Sunday, July 8, 2012

30 weeks

How far along? 30 weeks! (Starting week 3 of modified bed rest)

Maternity clothes? Of course. I don't even fit in most of my pjs and t-shirts anymore. Last pregnancy I fit in them the whole time :( I refuse to buy maternity jammies, though, so I wear the pants that fit and some of Mike's boxers and t-shirts.

Sleep:Pretty well, just really achy in the morning, since I lay around most of the day AND night.

Miss Anything? Taking walks, being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want to do it, not being stressed out and worried, etc. I also miss working, believe it or not....or I guess just having SOMETHING on the schedule for the next day, other than laying around.

Movement:Yes, this one is a spaz. The only time he's remotely quiet is in the mornings. I'm afraid we'll have our hands full with this one, and my brother assured me that there is no possible way I will be blessed with another child as mellow as Connor :) 

Hugs for his little brother!
Such a sweet boy

 Cravings: I haven't really had any particular thing I've craved during this pregnancy.

Gender: Boy. He's nameless, though. We just don't have any names that we're both crazy about. He'll probably be a week old before he is named :(

Labor Signs: Tons of contractions. I have been on modified bed rest since June 25th, because I have so many contractions, my cervix is shortening, and I had a positive fFn test at 28 weeks. I am also on Nifedipine, a drug that is supposed to slow contractions. If I have more than 4 contractions in an hour, I am supposed to go in the Labor and Delivery to be monitored. If I did that, I would be there EVERY night. I did go last Sunday night because the contractions were somewhat regular (about every 10 minutes). Of course, in the hour I was there, no contractions registered on the monitor, so I was sent home. I was there again on Friday morning because I felt a lot of pelvic pressure and it felt like the baby had dropped already. Good news, though...they did another fFn test, and it was negative this time. They also did another ultrasound to check my cervical length, and it hadn't shortened in the 12 days since it was last checked. This reassured me that all those contractions are not necessarily productive, and that the modified bed rest is working (as miserable as it is).

Symptoms: Contractions, tired from being so inactive, throbbing pain under my ribs (probably my gall bladder, but this has gotten better since everything dropped lower a few days ago).  

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off?With the humidity being so high, I've most just been wearing my thin band, because if I wear all three rings it feels pretty tight.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Really emotional, feeling like I can't do the simplest things....trying to make myself rest, but fighting guilt for not taking care of Connor like I should and feeling bad that Mike has to do so much. I am also always in fear that the baby will be born too soon....I for once am wishing my summer away...I just want it to be the beginning of August so I'll be 34 weeks and much less afraid.

Looking forward to: Another appointment and ultrasound on Tuesday (I wish I could get checked every day, just for my own sanity).

Thanks for continued thoughts and prayers! Every day this baby stays put is a blessing!

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