Sunday, November 28, 2010

Back in the hospital...

I have a LOT to write about so let me start by explaining that the reason I have time to sit and ramble on so much about what happened this week is because 1) the baby's still in NICU and 2) I was re-admitted into the hospital yesterday. If you follow along with the next several entries I do you're sure to be in for some entertainment.

I had always planned on writing a "birth story" entry once BabyG got here. I was going to sit down and write it from home while my angel napped next to me. That's not working out this week so I have a totally different plan. I'm going to have to break this down into several entries because posting my birth story in ONE entry would be so long it'd make the interwebz explode and then we'd all be sad. I'd hate to make anyone sad so I'm going to go through and do my best to describe the events (and my emotions regarding those events of course) of each day.

Let's get started, shall we?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Baby G is here!!!!

It's a BOY!!!!!!!!

Baby G made his entrance into the world on November 19th, 2010. He weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 20 inches long!

It has been a bit of a bumpy road this week. He has spent every day of his sweet little life in the NICU. I will post about his birth story another time.

Just wanted to stop in and say Happy Thanksgiving. I can't even express how thankful I am to have my husband to hold me together this past week. He has taken care of me and is even more of an amazing man than I knew him to be before all of this happened. I will update with a story soon. Here are some pictures :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No baby yet

Being past my due date is one thing. Being past my due date while sitting at home all by myself is totally different. If I were still at work at least I'd be distracted by obnoxious middle schoolers and other crap. Here I'm sitting at home... waiting... wishing something would happen... getting countless texts and phonecalls (from people who would clearly know if the baby was here by now). I'm just bored and lonely. I love the dogs but they're not very exciting companions right now.

So... here's a picture for you. We took this on Sunday I think so that's 40w2d

Up until today I haven't been uncomfortable at all. Today I've got a LOT of pressure (I've had pressure but this is way more than before) but still nothing eventful on the contraction front.

My next appointment isn't until Friday. I really don't want to but I'm going to talk about induction. My dad has a plane ticket for Thanksgiving day (a week from tomorrow!!) and I don't want to be pregnant nor do I want to be in the hospital when he comes down for that. Mom was planning on driving down whenever I went into labor and has been waiting for that phonecall but sadly hasn't gotten it yet!

So... Happy Wednesday?

Friday, November 12, 2010

I've got nothin'.

I've spent the day being a lazy bum and doing absolutely nothing today. Well that's a lie. I played online, bounced on my yoga ball and took a nice long bath. Some people consider that nothing. I consider it awesome. :)

Keep watching for that picture. I did my hair & makeup today cause I want to have a due date picture - now I just need my husband to come home and take it so it's a decent one and not just belly.

Happy Due Date Friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Still here. Still huge.

::bounces on yoga ball::

My next doctor appointment is tomorrow morning. We'll see what my midwife says and figure out how long she'll let me go over. I really don't want to be induced because I really REALLY don't want a c-section so I'm willing to be patient and wait for BabyG to come on his/her own.

I'm starting to get the phone calls and text messages asking if I've had the baby yet/how I'm feeling/asking if I'm having any signs (to which I want to say "YES! My mucus plug is coming out!!" to get people to lay off). I feel great. I'm not waddling TOO badly. The baby is wiggling all the time and is still really low. I'm sure this kid will be just like me - a procrastinator. I'm coming to terms with this and convincing myself that I'll see 41 weeks before the little one decides to show up.

Then I get a phone call from my husband.

A girl he works with (due 2 weeks or so after me) went into labor last night. They just had her baby shower on Monday.

Maybe I should go for a jog around the block...
or two...

Monday, November 8, 2010

::drums fingers on desk::

See? This what I was trying to avoid by working as long as possible. I have a few things to get done around here but nothing major so I'm sitting here, playing on Facebook and over analyzing every little twinge I feel, wondering (hoping) that it's baby time.

I'm thinking naps are going to be my best option to pass time. Naps and cleaning... but right now it's lunch time.

P.S. I'm still working on that picture. I promise. We're going to dinner tonight so I'll have MrG take one before we go (when I look presentable).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hello there!!!!

I'm still here and still pregnant! 39 weeks + 1 day now. I used to update from school on my planning when I had a second but school blocked that little feature on my Google page so I've been a failure at updating once again :(

I have been feeling GREAT! Hardly any complaints at all! I've had some seriously bad heartburn this past week and my feet have been swelling a lot but other than that I'm totally fine! I've been blessed with an easy pregnancy and have enjoyed every moment of it.

I had my weekly appointment yesterday. I've had several appointments where my blood pressure has been high (imagine that! Teaching middle school all day then going to my midwife appointment and my BP is up! Amazing right?!). It was up again yesterday (144/98 - yikes) so she wanted to run some tests to see how/if it was affecting the baby. She knew I didn't have pre-eclampsia because I don't have any headaches and my urine and blood tests have been fine.

So... I had a non-stress test. They hook up external fetal monitors and check the baby's heart rate and see if I'm having contractions. They also give you a little button to push to click whenever you feel the baby move. Everything looked fine so it was off to an ultrasound.

The ultrasound was to see baby's size, fluid level and to make sure my high blood pressure wasn't constricting blood flow to the placenta. Everything was fine there too. Baby's weighing between 7 1/2-8lbs. I freaked out a little when the head measured 41 weeks (thanks Mr. G - he had a HUGE head when he was born).

I'm only 1cm dilated and 50% effaced. I'm not getting too excited about that cause I could walk around like that for weeks but it's better than nothing I guess!

The MW diagnosed me as having Gestational Hypertension and took me off of work. I had originally wanted to work as long as I could so I'd be home WITH the baby during leave instead of being home waiting for the baby to come. I'm bummed about being off early so I keep trying to tell myself it's best for both of us this way.

Next appointment is Thursday! I'll post a picture tomorrow after church. I keep forgetting to have MrG take a new one because by the time I get through the door I'm taking off my real clothes and putting on sweats/PJs within 5 minutes :)

Sorry it's been so long. I'm thinking I'll get back into the groove of writing this week since I'll be home resting, cleaning and driving myself crazy with the waiting game.

Happy weekend and Happy "Fall Back" time change!