Sunday, January 9, 2011

Specks...

I feel like I post too much now :) lol. Well at least i'm posting. Yesterday was pretty good, same as always, up at 3am didn't go back to bed till 11pm, had the usual hour of pretty bad contractions then they stop out of no where. Again, I wasn't stressed, dehydrated and my bladder wasn't full. Then later around 5:15 or so I felt a little crampy. Then about 5:20 I went pee and I saw a little speck. Hmmm maybe it was just from my pink underwear... so I check and this time more speck, and a 3rd and 4th time and even more specks, so I showed my mom, and called Skyler and I called L&D and the lady said it was normal. A couple more bathroom breaks and it was the same then stopped completely. But still felt crampy most of last night, and only a little this morning. So far only 1 contraction today that I was awake for, I know I was out cold last night so if any little ones came I didn't notice.

I just think its weird that I would spot and cramp 4 days after my exam. I already had a fair amount of stuff Wednesday early morning and a little brown that day once, so shouldn't it have stopped? I know it stopped now and that's all that matters, and I'll of course talk to the Doc about it but, its just so strange to me that it would wait 4 days! I've been up moving around the same amount every day, I stayed in bed more yesterday than any other day this week. I guess every little thing I'm starting to notice now. I know I'm worrying too much and noticing too much, but it's hard. It's hard just to let things go and say oh whatever. It's always like hmmm... wonder about that? and about that? and that?! Anyway, hope everyone is doing well.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

31 weeks!!

How far along? 31 Weeks!!

Baby's size? Over 16 inches long and weighing in at over 3 pounds! As of Monday though she was weighing in at 2lbs 15 oz.

Weight Gain? 18 as of Monday :)

Stretch marks? Nope, thank goodness for that too.

Belly button in or out? It's still really all over the place :)

Sleep? sleep has absolutely sucked this week for the most part. After Tuesday night I've been waking up at about 2:30 every morning with contractions. Except for this morning, though I think my body was waiting for them to start.

Foods I am loving? Breakfast foods :)

Foods I am hating? Anything spicy, or greasy.

Best moment this week? Keeping Abigail in. Seeing her on Monday. It's been a crazy week.

Movement? Yes!

Symptoms? Less nausea, heart burn at the moment. Contractions, real ones, not the Braxton Hicks, lots of trips to the bathroom, heavy tummy. Sometimes leaking boobs.

Gender? A beautiful little girl!

What I miss? Nothing at all. Though I do miss not having to worry about contractions all the time. Anything I do, or don't do right brings them on.

What I will miss? Feeling her moving around. :)

What I'm looking forward to? Hopefully getting off bed rest this Tuesday, but thats only if the contractions go away completely. Hopefully Skyler let's me work on her name sign today.

Weekly Wisdom: Sleep when you're able, empty your bladder tons, drink tons of water.

Milestone: Having 9 weeks left!

Emotions: I'm all over the place, but whats new right? This week was very very hectic to say the least. I'm worried that my body wants little miss Abigail out a lot sooner then would be best for her. At each dr's appt this week I've heard a new excuse for the contractions, it seems like I said in my earlier post that he is just saying things to make me feel better.




This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

Yesterday's Appointment

So I had my 3rd OB appointment this week, yesterday. It was a quick one, it was his day off but he stopped in for me. I got my second steroid shot, so her lungs should be developing quite faster now, which I'm glad to know. I want to make sure if my body doesn't relax like it should and she is forced to be here sooner that we've given her a chance to get stronger. After the shot, good ol' Dr M came in.

He asked about the contractions, of course I was still having them at least every 2 hours, told him about waking up in the middle of the night with really bad ones, and his reason was a full bladder. Um really? I can't hold that much in there anymore, I pee ALL the time. I'm obviously relaxed, because they wake me out of a deep sleep! I'm not stressed over anything anymore, as soon as we had to go to L&D I stopped stressing immediately. I don't let anything bother me.

It feels like he is trying to make me feel better. Trying not to stress me out. He wants to keep her in for at least a few more weeks. If he thought so strongly that they would go away and she'd stay in till the end,why did I get the steroid shots? Why am I going in every 3 days for check ups? Why did I get such a large prescription of Terbutaline? 60 pills? I can only take them every 4 hours as needed. They'll last me forever! I'm not worried about any of this, I know Abigail will arrive when she is supposed to, and she will be healthy no matter when that is. I just noticed how he was acting and it was strange. It was different then he usually is. Maybe I'm just being weird because I have more time on my hands? I don't know.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Posting again?!

