I am forever thankful to our Creator and His perfect plan, because at one point in time, we all thought this baby was going to come early. And by early, I mean 10 weeks early.
I was 30 weeks pregnant, having contractions, was admitted to the hospital & given a shot to stop labor, and prescribed procardia for a month. I have no idea why my body kicked into contraction mode so early, but my doctor and procardia were a Godsend. I came off procardia around 35 weeks & have only had Braxton Hicks ever since. Go figure.
Here are some tidbits about this pregnancy...
Weeks: 37 weeks & 3 days
Weight gain: 16 pounds
Dilation: 1 cm & lost plug (sorry tmi)
Induction Date: Tentatively October 9, 2012.
- Here lately I have been super pumped about having a little girl. I don't know that I was all that excited in the beginning, but I've been seeing little blonde girls everywhere and I can't help but wonder if I'm gonna have one running around.
- I sure hope that I can keep this baby cooking until Rudy gets home on October 3. I think I can, I think I can.
- I want the same labor & delivery as last time. I already ordered it from my doctor and she giggled, but I was being totally serious. I want the same nurse, anesthesiologist, and doctor. I even want the same room.
- I have an intuition that this little girl is going to make her arrival on dude's birthday. I sure hope not, but hey what can ya do?
Belly: Well, I'll just let you see for yourself. I have a total outie. I want a picture of it for the blog, because I am not sure it will ever be the same. It reminds me of a cabbage patch doll's belly button.
Sleep: Annie June kicks until midnight, then we sleep until 5:00, I have to go potty, then we go back down until 8:30. That sounds like a lot of sleep, but I can promise you- sleep is getting rough these days. It's not the good, uninterrupted sleep. I won't see that for a long time.
Cravings: SWEETS. I can't get enough. It is ridiculous the amount of sweetness that goes into my body these days.
Worries: I'm trying not to worry too much. I guess my main worry is Hagan. It kills me to think that he might feel left out:( We've been trying to do special things with him & soak up every second we can! I looked in the back seat today & asked myself, "Who is this little school boy & where did my baby go?" Why do they have to grow up so darn fast?
My hospital bags (yes plural) are packed!
Here's our goody bag, that I have now had to replenish twice. Having October babies does not help my sweet tooth. No, not one bit!
Annie's gift to Dude.
I also wanted to show how Annie's room looks during the daytime. So, here are a few more shots of her room and out of control closet!
That's all for now folks, thanks for reading!