Sunday, March 24, 2013

39 Weeks

How far along? 39 Weeks--- excuse the pic... I was exhausted... 39 weeks prego... and a bit swollen lol Cheers!
Maternity Clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Eh.... not the greatest but alright!
Best moment this week: We got to hear baby girl's heartbeat a lot this week! (details about this at the bottom)
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? My body... I am ready to get back to my normal size.

Movement: Yes! Esp when I'm (we, I guess really) are hungry!
Food Cravings: Milkshakes/Ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender prediction: Baby GIRL! <3
Labor Signs: No labor signs.... but labor scare. I will explain at the bottom :-p
Bellyve some moody Button in or out? Poking out a bit now!
Wedding Ring on or off? Off... my Dr suggested I go ahead and take them off to be safe!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Def have some moody moments.. but hey! I'm 39 weeks prego.. give me a break! lol
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl... I think she will be here sooner then her due date.
So.... this Friday was my weekly dr appointment. Colby and I went and I was pretty nervous becaise I knew the dr would "check" me to see if I had dilated anymore. It isn't the greatest experience lol... so I was anxious. The nurse took my blood pressure and it was super high. This is a first... it is always normal. She got another nurse to check it... and it was still high. They kind of started panicking... which really She sent Colby & I into a room and we waited to the other nurse and midwife. She checked my BP again... but on my side. It was still high. I got checked again... and my cerix is still closed. She then told me they were going to send me over to labor and delivery to be monitored because of my high blood pressure. I have always had negative results for pre eclampsia... but they were worried that it could have just now showed up. So... off we went to the hospital. I was monitored for an hour on my side and had a normal BP and another negative test for pre eclampsia. So...  I was told to take it easy and have a follow up appointment on Tuesday at the dr's office. We left... grabbed dinner and went home for the night. All seemed to be well!
Saturday came... after a very long night of not much sleep. I now was worrying about everything because of what happened Friday. But.. I went on about my day. I borrowed my mom's BP machine just to keep my eye on my BP until my appointment Tuesday. It is a good thing because in the afternoon I took it and it seemed a bit high. I waited a little bit... and then took it again and it was high... and then went higher. My anxiety over it probably didn't help... but I tried to relax and lay one my left side. After relaxing... I took it again and it was still high. I called the on call dr... which was Dr. Urban... and she said to wait an hour... take it again. If the bottom number continued to be over 100 then to come in. I waited and... it was still over 100. Off to labor and delivery we went. When we got there the nurse took my BP sitting up (like I took it at home) and it was 180/108!! Yikes! I then got on my left side and was monitored for about 2 hours... and... it went back to normal. SO...... pretty much as long as I lay on my left and relax my BP is normal... but as soon as I start doing anything... it goes really high. Dr. Urban also noticed my legs/ankles/feet. They have been pretty swollen for a few weeks but it has never seemed to be a concern until my high BP. I had blood work done... to again check for anything and pre eclamsia. My blood work came back perfect! :)  She then told me that it was time for me to take my leave from work and be on bed rest until the baby comes. She wants to try to hold off as long as possible because if they have to induce me.... I have a high risk of having a c section because my cervix is still closed. The great news is that the baby is completely perfect :) and doing just fine!!! I just need to relax and PRAY my cervix starts dilating. No matter what... it will all be okay :) I am just hoping to not have a c section. Dr. Uran wants my follow up appointment to be Monday, instead of Tuesday... so after tomorrow... I guess we will see what they say. for now..... I need to just sit back and relax and hope my BP is down when I go to the dr tomorrow. Please keep us in your prayers :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 Weeks
Maternity Clothes? Yes... and now they are even gettin uncomfy. I would love to wear pj pants all day, everyday lol
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Same! Sleeping well... but it is more like taking a bunch of naps during the night lol
Best moment this week: Baby girl is still head down :) I love hearing that at my appointments! Also... my nephew, Gavin (newly 2 year old) came up to me and stood under my belly and started rubbing my belly. It was the sweetest thing EVER! This was his second time doing it. It melted my heart!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Being able to put my shoes on and take them off without making it a big ordeal..

Movement: Yes! The doctor is still guessing she is weighing over 7 pounds right now... I don't know how much room she could possibly have in there for all the movement she makes!
Food Cravings: Pizza is still my bff!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender prediction: Baby GIRL! <3
Labor Signs: Still the minor cramps.... but nothing else!
Belly Button in or out? Flat with a little bit poking out still
Wedding Ring on or off? On... but DEF getting snug at night
Happy or Moody most of the time: So happy!!! :) I have had such a wonderful pregnancy! I am beyond thankful for that. I have not had any problems and now everyday she stays put is just bonus time:) I am so blessed! I can only hope this continues for her birth and after!
Looking forward to: Baby girl's arrival! Wondering is she will be a March or April baby!!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

37 Weeks

How far along? 37 Weeks
Maternity Clothes? Yes! My size small maternity tops are starting to not cover my belly lol... I refuse to buy more clothes though, Luckily my maternity camis are long :)
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping well... but getting up every hour and a half on the dot to tinkle.
Best moment this week: At my appointment this week... baby girl is still head down :) yay!! The midwife guessed that she is over 7 pounds already! She estimated her weighing in the upper 7's at birth. We shall see if she is right! :)
Have you told family and friends: Yes! lol
Miss Anything? Sleeping for more then an hour and a half lol...

Movement: Yes! She is still moving! Now I know where her head, back and butt are located so it is neat to have an IDEA of what is what when I feel her moving.
Food Cravings: Chocolate chip cookies again... & of course, PIZZA PIZZA and more PIZZA lol
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender prediction: Baby GIRL! <3
Labor Signs: Nope... I few cramps once in awhile... but major.
Belly Button in or out? Flat with a little bit poking out
Wedding Ring on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!! I am so happy to make it to the 37 weeks mark! I was so nervous about having her before 37 weeks.. a big weight has been lifted to know that.. we made it!! :)
Looking forward to: This weekend is St. Patrick's Day weekend... which means Colby's annual Soccer tournament in OC. We usually stay all weekend, but I have decided to not go as much this year to be safe. I am still looking forward to a mini get a way to OC. I am REALLY hoping baby girl lets us get through this weekend. After that.. she can come :) Her daddy has been very worried lol

Sunday, March 3, 2013

36 Weeks

How far along? 36 Weeks
Maternity Clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well... most nights.
Best moment this week: I had my first check up this week where the Dr checks everything out. As of Friday, my cervix was still closed and I was 60% effaced. The Dr seemed very happy with that. I was glad to hear my cervix was still closed. I am hoping babyb girl sits tight for atleast two more weeks!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! lol
Miss Anything? Def still sleeping on my stomach. Getting comfy is getting harder and harder.

Movement: Yes! I feel like she is moving a lot more... but I don't see it lasting much longer like it is... because there really isn't much room in there. She is taking up my entire belly right now lol
Food Cravings: Jello with cool whip!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Plaza is actually not sitting well anymore.... just like the first trimester. I can eat it right now.... but I get light headed during and after. I think I am going to hold off on Plaza for a bit :)
Gender prediction: Baby GIRL! <3
Labor Signs: No! However.... after my appointment Friday, I have started feeling a little cramping. I am hoping that settles down.
Belly Button in or out? Flat & def starting to poke out!
Wedding Ring on or off? On... but I am def sstarting to swell a bit.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, Moody, Happy, Moody lol...
Looking forward to: Preparing for Brooke's arrival. This weekend we got a lot done. It has def made me a lot more relaxed about everything. Now I just need to maintain it! Lol