|So...I've been on bedrest for a few days. This is what you get. Just keeping it real.
|34 weeks in the penguin pjs
Hi Point: I had an ultrasound on Tuesday and got to see our sweet little baby! I say we saw him/her, but actually we had quite a tough time getting a glimpse at baby's face. It seems that our little ButterBean is a bit camera shy! I also got to go out to a delicious lunch with my mother-in-law and we did a bit of Christmas shopping as well. It was wonderful!
Lo Point: Early Saturday morning, about 2:00, I got up for the second time and after having a snack and glass of milk I went back to bed, but I didn't get any bumps or kicks from ButterBean. And I "always" feel some type of movement so I poked around and rubbed my belly, but still nothing for the next hour or so. I woke Nick up and decided to go ahead to the hospital just to have them check on baby. He stayed with the babes and I called Mom to meet me there.
They started monitoring me and all of the excitement seemed to wake ButterBean up...so baby was just fine! But they noticed that I was contracting (some pretty strong ones, but I wasn't even feeling them at first) so they monitored me for just a bit. They seemed to be regular, about every 2 minutes, and when they checked me I was dialated to 2cm. The nurses were in calling back and forth with my doctor and they gave me 2 bags of fluid just in case I was dehydrated (which it turns out I wasn't) and a shot of terbutaline to stop my contractions. They continued to monitor me and my contractions spaced out and weakened so they decided I could go home, but stay on bedrest for the next couple days. I was 34wks 5days, and I need to be at lease 35wks to deliver in our hospital.
Tomorrow I will be 35wks and then we can just wait and see when our little one decides to make his/her arrival. It may be some time this week, but then again Saturday could have been a fluke and it may be weeks. I guess we'll see...
Siblings: Colson had a lot of questions once he found out I went to the hospital. He asked my mom, "So, what's going on with the baby?" I love how he loves his brother or sister already!
|Here he is as Arthur for book character day at school this week.
Cravings: Nothing new
Looking Forward To: Enjoying these days before baby arrives...having coffee with a friend, one more prenatal massage, and a big Thanksgiving dinner. All planned unless someone decides they want to go ahead and meet us this week ;)