Well today's appointment went well. She is measuring right at 31 weeks so we are are perfectly on track. I am soooo relieved for that. My youngest always measured 2-4 weeks ahead the entire third trimester and she was an almost 10 lb baby so I have some hope that this will be a smallish/average size baby this time. Her hear rate was 148 and was very loud and proud. The girls went with me and they just love hearing her heart. I am supposed to be on the biweekly appointment schedule but they had me do 3 weeks and because of Memorial Day and my doctor going out of town I have to do 3 weeks again so after that I will be at weekly appointments! Eeek! I was supposed to get a u/s to recheck the thing with the bowel for 32 weeks. Well guess what? They are all booked up so I don't get to go until my next appointment on June 9th so I will actually be 35 weeks instead of 32. I'm pretty irritated with that. If they knew that their u/s schedule is usually that full I feel like he should have had me schedule it at my last appointment so I could have actually gotten in when I was supposed to. I guess it doesn't matter that much. More waiting. Yay!
We went to some city wide garage sales before my appointment and I totally hit the mother load at one sale and took away an entire trash bag full of baby things and was able to cross a lot off my list. I am feeling tons more prepared after today. I think that the only items now that I really have to have before she arrives are nursing bras and a diaper bag.
Glad you had a good appointment! And yay to baby items! I feel so unprepared this time as I don't have much clothes for the baby. The rest I have , like gadgets, swaddling blankets and burping towels. For myself I have enough stuff as well.
That's pretty annoying about the u/s, I wouldn't be happy about it either.
Awesome that you got in some garage sale love. There isn't much going on around here yet with those and unfortunately all of our local thrift stores are kinda on the yucky side, so I really won't be looking there.
Is there a way to have your name be in a waiting list if someone drops out and you get in earlier for u/s? Here it is so hard to schedule 3d one as it is all booked and overbooked and costs quite a bit too.
So soon...I can't believe it!
Didn't it just all go by so fast???
It has definitely flown. I can honestly day no part of this has really dragged for me this time around.
As I get closer to the end I think more about how I would like this birth to go. Ideally I want to go into labor on my own and no epidural. Having been induced with both my girls I'm starting to face that inner struggle though with the uncertainty of when it will take place. I'm such a planner that it's hard for me to have such a huge thing out of my control. It almost makes me envy CS mama's with their pre-scheduled delivery dates. I've got to hold strong! I want this too much to give in easily. I've decided that unless I hit 41 weeks I will not agree to an induction. That seems reasonable to me.
Very reasonable! I completely agree on the lack of control aspect, but we haven't had any so far, so what's a few more weeks?
I hope you don't have to wait till 41 weeks to have her!!!
I have to say, being a repeat c/s Mama, that being able to plan is pretty sweet!! ;)
Still, the risks of major surgery, not so much!
I hope that you are able to go into labor on your own and can skip the induction! I went through an induction with DS1 and I'm glad to know I never have to do that again! ;)
I was 40 weeks and 5 days when I went into labor with DD. I too was going to be a scheduled induction if i made it to 41 weeks. But after 38 hours of labor I guess she did make it to 41 weeks lol But I've always heard people say that pregnancy flies by once you have other little ones at home. They take up all your time and attention!
A friend approached me today about doing a diaper shower. I didn't think we were going to have any type of shower to celebrate this baby so I am really excited for it! We were going to use cloth but decided at least for now we are doing disposables since I will for the first time ever only have one in diapers. I love that I will get to hang out and visit with people and NOT have to open presents since it will all be diapers.
How great! I wish someone did a diaper shower for me cause that's like the biggest expense usually.
34 weeks! I really haven't been unreasonably uncomfortable this pregnancy but I think I'm finally there. We go to the zoo 1-2 times a week to get the kids out for some fun when DH has a day off. Today we stayed for 2 hours but only did the front of the zoo and very little walking because I was very uncomfortable and couldn't handle walking to the back. Baby girl is sitting very low and starting to bring on the pressure. Only 8 more days until we get to see her again by u/s!
Sounds like fun! Going to the zoo here is somewhat of an ordeal, I can't imagine doing it multiple times a week.
It's funny how much baby position effects us, I wonder if it feels any different for them.
Wow, you're getting closer.... 34 weeks and already having a low lying baby.
I always loved going to the zoo. I sometimes went there for lunch during time at college as it was so close to the campus. I liked the whole relaxing environment. But it's true, you can walk a lot if you want to
We buy a zoo membership every year and it's the best investment ever for our family. We love having something to do that doesn't require spending money every time and usually within 3-4 trips our pass pays for itself.
Yesterday was crazy. I came pretty close to going into L&D to get checked out. I napped a little while with the girls and pretty much from when I got up on through the end of the day I was cramping, some of them painful (contractions I guess). It really wasn't anything timeable just bothersome and had me worried. I drank a ton of water and tried to relax and it stopped for about an hour until I had to get up and take my brother home. After I got home I took a benadryl and that slowed it waaaay down. By the time I went to bed last night I felt exhausted and like I had been run over a few times. So far today nothing thankfully. I have an appointment and a u/s on Monday so I will definitely be bringing it up.
Uh, scary, right. Sounds almost like my Sunday except of my cramps being regular. I went to L&D because of that and they told me that as long as you can controll the cramps by relaxing and drinking a lot it's nothing to worry about. So you have done the right thing. I hope the cramps don't come back as it's very exhausting to have them but I would definitively tell them on your appt. Maybe they do an additional check for infections as this can trigger cramps/contractions.
Hugs. I hope it is just from exhaustion and dehydration! Try staying offyour feet on weekend!
Here I was thinking our name was set but we've found a second name that keeps popping up and our girls really seem to love it too so looks like we are taking two names to the hospital and seeing which one suits her best.
Yikes, I hope you can keep the cramps away, they are no fun.
How are you feeling?
I'm feeling good now. No more cramping. The BH have really picked up but those are ok. I have an appointment and u/s this afternoon and I will bring.it all up. I think I was dehydrated and really tired.
It happened to me also, the dehydration cramping, easy fix. Hope your appt goes well!!
Glad to hear that! Hope all is well at the appointment!