Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Yesterday was quiet, minimal cx's, no back pain, no cramps.
This morning, I had my appointment and was extremely pleased to learn I am dilated 2-3 cm! That is great progress since last week! I have had several strong cx's since my appointment this morning, and the low back pain and cramipness are back. I think my body is gearing up...
Everything looks good with baby's health and mine.
Bug's HR: 120's
I think we could be greeting this baby very soon :)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Whenever I bring the camera out, Jaz runs over to me and gets her face as close to the camera as possible saying "Cheeeeeeeeese." After being blinded by the flash a few times she learned to close her eyes.
"Big girl" Sophie taking "baby" Easton down the slide!
This is what Jazlyn looks like after most meals. Her hair must be healthy with how many "natural" treatments she applies to it.
Sportin the 'tu
This is a scene that repeats itself every single day...
We dance until we're very, very dizzy
Napping with her baby
Sophia has been a CHAMP with potty training. She almost has it down completely- just working on #2 at this point, she's an old pro at #1 and rarely has any accidents! She is so proud to wear her big girl "unnies" everyday and uses her potty whenever she needs to without any prompting from Momm and Daddy.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Though I am entirely uncomfortable all the time now, I do have to say this week has been better than last! I have not had many BH contractions this week, nor any crampiness.
Baby is still riding high, and growing daily. I know this by the continued ripping of my stomach muscles, and the ever-increasing pressure on my ribs. No matter what position I am in, or how straight I stand up, Bug is just plain too big and is never NOT pressing on them.
Relaxin is surging through my body in mass quantities, and causing my hips to hurt reeeal bad. I also pulled my shoulder out of joint this week opening the car door. It hurt for 4 days. Pathetic.
I am relieved and happy to have made it to this week, as I am now considered "full term" and won't be denied of my water birth. I would still like Bug to brew in there as long as needed to fully develop, but whenever s/he does decide to join us, I will welcome him/her with open arms. My guess is still the middle of week 38 sometime, which gives me another week and a half to get really good and miserable.
At my last appointment, I was not dilated at all yet. I will report again if there is any change at this weeks appt on Thursday.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I still have no desire to eat whatsoever. I have realized that it is not so much that I have lost my appetite, because I still get hungry, as it is that eating is just not satisfying. I eat to make the hunger go away. But usually my stomach feels heavy and upset after I eat. But if I don't eat, HEARTBURN. So its a trade off.
I think this week has really brought on a new level of immobility. It has suddenly become impossible to get off the couch without help. And turning over at night risks pulling a muscle. Bug must really be packing on the pounds cuz my belly suddenly got reeeally heavy (and is obviously stretching since my muscles continue to rip as I type. I thought I was done with that after the first two pregnancies!)
It's close to the end folks. This rapid decline in comfort and mobility serve as a constant reminder. It has to get this bad before the baby comes, but it means it's coming soon. Knowing my history, I am estimating about 2 1/2 more weeks of this wretchedness til Bug joins us (Mom, I'm thinking April 2-4th-ish, so maybe a birthday twin for you?)
On the bright side, I cannot believe what a little sun exposure has done for my mood! I must have been severely lacking in Vit D, but I am soaking up as much as I can these days! The sunshine has been an incredible medicine for any crabbiness that tries to take over. I love love love it! Oh, and I am also happy to say that my crampiness and back pain has subsided!
Craving of the week: water, but only because it's the only thing that doesn't give me heartburn... most of the time.
Monday, March 08, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
But the biggest issue this week by far has been BH contractions. I know I have mentioned them before, but it continues to be a big part of my pregnancy . Some days I have 2-3 the whole day. And some days I have 2-3 in ten minutes. And they are strong! Not at all painful like real contractions, but very tight and very uncomfortable. But they never remain consistent, nor increase in intensity. (Thank you Lord!)
My appetite has still been very low. I usually get hungry in the morning, and eat a good lunch. But when dinnertime rolls around, my stomach feels heavy and eating only makes it heavier. Not much sounds appealing, and even when I find something that does, I don't reap much satisfaction from eating.
My 34 week appointment is on Thursday, and marks the beginning of my weekly visits. This is where it gets exciting, as the end draws closer.
Bug is approximately 4.75 lbs this week, similar to the weight of a cantaloupe.
Craving of the Week: sesame chicken from Oriental Restaurant