Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I am measuring on track and the baby's heartbeat is strong. The doctor thought I may have had a gastrointestinal thing last week after I told him all of what happened (diarrhea, pain in my side/back, etc.). He feels it is over, but I told him if I wake up tomorrow with those same pains, I will be calling him! I also told him that my heart rate has been irregular lately (my heart will feel like it's racing when I am just sitting doing nothing). He said that is perfectly normal at this stage because my heart is working much harder to pump all the extra blood.
I felt some excitement and relief when he told me that induction for social reasons is perfectly acceptable! He said as long as I am progressing/dilating, we could induce BEFORE my due date in order to plan things, such as my mom coming down, what to do with Cleo, Roy taking off school, etc. I didn't even know that was an option, so I was surprised and excited, to say the least. If all works well, I hope to induce on April 2nd - my last day of work is the 1st - that way I can be home by the weekend. All of that is assuming I don't go into labor on my own before then...
Roy is home tonight. Hurray! The past two nights he's been up at BU doing research. It is good to have him home, even if he is in his office studying; at least I know he's here, and I can walk by and give him a kiss on the forehead. Cleo seems to be happier, too. She's licked him and snuggled with him ever since he got home.
One more thing ... my breast pump came in today! I must admit, I want to try it out, but I guess I will refrain until I actually have something to pump out.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It is getting harder to sleep well at night. And I can't believe I am actually blogging this, but I have now officially had 3 lesbian dreams while being pregnant. Gross. I have read about weird dreams during pregnancy, but not this kind. Maybe no one else is willing to admit it... or maybe it's like Roy said, "Oh great, our son is going to be gay." LOL We laugh it off knowing it means nothing at all, but still, it's something for the memory "book," which is this blog.
I am starting to feel the stress of getting my maternity leave lesson plans done. I haven't even started them yet. It's so hard because I am busy planning for my classes now, much less 9 weeks from now.
Roy's semester is already crazy. In fact, he hasn't even been home yet today, and it's 6:45pm. He is researching in the library. Thankfully, this is his final semester of classes. In the fall and spring he has a one hour class per week and then the rest of the time to prepare for prelims. He will still have to work for his professor, but it will be so nice for him to not have classes - not to mention it will give him more time with Warren.
My OB appt. is Thursday; I will post again afterwards.
Friday, January 23, 2009
My belly has grown much more this week! I told Roy yesterday that I feel big as a hippo. My students kept rubbing my belly today like a genie's lamp, telling me how big I am. One even asked how much I weigh now! I think it's so cute that they are taking such an active role/interest in my pregnancy. I admit I like the attention.
We received a HUGE blessing this week: a good friend gave us a gift card to Target for $500! I actually tried not to accept the gift because it was too much, but she wouldn't hear of it, saying she had this planned from the day she found out I was pregnant. We are going to get the pack and play that matches our stroller and car seat (which came in this week, by the way!), a breast pump, and possibly a glider rocker and ottoman for the nursery. Can you believe I only have 9-10 weeks left?!!!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Well... I took the first pill at 10:30 this morning, and I have felt no relief so far. In fact, I have a soreness on my left side and partially into my back. At this point it's not painful, but I am very aware of the soreness. Interesting.
To make my morning even crazier, I got into the car to go to work, and my passenger side window was shattered! It had not fallen in, so I don't think someone tried to break in, but the whole window was shattered. We couldn't see a hole or puncture point, so we have no idea what happened. Thankfully we were able to get it fixed today for only $130, but it was just another blip in my day.
So I have been asking, What's Wrong With Me? today...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Roy is my photographer for these pics, and he became really goofy tonight! He decided to take "pictures from all the angles to cover my bases all at once." LOL The pics are crazy, but I had to post them for the humor.
He actually got on the floor to take this one! I have still been feeling really well, considering how far along I am. I think the UTI is about gone, and hopefully I won't get anymore - ever! The top of my uterus has been growing more recently, and my ribs are sore once again, which just means more growth! It's all so exciting! Speaking of exciting ... I ordered our travel system tonight!!!!! Love Target!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Warren's heartbeat is about 150bpm. He is about 16" from head to toe and weighs around 2.5lbs. I am feeling him all throughout the day now, and I can nearly always tell where he is by pushing on my belly. Last night when I went to bed he had the hiccups, and he did not like them at all. He moved and kicked so much for about 3mins that I almost felt nauseous and couldn't wait for him to stop moving!
The top of my uterus has been sore the past two days, so I guess I am having another growth spurt. Roy told me tonight that my belly looks bigger today than it did even two days ago. He never comments on my belly, so it must be true.
My next appointment is on the 29th, and then I think I start going every two weeks... it's getting so close!