Thursday, February 14, 2008

Baby news...

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!!


13 comments:

Jessica said...

I want to see some belly shots. That is so exciting. I wish you were coming down here. I would love to me up with you though. Bummer.

buhlersdayoff said...

WOW!! that is great but scary all at the same time...good luck!!!

Hannah said...

Oh no! That is sad! Good luck with that. I am just around the corner if you need dinner!

Josh and Michelle said...

Thats crazy, and Exciting. I cant believe how close you are to being done, even if he does wait til the due date. Im so jealous. You are so not a bad mom. You will do just lovely with 2. Although, if you have heard that saying that 2 kids is more than twice as hard, Im a bit of a believer. BTW do you know what your naming your little bundle of joy?

Kristin said...

Wow, I didn't realize you were that far along! And you are so responsible to get checked before you fly! My labors were pretty long so I figured I could go into labor on the plane and still have six hours to make it to the hospital after we land. :)

The Olsen Family said...

How exciting! He should be coming soon then! I'm excited for you guys! Hope mother's group was fun on Valentine's Day, sorry I couldn't make it, but I'm sure it was fun. Hope you are feeling as good as you can at this point. See yah at church!

The Allred Family said...

Wow! I didn't know you were already that far! I hope that everything goes well. I understand the fear of having two kids, but I didn't think it was that bad. After a couple weeks of adjustment, it just seemed like the norm. (That is not to say that I am always way behind and my house is always a mess and I can't keep up on the laundry, but we've got the important things covered!) Good luck with everything! I'll be checking back to see how it all plays out.

DaNae said...

Your pregnancy has gone by so fast (for me at least.) I cant wait to meet that new baby!

Ash & Ry said...

Yikes, take it easy. Hope that little guy stays inside a little while longer. Good to see you the other day, you look great!!

Lindsay said...

Good luck. It's a strange, exciting, and scary thing when you go into the hospital for a baby...the second time. You want it out, but inside thinking, "what am I doing?! and why again?!" Two is hard, I've heard three's harder -- so I guess every change is hard and has its own adjustment time. I'm totally fine with two now...just took a little while. So be prepared for a few tears (just being honest) -- but as you are well aware, there is more joy in this than anything else! Congrats to you all!

Michal Thompson said...

I can't believe you are 36 weeks! For some reason I thought you had longer. I would have loved to have been dialated and effaced that early. But the grass is always greener. I don't think I could ever be in bed rest. I am like you!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

michal, i'm not 36 weeks, i'm only 35 weeks, in like a day. if i were 36 weeks, i would be totally thrilled too!! but i am a little nervous if he decides to come now. i went to the mall with asher today, and was having way more contractions, so i decided i better go home!!

whitney said...

sad you didn't come. :( ...wasn't the same without you. but yay for a new baby!