Getting Closer..

11 10 2010

Well at my doctor appointment last week I was told that I would probably go with in the week, but I’m still here and I had another appointment today. Last week I found out that I was 3cm dilated and that was a big jump from the previous week of 1cm. She also stripped my membranes last week, a.k.a. separating the water sac from the side of the uterus, which is suppose to release hormones that soften the cervix to help it contract, but that didn’t do much of anything besides give me cramps.

This week I found out that I am 3.5cm dilated and 90% effaced. Not as big as a jump but still progress! She stripped my membranes some more and said that my water sac could break at any time now. They also did a head position check to make sure his head was down. They were pretty sure it was, but wanted to make sure since bottoms can be hard too. Thankfully his is in the right position, so I won’t had to have a c-section for that reason. Everything is looking good and I will hopefully go with in the next couple of days, since my due date is on Saturday. I do have an appointment set up for next week just in case, but I hope that I don’t have to go to it. I am ready to have this baby and I can’t wait to meet him and name him and be able to hold him! I am going to try and do some walking and some squats to try and speed up the wait and we will see if that does anything to help.

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Answering everyone’s questions..

3 10 2010

This is a much needed update from things a couple months back, to more recent things. Some people have asked some questions in their comments so I’m going to answer them as best as I can.

I have had two great baby showers where I got  some much needed items and lots of cute clothes. I have also gotten a few side gifts from my dad and other friends and family members.  Although this kid won’t go without much, it’s crazy how much babies really need. You would think that you have enough stuff when the drawers are filled, but that’s not always the case. These little “creatures” need more contraptions and more clothes than anyone else I know.

I have not gotten any stretch marks on my belly, however I have gotten some on the sides of my hips, my butt,  the very upper parts of my legs, and my boobs. And as I gain more weight on my sides, I have also started getting some marks on what is the start to a “muffin top.” Yuck! Most of them are the purple looking ones and some are more skin toned. They will most likely go away or at least light up some thank goodness. Some are also “pressure veins,” which hurt and itch. I am so ready for them to go away!

My total weight gain so far has been 27 pounds. Since I got really sick at the beginning of my pregnancy, I started off under weight and it has been hard to gain a lot of weight. My doctor had said that she wanted me to gain around 40 pounds. I’m glad I probably won’t reach that point, but I will probably get up to 30 pounds, which isn’t too bad I guess. Thank goodness I’ll probably lose about 12 pounds before I leave the hospital due to not having a baby or extra fluids inside me anymore. Babies = best way to lose weight in one day! haha.

If you want me to contact you when I have the little guy, make sure I have your number. I have most of everyone’s number, but I could be missing a few. So you can comment on here or e-mail them to me at tinalou09@gmail.com. Facebook also works. I plan to update this while I’m in the hospital since I’ll be sitting in the room all day, so you can also check here for updates. I have no idea when he’s going to come, hopefully sooner rather than later but we shall see.

A lot of people are shocked to see how big I have actually gotten and to tell you the truth, so am I. Never in a million years did I think that I would get this big. I’m definitely bigger than my mom was for any of her children, because I tried on her maternity clothes that are two sizes bigger than I normally wear, and they were too short because my belly stuck out too much. I use to be all belly and now it’s expanding into my sides because it has no where else to go since I am so short and small.

Things with Jon weren’t getting much better for a while there, but I did talk to him recently and we had a decent conversation, so that’s good at least. I’m trying to come up with a good plan that will work for both of us in the best of ways. It’s hard to plan parenting because Children are unpredictable, but I’m trying my best to work something out. As many of you know, what I want most for my son is for him to know and be around his father. I know what it’s like to not have that and I want to give my son what he deserves, and that is for his mommy AND his daddy to be there for him and to love him with all of their hearts. I am very optimistic on this situation, and I hope that it all works out for the best!

For me labor is a scary concept and I’m kind of nervous for it because I don’t know what to expect. A million people could tell you about their experience, and your labor could still be completely different. So hopefully it won’t be as bad as I think it’s going to be, but I guess we will have to see how things go.

Alright I think this is the end of my gigantic post. I’m sorry that none of the paragraphs are really in any order. I just went in order from the oldest comments to the newest ones. I can’t wait to meet my little guy and I am so ready to start getting back to normal and get in a routine that will work for both me and Junior.

This is me at 38 weeks. He is starting to take control of my body! haha.





Progress..Slowly but Surely..

