They decided to take me in tomorrow at the ripe hour of 6:00 am to get this baby out! Although I would have LOVED to have him/her naturally, it just doesn't seem that is going to happen. My BP was up again today and it looks like I am going down the preeclampsia route again, so we aren't going to chance it! I have done EVERYTHING in my power to convince this baby he/she needs to come out but have had no luck. So hopefully by tomorrow afternoon we will have a little baby to hold. I will be bring the computer to the hospital so we can post pics!! Say some prayers!!!
Okay...here is the deal: Yesterday I went to the docs for my 38 week check up and found that my blood pressure was up. For those of you who don't know my past history with pregnancy...know that this is VERY common in the end of pregnancy for me. They were concerned about the baby's movements as well so hooked me up to a fetal monitoring machine and gave me a magazine. The baby was being pretty stubborn, so they sent me to the hospital for further evaluation. Now..I will start by saying the LAST thing I want is to be induced. It hurts A LOT more than going naturally (I can say this because I have done both). BUT..I was pretty convinced that is what they were going to do. I was wrong! I had a really nasty mean resident who apparently didn't read the charts before she came to talk to me...EVER. At the end I explained that I was concerned with the pattern of high blood pressure I have had in pregnancy and DID NOT ever want to go on Magnesium again (thats the worst). But she assured me they would "keep and eye" on me! OHHHH frustration. They even gave me a stinken IV for no reason! I was d/c with the plan of calling my doc on Sunday (like he can take my blood pressure over the phone) and hopefully make another arrival within the next week!
I am over it now....well not really, but at least I didn't have to go through being induced again (cross your fingers). So ladies..I NEED TO GET THIS BABY OUT BEFORE MY B/P goes up again! I am taking evening primrose oil in hopes it does something. I am dialated 2 cen and 60% effaced (which can mean anything). The doc made the comment that the baby's head is VERY low...all which is good! My next plan of attack would be to run a marathon and hope that I don't kill myself before the baby drops out!
I am totally writing this so that I don't want to have another baby 2 years from now! My hubby is completely against anymore insane pregnancy hormones in this house!
Hopefully I will update soon...we will bring the computer to the hospital so we can post from there when it's time!
I am not sure if I was more nervous than Kylie during the day, but none the less, she did AWESOME. She did exactly what she was suppose to do and looked so darn cute up there! Here are some pics of the day!
Isn't her costume cute!
Kylie and her "big girl" dance partner for the finale Kylie and Daddy while Cooper tried to make a run for it! FLOWERS...for me?
*PS..still no baby!!! Just a lot of contractions!!!
I have had these nasty contractions since about 33 weeks. I guess that is what happens when your body knows what is to come... Anyways.. I have been praying to be able to make it until Kylie's recital TODAY and here we are. Last night I was up for a while and ALMOST woke Zach up because the contractions were so bad, but they calmed down some. Now they are not comfortable at all and do involve some pain, but manageable. NOW...the recital starts at 2:00 today and I need to make it until 5:30!! PRAY PRAY PRAY! I am not feeling so hot today but after tonight we are all game here. I cannot believe how painful this pregnancy has been and you better believe that I will not be doing it again!!!
I will give updates as things progress. Just pray I make it through today and don't go until June 4th! I may actually have a break down if that happens!
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11. So let me start by saying, YES, I am 37 weeks pregnant and not as mobile as I have been in the past. That being said, Cooper is demanding more and more "mommy" time these days. I know he senses that something is up and his little 2 year old world is going to be turned up side down in just a few short weeks. BUT..I CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE. We have had a rough few days with the little man...time outs, biting, hitting, and screaming. I really have been consistent...really. He goes right to time out and gets a little pop on the fanny! (Sorry to those who don't believe in corporal punishment, but in this household, it is used with love). I am desperate for some advice on the whole biting thing. This has been going on for a lloooonnnggg time and I am really getting sick of it. It seemed to get better for a while, but as of late, it has gotten worse again!
PLLLEEEAASSEEE tell me it gets better. Kylie never had any real issues with Cooper coming (until he was about 6 months old) and I am not sure how to deal with it!
On another note...I need this baby to come out (after Sunday because of Kylie's dance recital). An eviction notice will be given next Thursday if he/she has shown no signs of moving out! This mama cannot possibly stretch any further!
The baby's room is finally being worked on. This was initially a storage room right off of our closet. Fortunately, we had it insulated and dry walled when we built "just in case". Here is the room right after the electrician came!
The next step is painting! It will be a very faint pale green (sage) and the curtains are being made! The final picture will be SOON!!!