Well, I've made it to week 40, but our official due date is Tuesday the 3rd. I really hope I'm not writing another blog entry next Friday with the title Week 41 - yikes! I just want to meet the little guy and see who/what he looks like. Our doctors appt was on Wednesday this week and went well. Blood pressure and sugar are good, no weight gain this week, but my belly gained another 2 cm....now measuring 43 cm (3 cm large). I still am not dilated at all (although I know that can mean absolutely nothing) - boooo and the doctor was actually very nervous about the baby's size. She was actually throwing out numbers like 10-11 lbs. WHAT? So she decided to have an ultrasound done to get a better idea of the baby's weight...baby Katz is weighing in at a hefty 8 lbs 15 oz already. I know that estimate can be off, so I'm hoping they over estimated there. PLUS, he's still not here yet, so he's continuing to grow. Anyways, we'll see what she says on Wednesday if we still haven't gone into labor. Another bit of exciting news...today was my last day in the office for awhile. I'll work from home until he arrives, but it'll be nice knowing that I don't have to rush in the morning to get to work the week I'm due and can relax with my feet up doing work. So what else can I tell you??? What do you all want to know? How about you all just pray for me that I don't have to deliver a 10 lb baby :) ha. Until next week...will it be another mom picture? or will it be a baby picture?
Saturday, January 24, 2009
As promised here are a couple pictures of the baby's room thus far. We still have more to do, like put things on the walls, paint the toy box, book rack and side table that my dad built for us, but for now it's looking good. Cute huh! Our appt went well this week. Still not really much to report. My cervix is still closed, I'm 50% effaced, I gained 1 lb this week, blood pressure and sugar level is good and my belly is now measuring 2 cm large. Basically she said I should be measuring 39 cm (because I'm 39 weeks) but I'm measuring 41 cm. They don't get concerned unless it's mor or less than 2 cm, so we'll see where we are next week. As far as Aaron and I are concerned, we're both doing good. Keeping busy and trying to get more and more crossed off the "to do" list before baby gets here but of course resting as much as possible. I wish I could sleep more and be more comfortable when sleeping, but I've come to the realization that that's just not going to happen. But it's all worth it. I have to tell you, sometimes I honestly forget I'm pregnant and will look down at my still growing belly and think "holy crap...I could go into labor any second." It's a very very surreal feeling. I'm still feeling so many different feelings...I'm scared, I'm excited, I'm nervous, I'm anxious, but mostly I honestly just can't wait to see what/who he looks like. I know his features will change everyday for quite awhile but I really am just so excited to see him. Yeah!!! Oh, and I have to congratulate my girlfriend Liz and her husband Kevin. They had their baby (a girl - it was a surprise) on 1/18 and she is absolutely adorable. She was the last of my 3 girlfriends that were pregnant along with me to have her baby...it really is MY turn now! ahhhhhhhh. Let's see if I make it to a week 40 post :)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Well, just a little over two weeks to go till my due date. However, if my initial prediction is accurate we'll have our little baby Katz on 2/8. Or maybe even later...maybe a Valentines Day baby? The doctor seems to think we're in it for the long haul though. My cervix is still completely closed :( but the baby is still in position. Who knows...I could go into labor tonight or 3 weeks from now. We'll let baby Katz call the shots on this one! The doctor also seems to think this little guy isn't going to be so little. She's predicting that he's mid 7's right now and that by the time I actually have him he'll be about 9 lbs. OUCH!!! Again...we shall see. I did gain 2.5 lbs this week though and I swear he's going to rip through my skin if he takes up anymore room in there. My sugar and blood pressure were great and my belly is measuring actually 1 cm large. She laughed at the shape of my belly today. She can't believe how "all belly" I am and laughed at the fact that when I laid down to have her measure me he must have pushed his back straight out because my belly looked like the cone heads :) haha. Anyways, I'm of course excited to meet baby Katz, but nervous at the same time and more anxious than anything. I sooooo badly want to see what he looks like, but want to throw up when I think about what my body is going to go through to meet him. ahhhhhh! Every woman must go through this at some point right? I know it'll all be ok, but WOW...what a thing to think about. Next appt is Thursday. We'll see what she says then.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wow, is the countdown on or what? 3 weeks remaining, or so we hope...I think :) However this past week I've definitely starting feeling him move his way down, or he was today at least. I tell ya, I think he was head butting me down there. Funny, but uncomfortable. And his little feet keep getting lodged into my ribs. I know it's good that I can feel him moving in there but it really is very uncomfortable lately...especially when sleeping. I can only lay on my left side and am barely getting any sleep at all. I know that's what I need to get used to, but I was really hoping for some sleep these last few weeks. We had our 37 week appt this week. Nothing new. Blood pressure, weight and baby's heartbeat are still looking great and NOPE, no dilation yet. I must say...these last few weeks are like nothing I've experienced before. I can't seem to think of much else besides the baby. What is he going to weigh? What and who is he going to look like? Is he going to have a lot of hair or none at all? We are both SO excited (obviously), but at the same time I'm having a lot of anxiety about the labor and delivery part of this whole thing. I know it's normal, but hopefully some of that anxiety will turn into pure excitement over the next few weeks. Our next appt is Friday of next week, we'll see if there's any progression, however if given the choice I may opt not to have the internal check done. NOT so comfortable. Sorry...again, that may have been a little too much information :) If you look close enough at my belly there appears to be a shadow on my left side...I honestly think that was the baby pushing on my side. Not to mention if you look close enough you can see the bright blue veins I have running all over my belly. It's crazy! Well...enjoy and we'll write again next week.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sorry...I know I'm posting this a couple days later than normal, but Aaron and I have been busy...not really, just catching up on things we won't be able to do as easy soon enough...like going to see a few movies, having dinner with friends, etc, etc. So I'm nearing the end of week 36 and start week 37 on Tuesday. Our next doctors appt is on Thursday which I'm very excited for. I know it won't be all that comfortable (since they'll be checking my cervix), but at least I'll learn something new about baby Katz. Last weeks appointment went fine, I've gained 3 lbs in the past 3 weeks (I'm up to 17 lbs), my blood pressure was great, but my sugar level was high?? Strange. Then over the past few days I started having blurred vision spells. I had one really bad one on new years eve, then another the next day, so I called my doctor on Friday. I had to go into the doctors immediately to have them check my blood pressure and sugar. Everything was fine. ugh! Who knows. But I am having other new "wonderful" things happen to me. I know I've told you all this before, but my bladder is OUT OF CONTROL. I pee all the time and sometimes it's so uncomfortable (because the baby is on my bladder) that I just want to cry. I've also been getting lovely shooting pains downstairs :) haha...I'm not laughing at the pain, I'm laughing at what I called it. Anyways, all is good. Can't wait to write and tell you where we're at next week.