27 09 2010

I went to the doctor today and everything is doing just fine, so that is very good. I found out that I am now 1cm dilated and 75% effaced, so that is definitely progress from last week. I am so ready to be back to normal and I am excited to see my little boy. I’m 37 weeks and 2 days today, so as of this past Saturday, I am now technically what they call “term,” so that is exciting as well. Is is becoming almost impossible to stand or walk around for too long and I am constantly running to the bathroom, but I guess this is all part of the journey. In some ways it’s sad that it’s almost over and then other ways it will be great to be done.





I have less than a month

20 09 2010

My due date is only 26 days away. I honestly can’t believe it! I’ve been thinking about the lovely day when I found out that I was pregnant. It seems like such a long time ago and now there’s only a little time left! I’m getting pretty excited, even though I am also a little nervous and scared. And the whole thought of labor is really starting to freak me out! I know it’s not going to be as bad as I think it’s going to be, but I can’t help but think that it is. Not exactly something I planned to do at the age of 19. Thank goodness my mom is going to be with me during my labor and delivery or else I’d be all alone and I don’t know what I would do.

I’m still trying to fix things and make things work out. I don’t know if everything will work out in the end, but I really hope it will. I hate being/feeling all alone. I would rather not be a single mom for the rest of my life and little Junior needs his daddy in the picture. So I am trying my best to get everything in order. However, I do know that I can’t fix everything, so I’m not going to stress over it. I’m just going to try my best.

Since I haven’t really updated about my life in a while, I’m going to explain what’s been going on in our lives. I’ve been working on my school work as best as I can. Online classes are kicking my butt. They’re a pain and in my opinion, harder than regular in-class classes because you have to make sure you click everything and get things sent in at the right time. If you don’t click all of the links, you could miss part of the assignment and not get points for something just because you didn’t see it. I also hate staying home all the time. Not that I like going into campus to go to classes any better, but it’s hard to get any motivation when you are staying at home working all the time. I only like one of my classes so that could be part of my problem as well. The other three classes get on my nerves and they are not fun at all. I hardly understand what’s going on in them. But oh well, I guess I’ll get over it and get all of my classes done. Sometimes I wish it were still summer, even though I have been enjoying this nice weather.

I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and since I’m so close to my due date, I go every week now. At my appointment last week I wasn’t dilated any but I was just about 50% effaced, which means that I am making progress so that little Junior can enter the world very soon! Tomorrow I’ll see if I’ve made any more progress. I am so ready to have this baby it’s not even funny. I feel like I’m about to burst at the seams. I’ve given the little guy permission to come 2 weeks early (coming at 38 weeks), since 37 weeks is technically full term. But of course he will come when he is done and ready and completely “baked,” as they like to call it, haha.

I am also getting my hair cut tomorrow. I’m not sure what I’m going to do exactly probably just a trim on the ends and then major work to my bangs because they are getting so long, it’s getting really ridiculous. I kind of miss my short hair because it was so much easier to do something with, but I was growing it long because Jon and I were looking at some old pictures and I started missing my long hair too. So he told me to grow it out again and that’s what I’m doing. And once all of the old nasty black color grows out of my hair, I’m planning on putting my beautiful red tints back into my hair, because I miss them.

The other day, I had my little neighborhood baby shower, that my neighbor Stephanie put on for me. I got some more things that I needed and now my little boy is officially spoiled and he’s not even here yet. I am getting jealous of all of his cool new things, haha.





Basketball belly..

14 09 2010

So it now looks like I went to Wal-mart and bought a basketball and stuck it in my shirt. I am very “round” and it is very hard to do a ton of things now. Examples are seeing my feet, shaving my legs, finding things to wear, and picking things up off the ground. I am so ready to get my body back, but for now I am stuck with this very active and kicking “basketball.”

Yes I had just woken up, so I am sporting the no make-up look! haha. But this is an example of how clothes don’t fit me anymore.





Picture time.

8 09 2010

So I was feeling creative and I felt like adding stuff to a picture. This is me at around 33 1/2 weeks!





Only 50 more..

27 08 2010

There are only 50 more days until my due date. It is time to get excited! Junior is growing much faster than my body can handle and is starting to take control of my body. haha. How kind of him, right? He enjoys pushing on my ribs and bladder when he does his daily exercises and also likes sitting in my ribs when he is resting. I can’t believe it’s getting that close to my due date. Tomorrow, I will be 33 weeks along in my pregnancy and only 7 weeks away from my due date! Thank goodness. I am starting to get very uncomfortable, but I guess it’s all for a wonderful cause, so I’m okay with it. Everything is pretty much ready. Things are set up and ready to be played with. All we need now is a baby. Not quite yet, but about a week early would be okay for me!