As I'm sure you guessed, he's here! Baby JJ was born on Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm. He was 7lb 4oz, 20.5 inches and is perfect. I'll post the birth story soon, here's the crib notes version: water broke at 5AM, admitted to hospital at 9:30 AM 1 cm dilated, epidural at 4 cm, epidural failed, pitocin at 6cm, went from 6 cm to complete in 10 mins, he was born in about 8 agonizing pushes. He's very relaxed, sleepy and a great nurser so far. Here's a pic!
Friday, October 10, 2014
Here I am, 2 days away from my due date and still nothing! Thankfully the headache went away, but the days are dragging on. I had a doc appt on Monday and he said I was barely 1 cm. I worked almost the whole week just to keep busy, luckily I can come and go as I please. I stayed home today, though, cause I didn't sleep well last night. I've had cramping and the odd contraction all week, but every time I think something is starting, it stops. My MIL is coming for the weekend, fingers crossed that he comes soon!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I'll be 39 weeks on Monday. Things have taken a turn for the miserable. Unlike when I was at this stage with S, I am having super uncomfortable cramping and intermittent contractions if I walk around too much. I think it's because the baby is super low, so when he is moving around his head is right against my cervix. To make matters worse, I have had a splitting headache for 5 days. I actually went to the OB about it on Wednesday, because I haven't had a headache like this in a long time. But my blood pressure is normal and I'm having no other symptoms, so they're just calling it a migraine. Nearly a week has gone by and my head is still splitting. I have a high pain tolerance normally, but it is nearly unbearable and tylenol barely puts a dent in it. I called the OB today to see what he suggests, so he called me in a prescription for tylenol with codeine. I go to pick it up this afternoon and the pharmacy (Schmalgreens) refuses to fill it, saying that I should not be taking codeine if pregnant, even though my OB is the one who called it in. I drove home in tears. Ugh, I'm just praying that I go into labor soon, I can't take any more! On the positive side, I'm pretty much wrapped up at work and don't have to go in anymore if I don't feel like it.