Thursday, December 28, 2006


So, the prenatal visit didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. Apparently Spectrum still wasn't aware as to why my case was transfered over to them, and the doctor who promised me last week an induction no later than 41 weeks went on vacation with out setting up an appointment for me. Baby still isn't looking like he's ready to come out yet, and they had to squeeze an induction in for me last minute (Thanks doctor Austin) - but they didnt have room until Thursday January 4th at 7:30pm. That is a whole week from now! And about a week and 1/2 past my due date. I know it sounds ridiculous to those of you who haven't been/aren't pregnant, but I am not sure that I can take another whole week of this! Thank God this process ends with meeting Ethan, because just about anything else wouldn't be worth it.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Beatutiful Boy

So, Christmas has come and gone, and baby is still not here. I'm really hoping that he decides to come out soon. Karl and I got a printer/scanner/copier for Christmas (among a lot of other things)... and to try it out I scanned a picture of Ethan's latest ultra sound. So since I don't have the pleasure of sharing with you a picture of my newborn yet. Here is a picture of our bub from in the belly.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

We are a mere few days away from our due date, and still waiting patiently. I'll be one of the 4% that actually delivers on their due date, and will be in the hospital on Christmas - you watch!!! But, what ever. I think we're both to the point where we are just so excited to meet Ethan, Christmas or no Christmas - it doesn't matter. I have an appointment at Spectrum tomorrow, I am still a little upset that they switched me so late in the game, but I am excited to meet some of the nurses and doctors that are potentially going to be taking care of me. I am also excited to find out what to expect now that we're going to be delivering at Spectrum instead of Metro....

Monday, December 18, 2006

Braxton Hicks...

After my non-stress test today, my nurse thinks that I might be in early labor... could the day possibly be here?!?! Gosh, wouldn't that be amazing! The secretary who apparently is very good at predicting when babies will actually be born says that I will have Ethan this weekend. So, she did her "Baby Dance" and rubbed my belly while she sang to him. Apparently this ensures that baby Ethan will be here soon. So I've been instructed to walk around the mall for a few hours, and a handful of other wives tails, to get labor going if this is finally the real thing.... We'll see! I have to admit it would be perfect timing, because my parents are already planning on visiting tomorrow.


UPDATE: So, the three days of false labor hasn't been totally worthless. I am 2cm, 50%, and -3 all via false labor. Which is better than nothing I suppose. But, it's starting to get both physically and emotionally exhausting. And in other baby related news, Metro has decided that my case has become too high-risk for them, and I am now a patient of Spectrum Health. I am not sure how I feel about this, especially since it's so last minute. But, there is literally nothing I can do about it. So, hopefully soon we'll be off to big scary Spectrum to deliver.

Thursday, December 7, 2006


So, Karl and I had our ultrasound today (it was rescheduled from Monday), and unfortunately we're not going to be induced. But, fortunately the high fluid levels and calcifications on the placenta they were worried about haven't gotten any worse, and the baby is doing great, so I suppose it's a good thing too. I am just SOOOOO ready to get this baby out!

As far as Ethan goes, he's already 8LBS 2OZ, and they're estimating he'll be about 9 1/2-10lbs at birth if we go full term (because he's growing so quickly). We're measuring at 39wks 2days according to this ultrasound (keep in mind they do not change your due date), which is 2 weeks ahead per usual. The nurses tell me it looks like it will be any day now, but the doctors are more reluctant to talk about it. All they will tell me is that I am effacing and the baby's head is pressing firmly against my cervix causing me to have "uterine irritations" (sorry to those of you who this is TMI - it saves me from having to tell 20 people the same thing). The ultrasound also shows that he has a relatively thick layer of fat around his belly and head; the ultra-sound tech even called him "pudgy" be on the look out for a fat chunk-of-love soon.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Getting big!

Okay, so as if anything else could possibly go wrong! I have been diagnosed with PUPPP (and a pretty bad case of it too). It's this horribly itchy rash that will not go away until after the baby is born, and is quite possibly going to send me to the mad house. I don't think I can even explain to you the severity of my itchiness...

Also, I have been in false labor a half a dozen times - including right now. My contractions have been 1 1/2 minutes apart, but they are not painful, only pressure-ful if that makes sense, so the hospital doesn't want me.

Chances are that they'll go away like every other time. But, boy would I be happy if today was the day!

Sorry about the bed-head, no make up, pjs, and fake smile... But that's as good as it gets these days! 9+ months pregnant

And YES I AM WEARING PANTS! That's the last time that I wear light blue tight PJs in a picture