Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Time line with FB updates

The past month has been a challenge. We've been away from Mike waiting out the last two months of this pregnancy. With that, I started to dilate the very beginning of January, so essentially I've been laboring for five weeks. Never did I think this would happen.

Mike is now here and I thought for sure she would come Sunday, then Monday, then today. No luck. I went in this afternoon and was hoping I would walk across the street to the hospital and have our baby. Nope. Still dilated the same, but am more effaced. Moved from 50% to now 80%, but even with that, I am not having consistent contractions.

I was a bit disappointed. But to be realistic, she's not due until Feb. 23. I will be 38 weeks on Thursday. I think since this has been going on for so long I've become impatient about it all. But a few more days will be good for us both. She will get bigger, I will get more sleep.

For the lack of posts, I've been updating Face Book for the month with baby updates and progression. I wanted to transfer the updates to the blog for our family journal. Always a great way to document our life.

One last thought, I have a feeling we will have our hands full with this little one. She is unpredictable already.

So baby, this is mom, I'm ready when you are!

Feb. 7
...No baby yet. Seriously the longest month ever. She's not officially due until the 23, but laboring for six weeks is making me a bit crazy. Will be 38 weeks on Thursday. Thinking I will hit the gym again hard then. :) Maybe she needs a little coaxing.

Feb. 5, 12:01 p.m.
...Alright baby, Daddy is here. We're ready when you are. Especially Owen, who has already asked over a handful of times when you are coming out since dad arrived yesterday.

Feb. 4, 3:32 p.m.
...Back home after 12 hours. Thought for sure little lady was on her way in the midst of labor and then everything slowed down and we waited and waited. I think we (Mike, me, our family, even all of the nurses) have willed her to stop at 5cm. Mike is in route, less than 24 hours. I plan to be slug until then.

Feb. 3, 7:07 p.m.
...you know it's been a good day when both boys are fast asleep at 6:45 p.m. Deep Breath. Peace and Quiet.

Feb. 3, 4:09 p.m.
...Still holding out. Watching the boys play and burn off some energy from the couch at jabbers play place. We may make it after all.

Jan. 31
...well this little baby lady is not giving up, I am still progressing, now a 4. With OB recommendation, Mike has moved his flight up to Sunday. I'm crossing my legs until then.

Jan. 30, 7:26 p.m.
...No baby today. hurray. Just a long Target shopping trip by myself with the boys in school, seriously, hours just strolling slowly knocking off things off my shopping/hospital/nesting/packing/repat list. Top of the day, weather in the 50's and an afternoon playing outside with the boys, which then lead to an early bedtime and two boys fast asleep at 6:45.

Jan. 30, 10:48 a.m.
...Feeling horribly off today. Hoping this is not a sign for the baby to come. Last Friday dilated to a 3 and 50% effaced. Still over a week until Mike gets here. No baby today... no baby today...

Jan. 26, 12:06 p.m.
....took both boys into the pediatrician this morning all by my nine month pregnant self. It was awful, they were crazy and I'm pretty sure the doc was thinking to himself why are they having another?

Jan. 24, 7:26 p.m.
... baby update. Still a girl, I know, I know... but seeing it on the ultrasound back in the States made it seem final. :) Good thing because I've bought A LOT Of pink while here. Also baby girl is about 6 lbs 4 ozs. Two weeks to go until Mike is here and then we're a go for baby.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hope you are doing well.... why does the last few weeks of pregnancy drag on. Can't wait to see photos of your little sunshine. Jen