Friday, April 27, 2012

Today's Doctor Visits- 38 Weeks, 3 Days

Today I had my 10th NST- everything fine, of course, and another visit to the doctor. Kris was able to come for the first time, so it was nice that he was able to meet my doctor. Today she recorded each baby's heartbeat and put the recording inside of a little teddy bear. Well... only Baby A got a bear this time. Dr. Adams said she had a bear of a different color at the other office and will pick one up for me so the babies can have bears of differing colors. They are so cute!

I am currently 4-5cm dilated so Dr. Adams feels pretty sure that the babies will come this weekend. If not naturally, we'll be scheduled to induce Sunday morning. It's both exciting and terrifying, but I think we're ready!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Today's Doctor Visits - 37 Weeks, 3 Days

Had the NST in the morning, did fine. Went to the doctor in the afternoon, did fine. I'm at 4cm instead of 3, so that's good, but I haven't been having contractions so these little monkeys seem to be staying put. Blood pressure and weight are still perfect.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

No, Not Yet...

I have been saying this phrase over and over for a week now. I have to admit that it's getting old.

I had a NST on Tuesday and did fine. As always, the monitor showed some tiny contractions that I couldn't feel, but I also had one small one like I've been having all week. It's not painful and it's just my stomach area. The nurse (probably trying to be nice) said that sometimes the longer contractions do more work than the short, painful contractions. If that were the case, I'd think we'd have some babies by now!

If I thought I was uncomfortable before, I now stand corrected. I now have indigestion all day whether I'm lying down, sitting up, drinking, or eating. Walking, sitting, and lying down are all painful. My "over the belly" maternity pants are now midrise and cut into my stomach. The skin on my belly burns all the time- you should see how ridiculous I look sitting here with my shirt up. How sad is it that a cotton tshirt is painful? I have been having contractions on and off for a week now and am READY FOR BABIES TO COME OUT.

Mom has helped me get the babies' room organized this week. Pretty much finished, just have to figure out where to put a small pile of art stuff and need Kris to hang a couple more birdhouses. We've put together two bouncers, a bassinet, and a play gym. Tomorrow we'll tackle the swing... and figuring out where to put all this stuff!

In other kid news...
Ella's recital is coming up May 12th and she'll have picture day this Saturday. She's very excited to have her hair curled and wear her sparkly costume.

Jake was eating dinner before baseball practice today and lost his third tooth! He was surprised, but pleased. Just have to find that Tooth Fairy Bear so he can get his payout.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jacob's First Baseball Game

Jacob's game was rained out yesterday and rescheduled for today. The Mudhens did great! Both teams had three at-bats and everyone did amazingly well for the first game. Jacob got a hit at all three at-bats and didn't have to use the tee once. He made a good stop at third and threw the ball all the way to first. We were so proud of him!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Day Two of Maternity Leave

By 10AM I'd already had three calls about my lesson plans. Apparently the sub is nuts. Trying to keep my Type A nature in check, but I was really really wanting to just go back to work. Of course, every time I get up and move around the contractions start, so it's easy to get back to the couch pretty quickly. Mom arrived around 11:30 so we went to Ella's school picnic. The weather was the nicest it's been all week so it was refreshing to be out of the house for a while. Afterwards, I took mom for a pedicure and we headed home. My feet were a little swollen so I hit the couch until it was time to get Jake and Ella and go to my two doctor's appointments.

My first appointment was with the regular doctor. Everything looks fine and I'm still at 3cm. I didn't gain any weight, but I did receive news that I'm negative for Strep B so that's good. I'd hate to have to be on antibiotics for four hours! We then went to the maternity ward for my NST. Again, everything went well. Being up and about today gave me a few contractions here and there but as before, they were light and didn't lead anywhere.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 1 of Maternity Leave

Wow, today was boring. I just stayed on the couch watching movies. Walking around *does* feel terrible right now, but if I'm lying down, I'm okay. I think I may have had two contractions total, but enough indigestion to last a lifetime.

Must. Resist. Urge. To. Clean.