I sit here, 2.5 hours away from being at the hospital to be induced. I can't believe the time is finally here. It has been the longest journey ever....but it has gone by so fast at the same time. I am filled with every emotion imaginable. I'm excited, happy, scared, nervous, anxious. I just want to cry! I can't believe it's finally happening but I'm scared out of my mind for labor and for all that follows afterwards. I know it's all going to be ok...and I'm hoping the scary feelings go away once we get to see his face!
If all goes as planned, he will be born tomorrow 6/27, which is quite a fitting date if you ask me. 6/27/11 was the day I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I remember being so shocked yet so happy that day. The months that followed were a whirlwind...filled with anxiousness, happiness and finally grief. Our first pregnancy had ended in miscarriage on 8/8. Followed on 11/18 by another miscarriage. Then months of infertility and finally, surgery, then fertility drugs. I never imagined that I would be having a baby on the same day (two years later) that had originally brought me so much happiness.
It's been a long journey...and at times, a very sad one. But ultimately one that is going to have a happy ending! There have been so many moments where I never imagined I would be saying that. I thought it was never going to happen for us. But with a lot of persistence and faith, it's actually going to happen!
The next time I post, I am going to be somebody's mom =)
Last belly pic...38 weeks, 5 days...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
The longer this pregnancy goes on, the worse I get at updating this blog...even though I have loads of time just laying around the house.
To summarize the last few weeks...
I thought I had a UTI, so I called to get antibiotics. The next day, I got the feeling that it might be a kidney stone instead. I've had many before, but they are usually VERY painful. This was just to the point where I felt like I had to pee all the time...so I knew if it was a stone, it was close to passing. It got worse and worse as the day went on, until finally...two super sharp pains in a row, then instant relief. I started straining my urine thinking that it had passed into my bladder and I'd soon catch it. A few hours later, at 2am, I caught it. An off-white 5mm stone! Last time I had a 3mm, I nearly had to have it removed...so I was shocked to see a 5mm stone and that it had passed with not a lot of pain!
A few days ago, I started getting a lot of sinus pressure mostly on the left side of my face and in my ear...and noticed a white bump behind the same ear. I ended up going to urgent care and got antibiotics for a sinus infection...6 more days of bactrim.
I had my 35 week appt. a couple weeks ago...my "naked" appointment as my OB puts it; to check for strep B bacteria (swabs) and a pap-like exam to check for STDs. Results for those were all negative. He also did a cervix check (I was closed and thick) and baby's head was down.
36 week appt. last week was rather uneventful. No cervix check (yay!), just pee in cup, weight check, bp check, fundal height measurement and heartbeat. Everything normal! We asked about elective induction and OB is fine with it. He is going on vacation July 4-14 and I'm due July 5. We want him delivering, so we picked the last day he is on call and staff at the hospital before his vacation, which is June 27th. So, unless he comes sooner, we will be going in June 26th at 9pm to start the process. Less than 3 weeks to go!
In other non-pregnancy news, DH found out his company is moving their headquarters from here in MI to Atlanta, GA...so they laid off 100's of people, including him. Luckily he has until next April to work, then 3 months severance after that and unemployment after that. Hopefully he finds something before then...but, here we go again. This is the third layoff for him in 5 years :( Michigan economy sucks!