Thursday, July 1, 2010

So close

I can't believe that in about two weeks, I'll be giving birth again. 38 weeks tomorrow, and still feeling good. I have found that I have to be realllllly careful about not drinking too late at night (as in, no big glasses of any liquid after about 6:30) so that I don't wake up to pee. I had another night when I was awake for over an hour after getting up to pee, and I don't want a repeat performance of that. It would be one thing if I could sleep in, but with an almost-three-year-old who wakes up around 6:15, that's not an option!

My appointment and U/S was great this week. Baby's size jumped back up into the 63rd percentile, and they're estimating that she weighs about 7lbs. 5oz. now. HOLY MOLY. Hope she doesn't gain a pound a week for the next two weeks! EEK! My blood pressure was 120/80, so I have high hopes that maybe all of our planning for high blood pressure this time might have been unwarranted. That would be awesome! So far, my cervix is still long and closed. I had a few Braxton Hicks contractions yesterday that weren't painful, but I've had some shooting pains in the nether-regions and down my legs which are indicative of the baby hitting nerves as she gets her head more into position.

The doctor mentioned that if I don't go into labor on my own by my 39 week appointment, "we'll talk about what to do." I'm taking that to mean that he's open to an induction rather than letting me go past my due date. Because of my high anxiety with regard to passing my due date, I'm happy to be induced, particularly since I've done it before and had a good experience.

This weekend, we're celebrating D's 3rd birthday with close family on the 4th of July. His birthday isn't until the 18th, but I'll probably be a little busy then, and we decided that it would be good to get it in before the baby is born! (Hard to believe that he's going to be 3!)

We've finally narrowed down our baby name choices to two definites and one probable contender. I feel very strongly that I need to see her before we name her, so we won't make the final decision until B-day.

Guess that's pretty much it for now.

OH, I almost forgot. For those ladies in the home stretch of their pregnancies, you should check out ContractionMaster.com which is a free website on which you can time your contractions with your computer. It looks awesome, and I'm definitely going to use it if I go into labor spontaneously.

5 comments:

Em said...

Eek! I can't believe how close we're getting!

Happy birthday to D! Three is a great age! :)

Thanks for the link to the website. I'll definitely check that out!

Dawn said...

Isn't it crazy that our little ones are almost here?? Only a week from tomorrow for me!! But I think she is going to be late. Maybe we'll be close! I don't know how you go without drinking much after 6:30!! I am always SO thirsty. But I find that once I'm up to pee I can't fall back to sleep so I've been trying to follow your lead. Glad you are doing well and can't wait to find out what name you picked!!!

Stacie said...

Only two weeks!?! Where has the time gone.

Happy 3rd Birthday D! I hope he loves his party this weekend.

When I first read, "I have found that I have to be realllllly careful about not drinking too late at night (as in, no big glasses of any liquid..."

I thought you wrote, "liquor" -- I had to read it three times. Sorry.

Just me said...

I'm so excited for you guys!!!!!! Can't wait for her to get here. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you.... Your little one will be here any time now!

I hear you on the 6am thing...my 16 month old is up at 6am and I am up feeding my 3 week old every 2 hrs! My husband is a big help but I would love just a bit more sleep! :) The tradeoff is totally worth it of course.

Happy early bday to D.!!

Kelley