Wednesday, June 26, 2013

and the countdown begins....just 5 days to go!

What a whirlwind of emotions and breakdowns this past week!

It all started last Thurs.- I was suppose to see my doctor's nurse practitioner (because my doctor was in Europe! honestly I am still surprised I didn't go into labor while she was gone) But when I get to the office, the Internet is fried....
and so they won't see ANY patients...

And this was the appointment where we were going to go ahead and schedule our induction date. And she won't even see me. So they tell me that they will try and get me in the next day- or will call me to reschedule for sometime next week.

Now a little bit of back story- when we finally decided to schedule BabyK's induction date- the hospital was FULL. They put us 'on call' for Monday, Tues, Wed, or Thurs of the following week.

For real.

And that's how BabyK came 8 days late.

So they give me this news- and naturally I high tail it to my car, call husband, and cry. And then go get a chocolate brownie shake. All is better, right?

Then the next morning, a Friday, bright and early, I call to reschedule my appointment. They nonchalantly tell me they will get me in NEXT Thurs... um NO. That's not going to work- because of this and this and this and I am sosorryIknowIamemotionalbutIneedtoschedulemyinducationdatepleasehelpme

I hang up with her- because I am pretty sure she thinks I am a little bit loony and she was no help anyhow. I call my doctor's nurse assistant- and she is all kinds of wonderful! She gets me in to see my doctor Monday afternoon- and promises me that she will schedule the induction date as soon as we see the doctor.

Over the weekend- we WIN the Championship at our basketball tournament!! and we celebrate! PapaL comes in town for the celebration too.

Playing I Spy at lunch


Free throw!

Monday comes- we see the doctor- I am so swollen and poofy- my toes are sausage like and my fingers look like I have 5 thumbs. She tells me that all is ok- probably the heat. Nice.

And then they schedule us to check into the hospital Sunday! THIS SUNDAY! ohsweetreliefIcanfinallyseethelightattheendofthetunnel....

I can deal with being poofy and hot and uncomfortable for one more week. And then- AND THEN- we get to finally meet our sweet sweet baby girl. (she will be sweet right?)

So needless to say- this week we have been some busy bodies. Not sure why we waited to do some of this stuff until now. But ya know... that's how we roll.

Bags packed
Last minute preparations are in full swing. Last belly shots.

39.5 weeks 

39.5 weeks- love these stretchy tanks- JC Penny like $5- NICE!

That's right- he is in his big boy bed. In his own room.
So we will prepare, and clean, and relax, and do all the things you think you are suppose to do before babies arrive. And then Sunday we will check in and Monday she will be here. We can't wait- will she have her Daddy's green eyes? Her Mommy's nose? just 5 days to go and we can all find out!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

38 weeks- maybe me last 'weekly' update?

#2  Baby Girl
1st time around with Baby Boy at 38 weeks

How far along? 38 weeks- it's in the title... 
Body Changes? my ankles and feet and hands feel swollen. especially at the end of the day. It seems if I go to the gym- it helps. So I am still trying to make that happen. Just a little bit of sweat each day- to keep the water retention away.
Sleep:  who?what? If I can get in a comfy spot- then I fall very sound asleep. Until I have to pee. then I have to get comfy again- but then I fall asleep good- and then I have to pee. LOL- 
Best moment this week: We celebrated Father's Day this weekend. Had lots of fun! Hung out at the pool- cooked some great steaks- all in all a great weekend!
Food Cravings: I made a Brown Sugar Pound Cake for Dad this weekend- and it is GOOD. Top it off with some Italian Cream Ice Cream = heaven.
What I miss: laying on my tummy- moving quick- walking fast- bending over- my lap.
Symptoms: I am guessing she has 'dropped'- everyone keeps saying I look low. Lots of pressure in the lower regions. I don't remember feeling this the 1st time around. Maybe that's because BabyK never got into position- I never even dilated or anything. So what I really really hope is that this means she is getting ready to make her debut! I am for sure moving slower- and he feet are definitely up in my ribs/ chest area. My belly button is flat- I thought for sure it would be an outie by now.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting this little girl!
Workouts: Last week did boot camp and combat. Did Boot camp today- may have to skip combat this week- makes me sad- but -as of right now- I am just not up for it. We will see how I feel in the morning. 
Milestones: I quit step class at 35 weeks with my 1st pregnancy- and just did Pilates until the end. So I have beaten that! and plan to keep up with working out until the end. It makes my whole day better- so why not? If it gets uncomfortable- then I will scale back as needed.

Not sure if you can tell by the tone of this update- but I am pretty much ready for her to be here. I know- just a few more weeks. Can't tell you how many times a day I hear that- I get it. I am ready- it will be here- I know. Enjoy the last days- I've heard it.

At my appointment this week- if I am at least at 2cm they will let me go ahead and schedule her induction date. Which right now we are thinking will be her due date! July 1st-
So even though I am soooo ready for her to be here- I am also hanging in there to see if she will come in her own.

12 days to go.... I will keep you posted on what happens.