Thursday, February 26, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I still don't want to have to be induced but I will not be sad when Kresee still doesn't come on her own and I am induced.
I did go walking last night for 35 minutes while pushing 27 lbs of kid in the stroller. Talk about a workout!! I think I had one long 35 minute contraction!! Seriously I think my belly was pretty tight a good majority of the time. Today I would walk again, but I don't feel like walking in the 90 degree weather and I get to go to a fun Ethics Training that last from 6-9:00. Talk about having fun and how bad is my butt going to hurt. I'm hoping it doesn't last the entire 3 hrs and I just might have to cut out of there early.
I will keep you posted though...Maybe something will happen over the weekend...If not, I go back to the doctor on Monday so he can tell me how much progress I did NOT make and then we will just hang around until Thursday!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
"Ok here I come."
"Arrrrrgh!!""I hit myself in the face with my sword Mommy."
"I'm gonna get you Captain Hook"
Monday, February 16, 2009
The sonogram looked good. He feels from that she is doing well and definately is in the 6 lb. range now. So all she has to do is bake a little longer and come out when she feels like it:)
He did ask if I wanted to go ahead and schedule an induction for next week because he likes to schedule them one week in advance. I said "Nope, I will just see you next Monday!"
Maybe next week or in 2 weeks on my March 2nd appt, I might think about being induced if I just don't think she will come on her own. And then I can guarantee that I actually get my own doctor and not one of the other 3 that are on call.
The good thing about that is that he is not on call this weekend (which I think I'm fine) and he is next weekend, the weekend before her due date. So if we make it through this weekend, I will feel better about going into labor I'm on my own. I'm still shooting for another few weeks though!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
So right now, Kohen is again in the living room watching Peter Pan as I post this. Kerry is upstairs working on the wood floor (which will not be done by today!!!). I will post a picture of that later. And I will continue to do laundry and pick up like I normally do on Sunday afternoons. AND I do hope to get a nap in today!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Anyways, it was a long appointment. I did get "checked" and was a good 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced, so that's a good start. He felt everything looked good on my sonogram. I questioned her heart and organs and amniotic fluid. He said all those things were fine. I asked about lung maturity and he said that it doesn't correlate with her size. That at 36-37 weeks, lung maturity is good so that was a relief. According to the sono she is 5 lbs 5 oz (not 5.3) and she is in the 12th%. He said that is low but not horribly low. That they aren't too concerned until they drop in the 10th%. He said she might pop out and be a good 6 lbs anyways. That those measurements aren't completely accurate. And no matter what, whether she is 5 lbs something or 6 lbs something, that is still good. He said there aren't any factors that say "Hey let's get her out of there" because I am just turning 37 weeksand she would be pre-term. He said next week when I'm approaching 38 weeks, I will then be considered full term and we will take it day by day and if he feels the need to induce me, he will. So that was a little scary. I'm still shooting for at least another 3 weeks!! The sonograms can be off give or take 2 weeks because of all the measurements. I am just considered 13 days past my due date but still fall in that 2 week window. He went ahead and hooked me up to a fetal monitor to measure her heartrate and looked at the spikes (when she moves--her heartrate should go up). All of that looked great. He said a compromised baby is not able to have those spikes so that was good. He said I really need to start monitoring her movements and activity level and to let him know if I feel concerned at all. That I can run up there at any time to be hooked up to that monitor again to make sure she is fine.
I go back on Monday and he will do another sonogram to remeasure everything. The only thing he is really concerned about this week is her head to belly size. They should be comparable and they aren't right now. Her belly is small compared to her head. Something about all the blood going to her head to get to her brain and I guess the belly can fall behind in size if it's having to work harder. SO basically at the sonogram next week , when comparing to this 1st sonogram (1 1/2 weeks earlier), if she hasn't gained any weight and her head/belly measurements are still off he might be more apt to just induce me and get her out because I will then be 38 weeks and full term. But he said we will just see how she looks next week and go from there......
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The bad thing is that it is kind of (well just flat out) expensive. We spent almost $13 on Kohen a kid's cup, me a medium cup, and Kerry a large. No they weren't like huge portions nor did we get anything special. So luckily we all love Braum's and Maggie Moo's will just have to be a treat every once in awhile.
