Tuesday, July 31, 2012

He's here!!

He's here!  Baby S was born on July 28 at 4:19 AM.  8 lb 2 oz, 21.25 inches.  It was a long, hard labor (water broke at 2:30 AM the 27th, he finally delivered with vacuum assistance at 4:19 the following morning) but worth every second.  He's been great so far, is calm and mellow, and breastfeeding is going fantastic.  Here's a quick pic:


Labor story and much more to follow!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I just saw the doc and there's no progress since last week. She was going to try and strip my membranes, but she couldn't even get into the cervix because it's closed. They're scheduling me for an induction next week, I'm waiting for the call.  I had a NST yesterday (went fine).  I'll go for the NST Thursday and then one final doc visit on Monday. Send labor thoughts my way! Feeling very discouraged, I just want to meet my little guy.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Still nothing!

Still nothing happening.  Due date is tomorrow!  I saw the doc yesterday and I'm still completely closed, partially effaced.  I'll start having non-stress tests twice a week, starting on Monday or Tuesday.  I thought I was starting labor on Wednesday (I was having a lot of BH contractions and lower back pain that I hadn't had before).  I rushed home from work, ate lunch, and it all stopped.  Doc says when I'm actually in labor the contractions will hurt like hell and I'll be able to tell when they start and stop, so at least I know a little more what to look for.  I'm drinking raspberry leaf tea literally by the gallon and sitting on the exercise ball as much as possible.  Send labor vibes my way, please!  I may have to resort to this:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Nothing doing...

39 weeks and still nothing happening.  At my doctor's appointment last Wednesday, I was not dilated or effaced at all.  She thinks I'll go at least till my due date Saturday.  I'll keep you guys updated!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

38 weeks

I'm really in the homestretch now!  I can't believe he will be here in about 2 weeks.  I'm not going to do any more of those weekly updates, cause it repeats a lot of info from week to week at this point.  I'm feeling pretty good - actually, better than I felt in the last update.  He has moved down a bit, so the rib pain has subsided a lot.  I'm sleeping well and only getting up twice in the night to pee.  I'm still having a few BH contractions every day, but nothing painful.  His head seems to be pretty far down, but he's still not fully engaged according to the doc.  When he is moving around I occasionally get some pain and weird feelings in the cervix / vagina area, but nothing super painful.  I gained another 5 lb in the last 2 weeks, but I shouldn't gain much more at this point.  I think I've gained about 30 lb at this point, which I'm happy about.  My hands and feet are pretty swollen, but I can still wear flip flops.  It's worst when I wake up in the morning.  It is SUPER HOT here in New Jersey (over 100 today) so I'm staying indoors with a large quantity of decaf iced tea!  Click here for the obligatory belly pic.

Things are getting exciting - I'll keep everyone updated!