Wednesday, August 31, 2011

She's here!

Well, technically she's been here for 11 days, but things have been a bit crazy. Between having a c-section, trying to get everyone settled at home, and my parents and sister visiting, it's been a little busy around here.  Sophia Helen was born on August 20th at 10:42 p.m., weighing 5 lbs 3 oz and 18 inches long.  For now, here are some pictures:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

38 Weeks

We've made it another week! Again, who knew? Well, if I don't have Miss Sophia by next week she is being evicted on the 24th. That's right, evicted.  I am nervous about being induced, but at the same time I'm ready to have her and meet her.  I am so done being pregnant! Another good thing: I had my last trip to the hospital for my NST's and ultrasounds! You have no idea how exciting this was!
Look exciting doesn't it?
I actually had 3 contractions while hooked up, so maybe that's a good sign she'll come on her own before next week. I did have a talk with her and told her she was being evicted next week, so it would be so much better if she just cooperated and did this on her own. I'm not sure she's going to listen to me though.  Stubborn girl.  They measured and weighed her today too. She is at 5 pounds 6 ounces and measurements were fine.  That's a good weight I think. The bigger she is the more likely I'll have to have a c-section.  We got a few more ultrasound pictures too. One is a regular and the other is a 3-D one.  We saw her sucking on her fingers and hand!

A foot! A foot that's been pushing on my ribs!

Here's her cute little face! You can definitely tell she has my nose here!

So, no matter what happens, I will definitely be having this chickpea next week! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

37 Weeks

Well, we have officially made it to full term! Sophia can definitely come out safely now.  That is if she wasn't being so stubborn. At my Ob appointment Tuesday, I was still 4 cm. dilated, so no progress there.   They said they will probably want to induce me at 39 weeks if I haven't had her yet. They're worried about me getting an infection from being dilated for so long.  I really don't want to take Pitocin though.  I've heard so many bad things about it, plus, I would be stuck in the bed being monitored and wouldn't be able to move around if I want.  Definitely not what I want.

Sorry about the crappy picture...

So, my goal now is  to try and coax her out. My doula suggested drinking raspberry leaf tea, which I just bought today. She also said to do movements that are used in birth like swaying on my hands and knees or any movement that helps gravity do it's job.  Another thing I can do is have my Ob sweep my membranes. I may ask them to do this next week even though it doesn't always work.  I've been eating spicy food too.  We'll see, but really it's all about when she's ready to make her entrance.  So, please send us positive baby vibes!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our Chickpea in 3-D!

Cary thinks she looks like me here. Poor kid!
At my last Thursday appointment at he hospital, they asked if we wanted to see if she could get a good look at Sophia's face with the 3-D. Of course we said yes! It was amazing to see her like this. It makes it all the more real.  We're still waiting for you little girl!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blog Hop Thursday

I'm participating in the Totally Thursday Blog Hop! It's hosted by Jill at Momma Totally In Love. I hope to get some new followers and follow some great blogs myself!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

36 Weeks and a letter to our chickpea

Dear Sophia,

We are ready for you whenever you decide to make your entrance into this world. There are so many people anxiously awaiting your arrival.  Not only are me and Daddy waiting but Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, all your Aunts, Uncles, cousins and a whole lot more are too.  But really, no pressure.  You teased us a few weeks ago when we all thought you were coming! I just wanted to let you know it's safe now to come and we can't wait to meet you!


You're running out of room in here!