Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How far along? 33 Weeks (6th week of modified bed rest!)

Maternity clothes? Um, yeah.

Sleep:It's getting pretty uncomfortable, especially after laying around all day. I also have been waking up with terrible contractions about 3:00 every morning.

Miss Anything? Playing with my boy, keeping the house clean, cooking--all the things I normally complain about having to do :)

Movement:Yes, although you can tell he is getting crowded in there. He likes to hang out under my ribs, but at the same time, his head is so low I feel it was down there too. Pretty uncomfortable.

 Cravings: Nothing in particular, but I've been loving all the fresh fruit/berries that are out right now. I love summer!

Gender: Boy. Still no name. I think I know his name, and Mike has a favorite, but they aren't the same. I guess we'll have to see him first.

Labor Signs: I have been at the hospital about 4 times in the last month because of my contractions. I'm "supposed" to go in every time I have more than 4 in an hour, but I'd be there every hour of every day, so I save it for when they are regular or feel "different". For those of you who know what this means....My cervix is still closed and 1 cm long. I am 80% effaced and his head is at -1 station. He's RIGHT there, and I feel it! Could be worse, but I'm thinking there's no way I'll go more than another week or two (just watch me go full term after all this). CRAZY to think of actually having another baby and I'm starting to remember how much labor sucks, so it's getting a little nerve wracking!

I did end up opting to get the steroid shots to develop the baby's lungs, and he's already about 5 1/2 pounds, so I'm much more comfortable with the idea of him coming early. I just need to make it to 34 weeks so I can deliver at St.Francis. I love that place, and it's only a mile from home!

Symptoms: Contractions, tired from being so inactive, still pain under my rib cage, but we're not sure what it is. They did an ultrasound and didn't see any gall stones or liver problems, which was great news! It still hurts, though, especially when he kicks under there.

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: Scared, frustrated, crying every day.

Looking forward to:  Going out to a nice dinner with my hubby on Saturday to celebrate my birthday!

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


  1. Just be patient and keep your cool. All your sacrifices and discomforts will be all worth it after the baby is born. Take good care of yourself.

  2. What a cute blog! LOVE! Thank you for sharing so excited I found you!