Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Light at the end of the Tunnel

There is a light at the end of the tunnel…I am not going to be pregnant forever!

This past Tuesday I had my 38 week appointment. I made no progress from the week before, but she did give me some hope. She gave me the option to strip my membranes which can cause you to go into labor within 24 hours, which so far has not worked. I was telling her that the last thing I want it to go over my due date and she stated that because I have gestational diabetes they won’t let me go past August 8th. If I have not had him by Monday the 4th, they would schedule me to be induced. So, hopefully by this time next week we will have Oliver here!

Now, the big question…is my mom going to be back from Seattle? My cousin Chris is getting married this Saturday and most of my Fresno family is going to be there. Uncle John, Aunt Sharon, Aunt Sally, Derek, and Darren all left this morning for the drive up there, and my mom leaves tomorrow morning to catch her flight in Sacramento. Also, Katie and Eric are closing on their new house on Thursday. If it goes my way (yea right) I would like to be induced on Wednesday morning, that way everyone will be in Fresno.

I will have an update here as soon as we have him and post a lot of pictures!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hopefully Soon...

Yesterday was my 37 week appointment and it went very well. They took my weight, blood pressure, and we heard the heartbeat. Everything is right on track. I got the results back from the Group B Strep Test and it was negative. She also did another internal and as of yesterday I was 2cm dilated and 75% effaced! She said since I made progress from last week, that it is looking really good. She said that a lot of walking will help get things moving, so last night me and Joey walked to my aunt and uncles.

Last night I woke up at about 3am having contractions. They were not too bad as I could walk and talk through them. At about 5am I woke Joey up to tell him and we started timing them. They were about 7-10 minutes apart and were lasting about 1-2 minutes. I decided that if they didn’t go away, or got stronger that we would go to the hospital at around 8. Sure enough at about 6 they stopped and I went back to sleep for about another hour. I am really hoping this means that labor will start soon, although I have heard that this could happen for another couple weeksL

My due date is in 2 weeks, 2 days and we can’t wait to meet Oliver!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Counting down the days!

So, I have less than 3 weeks till my due date!!! This pregnancy has gone by very fast, up until 30 weeks. Since then it has felt like forever!

It is getting harder and harder to sleep at night (I actually have not slept in our bed in about a month). Sleeping on the couch has been much more comfortable for me, and I am not waking up Joey 4 times a night when I have to go to the bathroom. You always hear when you are pregnant to sleep now, because you will not sleep once the baby comes. Well trust me, if I could sleep now I would, but it is a little easier said then done.

My next doctor’s appointment is tomorrow, and I am really hoping she tells me that I have made progress from last week, although, I am not getting my hopes up.

A couple weeks ago we installed his car seat, and last night I started packing my hospital bag. There are a few more things that I need to put in there, but for the most part we are ready for him to get here. Half of my family is going to be in Seattle for my cousin Chris’ wedding on August 2nd, so I am hoping Oliver arrives before everyone leaves so everyone can meet him.

That is all for now, I will post another entry tomorrow after my appointment.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

37 weeks 3 days

I think I have dropped!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Making some Progress!

Yesterday I had my 36 week doctor’s appointment and everything went great. I had the test for the Group B Test and should get the results at my next appointment. I also had an internal and I am 1cm dilated and she could feel his head! I know this really doesn’t mean much, I could be like this for another 3 weeks, but keep your fingers crossed that I will make more progress between now and next week.

Other than that everything was fine. Joey had not been to an appointment in a little over a month, so it was nice to have him there and he was able to hear the heartbeat again. Baby is still moving a lot, but I know he is running out of room in there! It seems like every time I am done eating lunch and dinner, he gets the hiccups, which is funny because he starts to squirm around. I am getting pretty big and I am sure members at work are wondering if I will have him in my cubicle! Hopefully it won’t be too much longer. I will post an updated picture either tonight or tomorrow.

Friday, July 4, 2008