Thursday, January 6, 2011
Our appt was not really all that wonderful yesterday. It was kind of weird. Nick and I were both in really good moods and we got called back for our appt within like 15 minutes of getting there---which is HIGHLY unusual. We usually wait in the waiting room for about 45 minutes and then in the exam room for 15-20 minutes. So we were stoked we got called back quickly. And then it all went downhill :) They took my blood pressure and it was 140/90. I haven't had any problems with blood pressure so I wasn't too concerned and my urine didn't have any protein in it, so that was good. But now we have to monitor it and if it gets any higher, I have to go back for bloodwork. Then the nurse let me know that there was a lab error on my group B strep test which we did last week, so the doctor was going to have to repeat it again. Fun. I'm not sure everyone knows exactly what happens in a group B strep test but for those that don't, basically, they wipe your butt with a cotton swab. It is kinda awkward to do once, but twice.....no fun. Then she checked me and I was still only at 1 1/2 cm and 50 % effaced. But that's okay. I'm preparing myself for this baby to come late and just PRAYING that he actually comes on time or a little early. Either way, I know time is going to fly by. I took my blood pressure again this morning and it was 130/98. Still not great, but I'll check again this afternoon and hopefully it's gone down. I REALLY don't want to have to do a 24 hour urine test. Can you imagine carrying your pee around in a bottle and trying to get it in there every time you go to the bathroom?!? Yuck. Sorry, this was probably more than most of you (if anyone's reading :) wanted to know but I had to record all this SOMEwhere!!!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
So today, I am 37 weeks!! Holy cow, is it possible?!!? I can finally be considered full term :) YAY!! Now.......if he would just come out. We go to the OB today at 3:30pm to see if I've progressed any further. We went last week and I was 1 1/2 cm dilated and 50% effaced and SO excited to hear that news! I know I could stay at those measurements for awhile, but it felt good to hear that we were actually making progress and Tommy is slowly but surely "heading out" (haha, had to do it) into the world! I'm getting excited even as I type this!!! I can't WAIT to see him and hold him and love on him. Just in the last few weeks, the pregnancy has started to get uncomfortable. They say I am measuring average and the thought in my head is that average must mean they're 6 foot 5 inches with legs the length of the Mississippi river!! He FEELS HUGE!!!!!!!! And I know that's just because he's growing and running out of room, but holy smokes. The doctor did say that his head has dropped and is in the birth canal, so that's good news as far as that I as long as there aren't any complications, I should be able to have him naturally and NOT with a c-section. That made me REALLY happy :) But he keeps doing this crazy move where it feels like he throws his whole body to my left side. Don't know if that's really what's happening, but that's what it feels like. I just keep picturing him with his head stuck in the canal and the rest of his body just flingling around in there :) And while it IS uncomfortable, I have to admit, it's still fun. I love when he kicks and I poke him and then he kicks me back. It's like we're playing and it amazes me that even though he's still in the womb, he gets the fact that SOMETHING is poking him back and it's like a game! God is amazing and if you have any question about that, pregnancy has GOT to clear that up. I just can't BELIEVE how a human being can grow inside another human being and to feel him move and know when he's sleeping or if he's kicking when he hears music.......it's just awesome!! God's handprints are all OVER this baby!! I am just so excited to know him and see who he is going to become. Parenting is already the greatest thing I've ever done and he's not even born yet. People always say you never know what real love is until you have a child. And I didn't get it until now. But I would TRULY lay my life down for Tommy. I feel myself get protective and upset just THINKING about when he's older--if he goes through hardships or gets teased or put down about anything. I hurt thinking about him getting hurt. And it's crazy!! That I haven't "seen" him yet but I feel all these things for him. It's truly a love I have not known until recently. So I am praying hard core that he comes soon!! I know I have 3 weeks left, but he's healthy and ready and SO AM I!!!!!!!! PLEASE COME OUT TOMMY!!!