Thursday, May 31, 2012

37 weeks and Ready!

Well we are but I'm not sure if she is ready. At my 37 week appointment they did a growth US and her head is measuring 40 weeks and her estimated weight is 7 lbs 11 oz. I still have plenty of fluid so that was good news. The Dr. didn't do an exam to check for progress since we scheduled the csec and he could feel her when he touched my stomach and said she could not fit through my pelvis. My fundal height was 40 weeks. Since I'm as big as a 40 week pregnant person then why can't she come?? So, on one hand I'm glad the guessing game of having a
vbac is over, but I still wonder if I will make it to 6/12 (39 weeks). I've been having all kinds of symptoms that I never had with Sawyer but that could just be because this is my second pregnancy. I know I need to be patient but I'm just ready for her to be in my arms and not in my belly. I really don't think that Sawyer is prepared for her arrival though because he freaked out when a baby, cartoon mind you, was crying and he jumped in my lap and was so uneasy until she stopped. Oh dear, it's going to be a big adjustment for him. I'm actually not miserable feeling just anxious to meet her. Everything is done except for getting our carpets needing to be cleaned. Ahhh, so close!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Beach Trip 2012

In early May we went on our 2nd annual Scott Beach Trip to Destin. We are trying to take advantage of going in May while we can since kids are still in school which makes for less crowds at the beach and restaurants. Dick found a great kid friendly place for Sawyer
that had a nice playground and swings and a huge pool. We were blessed with great weather and had some delicious seafood. We went to our favorite spots Harbor Docks, which we discovered has an awesome breakfast, and Louis Louis. Kenzie cooked a shrimp boil at the condo one night and it was so good. It's sad to think that this will probably be our last beach trip until next year since we are about to have our lives turned upside down!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Big girl!?

Oh dear. We make them big around here apparently. I had my 36 week check up today which means the beginning of weekly exams to check for any progress. Today, my cervix is still closed which on one hand, kind of surprised me because of all the pressure and questionable feelings I've been having but then again I'm only 36 weeks. I asked Dr. Damrich if he could feel my stomach to get an estimate of her weight. He felt from top to bottom and said that they compare a loaf of bread to being 7 lbs and I'm bigger than that! Ahhh! I guess we will know a little more next week when they do an US. Sooo, it seems like the writing is on the wall for a repeat c-section which I'm fine with if she is going to be big. My worst fear would be to try and labor then wind up with a csec. I'm waiting to hear back from the lady who schedules surgery but for now, we discussed 6/12/12. Now my babies will be born on 4/12 and 6/12. We'll see if it all works out that way!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Baby Savannah Update

Things are moving right along at 35 1/2 weeks! I missed my 34 week appointment because we were out of town so I went at 35 weeks. Everything is still going good. My BP was 108/60 which is where it's always been, I've gained 32 lbs, and I forgot to ask what my iron was since they checked it that day. I'm on a prenatal vitamin and an iron supplement and still stay around 10. Anything above 12 is ideal. I met with Dr. McKee since my doctor is still on maternity leave. He is one of my favorites there . He was glad to see that I wasn't swollen yet and he asked me if Keith and I were big babies since Sawyer was 9 lbs at 39 weeks. I said no and that we were 6 and 7 lbs. He did my measurements and she was measuring right at 35 weeks which was a different story from the past two visits when she was measuring 2 weeks ahead. I told him the last 2 days that she hadn't been moving a lot like she had been so he ordered a non-stress test and an US to check fluid levels. I told him I wasn't too concerned because she had moved all morning but he wanted to be safe. Both checked out fine and her head was so low that she couldn't even get a shot of her face! This made me feel good because Sawyer never dropped or engaged in my pelvis because of his size. Who knows if she will stay this way so we will see. They are going to do another US at 37 weeks to get a better estimate of her weight to see if a VBAC is even an option. I go back on Tuesday and they will do the Group B Strep Test and check for any progress, eek! I can't believe we are down to weekly visits already!

Two weeks ago some friends and family threw us a Sprinkle at Cocina Superior. It was such a fun night and we received so many nice things for Savannah. Her nursery is all set up except a rug. Who knew there were so many shades of pink! All I have left to do is wash her newborn clothes and pack our bags for the hospital. Last week I pulled out her infant seat and I forgot how heavy they are! Keith said he would just install the car seat when we get to the hospital because he will have "plenty" of time. Um, those are the LAST words a nesting Mama wants to hear. I wanted it done ASAP! I'm driving everyone crazy!

*This was posted from my iPhone because I can't seem to figure out the new Blogger format on my computer. That explains the lack of pictures from the sprinkle!

Here is a pic from 33 weeks