So, I was planning on leaving this Saturday morning to go to LA with the fam, which would include a fun-filled trip to the happiest place on earth... Disneyland, pending a "check" from my OB/GYN to give me the go ahead to fly at almost 35 weeks. Well, turns out that I am dilated to 3 cm and 75% effaced. So, it's a no-go on the flying thing! I think the Nurse Practitioner was a little flustered to find me dilated, that she pretty much forgot to do the rest of my appointment. Oh well, I guess we'll get all our questions answered next week!
I am way bummed not to get to go hang out and relax by the pool, and visit with the fam and some friends I was going to meet up with, etc. But I am also a little concerned about the whole, possibility of this little kid coming sooner than expected, thingy. Of course I know it might still be 3 weeks or something before he decides to come, but it could also be like, um, 3 days. That freaks me out a little, especially since I have been thinking that I have 5 or 6 weeks left, and am not really mentally prepared, even though physically, I am so ready to be done!! It is starting to hit me that I am going to have 2 children to take care of.... EVERYDAY! It didn't help that I was already feeling like such a bad mom today, for the one child that I have. So anyway... all I ask is that we make it to 36 weeks, then he can come whenever he wants!
The Dr told me I should be on bed rest...ummm, I don't think so. I mean, I'll take it easy and all, but that just seems a little ridiculous. My FIL (the pediatrician) made me feel so much better by telling me that I could totally still carry him to term, but even if I don't, in Spokane, they consider 35 weeks the cut off for babies not needing to automatically be in the NICU. So that is definitely good news! I am still kind of freaking out at every little pain and prick and BH contraction that I have (as that is all I ever experienced with Asher). Especially since when they check you, you are more likely to contract, and sometimes it puts you into labor sooner (which I why I guess they try not to have to check you before they need to), so I've noticed myself trying not to move as much as possible. But that sure didn't stop me from doing some awesome cooking for Nate for V-day this evening (more to come on that later!)!
So there's the baby update... I'm sure everything will turn out just fine! But for now, it's off to bed with my new super-soft body pillow that Nate got me for V-day... thanks babe!!