Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Haven't posted in a while. Baby's here and he is such a joy! Sitting here now after giving me a package in his pamper! So many things on our plate this month. Sunday will be my final day on Maternity Leave and back to the grindstone.  Kind of ready for some 'adult time', but I will miss my baby terribly!  Do they forget us when we go back to work after Maternity Leave?  I will come back with my birth story soon...

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Version (ECV)

Tomorrow I will have my ECV (Version) and I must admit, I am a little nervous.  What if it hurts really bad?  What if they hurt the baby in the process?  What if going through all that, it doesn't work?  What if it does work and he decided to turn back Breech?  So many variables, but I think I have to at least try it.  Besides, I don't believe God bought me this far for everything to go wrong.  On a jollier note, his bed is assembled (YAY!) his clothes and diapers are all washed and put away.  At 38 weeks and 2 days, I can say that I am on track.  But with pregnancy brain competing with regular brain, I am totally lost at times today.  I think it's because all I have on my mind is the Version and the success rate of it...50/50 and even less if there's not enough fluid, there are obstructions etc.  (sigh) Here's hoping all goes well (imaginary glass toast in the air...CLINK!)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Presenting Breech

Well as of the past couple of weeks, baby boy has been presenting in a Breech Position and only moves from side to side.  Head on the left or head on the right.  Butt at the bottom and feet on either side depending on how he faces. :( My doctor has scheduled me for a Version on Tuesday but she doesn't seem hopeful that it will work for other reasons.  But she said we can try it (with a shrug).  I have made the mistake of watching YouTube videos of how women get their Versions done and OUCH!  It looks painful!  And I'm so terrified that they may break a bone of my babies or crush his head or bruise him or something.  I want him to be ok, and I trust that he will.  I'm just...scared.  I've never had either of my children present breech so this is all new to me.  I'm hoping he will turn on his own, but my Dr. hasn't even suggested that he may do that.  Everything else if going just great with him.  He's gaining weight...Doc says he's over 8 pounds now which is right smack dab in the middle of what my other boys weighed at birth!  So now I am in semi-nesting mode.  With a little over 2 weeks left until my due date, I feel that there is so much to do still!  His crib arrived yesterday and I am SO EXCITED to see it put together!  Until the next blessed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Days Events

Not much has changed.  My feet aren't as swollen anymore because I either go barefoot, or have on my trusty flip flops.  Went to the doctor  yesterday and he says he can 'feel' babys head from my internal exam.  Nice.  But why does it seem every since that exam, that he's made some kind of tunnel for the baby to descend even more?  I have never been in so much pain from walking in my life!  It feels as if the baby's head is constantly burrowing deeper and deeper into my pubic bone.  PAIN!  Ever tried sleeping sitting up and occasionally leaning to the side?  Only to wake up with a backache, crotch ache, hip ache...Not fun.  Junior seems to love that pubic bone for some odd reason.  I feel movement in all places, from his hands, feet, elbows, knees, all that.  But that head?  Is staying put or moreso, moving down for the Kill!  I cringe every time I have to stand after sitting for a while.  It's like he says...'she's up now!  More room for me to delve deeper into the abyss!'  (sigh) I digress.  I am extremely happy to be fortunate enough to have another child.  I am indeed.  But I don't know if it's because I'm older, a little heavier or just my luck that I feel pain most of the time.  Good news is, I've skipped going to my 2 week appointments and my Dr. has advanced me to 1 week appointments starting with my first Stress Test next week!  YAY me!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


So today not much to report except the breakouts on my cheeks is crazy!  And it's not like they're little bumps that you can barely see....noooooooo these are like connect the dots breakouts on both sides of my face.  They are dry and itchy and sometimes painful.  On another note, the little on seems to be comfortble burrowing his head as deep into my pubic bone as he can get it.  The pain is obscene!  It radiates from my pubic bone to my tailbone and back and forth until I 'calm down' while trying to breath easy...deep breaths in...long breaths out.  Just when I want to give up and take pain killers, I don't.  Haven't taken anything I wasn't prescribed throughout my pregnancy, so I indure.  At 34 weeks 6 days I must say, sleeping isn't getting any easier.  The pain in my legs is almost unbearable.  But I push through knowing a few weeks I will be holding my special bundle of joy in my hands while I'm diminished to a babbling proud mother.  I can't wait!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Back from Shoe Shopping...

Ok, not much better luck out there than I had hoped for.  My only option was some Flip Flops with the thong-toe that KILLS me to wear.  But these seemed workable for me (see picture below).  They are truly simple shoes that I purchased from Target.  I'll see if they will suffice when I wear them Monday.  Wish me luck!

My New Purchase

I ordered this book used because I have about a month left before I am considered 'Full Term' by today's standards...37 weeks.  Hopefully this book will take away a lot of anxiety that I have built up about pain during delivery and anything going wrong during the birth of my son.  If all goes well, I will learn how to breath through the pain I've imagined in my head.  Yes...I know...I've had two other children before.  But each one has been totally different in their own way and I don't expect this baby to be anything like my other two.  So coming soon will be my review on this highly anticipated book.  Stay tuned.