Friday, July 24, 2009

Week 40 doctor appt

Had my weekly doctor's appointment today. My due date was yesterday & still nothing. I talked to her about my problems, like the pain in my butt, swelling & how uncomfortable I am. We went in & did an internal & she said there was no change from last week which was 1 cm dilated & my cervix is still thick. She did say the baby's head was right there which I knew because I feel movement between my legs a lot. She checked the heartbeat & to me it sounded a bit strange but she said it was ok that it sounded different because the baby wasn't moving at the moment. I'm guessing she wasn't really 100% sure either because she said I could come to the hospital tomorrow (she's on call there) and have a non-stress test & check the fluids around the baby.
She then asked me what I wanted to do about delivery. She asked if I wanted things to go naturally or if I wanted to come in next week Thursday & be induced. Next Thursday will be a week after my due date. She also said she will be on call there so I would have her for delivery that Thursday/Friday. I told her I'd let her know tomorrow during the stress test so I could talk with my husband tonight & see.
I really think I will do it next Thursday (if she doesn't wanna come out before, crossing fingers that she will) because I'm just so uncomfortable. I'm having such a problem walking because my pelvis is in so much pain. I'm also really nervous because I know an induction is so much more painful. Ughh, I really gotta try & get things going naturally. Me & my husband really gotta get our groove on in the bedroom but neither of us want to. I just feel big, fat & uncomfortable and he just feels weird thinking he'll either squish my belly or putting "stuff" on the baby...who knows, I haven't complained lol! We keep saying we will but we don't. Now that my due date passed yesterday time is ticking.
We shall see how things go tomorrow with the non-stress test.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pain in the butt & fat feet

I have been getting the worst pains in my ass!! Literally!! It started on my left side...then went to my right side....and now it's on both sides!! When it first started happening & was 1 sided I was thinking it was sciatica. Then pain just kept happening, got worse & went to both sides. I started googling like I always do & I saw THIS. Everything they are saying is how I feel. This has been going on bad for over a week now & just seems to get worse. The worst part is walking up stairs. I have 1 flight of stairs to get into my apartment & it sure is painful. I'm just so glad to be out of the other apartment a couple months ago where my apartment was on the 4th floor & no elevator! I don't think I would ever leave my house if I lived there now, lol!

Also my feet are swelling. The one & only good thing about being pregnant in the summer is the fact that I can wear flip flops all the time. My big fat feet would not fit into sneakers. I should be happy that this didn't happen while I was working (a week & a half ago) because I'm in nursing & wear white sneakers all day long for 13+ hours, that would not have worked out. It's really not that big of a deal to me because they don't hurt or anything, they just look funny.

Ahhhhh, the joys of pregnancy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

38w5d OB appt.

I had another OB appointment today. My regular doctor is on vacation this week so I had to see the other doctor & today was the only day.
My vital signs & urine was good. My weight since Friday...I lost 1 lb :). Hehe, that was nice to hear, even tho it's prolly because of what I was wearing or something.
I went in to see the different doc. She asked if my feet were swollen & i told her that they do get swollen sometimes. She came to check & saw that the left ankle was pretty swolle. I told her about the occasional pain I was getting in my lower abdomen yesterday. I also told her how much the baby was moving yesterday so maybe that's why I was feeling a stretching pain. She decided to give me an internal since a week & a half ago when my doc gave me one I was completely closed...she wanted to see if the feelings I was having was me getting ready down there.
We went in & listened to the heartbeat first. It was nice & strong at 142 bpm. She measured my stomach & said it was at 37 weeks which was good. Then the internal. She said I was 1 cm dialated, still pretty thick and she felt the baby's head & said it was low. Yay! Finally something!
The doctor was VERY nice. I honestly wish I had her the entire time, shhhh, don't tell my doctor. At the end she got up, gave me a hug & said good luck. A hug? How sweet! I'll have to remember to pick her for the next baby, lol!

Friday, July 10, 2009

38 week Dr. Appointment

Had my weekly OB appointment today. Today we will officially start weekly since last week since it was a holiday weekend. We went over the ultrasound about the kidney & she said all was good. A couple weeks ago when I went there was a problem with the left kidney. She said that when we went the other day the left kidney was fine that the right kidney level was high on the normal side. So basically since it was within range no further tests are needed. I will still worry like crazy but I do have some relief.
Other than that everything else went good. The heart rate was good & strong. My vital signs & urine results were normal. My weight....ughhh. I gained another 4 lbs to make it a grand total of 59 lbs! OMG!
I finally got my disability forms filled out by her. I've been so bad with not bringing them.
(test post using my iPhone & Pixelpipe)

Monday, July 6, 2009

37 weeks pregnant belly

My pregnant belly at 37 weeks & 3 days (37w3d). Yeepee!!

Full Term!! So come on out!

I'm so happy to be full term!! It would be really nice if this little gal would hurry up already! I've been so bad with blogging, actually I've been so bad with everything! I've just been feeling so lazy lately & really sick of being pregnant & this started about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I go on Twitter a lot still because of my iPhone but that's like the only computer type stuff I feel like doing. I just can't get comfortable doing anything except for laying on the couch watching TV when I'm home...and even then I'm not 100% comfy. I'll do a quick update (or complaining) about what's been going on the last few weeks, hope it will make sense....

  • I had an internal exam on Friday 6/26 which I was not ready for. I was so embarrassed because I hadn't shaved down there in a while. I was told my OB "welcome to the jungle" & she just laughed. She said that I was completely closed which really sucked to hear but I know things can change fast so it's not really that big of a deal. She just told me about my mucous plus may fall out (and she doesn't need to know), that if my water breaks to go to the hospital....stuff like that. The baby's heart rate was good.
  • The other day I started feeling a strange feeling "down there". The 1st day it started it was like quick sharp pains that would come & go. The next day it felt tight. It kinda felt like it was working out all day like your legs would if you were working out on a stair climber for the 1st time in a while & it still feels like that.
  • I've been having a burning feeling on my throat for a few weeks now & it's very annoying. It seems to happen after I haven't eating in a while. I was telling my doctor at work & he said it was acid reflux which I figured. Some people get it when they have eaten something but others get it when their stomach is empty.
  • I've been getting so full so fast! My stomach must be getting squished so it doesn't hold a lot of food. I'm still gaining weight tho cuz I'm eating junk food full of calories & fat...I'm taking advantage cuz I'll be back on weight watchers as soon as this baby is out!
  • I get so annoyed so fast! I work in a nursing home & I'm getting so annoyed so easily. I still have a week left (but only 3 more shifts because I work 13 hour shifts). I'm always cursing under my breath & just have to leave certain situations. My husband gets it bad too, poor thing! Everything annoys me & I hate that!
  • I'm so lazy & so damn hot! I just don't feel like doing anything & my apartment needs to be cleaned!! I have a dog that sheds & I haven't vacuumed in a week! It's just too damn hot & we haven't put the air conditioners in yet.
Grrrr, I'm so miserable! I just want this baby to come out. Perdy please :)

35 week pregnant belly

My pregnant belly at 35 weeks & 6 days (35w6d).