Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Long Awaited Update

As of today, 37 weeks 2 days! Although I really don't look it. She is measuring perfectly. As of my u/s last Monday (at 36 weeks) she was estimated at 6lbs 5oz. 60th percentile. But when the OB walked into the exam room last Friday, she looked at me and said, "Where are you hiding her?" I think she's hiding against my tailbone, since that's where it hurts!

Sorry to keep you all waiting. I’ve been trying to wrap things up at work and just haven’t able to get anything much done otherwise. The thank you notes that need to be written are taunting me. I feel sooooo guilty about that. Baby girl has received so many beautiful, heartfelt gifts. I'm so incredibly touched. This is going to be one well dressed little girl!

Well, my placenta has moved sufficiently for me to be cleared for a vaginal birth. YAY! But still, being cleared for it doesn’t mean it will happen that way. I really have no great hopes and dreams for the birth other than delivering a healthy baby. (Oh, except could it please not hurt too much?) My blood pressure on the other hand, remains somewhat elevated. I did a 24 hour urine collection (oh, joy!), which showed some protein. Word from the OB yesterday was to continue to monitor my bp with my home monitor, and come in to L&D if it goes over 140/90, or if I have any other symptoms of preeclampsia. She suggested I use evening primrose oil vaginally (5 capsules up the vag at bedtime, prometrium flashbacks), to help soften the cervix in case she needs to induce me. Been doing that since the weekend. I also have an appointment with my acupuncturist next week. I haven’t seen her since I’ve been pregnant. I will have her do points to get labor rolling.

So I think this baby’s going to be here soon!!!! OMG!!!!

In the meantime, I hate to whine, but I am so uncomfortable. Commuting is a killer. Any walking causes lots of low back and round ligament pain. Putting on socks is REALLY hard. (Although, truly one of the few things that has been annoying about doing this as an SMC. I've been very at peace with that aspect. Particularly hearing about friends' marital difficulties lately.) So glad to have this upcoming 4 day weekend. I have told them at work that unless I go into labor sooner, next Wednesday will be my last day.

Oh, she had hiccups this morning. So cute.

17 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh wow, guess its a really good thing I'm almost done with baby girl's gift. I'm so glad you are doing so well and I hope pre-e stays far away.

Magpie said...

Ooh baby! (My girl was born at 37w2d...)

Michelle said...

Wow she will be here soon! I am so excited for you! It will be a very Happy Holidays for you this year! I am glad things are going well and I hope when she comes everything goes smoothly and exactly the way you want! Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura said...

Yay for full term! Can't wait to see your wee one. Here's hoping for a nice, smooth birth for you!

V said...

I'm so excited, glad things are going well for you. Sorry about the pain in the tailbone.

Bella said...

That's great! I hope she's here soon and all goes well for the two of you in the meantime! Good luck, Dora!!!!

Cara said...

You are ready. She's ready. Ok, lets do this then and see some of those posh outfits on that sweet girl!

Cherish This Life! said...

SO EXCITING!! Congrats and I will keep you and baby girl in my prayers...I hope the delivery will be fast and PAIN FREE!!! :) It can't hurt to ask in prayer, right?!? :)

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Sooo exciting! Good luck to both of you!

Oh and you are hereby excused from my thank you note.

Happy Thanksgiving!

WiseGuy said...

Well, that's such good news...I hope the baby girl keeps on doing well. Some of my colleagues have also spoken of how painful walking gets especially the last few weeks...and the constant kicking...sometimes on the kidneys...

Take Care!

Aunt Becky said...

Can I talk about how excited I am? Because I AM.

Billy said...

Wow soon!!!
Happy your placenta moved.
Hope you have a good birth and of course a healthy baby!

battynurse said...

Glad to hear you are doing well and are cleared for a vaginal delivery. I hope it's nice and low pain for you. Hugs to you.

calliope said...

FULL TERM!!! yay!!!!
I hated the 24 hour urine test. ugh. Am thinking of you tons and tons. Now please tell me you have your system set up to notify your interweb peeps about any news!

Nelie said...

Just ordered an Etsy gift for baby girl. I'm so glad everything is going well and you're cleared for a vaginal birth. Please do NOT worry about thank you notes when the gift arrives if you are too busy. And thank you for all your support lately with my current life crisis. You're in my thoughts.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

The day my BP hit 150/90 my Dr sent me in to be induced. But my body decided to go into labour on it's own after I got to the hospital.

THe BP issue sucks, really. I totally know what it's like to be worried about pre-e. The thing to remember right now is that you're being monitored closely and that you're full-term so if you need to be induced, you're good to go.

Aren't hiccups the funniest thing? Wait till they get them afterwards. Bean gets them all the time and they're not so fun for her. She's decidedly against them.

Good luck in these final weeks. Sending positive labour vibes your way...

Jo said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see the pics of la babe in all those beautiful clothes!! I'm very excited for you!