Sunday, May 29, 2011

Final Pregnancy Update ...

... take two. Still trying the blogging app.

Tomorrow is the day!! I'll be 36 weeks and 5 days and I am so done with this pregnancy! Monday can't get here soon enough.

Early last week I was feeling ready but was okay enough that if we went longer I was good. Actually two of my docs wanted me to go to the hospital last Monday and I was relieved when they let me go home. But by Friday it was a whole other story. At my appointment with Dr. P Friday I practically begged her to send me in. However after talking with Dr. H and checking my cervix again they sent me home. I was still at 5 cm. The good news though is that they scheduled me to come in on Monday!!

Monday both Dr. P and Dr. O will be on duty which makes me feel good. The plan is to give me the epidural and then remove the cerclage stitches. Once that is out we'll determine what to do next. I'm hoping I'll go ahead and start dilating more on my one and just go naturally from there. But if they have to break my water or administer pitocin to get things moving I'm open to it. Not my ideal, but so much of this pregnancy has not been ideal anyway. The plan is to remove the cerclage and allow me to labor in the L&D room but then to move me to the OR for delivery. Multiples deliveries are routinely done in the OR.

Why am I so done with this?? It seems like this past week every little symptom I have has become more exasperated! The swelling in my feet isn't going down like it was originally. After doing a little more reading I learned that just sitting and propping them up doesn't help, lying down is actually best. So I'm trying to do that more which creates more heartburn problems. If it's not one thing it's another! One more day, one more day!!!

I've also had some issues with itchy skin. The belly itches, but that's to be expected. I started feeling itchy on a patch of skin at my knee but just thought it was a random mosquito bite. But as more itchiness came up in other places we finally looked it up and saw that this is a normal, albeit extremely uncomfortable, part of pregnancy. It starts with itchy bumps on stretch marks but can also present on the arms, legs, and buttocks. Yep! I have it all. Ah, the joy!! One more day, one more day!!

I know all these things won't go away immediately, but any small amount of relief will be welcome!!

In preparation for the end of our family of two, Hubby and I went out last night for the first time in a very long time. Went to a movie and then dinner at a great Italian place in town. I had lobster linguini! Yummy!! It was also his birthday (#40!) so I'm glad we were able to do something.

Next time you hear from me we'll be a family of four!! Enjoy your Memorial Day and wish us luck and lots of prayers!!


  1. Tomorrow will begin your new series...birth update! Can't wait to hear the news. God bless!

  2. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Enjoy your night as a family of 2 hopefully tomorrow you will be a family of 4. We are sittig on pins and needles waiting for your precious babies to arrive.
    Love Aunt Carol and Uncle John

  3. I am sooooo excited for you!! I can't wait to hear all the details and see your little ones :) I'll be praying for you! St. Gerard and Mother Mary will help you through this!