the big baby scenario with her because this way we get to have a sonogram that we probably wouldn't have gotten to have otherwise. I can't wait to see her on the screen again! I just need to fatten her up in the next week so that she's considered big and she can come early! :)
Monday, December 13, 2010
I can't believe that I am 36 weeks pregnant. In the beginning, Finley was only the size of a sesame seed and now she is the size of a watermelon! I remember everyone saying, "Just wait until she's the size of a watermelon!" and I felt like it was sooo far away. It's so strange. I know that the holidays are going to make the rest of this time fly by and I am just so excited. I'm getting a little nervous for the actual birthing process, but I'm really elated to see her face and finally meet her. Last night was the first night that I really thought, "Holy moly. I could go into labor at any given moment now." I woke up choking (because of my dang indigestion) and my first thought of waking up in that panic was, "Did my water break?!?!" It made me laugh after I finally realized that I was choking and not going into labor. That is the second time that I have choked in my sleep because of my indigestion and it really stinks. We started finally washing Finley's blankets and washcloths and burp rags. We also started packing our bag for the hospital. We really should have done that a long time ago, but what can I say? I slacked and thankfully it's worked out so far. I don't really feel like she's "dropped" yet because I still feel her in the same spots and one of those spots is relatively high up by my ribs and I'm pretty sure it's her head there. I am ready for her head to be down and for her to be ready to arrive! Tonight I have a sore throat and that is really a bummer. I haven't been sick this whole time and I really don't want to get sick right here at the end. I'm a little bummed that we didn't get a picture for 35 weeks but I also don't feel like I look much different over the past few weeks. However, I could be way off. I do think my face is getting a little bit more swollen and that really stinks but it's all a part of it I suppose. Anyway, I wonder how many more of these posts I'll have before she is here!!!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I wasn't able to write a blog Sunday because I was so sick. I should have written one Monday or Tuesday but I got busy and then forgot. :) Saturday night I woke up in the middle of the night and was violently ill. It was sooo not fun. Vomiting is unpleasant enough any normal day in life, but when you have a 5 or 6 pound baby in your belly it is even worse. When I would lay back in bed and try to let my stomach settle, Finley would start moving around. It was so horrible. The only way I can think to describe the feeling in my stomach that night was like those big glass balls that have the lightning in them and when you put your hand on it, then lightning goes to your hand. Do you know what I'm talking about? It felt like there was a lightning storm all over my stomach. Bottom line, it was awful. Sunday morning when I woke up I still felt bad and Hooper called the doctor. I took some medicine and ended up sleeping the day away. The last week has been pretty good considering I'm entering the home stretch. Sometimes I'm uncomfortable and most of the time I'm hot, but it's okay. The main complaint is of course the indigestion. I keep hoping that when Finley moves down it wont be so bad. Oh, I forgot to mention a few weeks ago that I wrecked my car into a pole that appeared out of nowhere. I was parked and then went to pull out and the pole scraped the side of my car pretty deeply. When I told my mom she informed me that when she was pregnant with me she backed into a tree in the yard that had always been there. :) I think she and I are two peas in a pod. We are so alike that it's strange sometimes. I just hope that when Finley is pregnant, she doesn't wreck her car too. Anyway, hopefully I'll get back on schedule and blog again on Sunday. I can't believe that it's almost time!