Kohen looooved his blue ice cream. He had a very difficult time choosing between blue (cotton candy), yellow (marshmellow) and pink (strawberry). He was obviously drawn to the bright colors. In the end as you can see he got lovely (completely nasty) cotton candy with sprinkles.
And the next day on Friday, he talked my mom into going back with him to get that
"bue ice team wid pintals."
UPDATE: And for those of you wondering how my sonogram went. I really don't have much to tell and that's why I hadn't posted. We went Thursday and basically she is measuring small. I was hoping that I was just measuring small and that she was still right on target, but that's not the case. She was around 5lbs 3ozs, her heartrate was 148 bpm, and most of her measurements if we averaged them out were 34 weeks instead of 36 weeks. Our worry, of course, is that at our 28 week sonogram she was actually measuring 5 days ahead of her March 4th due date and everything on Thursday kept saying March 17th and sometimes later than that.
So I called on Friday at lunch (giving the doctor and nurses enough time to call me). But they didn't and unfortunately when I called both his nurses had left for day and it made me very angry. This was important to me, but everyone keeps saying "No news is probably good news."
So I will be calling 1st thing tomorrow morning to see what the nurses say and then I do have an appointment tomorrow afternoon and will get to ask questions and get his input on where we go from here or if we even do anything. She just might be a small baby?? And I hope that's the case. I am OK with that as long as her little heart and organs are all working fine and that her lungs are mature, etc. I just continue to pray that she bakes as long as she likes!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"No Grammie, (holding and pulling himself) It's just BIG!!"
Lordy, I swear it really starts waaaaaay too young:)
Monday, February 2, 2009
I got there and the receptionist was like "Hold on a second"
She calls to the nurses station "Is Dr. Lamar back yet?"
"Well he's gone...you either wait or see the Nurse Practioner"
"How long has he been gone?" I asked
Another receptionist chimes in "Like only 10 minutes"
"OK well then I will see the Nurse Practitioner"
So I go back immediately. His nurse is weighing me and I asked how long has been gone. She said for awhile now. I said well then why did they tell me 10 minutes. She laughed and said she wasn't quite sure on the time, but definately knew it was more than 10 minutes! So then I'm annoyed. But what do you do.
So she comes in and measures me. "Great---you are 33 cm"...I said well that's not great considering I'm 36 weeks and he said if I got to be more than 2 cm behind....So she measured me again---still 33 cm...Again, what do you do b/c he isn't around....Kresee's heartbeat sounded good...In the 130's was all she said...Then I had to do the Group B Strep Test and she did go ahead and check me which was pretty pointless considering she didn't give me any numbers to go off of...Said Kresee was definately head down and that I was soft and thinning but my cervix still felt closed to her....So I guess I will wait until next week to post on my exact progress....
I get dressed and Kerry opens the door and Dr. Lamar is like "Hey, did she get you taken care of?" So now I'm more annoyed! He comes in and I'm like well great, I'm so glad you are already back. I would have waited the 15 minutes if I would have known he was coming that soon. So Kerry and him talked about the new hospital and yadda yadda...I finally commented that I needed to ask him something....I mentioned the 3 cm thing and he said OK...So he went and got my chart--came back and measured me--33 cm....So I sat up and he said "Sorry lay back down again"....Still 33 cm (only 4 measurements!!) and he felt and pushed on her...Said he thinks she is a good 5 lbs...Maybe 5 1/2 lbs....He doesn't feel anything is wrong but that she just might be a small baby and she is still completely healthy, BUT he feels like he should order another sonogram because 3 cm is his cut-off...So basically I go back this Thursday for another sonogram to make sure she is still growing and that everything else looks good...It will definately give us a good picture on her size and how much she weighs so that will be a good thing.....
Other than that, not much else happened....We did talk about when she does arrive..I said I wanted to hold out as long as possible and I know he lets you go up to 42 weeks...I don't think I will be pregnant until 42 weeks....He said he's good until March 11th and then he will be going out of town for several days!!...We will see though...
I will update on Thursday after my sonogram