How are yall??
I'm as anxious as ever for this baby to come! I don't know why the switch in the last couple of days. I guess I've come to terms with the fact that our home addition and renovation won't be complete by baby's arrival, and now the excitement is almost too much! I've still got things to do, but I'm just... excited! :) I'm especially dying to know if Big Sister gets a brother or a sis! I love being Team Green.
I was told at 28 weeks that they would definitely be inducing on 12/14 (one week from today) or before due to my preeclampsia diagnosis. Since things have improved so much that may not still be the case, thank goodness! I would love to avoid a second induction as my first was totally for the birds. O.U.C.H.
I turned in my final 24 hour urine collection today and found out the lab totally messed it up while processing, so I will have to recollect next week. ARGH! This is my fourth collection this pregnancy, and for those of you who've done it, you can understand why I'm not thrilled to have to do it again. The silver lining I've found is that if the results of whatever I collect next week come back bad and they decide to induce immediately (as they did with my daughter when my results came back unfavorably), then I'll have bought myself and the baby a few more days of growth in utero - always a good thing!
So, gals, what do you have to report? It's been so dead in here lately, and we're all getting so close!!
Fingers crossed you're still in the clear!!!!
Things have been crazy. Moving and unpacking for the past 4 weeks, and somehow I think I'm still sane. The house is still a mess, and it's starting to piss me off because there's only so much I can do. DD had her first day at preschool on Friday, and even though it's 5 hours a day, it will make a huge difference once baby is here. She likes it anyways.
I've been seen by a midwife finally, and they caught me up on bloodwork, GD test, and such. They did another anatomy scan because they couldn't get much info from the practice in NC. I have to go in for a growth scan at the end of the month because according to u/s measurements (which are always wrong) he's only in the 35th percentile and around 3 lbs. He's facing forward from what I can tell, and I really don't think he's all that small. He moves all the time, and it's becoming pretty painful. Well my midwife told me not to grow a big baby if I want a VBAC. It's ok I don't really grow big babies, just a big mommy :laugh: She wasn't as enthusiastic about me wanting a VBAC, but she was supportive. Her main concern was that my last failed pushing was due to me having a small pelvis. I don't really have a small pelvis. I told her it was pretty much because I quit after having too little progress, and her head was just stuck. I learned my lesson last time, and to me it seems like a very common first time mom mistake that I did, and I know better now.
So all that's left is getting the car seat, swing, diapers, and washing the clothes. Oh yeah and figure out what to do with dd when I'm in labor and hospital. Dh may not get any time off. So I'm about to freak out because we really can't afford 3 days straight of a babysitter. I don't think I would be able to do a home birth by myself, because that sounds like a genius idea :eyeroll:
Hey Sasha FYI...there is a paternity reg or whatever on the books guaranteeing MIL members 10 days paternity leave!!
Yeah dh took almost 3 weeks with Nadia. But he was in the fleet, they have slightly different rules for recruiters :( We asked his staff sgt and he said only if he puts in some contracts :( I don't know if he will, January will be his first month working by himself. I'm hoping he was wrong because he doesn't have kids, so probably doesn't know. I thought paternity leave was more of a legal guaranteed right by the military, rather than just the normal "vacation" time.
Originally Posted by LaundryQueen2011
Paternity is paternity!! Joe gets to take his as soon as he gets back- it has to be used within 45 days. Lemme look for the reg or whatever it's called tomorrow.
Well I'm fairly miserable to be honest. Prodromal labor has already started. I had contractions all day Friday and Btwn fri and sat dropped a lot. I am extremely uncomfortable at this point and find it hard to do just about everything. Baby A has slowed down a lot in her movement as well. I have an apt Friday for my gbs and will likely be checked due to all the action I've had going on. I move onto one week apts after that. I I ally got he baby clothes washed so at least I have those ready. I have nothing else done so I'm a tad freaked out. Especially bc I haven't been able to do crap since Friday. We discovered we don't have quite enough winter clothes for the baby so I get to do a little shoppig for her, on top of the shopping I have to do for Christmas. I feel so overwhelmed its unreal. I'm just praying this baby stays in til Jan but I'm not so sure that is going to happen!!!!
I had an apt yesterday, the doctor did the strep b test and checked my cervix because of I have been feeling a lot of pressure and contractions. So far I am 1 cm dilated and a little effaced. I'm am hoping this means Matthew will be here sooner rather than later. I am starting to get very uncomfortable and i'm have a lot of trouble sleeping at night.
I actually have a week with no Dr appts!! Next week I have OB, MFM, and Endocrinologist appts. They ended up putting me on a low dose of insulin for GD because I was losing weight on the low amount of carbs I was able to eat. I was on 20 grams of carbs per meal before, now I can have 45, plus 15 at a snack. I still have to test 7 times a day, though. :(
I've been having "pre-labor" contractions for over a week now. They did a NST and told me they are "real" vs BH, but not progressing. I didn't know there was a difference, actually, so I thought they were just painful BH. They've told me the baby could come "at any time--could be tomorrow, could be weeks" which isn't exactly reassuring. I'm still waiting on them to decide on a date for the c-section, but they'll be doing an amnio after Christmas to check lung maturity.
Oh, and we have a boy name now, but no girl name.
Well I'm a "very loose 1cm" according to my dr. She confirmed I'm at the point of no return where they won't stop labor!!! It kicked me bum into gear getting stuff ready for sure!!
I have my appt on Monday, I'm going once a week now. Pretty sure I'll go in December, since my EDD is right on the cusp. I'm going to ask the Doc to check me because I have such bad vaginal pain, plus my breathing has all of a sudden gotten much easier and hearburn is almost completely gone..... so I think he dropped somewhat. Matt is starting uterus-stimulating massage on my pressure points Sunday night, since it can take several sessions for that method to get me going. Also increasing the frequency of DTD in the mean time. :laugh: