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When will this baby come!?

I don’t have this answer.

What I do know is that I am trying my hardest to relish what time I have left of this pregnancy. This could be the last time I feel one of my children from the inside. The last time that I carry around a belly that sparks conversation no matter where I go. The last time that I feel little hiccups that make my belly jump.
I have been pregnant more than I haven’t. I’ve never gone very long without carrying a baby inside me. The thought that this could be my last time, throws me back a bit. To not experience any of this again is a little mind blowing.

As my days are numbered with this little one growing inside my belly, I’ve been thinking about all this. I’ve become a bit emotional about it. Half of me wants to stay pregnant as long as I possibly can and the other half wants to get this show on the road so I can meet this baby!
I’m not sure what to do with or how to process all these emotions at one time and in such a short amount of time.

I know this baby will come on His terms. No matter what I do, this baby’s birthday is completely out of my hands. Again, part of me is completely fine with that and part of me is not.

I want to hold this baby. I want to smell that newborn smell. I want to experience labor & delivery one more time. I want to meet our 6th child.

I don’t normally blog this late but my thoughts aren’t letting me relax and I needed to get this out. My mind is going rapidly and a crazy these last few days because this pregnancy is coming to an end…..and very soon.

All I want is a healthy baby and a successful vbac delivery.

Oh and to hold Landon or Emma 🙂

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Week 39, Baby #6


I do feel like I am carrying around a watermelon most days!
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Exactly 1 week until this little is due! I cannot believe these last 20ish weeks have gone by so quickly!

Let’s recap week 38!

Lots of pressure and cramping going on this week. No bloody show yet either. At my last appointment, I was almost 3cm dilated. So I know that this discomfort is doing something productive! My next appointment won’t be until next Friday unless this little one comes before that. I really had a feeling that this baby would make his/her appearance this week. I know the week isn’t over yet but I am running out of days. I’m not worried about which day this baby decides to come on, I am more concerned about having a healthy baby & a successful vbac.
Something that I hadn’t thought of until Mister brought it up was will my labor feel any different from my other labors before having the csection. He brought it up because of having nerves & muscles cut. I have no idea if it will or not but it’s probably something that I should pay attention to. I think he brought it up because I have been having cramping on my sides that lead to cramping in my abdomen that are consistent for a little while but then stop….just like contractions. I am waiting for those contractions that make you stop and hunch over and make you focus on breathing…that’s a contraction to me. Though I do have to say that when I was in labor with Coleman (baby #4) my labor started with cramping under my belly area. I know that each labor is different no matter what but it is something to think about & pay attention to. Definitely not trying to have this baby in a car or anywhere like that!

I have been feeling more and more tired. It is very hard for me to get up in the mornings now. I am sleeping until almost 10am on some days. I don’t really like it because I feel like half my day is already gone by then.
I feel sick randomly throughout the day. Which makes it difficult to eat. I’ll get hungry, get something to eat, and then feel sick & cannot eat it.
I am also feeling irritated out of nowhere. Nothing happens to irritate me. I don’t want to be touched or talked to. This feeling usually only happens to me when I am labor. Mister thinks that I could be laboring at these moments but don’t even notice it.

I am pretty sure that I have everything ready for this baby. The only thing that we need to do is clean out the truck and then put the car seat in. We are planning on doing that before this weekend is over….just so stinking hot outside!
I would say that the only other thing that needs to be done is Mister fixing a corner of the little bed that we have & used for Lily. The corner broke on it. But that isn’t something that needs to be done ASAP since we will be co-sleeping with Baby W.
Other than that, everything is ready to go! Just need baby to fill out these clothes and diapers!

I have other things that I would like to get done around the house (still) before the baby comes but that’s pretty much a never ending story. After I finish one thing I find something else that I want to get done. Doing what I can until it’s go time. Not trying to over do anything but definitely wanting to get these things checked off my list…..I think that’s the perfectionist in me though.

Over all, who knows when this baby is going to come. All I know is it will be a July baby. This baby has a deadline and will come out sooner rather than later. It’s just fun to hear when everyone thinks Baby W will get here. We are all excited to meet him/her & find out whether we have a Landon or an Emma. It’s the anticipation that is getting to me at this point. I just cannot wait to hold this little one in my arms and smell that new baby smell!

Here Baby W and I am at 39 weeks exactly:

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We shall see if I make a 40 week update or a Baby W update…..which will come first!?

