37 weeks!

Ok so lots to say this week! First off I went to have Miss Ellie turned on last Wednesday. Well I got there at 9:00 am and the house dr came to check me. He put the ultrasound on me and said well looks like shes head down now.  Man was I excited I highfived everyone on the way out! They said I needed a appointment with my dr still so I went in to see the nurse practitioner that day like 5 mins later! Welp guess what she was NOT head down! So they send me back… needless to say the house dr was not happy to see me. Like I was pumped to be back… So my Dr gets there thank God! Well turns out we no longer have time for the epidural. So unmediated I go… I know what your thinking did it hurt? YES! not as bad as I thought it could be but it was not fun at all. So it only took about 10 minutes they got her head down then she fliped up the other side so back at it we go… we finally got her to stay head down. Then I had to be monitored for 4 hours. I then was having contractions so they kept me longer I was having them every 5 to 10 mins. So before they would let me go home I had to be checked again so that morning I was 1cm dialted and 50% efaced so she checked and freaked out and said I was now 4cm and she was calling my dr and that I should call Jon and Molly right away! So I did and they were on there way. Then another dr came to check me and said that the nurse was wrong I was 4cm dilated on the outside and inside I was a 2 now… I was thinking WHAT 2 holes… so I guess after you have a couple kids you have to dig deeper to find the real measurement. So I had to stay over night. Molly and Jon got there at 11:30. She stayed all night with me. I was lucky and got a sleeping pill! It worked AMAZING. Sadly Molly just had to suffer she got no sleep with all the beeping and nurses checking on me and me getting up to pee every 5 mins and babies crying it was a long night lol. So I stayed until 12:00 Dr sammons came back to check on me and said I was the same and could go home. But bad news she fliped up again!!!! Grrrr so now im trying acupuncture I hope it works! I got home and took a nap. When I woke up I felt really bad and it seemed to get worse and worse. I started throwing up every where. I couldnt stop so gross I know. So I called the dr line and they thought I had a migraine from all the stress. Thank God ricky was nice and went to get it for me at 10 at night and held my hair back all night. Needless to say I slept in the bathroom floor. Then ricky told me the thinks my van blew up… it was smoking every where just great when it rains it poors! lucky me my dad was able to fix it! Im now just ready to go back to work. im ecstatic in fact to be at work! We only have two weeks to go!!!! Also gross tmi alert!!! I am losing my mucus plug EWWWWW lol. So things are well on there way. I think thats it! Now for the fun part what Ellie is doing!                    Your Baby

With just three more weeks to go and at about six and a half pounds (though weight and height vary from fetus to fetus), your baby is doing just fine. You can expect weight gain to be about half an ounce per day. (Boys, though, are likely to be heavier at birth than girls. And here’s a bit of boy baby trivia to back that one up: Moms carrying boys tend to eat more than moms carrying girls — a foreshadowing of teenage refrigerator raids to come.) Since your little one is considered full-term, if your baby was to leave the wet nest this week, he or she would likely thrive. That’s because Mother Nature and you have done such a fine job.

So what’s keeping your little one busy while waiting it out until D-day? Practice, practice, practice. Your baby is simulating breathing by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, sucking on his or her thumb, blinking, and pivoting from side to side (one day you feel the tushy on the left side, another day it has swung around to the right side). All these are skills needed for his or her next gig — starring as newborn.

Here’s an interesting fact: Your baby’s head (which, by the way, is still growing) will, at birth, be the same size circumference as his or her hips, abdomen, and shoulders. And guess what’s making an impression (literally) these days on those shoulders and hips: fat — causing little dimples in those cute elbows and knees, shoulders and hips, and creases and folds in the neck and wrists

2 thoughts on “37 weeks!

  1. Oh my goodness, what an ordeal!
    I so feel for you, it must have been simply exhausting!
    Miss Ellie- be nice to your tummy mummy! 😉
    You are on the countdown and I will be stalking for updates I think…


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