Saturday, June 19, 2010

Landry's here!

Landry was born June 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm! He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. When I have a chance and sitting down doesn't hurt as bad as it does now, I will write a blog about his wonderful birthday! He is doing wonderfully and Brad and I could not feel more blessed!

Friday, June 11, 2010

39 week update

I had my 39 week appointment this morning. I am 39 weeks and 2 days, only 5 days until Landry's due date. The doctor said that I was 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced. Not a huge change from last week, but I guess the effacement is pretty important. She told me that if I don't have him by 41 weeks, we will do an induction (41 weeks will be June 23). I have accepted that he probably isn't going to come early and I should just relax and let it happen when HE is ready. Because that is the important thing... that he is done growing and developing and is ready for the outside world. Who cares that I have been ready to meet him and get him out of my belly for 2 weeks! :) My next appointment is Wednesday, my due date... although my doctor did say this week, "I will see you on Wednesday if you don't have the baby before then"... something she did not say last week! So now my only job is to sit back, put my feet up and rest until he decides to make his entrance into the world! I will update if anything starts to happen!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

False labor sucks!

Yesterday my mom and I went and ran some errands in Amarillo... we walked A LOT. I started having what I thought were just Braxton-Hicks contractions like I have been having more and more of for a week or two now... They started getting stronger and closer together. So I got a little excited, of course! From about lunch time till about 10 pm I had contractions. After we got home and took a long walk, they were pretty strong and uncomfortable (I won't say painful until after I know what the actual labor ones feel like). I took a shower and had a few REAL good ones during that. Then I sat down and they got weaker... and then just stopped. I have had a few more today but nothing consistent or terribly painful. So, I will just be glad that we got some practice timing! One thing that did stick around from yesterday... the cankles. I have been getting swollen by the end of the day for a while now... BUT these stuck around and I have a feeling aren't going anywhere until after the little guy gets here! Oh well, I welcome the cankles with open arms as long as that means he is coming soon. Which it has to because I will be 39 weeks tomorrow! My next appointment with the doctor is Friday. I will update with news then. Looks like there won't be much to report until then anyways.

Friday, June 4, 2010

38 week update

We went to the Dr this morning at 8:45, at the appointment I was dilated to almost 1 cm (fingertip) and 50% effaced. Great news! My belly measured 36, about 2 weeks behind... but up 1 cm from last week which is good, he is still growing, but he is not too big! The doctor said that he is definitely lower in my pelvis than last week, which means he 'dropped'. All good news... BUT that doesn't mean anything as far as time frame. Labor could start tonight or it could wait the 11 days I have left until my due date... or I guess even longer if he decides :) Lets hope for sooner rather than later, I am so ready to meet my little man! I did not sleep well last night and have been up since 5 this morning. One more piece of good news, the Dr had me go on leave starting Monday, so my last day at the office was today! I still have some work to do, but I will be doing it from my couch in my pj's tonight and tomorrow morning before my mom arrives. I had a wonderful shower at work today and I have a shower on Sunday! What a great weekend! Only thing that could make it better is if Landry decides to come out and meet his mommy and daddy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Coming soon: 38 week update!

I go to the Doctor at 8:45 tomorrow morning for my 38 week appointment ( I will be 38 weeks and 2 days). I will update as soon as I can with any news... or not news :) Pray for good news!

Friday, May 28, 2010

test results

Forgot to add one piece of news to the 37 week appointment post... The doctor told us that I do not have Group B Strep, so I will not need those antibiotics during labor, another piece of good news. No other news as of now... let's hope for some good news at my appointment a week from today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

37 week appointment

Brad and I went for my 37 week appointment yesterday. I have good news and bad news...
Good news is I lost a pound, bad news is that I haven't made any progress as far as the cervix goes. I know that can happen really quickly and for all I know I could be dilated now even though I wasn't yesterday afternoon. So, I guess I shouldn't really call it bad news, it just isn't good news yet. I had quite a few Braxton Hicks contractions last night. I am considered full term as of today, so the little man can make his entrance when he sees fit! My OB will be out of town a few days next week, so let's hope he doesn't decide to make his entrance then! Our next appointment is Friday morning, June 4.

Dear Landry,
Daddy and I are all ready for you and we can't wait to meet you! Please come soon!