Friday, March 27, 2009

Baby on Monday!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday.  It went very well.  I am at a 2.5 and 85% effaced.  I was just happy to have progressed a little bit.  But, in addition to my regular check up, I scheduled an induction for Monday the 30th.  Monday is the day of my due date and I am far enough along that I qualify for an induction, so I am doing it.  I am one of those people who like to have a plan.  Then, I like to carry out the plan and be ready.  This whole uncertainty with the baby has been killing me.  But, now I feel a lot more possitive about the situation now that I have a plan.

So, on Monday morning, Matt and I will go into the Utah Valley Hospital and hopefully have our baby girl before the end of the day.  We shall see.  Yay!  I'm so excited that the end is very near.  Now it is just a matter of being patient until then.

Sarah is out of town tonight and tomorrow, so hopefully Nicole does not make a surprise appearance.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Baby Never Coming!

This baby or my body hates me.  I've decided that the baby is never coming.  My body must not know how to have a baby, because if it did, then I would have a baby by now, but I don't!  I went to the doctor yesterday and got my membranes all stripped, but it did not yeild contractions.  It wasn't as painful as I thought it would be, just a lot of pressure, but it made me all hopeful that something would come of it.  But, it has been almost 20 hours and... nothing.  The doctor said that if it had worked, I would start feeling something in 24 hours.  Bubkis!  

I know that I am still 6 days from my due date, but I am more than ready to be done.  Jasmine told me to not get anxious in this final week, but apparently, my emotions do not take good advice.  I'm all frustrated and anxious and I want the baby out.  I am still only dialated to a 1 and 85% effaced.  I've decided that these numbers mean nothing.  They are just cruel ways of saying that the baby is still not here despite my minimal progress.

I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday.  I've decided that I'm just going to schedule an induction after that appointment.  Pregnancy is just the worst.  I want the reward already.

In other news, today is Me and Matt's 2 year anniversary!  Yay, I've been married two full years now.  It feels a little weird to think that I have been married two years, but then it also feels like I have been with Matt a lot longer because I could not imagine my life without him.  We really aren't doing anything to celebrate our anniversary because I'm enormously pregnant and uncomfortable.  But, we will probably take time this summer when Nicole is a little older and we have gotten used to the parenting thing and celebrate then.  I guess the only thing I can be grateful for right now is that the baby is not coming on our anniversary.  I didn't really want to share the day.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Maternity Leave

So, I was suppose to start my maternity leave next week.  I was suppose to work all of this week and then have a week off before my due date.  But, after having gone to work just one day this week, I've realized what a silly plan that was.  

I get very tired very fast and it is just exhausting trying to be at work for 9 hours.  I don't know how some women do it.  Plus, I can't sit like a normal person in my office chair because my belly hangs so low that it hits my legs and I feel all smushed and the baby starts to move like mad when I am squishing her.  I don't think that she likes it.  So, it is just painful for everyone involved, especially my coworkers that get to hear me complain all day.

Plus, my contractions (Braxton Hicks) are getting more and more painful and I don't really care for them.  It is hard to relax and time contractions when I'm also trying to do work.  In conclusion, I decided I would be better and more comfortable at home.  So, I'm taking three more unpaid days than I originally planned.   This does mean that I will get three less days on the other side when it is time for me to go back to work, but I think that it is all worth it.

I'm going to have to say that this last part of pregnancy, the part where I am waiting in uncertanty as to when the baby is coming, is probably the most nerve wracking.  I hate waiting and not knowing when the baby will come and I hate timing contractions because they get my hopes up and then dash them when they stop completely.  I wish babies could be more of a scheduled event.  I know I could do the whole induction thing, which is kinda like scheduling, but I'm hoping that she will just come on her own.

I've got another doctor's appointment tomorrow.  I'm crossing my fingers that something will be new.

Friday, March 13, 2009

No Change

Went to the doctor and there is no change from last week. I think that Nicole is just being a girl. Stubborn and dramatic. She will come in her own time I guess. But, I'm going to do everything I can to try and get her here. If you want to see prego pics of me, see Marie's blog.

Friday, March 06, 2009


Well, this may be a TMI post, but I'm excited, so I'm sharing. I went to the doctor's yesterday and I'm 80% effaced and dialated to a 1. Which, really doesn't mean much, or so I am told, but I like to think that it means that I am in the home stretch.

Mom and Jill have revised their guesses and have said that they think that I am going to have the baby next week. I'd like her to hold on until my maternity leave starts. We shall see. Feel free to get your baby guesses in now with this new information.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Less than 4 Weeks

Well, I am less than 4 weeks away from my due date. Yay! Last week was a really bad week because I was in a lot of pain as the baby continually gets bigger. This week I am feeling a lot better and growing used to being in pain. This is how it has been the whole pregnancy. I feel terrible one week as a new/unpleasant pregnancy symptom appears and then the next week I am used to it. So, I should feel pretty crappy again next week when I get some new experience from this pregnancy.

In other news, Matt has had the opportunity to do a little short term work for the last week and a bit. My Dad had needed some help at his office as he gets taxes done for the company and Matt went and helped him for a week. We were very grateful for the work and the pay that comes along with it. Matt still has not been able to find a job yet. As more and more people get laid off, the competition for jobs is really rough. My company had one opening and over 150 people applied for the job. It is just really tough for a lot of people right now. We count ourselves lucky that I still have a job.

My maternity leave starts in 3 weeks and you can bet that I am counting down the days. As nice as it has been that I have been healthy enough to handle working this long whilst pregnant, I look forward to the days when I can relax and get things ready for the baby. Matt and I very much hope that he will be able to find a job before the baby comes as I will not be making any money while on maternity leave. Curse the lack of laws in Utah for pregnant women! But, on the other hand, it would be nice to have Matt home with me for the first little while when the baby is born. He really has more experience with babies than I do. Being a younger child, I never really had to take care of babies.

We discovered a couple of days ago that our dishwasher is no longer washing our dishes. It fills up with water, makes a weird sound for two hours and then stops, but no water hits the dishes. They just get all steamy. So, Matt is going to take it all apart and try to figure out what is going on, but we will most likely have to buy a new dishwasher. It kinda sucks. We have to do the dishes by hand until it is fixed or replaced. I've lived with a dishwasher for so long, I forgot how annoying it is to wash things by hand. I've been spoiled. Plus, with a giant belly, it is difficult to wash dishes as I can't get very close to the sink. I end up with a very wet belly by the end of the dish washing.

Well, that is all the new news for now. Hopefully, things look up soon. Like, maybe my baby will come in like 2 weeks. That would be awesome.