Yup, I'm at it again. I think this is the most I've posted ever. Though now that I'm stuck on bed rest, which from the looks of it might be the rest of this pregnancy (I'll get to that in a min) I have not much else to do but lay in bed and write. I loved to write when I was younger. Loved the feeling you get from writing it all out, no matter how mean and nasty it was or how useless and senseless it would seem to others. I still love to write, just sometimes don't know how to put things in a different perspective then the negative way I start to post it and let it spiral out of control.

This bed rest thing is hard and its only the start of day #2. I went until 8:27 without having a contraction last night, that was a whole 5 hours! But at the 5 hour mark my body decided it wanted to cause drama. The first contraction came then several small ones, crappy. But it started to slow, but whenever I sit up or stand up straight I get a nice crampy like feeling in the lower abdomen, (not contraction like but crampy more so--maybe it was contractions but they weren't like they were at the hospital so I was fine) well quarter to 10 I decided that it would be best to take the Terbutaline and relax my uterus. I know it started to work because my heart started to race and I'm sure my stomach started to relax a bit. Then I fell asleep. I woke up a bunch to move because down there still felt so sore, and right now as I'm reclined back in bed it doesn't hurt but if I stand up or sit up more than a reclining position it starts to hurt again.

I don't know what to think about any of this. My Dr. says he's sure she'll stay in, and that after a few days rest he'll be letting me do more, but I just don't know. If every time I stand up it gets really sore, not just baby is heavy pressure type sore it's different. And if contractions can come after me drinking so much water and staying in bed unless a pee break is needed and me not feeling stress at all the last couple days... can't they come if he slowly lets me do stuff again? If my body is sensitive now and me doing nearly anything causes at least one, won't being able to do more stuff bring them on? I kinda joked with Skyler that once the 37 week mark hits all I have to do is go take a walk around real fast and we'd have a baby! I'm not sure what to think. I've always thought she would come early, and with the dream from my grandma found under the emotion part of that post, I'm just not sure what to think anymore.

I'll lay in bed all day if that helps her stay in just a day longer, but it's definitely a hard one. Hope everyone is doing well :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

L&D Visit Part 2

I guess you could technically call this the "later that night and the follow up" but I figured if I post things before you'll probably want to be reminded of where this came from. I finally fell asleep Tuesday night after what seemed like forever of just laying there. Then 3:15 ish comes and I wake up to a horrible contraction... great. I get up and go to the bathroom and I'm hit with a bunch of brown discharge and the contractions continue, so I slowly make my way to bed and just sit there for 2 hours. Contractions off and on, slightly slowing so no L&D visit again for me, though Skyler was ready to leave at any time. Chatted with my cousin for an hour and finally fell back asleep. My mom called and made my follow up for me since she would be up and driving my sister to school right when the Dr.'s office would be back to answering their phones. Only had to wait till 1:30. Boy was it hard to stay in bed that time. The contractions were the same pain wise as last night, just further and further apart and a little shorter each time. I started needing help getting to the bathroom again. Poor Skyler. He surely was a trooper though. All I have to say is standing up takes it out of me. I can't do it without feeling a ton of pressure and feeling like I've been standing for days.

At my appointment, they said my blood pressure was good and that they found not even a trace of protein in my urine, so there wasn't enough to worry them or anything but it was there. The Dr. came in and said that the good news was that the medicine worked last night in L&D and that they didn't have to do very much to get them to stop. Bad news was they happened, so I have to be on bedrest till I see him on Friday morning. I also got that steroid shot to help her lungs and I'll get my next one Friday morning those burn too. I got a prescription for the Terbutaline so now I have 60 pills in case they start up again, I take one and wait an hour if they don't stop I get to head back to L&D. My Dr. also said they said I was just a little dehydrated when I went in, which was funny, because they told me the urine test came back perfectly fine. My mom says they're looking for anything to blame the contractions on. Who knows? As of right now I haven't had a contraction for 4 1/2 hours! YAY me! Though I still feel really crappy. Hopefully I wake up feeling better in the morning. As of now I'm sure this is all, but I know I'll be editing these over the next few days as I lay in bed...

Take care!
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