Sunday, August 24, 2014

Long Night...

Last night was a long night...we had a couple friends over for burgers.  After everyone left I gave Colton a bath and went to put him in bed.  When I was carrying him to his bed, my water broke (so I thought).  I called the on call doctor to let her know we were heading in, called my mom, dropped Colton off with my parents, and headed to Labor and Delivery.  Once there, they hooked me up to the monitors and did an amnio test.  I was having mild contractions, but nothing consistent, and I was still a 3 like I was on Thursday.  We waited and waited for the amnio test to come back, and when it came back they said it was negative.  I was totally confused. I was sitting in a puddle of fluid, fluid was leaking down my legs, and soaking wet.  They said, no sorry, it isn't amniotic fluid, and is most likely pee.  I was so mad!  I stood up to get dressed and more fluid went down my leg puddling on the floor.  The nurse was totally confused as well at this point.  So they ran another amnio test.  Again after waiting and waiting, it came back negative.  Turns out I sat in triage for like 3-4 hours to find out that since Dylan dropped he was putting a ton of pressure on my bladder, causing me to leak almost continually, with no control.  Their recommendation?  Bladder control liners until delivery.  Great..haha!  Home we! Come on Baby D!

I'm doing what in my pants?!?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bump-Date #2: Week 38

Baby Size: 19.5"
Baby Weight: 6.8 lb

 I had my 38 week appointment today and there was no progress!  Still dilated to a 3 thinning.  My doctor said that we would talk about inducing, but apparently my cervix isn't ready even though it is thinning; something about it isn't soft enough yet?  Anyway, he said he would see me next week...yay!  I am ready for Dylan to be here!  I have felt like poo for the last week, exhausted more than normal, feeling horrible, and just all around not feeling like myself.  Hopefully Baby D comes soon!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bump-Date #2: Week 36 & 37

Week 36
Baby Size: 18.5"
Baby Weight: 6 lb

Week 37
Baby Size: 18.9" to 20.9"
Baby Weight: 6.2lb - 9lbs

 I had my ultrasound on August 4th and got a sneak peek at Dylan :)  All the measurements looked good, he looked healthy, and everything with me looked great as well.  Turns out that my body shape/type is what is contributing to how I am carrying him; he is up under my ribs more than normal so I am not poking out as much as the 'normal' pregnant person.  Also, we found out that he is measuring a week ahead of my due he may be a big fella!

At my 37 week appointment on August 14th I was already dilated to 3cm, which is crazy because at my 36 week I was nothing!  Just softening, and in a weeks time I thinned and went to a 3.  The dr told me he gave me a week to 10 days tops, but of course I'm not holding my breath too much because Dylan will come when he's ready and not a moment sooner!  Just strange to be walking around like that!!

Come on Little D! Momma is ready :)

Got my maternity pics back this week!  Here are a couple :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bump-Date #2: Weeks 34 & 35

Week 34
Baby Size: 18"
Baby Weight: 4.75 lb

Week 35
Baby Size: 18.25"
Baby Weight: 5.25 lb

I have been feeling the time crunch and have started working hard(ish) on the nursery!  Everything has been going good for the most part.  I had a routine appointment on Thursday with my ob, and he is concerned because I am measuring 1.5cm smaller than I should be at the point I am in this pregnancy.  He has referred me for an additionally ultrasound to check for a few things:
  • Size of my uterus
  • Amniotic fluid levels
  • Position of Dylan
  • Size of Dylan
Any of which can contribute to measuring smaller than normal.  I know 1.5cm doesn't sound like much, but 1 cm equals 1 week of growth; so that measure I'm measuring 1.5 weeks smaller than I should be at this really 33.5 weeks not 35 weeks.  It is a little nerve wracking, but my appointment is this morning so only a couple more hours!  I just hope they can tell me if anything is wrong today and not make me wait until my next appointment with him Thursday.  On the plus side, we get a sneak peek at the little fella! :)


34weeks 2days   
Colton at 35weeks and Dylan at just over 34weeks