37 weeks & doc apt.

I have finally reached 9 months pregnant, full term this week! Nothing new other than more cramps/small contractions…but I’m sure they’ll get much worse before this is all over!! Last night I had leaky boobs, say what! Yes leaky boobs, I’ve heard this happening to other pregnant women but it amazed me that this actually happened to me! After having so many issues with my body it’s amazing that my body is doing what it should on it’s own, getting ready for being a mom.

37 wk. apt. went great: 111/74 BP, 1lb loss (9lb gain total), 1 cm dilated, and I started loosing my mucus plug! We set the induction date for Nov. 9, that’s the only way the hubbs will be able to be there. My mom seems to think she’ll be here sooner than the 9th but lets hope not…I will really need the hubbs!

I keep trying to process this whole thing, how I even deserved to recieve this miracle to begin with and wondering what God will do with her life. I’m over-joyed of the possibilities that are in place and couldn’t be more thankful for this gift. I just can’t wrap my mind around me becoming a mom in 15 days, it’s a miracle. Nervousness and excitement are all I have now, sleeping isn’t possible…it’s like I’m 5yrs old on Christmas Eve waiting to see what I get Christmas morning. God is amazing and I hope I can be the mom Sofia deserves, we love her so much already.

36 weeks & doc apt!

36 weeks and OMGeeee! Little miss has been making my belly all ouchy! Saturday it all started with a lightning bolt through the nether regions and then resulted in a 3 day cramp fest. Everytime my stomach starts to cramp up I’ve been resting and taking it easy but today at my 36 week apt the doc said that I should take Tylenol and go for a mile walk…um I guess so 😦 So as of today I’m not dilated yet but my cervix has dropped more and is a ‘dimple’ so she described it. Yay for progress but still not enough.

35 week apt.

Tuesday I had my first internal ‘check’…um, well that left me all crampy for the entire day! She said I wasn’t dilated but that my cervix was dropping and getting softer so there’s a little going on but nothing to say she’ll be early/late so far. Sofia’s movements have been slightly fewer but nothing too different to cause a scare. The amniotic fluid is less because we’re getting to the end and she’s taking up more of the space!

Today at the high risk ob I had my final ultrasound and Sofia’s weighing in at 5lb9oz and is in the 32% percentile, doc predicts a 6lb5oz birth! Yay for a smallish-average baby easy to push out…I have big hips, thanks mom!

Loving the chubby cheeks…

31w5d, apt. went great…although it says I gained 4lb in 3 days? I don’t think that’s possible unless there’s swelling going on or it’s b/c of the different types of scales. She’s in the 38th percentile and she had a 138bpm, I’m falling in love more and more each day!

31 wk apt.

I had my 31 week check up today and all is good so far! I’m 1lb down (so only 1lb up from original weight before baby) and doc is happy b/c I still have 9 weeks to go and a normal woman will gain about 1lb a week from here on out so if that happens I’ll only be at a 10lb gain, yay me! The only concern was that baby may be breech b/c of where the hb was on the doppler, she’s not too concerned b/c we’re only 31 weeks but at my apt. this Friday I’ll have them check so I can see what’s going on in there. Over the past couple of weeks she’s been rolling around a ton in there and I see my belly morphing, so if she flipped I wouldn’t be too surprised!

29 week apt.

I had my appointment this morning with my regular ob and I’m still at a 2lb gain thus far, YAY!!, fundal height grew 4cm in 2 weeks so she’s happy I’m stretching out but to hope not to grow another 4cm over the next 2 weeks. I think it’s b/c I’m tall and Sofia is just up/down and not sticking out! I did get in trouble on one thing though, and I knew this was coming but wasn’t sure when the lecture would start, I was told to eat more protein! Protein has been an issue from the beginning b/c I don’t eat animals, eggs make me gag, and milk does numbers to my intestines. So I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to do this…

 

15w2d Apt.!

Yesterday was my 15 week apt. and there was a surprise ultrasound!! Yay for doc! Well I’m still at my 2lb weight loss since conception, no weight gain in almost 4 months, yay for me! BP was perfect as usual, and she was concerned that I declined the Quad Screen Test. Well I didn’t want to know if there was a problem genetically, when/if that comes up I’ll deal with it then b/c if I knew now I’d freak out and stress for the next 25weeks so that’s why I declined it. Well she finally went in depth about the test to tell me what they offer in it and the good outweighs the bad. We will never have the option of abortion, that’s just not part of us, but if there’s a spine problem or other issue that’s treatable immediately after birth then we definitely need to be prepared for it. She showed me how things are fixed and scenarios that are unlikely but still necessary to be prepared for. I’m glad she did and we’re doing the test next week. After she did her spill she was about to leave and I stopped her to ask if we could listen for the heartbeat to make sure things are fine, she said of course and pulled out the sonogram machine! It was unexpected and wow I was so excited. Last time we saw baby g (11w2d) we measured 2 days behind and he/she looked like a gummy bear with tiny buds for arms and legs. Yesterday we were 15w2d and we were measuring 2 days ahead and he/she kicked and was moving all over! It was crazy to see this all happen, and now, oddly, it seems all so real. I’m happy, that’s the only way to describe it.

I have an apt. with the high risk ob in 2 weeks from today! I will be 17 weeks along and hoping they can see what little one is going to be…baby boy or baby girl? Keeping the fingers crossed!

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