Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hanging in there

Not much new to post. I had another U/S and the baby is looking good. The Dr. said he's got a big head which worries me a little though. My appointment was on Friday at which I was 32 weeks and the baby was measuring 31 weeks 5 days so now the estimated due date is Feb. 15. I am thinking that most likely I will end up being induced so the due date doesn't really concern me too much. I am kind of excited to know that this baby will be born really soon. I can't wait to meet him. I also can't wait to not be pregnant anymore. Things are getting harder and harder and so much more uncomfortable. I have started tossing and turning at night so sleep isn't what it used to be. I am thankful that once the baby is born I will have much needed time to sleep and recoup (a thing I wouldn't have if I was bringing a baby home with me). I have already gained 30 lbs. so I will definately reach my max. I plan on focusing on my health intensely after the baby is born. That's it for now!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hospital Tour

Tonight B flew in and we went and toured the hospital. It is really nice! It's pretty new at just about 1.5 years old. It's looking like the IF's will (hopefully) get their own room - of course it just depends on how busy it is at the time. We brought a few questions to the table. One being how I feel about being induced. I think they are worried that there is the possibility that they would miss the birth. While I wouldn't want that to happen, I feel pretty strongly (at least right now) that I don't want to be induced. I was induced with my son and I don't think it was the most pleasant experience and he had to be suctioned out. I just feel that inductions can carry a higher risk of possible complications than a normal labor. I haven't looked at statistics so I don't know the facts, but I watch A LOT of shows about birthing and that seems to be the case. I said I would prefer to wait and see what happens as the baby progresses.

Second is whether or not I would breastfeed. It looks like it would only be for the time I was in the hospital so I don't even know if it would be worth it. We'll see what happens a little down the line and just go from there.

Afterwards B took us to dinner and it was great! We got to see pics from his "world tour" vacation - pretty spectacular.

10 more weeks and life is going to change - for everyone involved. I am looking forward to it but at the same time, it will be somewhat sad to be done.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nearing 30...

Weeks that is. Here is my belly at almost 30 weeks.

Pilates is going good. I am so glad I am able to do that. B is flying out on Monday so we can tour the hospital. I'm really starting to get nervous about the labor. If only it could be easy this time (yeah right). It's so crazy to think that this is coming so near to the end (I hope I haven't said that already). I just can't believe there are only 10 weeks left to go (or knowing me - 11 weeks).

B got us a hotel room (a suite) in downtown Denver this weekend. My mom watched the kids so my husband and I had a nice time to ourselves. We got nearly all of our Christmas shopping done. It was a lot of fun. Thanks again! They wanted to be able to come out here and have dinner with us but times are busy. Soon enough, soon enough.