Saturday, August 30, 2008

What is this braxton hicks..labor..just trying to make me lose my mind!!!

Since last night, I have been having pain in my stomach like cramps but also pain in my back. I couldn't sleep a wink, and in fact got up at 4:30 to take a shower just in case this was it. It went on until about 10:00am this morning and now has calmed down. Well, I didn't realize how much I feared going into labor until last night. I am a scheduled C-Section due to my Multiple Sclerosis and on the advice of my doctor, I need to avoid laboring and delivering vaginally in order to reduce my risks of a relapse after delivery. This is making me crazy. Is craziness enough of a medical reason to call it a day and order a C-Section like STAT!! Since this is my first baby, and I haven't had any braxton hicks before maybe that's all this is. How would I know? How does any woman know? Today is Saturday and Thursday seems like a lifetime away.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The waiting continues....

Well, we went to the doctor and I am still only 1 cm. She wanted to do an ultrasound and they estimated his weight at 8 pounds 3 ounces. Wow!! I think he is going to be a big boy. She said my amniotic fluid was high at 27 whatever that means. She said based on her experience, she thinks since I am only 1 cm and just 6 days out, she thinks I will go all the way to next Thursday. Just 6 more days right?? Everything is feeling so cramped and full and tight. I can barely breath or walk. Actually, just sitting even hurts. This little baby is going to make us wait until the last moment to see his sweet face. And, boy will it be worth it. Somehow I have lost 3 pounds this week so that mean Baskin Robbins every day from here on out. Yahoo!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The C-Section is booked!!!

The office just called and said the C-Section is booked for 7:30am on Thursday, September 4th. My heart skipped a beat when she said that, and it was a surreal moment writing it down on the calendar. I am so glad we are her first one of the day so the wait will be as short as possible until we meet Cooper. I am praying for a smooth and uncomplicated surgery, and of course, a healthy baby. 13 days from now we will lay our eyes on the most amazing gift imaginable....our son.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cooper's nursery is finished!!!

At last, we have everything finished in Cooper's room. Just in time for his arrival in 16 days. We went with a chocolate brown and baby blue color scheme with a little baseball themed shelf....for daddy. We can't wait to bring him home and play with him in his room. Thank you to Cooper's Susu who helped sew extended ties on the bedding and to Ms. Molly for painting Cooper's letters and canvas. We just love it!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

First weekly exam

I went for my first check today and nothing is happening. No anything. I know Cooper is going to make us wait until the last possible moment. We had a scare Wednesday night and went to the hospital because I was experiencing double and blurred vision. I thought something was going on with my blood pressure. All was well in that area so we think it was now some optic neuritis associated with MS. Luckily it subsided and they let me come home. I threw our bags in the car but thank goodness it was a false alarm because I forgot about a half dozen things. And, we didn't have our car seat installed. We just went today and bought a video camera for the big day. So now all that is left it to meet our pediatrician and I have to wash a few last things. Mimi isn't coming in for 8 more days so surely he will hold off until then. September 4th is booked and ready for the C-Section just in case we go the full distance.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

35 weeks.....

Well, we are on the countdown to your arrival. I am dreaming of you almost every night and can't wait to hold you in my arms. Daddy put your bassinette together today. Wheww!! That wasn't easy. We are learning about patience when it comes to putting all of your stuff together. Sometimes I just sit in your room and think of you. We went to an 8 hour birthing class on Saturday and learned more than anyone should know about how babies come into this world...:) I am getting nervous about the C- Section but I know God has His hands around your delivery and my health during and afterwards. Son, I love you.