Monday, July 25, 2016

38 weeks 1 day

Two weeks till the due date everyone! Just two weeks! That's what I have to keep telling myself lately.
Our weekend was quite full with a trip to the hospital.....I thought was in the early stages of labor!
Throughout the day I'd been having consisitant contractions. For a few hours they were between 2 and 5 minutes apart. They died down for an hour or two and then started again, but not as close together, this time 5-10 minutes apart. During the first "batch" of close contractions, I had called the doctor's office and spoke with the on call midwife. She said it very well could be labor, but since it's my first baby and first labors usually take a while, to stay home as long as I wanted to and to come in when contractions got to the point that I couldn't talk or walk through them. So we waited it out. After that is when they died down, so we went for a walk to see if they would pick back up again. They did. Long story short (but not really that short), we ended up going in so they could check me and see if my water had broken. It hadn't. So they sent us home. While we were there my contractions had pretty much stopped. It was a little disappointing to have to go home. For a bit there I thought that was the day! I thought it was time! But it wasn't. In reality, Becca could stay in there for another few weeks! I'm trying to just trust God. He knows the day and the time that she will arrive, and He is in control!

Here is a picture from Sunday after church! I'm getting pretty huge! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

37 weeks 4 days

Thought I would write an update on how my doctor's appointment went on Monday and how Becca and I are doing. The appointment went well, although they hadn't received the results from the ultrasound we'd had on Friday. We told the doctor what they had said about Becca being estimated at 7 lbs 6 oz and in the 75th percentile.
The doctor seemed to think that was normal and that everything looked good. So its still just a waiting game! These last days have been the longest days ever! It seems like she can't get here fast enough.
I've been having a pretty uncomfortable week, feeling lots and lots of pressure and cramps. I've also been extremely tired and very emotional.

Here are some pictures from the baby shower on Saturday! It was so nice and we felt so blessed!
Thanks to my sister Brittany and all who helped! :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

37 weeks 1 day

Yesterday was the three week mark till Becca's due date, but I have a feeling she will be here sooner....and I hope so!
On Friday, we had an ultrasound to see how Becca is growing. She is approximately 7 lbs 6 oz! She's in the 75th percentile. They also did a 3D ultrasound, which we were so thrilled about! She is so cute!

Saturday was my baby shower. It was absolutely wonderful, and such a blessing! I felt so loved and encouraged! And now we have pretty much everything we need....Becca can come any time now! :)

As of this morning my pain level has really increased. I'm having really intense pressure, it feels like her head is even lower. It's been hard to walk around this morning! I have a doctors appointment this afternoon, so we will see what they say. My guess is that they may want to set an induction date if I don't go into labor by a certain time.

We'll see! I am so ready for her to arrive! :)

The baby bump picture was taken on Friday.

Friday, July 8, 2016

35 weeks 5 days

Just came from my baby appointment today, and we were in for a surprise. I'm measuring at 39 weeks! Just over 3 weeks ahead! The doctor explained to me that 3 weeks on either side is still considered normal, but I'll be scheduled for an ultrasound coming up pretty soon to make sure Becca's not growing too fast, and to check fluid levels.
At my last appointment, I was measuring normal, so that's a lot of growth in just two weeks!
Which.....explains a lot of the aches and pains I've been experiencing lately. I've been extremely tired and fatigued very easily. Long days away from home are very hard, so we have been trying to keep those to a minimum.

Here's today's baby bump, and also a side by side that my mom did of me in the same shirt at 20 weeks 5 days and then today!