Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Date is Set!

The end is near! Pat and I went for my 40 week Doctor's appointment today. Dr. Mackie did another internal exam and said there was definitley some progress this time. I'm at least 1 cm dilated and 50% thinned out ::yay::. We knew that we were going to schedule an induction at this time, so we talked about everything, especially the scare we had last week. So keeping in mind the heart rate thing and also that my amniotic fluid was on the low/normal side, we scheduled the induction for.....Drumroll......Saturday!!!!! :). Dr. Mackie also took into account that I am feeling contractions this week, which I wasn't before, and he believes I'm on my way into labor as is. So, maybe I'll go into labor before Saturday. Induction wasn't really the way I wanted to go, but to be honest...I'm a bit relieved to have a date set for it. All this waiting is killing me. Next post will hopefully be with pictures of our baby! Here is a photo, just for fun, from the wedding Pat and I went to two weeks ago.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Still no baby

I'm still waiting...very impatiently. I was having some contractions this morning, I think anyways, haha, but they went away. I thought about calling Pat (he is in Marquette again until tomorrow), but it definitley would have been premature. I'm at the point where I'm feeling I'll be pregnant forever and I can't actually envision myself going into labor. I guess that can be normal seeing I don't know what labor is like or how its going to start. Either way...I'm very impatient and very BORED. I might try walking lily today to see if that'll get things going. If I don't have the baby by Wednesday, Dr. Mackie is going to schedule an induction...which I'd like to avoid if at all possible. So hopefully my next post will be about my baby being here and not about the date of my induction :).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Update

Everything went well today. Her heart rate was completely normal, so we're chalking it up to dehydration. We went in at 9am and we were out by 10. It was a complete change from the day before, quick and easy. It was relieving. I was having some contractions again today, small ones, but again...this was news to me haha. So we will just keep patiently waiting.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

39 weeks

Well well well...we had quite the drama filled day. Pat and I had our 39 week appointment today. Before the appointment, I had a prenatal massage that is supposed to put you into labor, but the masseuse said that she didn't think the baby was ready. We walked right to the Doctor's office from there. Everything started off normal, until the doctor took the baby's heartrate. For the last 2 weeks, the heartrate has been 138...and today it was 170! Dr. Mackie was like "hmmm, lets take that again before you leave". He then checked my cervix which had made a littleee progress, but not much. After the appointment, Dr. Mackie decided that he'd feel better if we went to OB and got hooked up for a non-stress test. So we headed over. The nurse that set me all up said it would take 20-40 minutes. It wasn't that short though...the baby's heartrate was all over the place and the only reason they could come up with was that I could possibly be dehydrated. So she brought me a bunch of stuff to drink and we waited, and waited, and waited. We ended up getting an ultrasound also to monitor the baby's movement and to check the amniotic fluid. Everything was good except that the amniotic fluid was in the low/normal range. We had to go back up again and wait another 40 minutes. Dr. Mackie came to visit and tell me what he thought. He said that after the 40 minutes if everything looked good we could go home, but that he wanted us to come back tomorrow to get hooked up again. So thats where we are.

It was pretty eventful...but really nerve-racking. The volume was up on the monitor, so every time her heartrate went up, I panicked. It is just strange because I have been so thirsty and I really thought I was drinking a lot of fluids. The only thing I can think of is that you're supposed to drink lots of fluids after a massage and I went directly from that to my appointment. Would that make a difference? Who knows...I'm not worried though, we'll go back tomorrow and I know if there is something wrong or in need of worrying about, Dr. Mackie will make a decision.

So, send positive thoughts :). Also, my friend Krysta is in the hospital right now with possibly pre-eclampsia, so send her some positive thoughts too. I'll update again tomorrow with how the second non-stress test goes.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

::Pouting::

I definitley had my hopes up...NO progress. None, zero, absolutely nothing. I'm going to tell myself that it means nothing ha. We will see. I'm in Marquette now with Pat. I love it here..but it was not nice today unfortunately. We have the wedding tomorrow and then I'm hoping for nice weather on Saturday so I can go to the beach :). I'm heading to bed now, but I just wanted to let everyone know the news, or lack thereof. Oh well.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

38 Weeks

It's 1:40am and I cannot fall asleep! I drank this frozen mocha thing during my lamaze class tonight and I'm convinced its the culprit for me still being awake. I am leaving for Marquette tomorrow (or today) after my doctor's appointment. Pat is finally back in the U.S.! yay! I'm really excited for my week in Marquette...maybe this has something to do with me not being able to sleep also. I will get my first internal exam tomorrow at my appointment, so I will have to update afterwards with any news. Although, in my lamaze class I was told that progress doesn't mean much besides the baby will come at some point...I can still be excited though, right? At 38 weeks I don't really feel any different than I did at week 37, 36, 35, etc... besides the fact that I'm just more and more uncomfortable. My non-maternity clothes, which I'm still stretching over my belly, barely, are really reaching the end of their use, but I'm refusing to buy anything else maternity because it's just a waste of money at this point...and I can just waste my money on cute clothes for my baby :). I'm going to attempt to sleep again. I've done everything I can think of to occupy myself until I got tired, but I've run out of ideas and giving in. I'll update as soon as I can with news about my appointment!

Friday, July 10, 2009

37 weeks and 2 days

I had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I was thinking he was going to do an internal and in my perfect world he would tell me there was some progress...buuut he informed me that he's not going to check me until next week, I was a little dissapointed. He also told me it didn't feel like I had dropped, but I could tell because I haven't noticed any change. Pat and I have decided that we don't have time for her to be late...in fact it would be very convenient if she was a little early! Hahaha...I have realized that convenience is not really ever going to be a word I associate with my baby, so I'm not counting on my wants to be a concern in her arrival.

I started a lamaze class last week. I was not looking forward to it, in fact I was dreading it...but it ended up not being so bad. In fact, I kind of enjoyed it. The instructor was very laid back and she did a really good job. I did however find out about the intra-thecal option I have. For those of you who don't know...The Soo does not have epidurals. We have something called an intra-thecal. This is how Dr. Mackie explained it to me. He said that an epidural was like a cadillac and the intra-thecal was a few steps down haha. Well. at my lamaze class, I learned that this intra-thecal only lasts 3 hours and they only give it once. So...I definitley won't be getting this until I'm at least dilated to 7. And I have been reading my fair share of blogs...and they get their epidural when they're dilated to 4...4!!!!! I'm a little nervous and I really don't want to be drugged up and loopy when my baby is born, but I may just need to be! I'm hoping my pain threshold is higher than I think.

I took a few pictures by myself...because I've been slacking. So, I'm in my pj's and they aren't the greatest, but they're something right. AND I have a video...I have been trying to get another video forever and I finally caught her acting like a maniac! I look like I have an alien in my belly :). Pat says that she's athletic, hahah I think its funny but just say to him "oh yes, obviously" haha.

BTW...I added another Poll on the blog to see when everyone thinks she'll arrive. If you want to be my friend you will not vote for after 40 weeks hahaha ;)! But if thats really what you think...do it anonymously ha ::Just Kidding::.


My belly looks huge. ::notice the flames boxers ;)...thats for my Canadians ha::








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