Random thoughts (really needing to just get stuff off of my chest....)

Monday, April 30, 2007

38 weeks..

Officially I am now feeling like crap. I maybe slept 2 hours last night. My hips kill, my back is sore and my tummy feels invaded. I am hoping that the next few days will be easier. Or maybe he will show up. I am going to try and go to work for a bit today but I am sure I will be home early. I need some sleep before I have to try and deliver this boy. Send contraction/labor thoughts this way.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Come out come out wherever you are!!

Crampy today. Probably no big deal. Wishful thinking I am sure. He is moving a lot less lately- Dr. says because they just don't have enough room. But it makes me nervous. I poke at him a few times a day to make him move so I know there is still life there.

Veda is anxiously awaiting. 19 days until my due date. I am banking on May 5th. A week from tomorrow. That is when I am going to do my birthing dance. You will want to see that I am sure.

Work is slowing down a lot. A few more of my patients died last night so I am really working with a smaller case load than usual. Not a bad thing. It is letting me ease out. Hopefully I will be able to ease back in as well.

J has been working the last 3 days and has 2 more to go. 5 12 hour shifts in a row. Poor thing. And all with a cold. But the gluten has been getting up at 4:30 to go to the gym first. He is so weird. I would never wake up that early to work out. Shows my dedication level doesn't it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


We are at 2 centimeters and 70% effaced!!

What are thoughts on "stripping membranes"? My OBGYN offered to do it at my next appointment. Not sure how I feel about it. I am ready to meet this little man but would love for it to just happen naturally. Although this is a non-medical procedure.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Rib kicking...

Is the end anywhere near?? My ribs have been cracked open today. I feel like I should just lie down and wait- wait for the contractions to kick in. I am exhausted and I haven't done a thing. (Besides obsess about putting baby things together!) My body is ready for this. I hope.
Last night I became a bit overwhelmed. One of those moments where you really try to hold it in but it seeps out the sides... I am just ready to get this started. Make sure I remember what it is like to mother an infant. And a son at that. I am getting anxious and feeling well, as I said up there, overwhelmed. And to be honest, scared about l&d. I don't remember being scared with my l&d with Veda. Is that a sign that something will go wrong? I know, it will all work out. He will come out. He has to. I have never met a woman walking around with a 4 year old in her uterus.

Veda lost another tooth. That makes 4. All in the front. It is really quite hilarious. She is feeling like really cool stuff these days. She is walking around wearing her "big sister" necklace she got from her Aunt. How her life will change in the next weeks. I hope that we have prepared her.
Had a wonderful weekend. My T-town girls gave me a Blessing Way. It was so wonderful. A must for any mother about to deliver. The picture was one of my blessing way gifts- my girlfriend B did a Henna design on my belly. Super Cool!
Any bets on when Soren is coming? I would be in love with anyone that says this week!! Officially 37 weeks (23 days left) pg. And can't wait!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Belly ballet

Thought this one was cute too. My little Ballerina. Aren't those stretch marks impressive???

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Updated belly shot..

Aren't my kids cute??

My cervix still works...

Today we are at 1 centimeter and 50% effaced!! So we know that my body is functioning. It has not shrivelled up and fallen out. Hopefully we will be able to follow through with the rest of labor.

Work is slowing down. I am no longer taking new patients and giving up some of my other ones. Transition is going well. I am actually dealing pretty well with it thus far.

Car seat is in the car. Most of the baby stuff is coming along. Now we just wait for him.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Daily count down...

32 Days...

So I worked it out with my OB that I can be in the field 4 hours and in the office 2-4 hours a day. This is wonderful so I won't be losing all of my vacation time before Soren gets here. I continue to grow at this amazing rate. He is moving less now- I think because he just doesn't have a lot of room in there. Veda told me today that she is nervous about him coming. I tried to get her to elaborate a bit but she really had no time for me. Saturday morning cartoons...

My girlfriend sortingthebabystuff had her baby and all is well. I got to speak to her husband. The baby was 5 lbs 9 oz, 20 inches, a BOY, reddish brown hair and is- so I hear- ADORABLE! I can't wait to see him.

She was due about a week before me. She delivered on Tuesday. Hmm. Really? Could I deliver any time soon? Probably not. But I guess Soren will come when he is ready.

We woke up today with a fairy door in our home. You won't believe it but a house fairy must have moved into our home over night!! Veda has not yet discovered the door. I am waiting for her to find it on her own.

That's it from this front. Just a waiting game now.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

5 weeks to go...

Yesterday had another one of those fainting episodes. Ended up in the hospital on the monitor for most of the day. Had a consult with the neurologist and cardiologist. Basically they have no idea what is going on other than I am having a baby. But my OB has decided that she wants me to only go to work 4 hours a day and rest the rest of the day. No dishes, no laundry, no shopping- just resting.

Why is this pregnancy so different that mine with Veda? I just feel tired now. Not like I should stop working. And the more time I use now the less I will have with Soren after he is born. Ugh. I bit frustrating. But I have to make sure we are OK. And yes, he was wonderful on the monitor yesterday. "Healthy. Very healthy baby" says the Doctor.

So my follow up is to have a cardiogram this week and see the cardiologist again to make sure my heart is pumping correctly. I guess I have a slight murmur but that is normal for baby making women.

Veda lost her other front tooth. She is beautiful! She is also reading over my shoulder right now. Her reading skills are really starting to pick up.

Finally we have school again today. Kids have been on spring break for what seems like forever.

Off to work my big day of 4 hours. What a loser I am.