Friday, July 29, 2011

35 Weeks

So, here I am at 35 weeks. No one, not even me thought Sophia would stay in here this long! The good news is she is growing.  At my ultrasound yesterday, she weighed 4 and 1/2 pounds.  This is still underweight, but I'm just convinced she is just going to be a small little girl.  As of Tuesday, I was still only 4 cm. dilated though.  If she stays in here until next Tuesday, they'll check my dilation again.

I really do like this movie though...

It has been a difficult couple of weeks.  I feel like I'm in my own Groundhog Day! You now, the Bill Murray movie? Everyday is the same. I wake up around 9 or 10, feed the zoo and eat breakfast. Then it's trying to find something to do. Usually it's getting online to check Facebook, Twitter, news, and blogs I read.  After that it's Netflix to watch a show or movie. I'm currently re-watching Torchwood.  I'll eat lunch and maybe read after that. Oh, and don't forget the bathroom breaks every half hour or so! Aren't you jealous? I live such an exciting existence right now! I do get to go out into the world every so often though. I go to my OB on Tuesdays and the hospital on Thursdays.  Sometimes I'll tag along with Cary if he's going anywhere on his days off.  I'm telling you, I can't stand all this excitement! <--- That's sarcasm right there.

I know I shouldn't be complaining, but enjoying my "me" time and peace and quiet before this little girl comes and changes our lives forever. I'm trying, but it isn't easy.  So, who knows how much longer this little chickpea will stay cookin'.  Until then, you know what I'll be doing...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

34 Weeks, and yes I'm still pregnant

She's still cookin' in there

Here is this week's  update:

- I am now 4 cm. dilated and 90% effaced
- She has definitely dropped some more
- My docs are pretty confident that I can deliver her vaginally now, especially since she's so small
- I have officially been home for a week now
- I am going crazy

I am pretty miserable at this point especially with this heat. I have to keep telling myself that the longer she's in there, the better off she'll be. I am resting as much as I can, but getting bored. I've been reading, wasting time on the internet, and watching shows on Netflix.  I wish I had the energy to really clean the house, but I don't. I am excited, scared, and a million other emotions about having her.  I am excited to meet her and see what she looks like, but I am definitely scared about the whole giving birth part.  I hope I can do it naturally, but who knows.  My OB's think I'll have her pretty fast once I start active labor since I'm already dilated.  Let's hope so! Until next week...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

33 Weeks

I know everyone wants to look at my big naked belly...

What a crazy couple of weeks! As of yesterday, I was 3 1/2 cm. dilated and in early labor.  I got a shock last week when at my 32 week OB visit, they found out I was 2 cm. dilated and was probably having contractions.  I was given 2 steroid injections to help her lungs develop and they seem to think she'll be okay born this early.  She was weighing at 3 pounds, 9 ounces last week, so she is still very small.  I've never held a baby that small before! I have officially been put on modified bed rest too.  Today was my last day of work and it felt very strange leaving.  The next time I go back there I will be a mom! It still seems strange to me.  Who knows how long she'll stay in here. My doctor said yesterday that she doesn't think I'll go longer than a week.  Well, it's all up to Sophia on when she's good and ready.

I also had a baby shower last weekend given by our friend Amanda. She made some yummy vegan, gluten free food for me! She made vegan quiche, and vegan, gluten free cupcakes that were amazing! I also got some nice gifts too. Here are a few crappy, cell phone pictures:

Pretty flowers and one of my favorite books


Pretty diaper cake

Look at the cute owls!

These were incredible! Yummy...

So, who knows, this may be my last entry as a preggo and the next one might be as a mommy! Stay tuned...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

31 Weeks

Here is this week's update:

- Both NST's and the ultrasound were fine. Sophia is still looking good. We saw her playing with her foot during the ultrasound and got a few good pics. Next week they will measure and get her weight again. Hopefully she's grown!

- We had our last hypnobirth class. I am so glad we took them. It has given me a totally new perspective on birth. I feel more positive and not quite as anxious about it. Having a c-section though I'm still a bit afraid of. I will hopefully have a private session with the teacher about that.

- I found a doula who works for free or donation and hopefully can meet with her this month. 

- I'm actually getting pretty excited about meeting Sophia! I can't wait to meet her and see what she looks like. I'm trying to enjoy these last couple of months of pregnancy. It's a bit hard seeing as how uncomfortable and tired I am, but I'm trying. I know I will never be pregnant again, so maybe I'll try harder.

- Miss Sophia is on Cary's schedule somehow. She sleeps and doesn't move around much during the day, but come evening and all night, there is a party going on in my belly! Let's hope she doesn't keep this schedule once she is born.

Until next week...