Yep, that's me. Stranger things have happened, but I am now 7 days away from meeting this guy. Induction on 9/27. Wow. Still so much to do at home and no energy to do it. Sigh.
Ultrasound on Monday was good. He's still measuring right on dates via ultrasound. Weight about 6lb 13 oz, not too big, not too small :)! Makes me feel good that I've been doing well on my "GD" diet. UGH! Gives me hope for a vaginal delivery. Also had normal amount of amniotic fluid present, which made me happy. He was rubbing his eyes, so cute. I'm getting more and more excited about meeting him.
Maternity leave is all set with work. I'm taking the 6 weeks allowed (with benefits paid) then taking 2 weeks of vacation. That way I don't have to pay any of my benefits, which for 2 weeks would have been almost 1000.00. Medical malpractice insurance is expensive!
Birthday was good. Birthday dinner was awesome.
Wish there was a sushi restaurant in this town, I'd have sushi for dinner on 9/27 if so. Sigh.
To me. Yep, I turn 43 today. YIKES! What am I thinking having a baby at this age? I'm thinking I'll make a good mother, but sheesh, I'll be 61 or so when this child graduates from high school. Not ancient, but pretty darned old. On the other hand, there are lots of older mothers out there these days.
Since I have GD, no cake for me :( Got a beautiful card from DH with a spa gift certificate :) Hopefully I can do the Mother to be package before I am a mother :)
Speaking of that, had my 37 week appointment last Thursday. I am now measuring behind :(. I am getting an ultrasound tomorrow to look at the amount of amniotic fluid and measuring the kid. OB thinks that the baby has just dropped, but wants to be sure. Wish me luck.
Seems like all I talk about is this pregnancy. It is hard to not talk about anything else when it is foremost in my mine, ya know? I still have feelings of guilt regarding those who are not on the same journey as I am.
I am now 36w5d. Amazing. Saw my OB on Thursday and everything is good so far. My leg that had the DVT (blood clot) in it last August (2005) swells terribly compared to the other leg, but not too bad. Baby is measuring good. I go twice a week for NST's (which is fun but a pain too). Start my weekly OB visits too.
On exam my cervix is closed and firm. He's not overly happy with that, as he wants to induce me on the 27th. The reason? I'm on lovenox (a blood thinner) which would prevent me from getting an epidural or spinal if I needed/wanted it. SO I need to come off of it for 48 hours prior to laboring, but given the fact I had a blood clot we don't want me to be off of it for much longer than that.
I cannot believe that in 17 days I should be holding this baby!