Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The waiting game...

38 weeks

Here we are, playing the waiting game!! Baby B could literally make his appearance any minute and we are so excited and ready to meet him!! Everything is about as ready as it could possibly be and we're just waiting for him to give us the green light!

I've had a lot of itching lately on my stomach where these stretchmarks have gotten just out of control. I think the cream I've been using is actually helping them heal, which is causing them to itch, but sometimes it's just unbearable.

We had our breastfeeding class last night and it is a class I would hands down recommend to anyone who plans on breastfeeding. Nick came too and I think it was important to have him there. I know there will be times that I'll get frustrated and want to give up and I think having him there to coach me through using some of the tips we learned last night will help things go more smoothly.

We got the carseats installed last week and that was quite a reality check!! It's crazy to see that base sitting in my car, waiting for the little man to come ride along with me somewhere!

We had a slight 'scare' last week. Not really a scare, but I felt like I was leaking more than normal so we called the doctor. She sent us to the hospital to get checked out and make sure I wasn't leaking any amniotic fluid or anything. Everything checked out fine and as usual, little man was showing off his acrobatics on the monitor and we could hear him kicking and moving around!

We got see the doctor again on Thursday of this week and she's going to check to see if he's dropped any further and if my cervix has opened any. If not, she thinks she'll want to schedule a c-section for anytime between 39-40 weeks. If he has, I'm not quite sure what she'll recommend for us! My birthday is Friday and Mother's Day is Sunday so it'd be the greatest gift of all to get to have him by then, but whenever he decides he's ready. On one hand, I'm so ready to meet him and ready to get back to somewhat normal (sleeping on my stomach, wearing normal clothes, walking in a straight line, etc), but on the other, I know this time is limited and you only get to be pregnant the first time, one time. I want to enjoy it as much as possible.

This past week I've had a lot of nausea, heartburn and even some contractions!! So far none of them have been consistent enough to even think about calling the doctor. It's a weird feeling because yes they are painful and pain is bad, but I almost find myself wanting them to keep going in hopes that this is the real deal! We compared Nick and I's newborn pictures and judging from the sonogram, I think Baby B is gonna look a lot like his Daddy! We'll see hopefully very very soon!

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