 

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Baby W dr update

Today was my 38 week dr appointment. Due to scheduling issues, I had to reschedule from last Thursday to today. Click here to ready my update from Thursday!

I only gained a pound since my last appointment. Yay for that! My blood pressure was fine. And there finally wasn’t protein in my urine, phew!
Baby’s heart rate was 148. Still head down!
I asked to be checked this time. With everything that I have been feeling, I wanted to see if I was still at 1 cm dilated or I had progressed. She said that I wasn’t quite at a 3 but definitely at 2 cm dilated! Good to know that this discomfort is doing something!
She will allow me to go 2 weeks past my due date. Which I am thankful for. I would rather a dr give me time to try & have my body go into labor naturally then cut me short. Plus I have read that if you are having a VBAC, then using pitocin can make your uterus rupture. Not something I want to do at all! Even though the risk may be low, not willing to take that chance.

I had an appointment for this Friday but since she saw me today, that appointment is cancelled, and I will go back on 07/18 if Baby W hasn’t made his/her appearance by then.
As of today, I am 10 days away from my due date…..crazy!!!!

Here I am at 38 weeks & 4 days 🙂
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See you Thursday for another update…..39 weeks then!!!! 🙂

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Week 28, Baby #6

I realize that I’ve been updating when my weeks change but I’m really updating the week previous. Does that make sense??
So this week I will be reviewing my 27th week since I turned 28 weeks yesterday.

The week was going well and uneventful until Monday hit. If you are friends with me on Facebook then you’ve already been through this, but if not, here’s what happened.

Monday afternoon around 3pm, after getting the kiddos from school, I started to have contractions. My first thought was that I hadn’t done anything to over do it and have my body react that way. Ok, maybe they were braxton hicks. As the evening time progressed so did the pain and frequency of these contractions. I was buckling over in pain, having to hold on to something if I was standing, having to focus on my breathing, curling up in a ball if I was laying down. I didn’t want to panic & call the Dr right away. I told myself that since I had a normal appointment on Wednesday that if they stopped through the night I wouldn’t call but if they continued I wouldn’t wait.
They continued all.night.long. I barely got any sleep. My abdomen was sore from all these contractions. I had nothing else going on (symptom wise) but these very painful contractions.

I followed through with my promise to myself and Mister & called soon after I woke up. The Dr on call asked me 1 question, was my belly tightening? My answer was yes and his reply was that I needed to be seen at l&d ASAP. Got everyone ready, took the kiddos to school, Lily to a friends house, Mister stopped by work to tell his boss, and then we were on our way.

I was nervous about what they would find and what the results would be. You just never know what your body and/or the baby will do, when, and why.

After I changed into those oh so fashionable gowns and peed in a cup, I was hooked up to the machine (the one where they listen to the baby’s heartbeat & it monitors contractions). Of course since I was there my contractions barely came. I had a few but barely even registered on the monitor.

After a few hours the Dr on call determined that I was dehydrated and had caught a 24 hour stomach bug which, all that put together, made me contract.
I didn’t even know I had a stomach bug. My appetite didn’t change, I didn’t feel different….nothing. So who really knows.

After the nurse trying to stick me in one hand & making me cry, she finally got the line in my other hand & started fluids.
Seemed to take forever for this bag to empty! But once it was, we were finally able to leave….4 hours later. But I would much rather have a stomach bug than preterm labor any day!

Wednesday morning I had my normal Dr appointment. Weighed in at 225 (up 6lbs since last month. Is that an ok amount to gain in a month??)
Had my ultrasound & Baby W looked perfect again! My placenta moved up which is good news. Not a concern at all but baby is measuring a week bigger than what I really am. This is something new and never experienced before.
Talked to my Dr about having a vbac and it’s a go! As long as baby isn’t breech then I can go ahead with one. She said that even if baby is breech that she would be ok with me having a vbac but I’m not comfortable delivering a breech baby…..hence why Lily’s birth was via csection.

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*Baby W yawning with its fist at it’s mouth*

Other than all that, everything checked out great & I go back at the end of May. Then I start going every 2 weeks. It doesn’t seem like it should be time to be going back that often yet. Plus I received the registration packet for the hospital. This is just happening too fast!!!

Bought some clothes for the baby & I’ll probably share all our baby buys in a few weeks. Also I will be sharing names soon, been asked about that.

See you next week when I’m  29 weeks & review my 28th week 🙂