Still here and pregnant! This is the longest I have ever been pregnant for! My OB thought I would have this little guy 2 days ago but he has proven that not to be true. Went to my last OB visit yesterday, everything checked out good. She checked me and there was no progress from the week before. Oh man did that hurt when she checked me, my toes were curled, I was moaning and I broke out into a sweat. My OB then asked "So when do you want to have this baby?" We already had an induction set for next Monday but Matt asked if we could bump it up to this week. So she changed the induction to Friday!! Were having baby boy in 3 days! Friday I will have him, enjoy a vacation in the hospital with one baby, no cleaning the house and chasing other children...just me and baby boy. Sunday we will be discharged to bring little brother home to his sisters. Matt will have off of work the whole following week. It is just so nice to know that he will be here this week, it would have been a long weekend till Monday!!!
Went to my OB yesterday. My weight has remained the same as last week, everything else looked good as well. The one thing we talked about was induction, I was interested in when this was scheduled. The hospital only allows 2 inductions or C-sections a day so if we wanted to induce its best to "book" the date you want sooner rather than later. My doctor will only do an induction if the cervix is ready....you have to score a certain number depending on how much you are dilated and effaced. The earliest she would induce would be 39 weeks. As much as I want to meet my little guy I do not want to be induced before my due date...that just doesn't feel right. However...once my due date has come and gone and he is not here than I am all for it. My due date is March 9th, my induction is scheduled for March 10th. HOWEVER....... my OB does not think I will make it till then. When she checked me yesterday she commented that I had huge progress from last week. I am now 3 cm dilated and 40% effaced. She thinks I will have our little guy this week! She also stripped my membranes while she checked me. I had some contractions after that but nothing consistent. I have contractions every day, usually pretty mild. There have been 2 that took my breath away and all I could do was lay there and breath thru them. So we are in a waiting game, its exciting to wake up and wonder "will this be the day?" Its also crazy to know if he doesn't come on his own that next week is my last week being pregnant. Exciting!!!!
Just a quick status.....
Went to my OB yesterday. I measured 35 weeks where as last week I was measuring 33 weeks....so it's changing with the way baby boy is positioned. Gained 2 lbs. 1/2 centimeter more dialated which puts me at 1 1/2 cm dialated. Baby boy has dropped more. Last week I was at a -2 station and yesterday was -1 station. So slowly things are happening. I am so excited to go into labor...I love the whole experience. I'm hoping I won't make it to 40 weeks and have to be induced but that's ok also, I'm just excited to meet him. In the mean time I am trying to remind myself not to wish these weeks away waiting for labor to start. I want to treasure these baby movements and last days of sleep before I'm up feeding a newborn again. I currently get 10 hours of sleep at night....the twins sleep 12 hours straight which is awesome. This will make things so much easier when I'm up at night with baby boy. I can't imagine if the twins were not good sleepers at this point....I think I would cry.
I'm sure I'll be posting a 38 week update as I don't see anything happening before then!
Had my OB appointment yesterday....we are now on to weekly visits!! Can't believe we are at this point. I remember when I first found out we were expecting and thinking how much time we had...now we have weeks. Its down to the end!
My blood pressure was great. My weight was 150lbs. I only gained 1 lb in 2 weeks! That's a first. She measured me and I was 33 cm. 2 weeks ago I was 35 cm so I'm thinking baby has dropped a little, however he hasn't fully dropped because she could still feel baby boys head. She did the first exam and I was 1cm dilated. Next Sunday I will be considered full term - yay!! I am hoping baby boy comes anytime after that. My doctor did say she would induce at 39 weeks if wanted, I am excited to meet him but I would not induce then, HOWEVER I will induce at 40 weeks, I do not want to go over that.
In other news, Saturday Cassie had diarrhea. She then threw up 4 times. The first time she threw up was because she saw the food, which made her gag and she lost it. After that she insisted she was fine, she acted fine, and wanted to eat. I slowly gave her some Fry's and cheeseburger. All was good until and an hour later when she complained of a tummy ache. From there she threw up at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:40.....then all was good. I am hoping it was not the stomach flu since we just got done with that 4 months ago. I am hoping it was a weird tummy issue and we put her over the edge by feeding her Culvers, I would like to think she would not have thrown up if she had not eaten that greasy food. So far everyone else has been fine. I hope it stays that way.....I DO NOT want to get a stomach flu this pregnant!!!
I'm just so busy....ahem with the twins. They keep me SO, SO, SO busy. I am exhausted physically and mentally at the end of the day. I'm sure part of it is the pregnancy. My body hurts, I can rarely rest and walking up the stairs? Forget it....I have no lung capacity left to breath.
My weight is now at 145, that's a total gain of 25 pounds so far. Blood Pressure has been good ,although at my last appointment I noticed it rising. It was still in the "good" range but higher that I have seen it. At my last appointment I measured right on at 32 weeks.
33 weeks and 2 days
I am ready to meet my baby boy....its so exciting. I'm looking forward to having a newborn again, the only thing I am not looking forward to is the night feedings/less sleep. Hopefully he goes easy on me since I just got over carrying for newborn twins and is a good sleeper/eater.
On the twin front.....
Mandy and Emily will be 19 months old in 4 days!! Mandy is my big whiner. Seriously, some days she drives me insane!!!! Everything is whining. She wants water, she wants to watch Micky Mouse (which she is addicted to), its all requested while crying. Hopefully she grows out of that soon otherwise I may check into the nutty bin myself. Emily is more laid back during the day than Mandy but at night she is still putting up a fuss going to bed. We let her cry and eventually she goes to sleep. I am wondering if she is popping some teeth now because she has been waking up multiple times a night crying which is unlike her. She is a hard one....because if you go in the bedroom to console her it makes matters worse. She will cry/scream harder when we leave. So we try to stay out and let her just cry it out. Mandy is a champ and ignores her sisters screaming.
They go to bed at 7 and sleep till 7:00. I remember thinking I would never sleep again with twins and it is so nice that I was proven wrong.
Cassie is doing good. She actually has a cold today so we didn't go to our usual story time today. We finished her handwriting lessons today...all done for the year. Just have to Finnish up Math, I'm hoping we get that done before baby boy arrives.