Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another Waste of Time

We went back to the doctor today for our weekly check-up. Unfortunately, my doctor is out with her family this week so we saw the crappy doctor again. We had an ultrasound first and got more great pics! She is measuring just 2 weeks ahead now which is great. My amniotic fluid level has gone up a lot, though. Her heart was good. Everything is good except my comfort level. :) The doctor came in for just a minute. Am I supposed to have an 'exam' every week from now on? I thought I was, but he didn't do one. I asked him about work and he gave me a letter to turn in to my insurance people. So at least I can stay home now. I really need to because everything is so hard for me right now with all of this fluid. It's so weird to be completely out of control of my body. I kinda hate that feeling! I plan to rest a lot since I can't sleep much at all. I asked when we would schedule the c-section and he said next week when my doctor gets back. I'm hoping that since she's so big already and my fluid keeps getting worse that she'll take her AT LEAST by 38 weeks. That would make her an Easter baby!!! Nothing much else happening. I'll keep you all updated!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Update #2

I feel like my feet are going to explode!!! I've taken some pics, but they just don't do justice. And, when you already wear a size 10 shoe, there's not much room to grow. So funny looking! I'll have to figure out how to put pics on here soon. :)


Tuesday was not a fun day. I was having some pains in my lower abdomen so I called the doctor just to make sure it was ok. She suggested I come in, but my doctor was off so I could just see another one. Matt and I went in, listened to the fetal monitor for 1-1/2 hours and then the doctor finally came in. He spent about 1-2 minutes with us and kind of acted like I was silly for coming in. I don't handle that very well. I've never been pregnant before, so I don't know what's normal and abnormal. I was not a happy camper when I left.

I called MY doctor the next day to see if she could see me sometime this week before she was off with her family for Spring Break. We went back Thursday. So much better! My belly is officially full term- 40 weeks- even though I'm only 35 weeks pregnant. My blood pressure is still ok. I'm sooooo swollen that my doctor feels sorry for me. :) We also decided that unless she comes early on her own, we're going to do a scheduled C-section. Anna is just too big to risk shoulder distosia and other complications. So, hopefully we'll find out in the next 2 weeks when she'll be here! I also had my first pelvic exam and there is no progress being made there. Anna is still head down but she's pretty high. I felt so much better when I left that appointment and so did Matt. Some doctors are just plain mean.

I've been writing thank you cards like a crazy woman! We are so blessed to have so many people who love us and want to help prepare us for Anna. It's kinda fun to go back over the list and see who got what and get to thank them. I wish there were more I could do, but this will have to be enough for now.

I've decided that I'm not going to try to sleep anymore. :) It told Matt it feels like someone beat the crap out of me when I wake up! I'm so swollen everywhere that it hurts to sit up, stand up, walk, turn over, sit down, etc. But hopefully she'll be here soon and I won't have all of this fluid and weight.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I can't wait to go back to the doctor next week for my latest update. We're getting close!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Today's Visit

First off, I don't get to stay home quite yet. Just wanted to get that out of the way. We had our weekly non-stress test and Anna did fine. Crazy as always. My blood pressure was fine- still high for me, but fine. Dr. Stradtman measured my belly. I am 34 weeks preggers today and my belly measured 39 weeks!! She said she was almost positive it was more amniotic fluid, but wanted me to have an ultrasound. If Anna was huge or I had more fluid, it wouldn't change my treatment, she just wanted to know.

We went off to the ultrasound room. Anna is measuring in at 37.5 weeks- just 3.5 weeks ahead- and weighs around 6.8 lbs. She's gained about a pound in the past 2 weeks, which is normal. If she continues at this rate and I go full term, she'll weigh about 9-10 lbs. Dr. Stradtman couldn't believe that I'm not having any contractions because my belly is so stretched. The real culprit of my huge belly is amniotic fluid. So, everything is fine with Miss Anna. I'm just gonna have to put on my big girl panties and suck it up until she gets here. Maybe she'll come a little early.

I still don't have any stretch marks- Priase Jesus! I REALLY hope I don't get them, but I'm getting worried. My belly keeps getting so big at all my appointments. I know it's not a huge deal, but it's forever. We'll see.

I can't wait for my baby showers this weekend!! If you didn't get your invitation, just come on! Apparantly the Moody post office is PATHETIC, and a lot of my family didn't get their invite. It feels like the reunion all over again. Anyone who wants to come is more than welcome!

Well, I'm off to home and choir practice. Then I'm sure we'll have Mexican for dinner! I'm so glad my friends love and appreciate Mexican food as much as me!!! Have a great week.