Third Trimester Week 26
Today, I literally got stuck in my garage. Between my belly, an open van door, and all the junk we own, I got stuck for a minute. I had to really suck in my belly in order to get out of this predicament.
Later, I complained to the Reverend (because guess whose accumulated junk caused me to get stuck).
He said to me, "Well, you lived to tell the tale and aren't stuck anymore. I think we're good!"
I proceeded to make a list of the items that needed removed from the garage.
Sometimes, for the sake of variety, I want to wear a non-maternity shirt that I remember being a little big.
So, therefore, I assume it will fit.
Sometimes, I look at a shirt partway through my day, raise my right hand and say, "I solemnly swear that I will never expose the public to this torture again."
Then, the shirt gets tucked away for after the baby arrives.
Today I tried to record my belly moving as Chance is in Africa and missing all the movement.
The stinker appears to be camera-shy, as he stops moving every time I hit "record."
Today has not been a good day to be pregnant. I had my first round of Braxton Hicks contractions. My back is killing me. I was SUPER moody and irritable this morning. My hips started hurting while cooking supper, I could hardly stand up.
Since I've had a relatively easy and painless pregnancy thus far, today has been rough. Praying for an easier tomorrow!
Why on earth do I drop stuff to the floor? Then I just have to bend over and get it later...
After looking at the end-of-school schedule and the summer school schedule for Nasko, I have declared that this baby should come no later than June 1st.
That's how you get the baby to come out, yes? Just declare the date?l
We had a doctor's appointment today. My blood pressure was perfect, his heartbeat was on target with 130 bpm and I was measuring 33 centimeters. The nurse even said my weight-gain was perfect!
During the exam, I leaned over to grab something from my purse on the floor. I was thisclose to falling off the exam table.
My doctor already thinks that my desire for an unmedicated birth is slightly crazy. Now, she realizes how uncoordinated I am. This is going to be fun!
Pretty sure we committed a sin within our marriage.
Last night, Chance and I switched sides of the bed.
We switched because of the placement of the cradle. I almost fell out of bed once and I got slightly confused en route to the bathroom once.
I'm not sure I can handle this...
This poor baby... Today, Nasko was popping some big packing bubbles from a box we received in the mail. I knew he was preparing to pop these, and I knew they were rather loud. The poor baby... He did NOT know his brother was preparing to pop large packing bubbles and when Nasko did the first one, the baby JUMPED a mile high. Again, the poor baby... He's got no idea what he's in for...
I have conquered Charlie Horses!! It's been a long eight months, but I can now feel them coming on, and know how to move my legs to stop them. It's the little things, really.
We had an OB appointment today. The baby is head-down! Woot, woot! Also, that lump by my ribs, is the baby's butt. Good to know...
We also learned that we've hit a MAJOR milestone! The baby can come at any time, and the doctor will not attempt to stop contractions. At this point in the pregnancy, the baby should be big and healthy enough to be delivered and then discharged from the hospital at the same time I would be!
OB appointment: 1 cm dilated 60% effaced
Tonight, I started early labor contractions. They aren't painful, and they occur mostly when I'm chasing Nasko or climbing stairs.
I'm pretty excited that it seems things might be moving along.
(almost) 2 cm dilated 80% effaced Cervix - soft Dr. Beal was concerned he was breech because she couldn't find his head just by pushing on my stomach. She realized he was really low and had probably moved down last Thursday while I was having Braxton Hicks! Her vote is that the baby makes his appearance tomorrow. She wants to be the one to deliver him! Dr. Beal doesn't honestly think we'll make it through the weekend without having this baby!
We're still here. Just kidding on that whole "not making it through the weekend." No change in dilation or effacement. Still having early labor contractions.
I did have some issues with the swelling in my ankles and feet. Because of this, my doctor ordered labs and tests to check for pre-eclampsia. Also, she sent me home with a beautiful orange bucket. It is for collecting 24 hours worth of urine. We have to store it in our fridge, which is proving difficult since we stocked up on groceries yesterday...
While making breakfast, I noticed Nasko eyeing the orange bucket in our fridge. I quickly informed him that it was not filled with orange juice.
The labs and tests came back just fine! My blood pressure was a bit higher than my normal, but still within the average for everyone else.
It's probably high because of the number of people who keep telling me we're going to have this baby soon, and then nothing happens!!!
The doctor poked and prodded a bit, in hopes to move things along, but we shall see...
Nuttin'. Big fat nuttin'