Monday, October 24, 2011

Week 39

This is our last week....

As just the two of us.
Uninterrupted movie night.
Sleeping in on weekends.
Sleeping in.
Going on spontaneous road trips.
Having ice cream for breakfast...just because we can.

As just Jeff and Leza.

In the next few days, we will be a family of THREE!

I will post one final belly picture this week. I have slacked and not taken any since week 36 so I really need to update with more pictures.

Last week's doctor appointment my doctor said I was still dilated the same, but had progressed to 95% effaced. I've started having a lot more pressure, but barely any contractions. The week prior to him stripping my membranes I was having contractions A LOT! It's like stripping membranes just made them STOP all together. I have my next appointment tomorrow to check my blood pressure, which has been an issue the last two weeks and I've been closely monitored. If my blood pressure remains high we will be inducing sooner than expected and if it is ok we will stick to the original induction day. I'm being induced for personal reasons that I wish not to discuss on the blog. There are many opinionated people out there who just do not understand our military lifestyle and I do not want my special day to be overshadowed by ignorant opinions.

My last appointment also showed that my potassium level was extremely was a 3. The doctor seemed very concerned and immediately put me on a supplement and ordered that I eat at least banana a day. She said that if it goes below 3 I will have issues after birth so I'm taking her order seriously.

Other than those issues, this week is going to be great! Today I'm getting the house cleaned up so we can bring our baby girl home to a clean house and also because my parents are coming!!!! Jeff is leaving shortly after Peighton is born so my parents are coming for a week and then my mother in law will be here shortly after so for two weeks I'll have GREAT help and great company.

I was really hoping Peighton would come on her own and early like my doctor predicted, but apparently she's stubborn and already not listening to us. But, we are very excited and anxious to meet our little girl. So, hopefully the next time you all hear from me I will be introducing you to our precious Peighton Joy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

36 weeks....37 weeks.....

Thanks Tracy for reminding me.....

No baby yet :(

Last week at my 36 week appointment, Dr. L checked my cervix and I was a few cm dilated and 75% effaced and he could feel her head. I was not really having regular contractions so this surprised me. I did however, begin to have them this week. Sunday-Tuesday I was having them almost 15-20 minutes apart, but they were not getting stronger and were getting further apart. Tuesday evening they were about 6 minutes apart for 45 minutes and just as we were getting excited and ready to pack up they went to 10 minutes, 12 minutes, and then stopped. It was so disappointing. I go to the doctor tomorrow for my 37 week check up and he plans to strip my membranes and hopefully that will get something started this weekend. We shall see.

I was hoping to post this week with pictures of our baby girl, but it looks like she might be hanging out for another week. Boo :( but good news is she will be here no later than 2 weeks from now so that gives me hope. I feel like I'm running out of room to spare for her now. She has not really slowed down on her movements either which what everyone keeps telling me is a sign she's getting ready, but I do have a few other clues that things are progressing. I'm really hoping that tomorrow Dr. L will say I'm 100% effaced and a few more cm dilated.

I did not take a picture last week. I was feeling rather non-photogenic and have not really taken the time to do my hair, makeup, or really get dressed other than the days I go to the doctor so maybe I'll take a picture tomorrow before my appointment....if not just for record keeping purposes.

Anyway, that's really all that is going on here. I have been spending a lot of time walking, sitting on the exercise ball (really bouncing), and trying to figure out how to get this kid out of me! If anyone has suggestions, I am willing to do almost anything....except castrol oil (the after math just does not sound pleasing).

I do plan to post baby girl's pictures from the hospital as soon as I comfortably can so stay tuned...maybe this weekend she will make her debut. Until then....God bless.