Southern Sayin' Of The Month

I live for the light of a full moon. -me

Sunday, November 18, 2012

34 Weeks

34 weeks

The Belly:
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 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

Lbs: +35

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 ;)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

33 Weeks

33 weeks

The Belly:

Hi Point: Talking more with the massage therapist about working with me during labor. I have another massage set up when I'm 35 weeks, so hopefully after that I will be good to stay in our hometown hospital to deliver (versus going to a neighboring town with a NICU) and she will be able to come and assist during labor. I didn't have an epidural with either of the first two, which is not to say I won't be screaming for one this time, but I hope that having her there will help me to work through some of the harder moments of labor.

Lo Point: Finding out that my midwife will be out of town for 2 straight weeks...exactly when I am reaching full term. I've been told to hold tight until 38 weeks. I would have laughed out loud at that prospect (although it might very well happen) if I hadn't been about to burst into tears.

Siblings: Every time I do something to prepare for baby...wash baby clothes, put something away in the nursery, etc, Lilly-Belle wants to know if the baby is coming "today". She asks, "Baby is coming today?" I say, "Not today." One day that will be a lie. :)

Cravings: Pecan lots of it. I can't even be mad when it shows up on the scale next week.

Lbs: +34

Looking Forward To: Seeing our little ButterBean on Tuesday when we have an ultrasound to check on baby's size and position! I want to see that sweet face again!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

32 Weeks

32 weeks

The Belly:

Hi Point: NOT going into labor with the full moon ;) I'm also really happy that I've pretty much got my bag packed for the hospital. When I went to the hospital with Colson, I had nothing but a pillow and a bag of dry cereal (I didn't know I was actually going to have a baby after all), so I like to be prepared a bit early. I packed around 30 weeks or so with Lilly-Belle and still made it a few more weeks, so I went ahead and began packing for our little ButterBean. Now the bags can just sit there another month or so and we'll be good!

Here are just a few things that will be coming to the hospital with us:
For Mommy:
Warm and Fuzzy Robe from Gap

A New Nursing Gown

For Baby:
Sweet Pea Outfit from BabyGap

Jungle Aiden & Anias Swaddle Blankets

Lo Point: Welcome back nausea. That's all I have to say.

Siblings: Both are still pretty excited, but Lilly-Belle is definitely more curious at this point. About every other day she asks if it's Christmas so the baby can come out. She'll be thrown for a loop if the baby does arrive earlier because she's expecting it to be then and I have a feeling she'll want presents then too!

Cravings: Old fashioned cherry cokes from the drug store and Chicken Souvlaki with lots of tzatziki sauce. Thank you Nick for getting that for supper last week!!

Lbs: +33

Looking Forward To: Meeting my friend's baby boy Max (aka Batman) who was born this past weekend. Boy is he a cutie! I can get my baby fix until I can hold my own little one.

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