Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ready for Labor & Delivery

Well, this is my last post until I have baby Tyler. Today is my due date and baby Ty is just not wanting to come out on his own. Scott & I went to the doctor and were really hoping they would just tell us to come back later for an induction. I mean, I am miserable. The only time I am comfortable is when I am standing, but when I am standing... my feet swell! The doctors appointment was just like any other I have recently had. I was still 2 cm and 60% effaced. No progress at all since last week and Tyler still has not dropped. I say it's b/c he wants to be the closest to my <3.... After discussing what options we had and then what the doctor recommended, we decided to come back tonight and start the induction process. My doctor is just afraid that with him being such a big baby, she doesn't want me to wait any longer and for him to keep on packing the pounds on. Yeah, me either.... I don't even want to try and deliver a 10 lbs. baby. She also told Scott & I to get in the mind set that we may have to have a c-section. This is also b/c of his size and she is not sure that he will drop b/c I am so narrow and he is just a porker! I am up for anything at this point. I asked her to not let me labor for long if she doesn't see me delivering him vaginally. I do not want to be worn out after hours and hours of labor and then find out that we will have to do a c-section.
We are to report to the hospital at midnight tonight and they will begin the induction. They will start me off with something that will help to soften my cervix. Then in the morning, they will start me on Pitocin, to help start contractions and induce labor. They will then break my water and see if I start progressing. I am feeling so many emotions. Excited, anxious, scared, nervous and every other emotion possible. I am scared to death of needles so I am going to have to get over that reallly quick. I mean, the first time I had an IV was when I had surgery on my finger in May. And, the first time I had blood drawn was when I found out I was pregnant. I am not as nervous as I was with my finger surgery and I think it's because I know that in the end, I get to hold my baby boy. I will do anything for that.
We are taking my laptop with us to the hospital since Scott has homework and a couple papers due on Friday. We will be sure to post pictures and get some updates going.... Keep us in your prayers.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Still Waiting....

So, Here I sit at 39 weeks and 2 days along, waiting patiently for my little boy to make his appearance. I went to the doctor on Monday and found that I have made some progress. I am 2cm dilated and 60% thinned out!! Finally, something is going good. While I was there, my doctor went ahead and stripped my membranes.... OUCH! I had no idea what she was doing. I thought we were just having a normal appointment but while down "there" she said "I'm gonna try and get things going"... I had no clue what she was talking about. She took her finger and separated the water sac from my cervix to try and get some contractions going. After that very painful and uncomfortable experience, she told me it's a 50/50 chance it would work...Um, I'm sorry... WHAT?! I was pretty crampy all day after my appointment. I was really hoping that it was the BIG day... But to my surprise, it wasn't. I woke up the next day and noticed that I had lost my mucus plug... It's the grossest thing I have ever seen. But from everything I had read, it meant my body was preparing for labor... WooHoo. I got Scott up and we went to Garden Ridge so I could do some walking and also get a box for Tyler's toys. Finally the contractions started coming on... They were coming about every 10 to 12 minutes but they weren't what I was expecting. I was expecting to be curled up with pain but this was more of my belly tightening and it was hard for me to take a deep breathe. At first, I didn't think this was the real thing, but after talking to my mom, she said that's exactly how hers were. All night on Tuesday I was having these kind of contractions and was getting really excited... Could this be the night I meet our son? After walking, bouncing on the exercise ball and going up and down stairs... I decided that it wasn't the night and I should just head to bed. I woke up Wednesday for work and noticed I was still having contractions. Still about every 10 to 12 minutes. I worked all day and decided I was going to try everything I could to have this baby last night. I bounced, walked, ran up the stairs, ate spicy foods and took a hot bath. Still nothing... Thursday morning came and NO CONTRACTIONS! Are you kidding me?? I could have sworn I would have him before the weekend. As the afternoon has gone on, the contractions are slowly coming back. I am going to go walking after work and try to keep these going. I am positive that Scott will go to work tomorrow night and I will go into labor. I just know that this little boy has to make a grand entrance. I am getting so anxious to meet him and to kiss his little face! I am not even worried about the delivery anymore b/c I just want to have him. I want to bring him home and show him his big sisters, Lexie & Daisy. I go to the doctor on Tuesday, my due date. We have decided that if I haven't had him by then, we will go ahead and schedule an induction. So I keep telling myself that next Wednesday, I'm going to be a mommy. A real mommy. I'm already a mommy to my puppies but I am going to have a son and this is so surreal to me. I have everything ready at the office for my departure. My last day is tomorrow... WooHoo! I can't believe I am going to be away from this place for 6 weeks. Though I don't think that it's long enough, I am still going to take it and run with it.

In other news, Scott is now in school. He started back last week but with the snow, he only went one day. He has told me that he feels pretty old. I keep reminding him that he is 10 years older then most of the people in these classes. He will go to UL till May 2011 and then he will go to Sullivan's Pharmacy School. He will be there for 3 years and then he will graduate a pharmacist. I am so proud of him for making this decision. I know with Tyler coming, it has kind of lite a spark under his butt to get things going. The plan is for him to stay home with Tyler on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will just have a sitter or one of our moms watch the remaining days. I don't want to put Tyler in a daycare at all! Really ever. I would love for him to stay with a sitter till he gets to preK and he can go to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Well I need to finish getting my office cleaned and prepared. You never know... Tonight could be the night! Wish us luck!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

38 weeks

Well, another week and no baby! I had my 38 week checkup today and to have an ultrasound done to see how big this boy is. They are saying he is approximatley 7 lbs 13 oz. This is putting him in the 76th percentile for weight. 50th percentile is average. We do have a big boy on our hands. If I do go till my due date, they think he is going to be right at 9 lbs. I knew once they said this that there was no way they were going to take him early. I could have cried!!! I am in so much pain and I'm so uncomfortable, I just want to see him and make sure he is okay. Once we left the ultrasound, we headed over to my doctors appt. Once again, bad news.... I am still 1 cm and 30% thinned out and Tyler hasn't dropped at all! I have made 0 progress since my last appt and since the appt before that. I don't get it... I walk like crazy and everytime I do, I feel like he is dropping and once I am done I feel him go right back into my ribs. UGH! This is so frustrating. I go back on Monday morning to see if anything has changed, but I am not getting my hopes up this time. The doctor told me that she doesn't plan on seeing me before my appt.... BOO!!!!