Yesterday marked Millies one week out of me. She had her first doctors appointment 3 days ago to check her weight and make sure she was gaining. She lost 7 ounces in the hospital which was 8% of her body weight. At her appointment she already gained back 4 ounces. So she is doing great!! The doctor said I must have whole milk for breast milk. Which was a huge relief cause I was scared she wasn’t getting enough from me and I’ve been stressing about breastfeeding. I was told to cut back her feeding because we were feeding everytime she wanted it and letting her feed till she released. Now she does not get to eat more then every 2 hours and not for longer then 15 mins each side. It works great during the day she sleeps and sleeps and I usually have to wake her up to eat… at night is a totally different story. She wakes up every hour demanding food. We are slowly working on flipping those so mommy can get some sleep, specially now cause daddy went back to work today. But all and all its been so wonderful. I love watching her and snuggling her and kissing her fat little cheeks. It’s just such a wonderful feeling finally holding her. But with out further ado… baby pics!! Cause you know that’s all I do all day now!!
This is a little over due… specially since my last post left delivery in limbo in the blog world. But time has been a precious commodity I do not have enough of the last couple of days!
To start where I left off.
The med they gave me did not help me sleep that much.. specially as contractions started. They were not actually painful but just like a period cramp that wouldn’t really left me sleep “good”. Not that you could on that bed anyways…
So in the morning around 5 they took out the thing thinning my cervix which really hurt and made me bleed and they started pitocin to start labor and dilate me. I didn’t dilate much.. so noon is they broke my water to speed things up… it worked! Things started getting pretty painful after that. The contractions started to get stronger and come faster. A couple hours later I finally asked for an epidural and I fell asleep for a while. They put a censor in the uterus to watch contractions better and they put some fluids back in to help baby bounce around as they called it. Shortly after 4 pm the doctor came in and said your contractions look like they are strong and regular let’s check and see how dialed you are… we were 10 cm. She asked if I would you like to do a couple test pushed and she would call the delivery team. So we started pushing. At 4:28 pm on July 14 exactly 2 weeks early, after 15 minutes of pushing and just as the team walked in the room my little Millie popped out into the world. 6 pounds 2 ounce 19 1/4 inches.
She was just big enough to stay with us and not go to the nicu. After a couple hours we went to postpartum and my husbands family got to meet her. We worked on breastfeeding most of the time and had nurses in and out of the room a million times a day and we tried to rest.
We came home yesterday. 3 days after delivery and 4 days after the unexpected trip to the hospital! It’s crazy and stressful and I need sleep but I’m so happy to have this little angel! She’s so incredibly good and just happy to sleep and cuddle you. Oh and feed all the time.. we are still working on breastfeeding. It’s really hard. I worry she’s not getting enough food and she wants to eat all crazy times.. 10 mins here, 30 there then for an hour in the middle of the night. I’ve cried a lot.. last night I cried cause I was so happy she peed. Lol its the little things.
I’m so sick of having bad appointments.
Yesterday we had an ultrasound with our high risk doctor. Our little girl is falling behind again they have her in the 30th percentile again.
The amniotic fluid is low so they said I needed to drink more water.
She did say the cord flow is better then last time so I guess lightening my load at work and at home has been helping.
Millie is 4 pounds 14 ounces now and she said if I am able to go full term she should be about 7 pounds. But she still really thinks my blood pressure is just a time bomb. Even though my regular ob, the one that is going to deliver my child, thinks if we made it this far we are going to be fine although it is still a possibility just not as big of one as before.
All and all my husband was very unhappy with the appointment and let me know when we got home saying I don’t care about my daughter cause I keep doing things I’m not supposed to and I’m not taking care of her or myself. So now he is a water nazi and wants me to cut my hours back at work even more. He did clean the house this morning so I would be able to relax but I felt really bad yesterday by him yelling at me. I care more about this baby then I have anything ever in my life and I am trying everything to be healthy for her but life can’t be put on hold and we are not made of money so I still need to work and the house still needs to be taken care of I’m just trying to find a balance.
Well next appointment is a week from tomorrow with our regular doctor and we will see what she says. She is far more positive then the high risk. After this appointment I will be 36 weeks and from there on out we will be seeing her every week till Millie comes.
We also had our baby shower that for some reason I forgot to post about.. it was very fun we had lots of fun games and great food and got lots and lots of cute baby stuff. We still have a lot of must haves on our registry but my husband’s friends from work are having a baby shower for him on the 11th so he won’t let me buy anything till after that.
Well technically tomorrow is 34 weeks but doctors appointment was today. The doctor has been happy with my blood pressure numbers and said as long as they stay like this we will be going to full term! Or longer… that I’m not as excited about lol. I’m up to 16 pounds gained now.. so I’m getting close to what they wanted me to gain hopefully I don’t blow up in the next 6 weeks. For the most part I feel good, I’ve been sleeping good even with this wiggle worm having dance party’s in my tummy every time I stop moving. I have been feeling very tired though. I want a nap everyday and working makes me want two.
Heart burn though…. OMG it is awful!! Like all the time now and it will not let up.
The infection in my groin is gone for the most part but I have something the doctor said in a long scientific word that means extra skin growth. That I guess is very common when your pregnant so we are watching to see if it will go away after she’s born if not we have to cut it off. Pregnancy does some weird things to your body…
So let’s close this off with a picture of my very dirty mirror at work… oh yeah and my big ol pregnant self.
ONLY 6 WEEKS TILL MY DUE DATE!!
We have had a crazy 2 weeks!!
We finally got the nursery all finished. It’s all painted and the trim is fixed. And everything is moved in! I absolutely love it in there. Realizing we have a lot of stuff so far. And still have the baby shower coming up June 11.
Now we have to start working on the rest of the rooms since my brother in law is moving in in 3 days and taking our room.
2 weeks ago we also had a nasty dog fight between 3 of my dogs that ended in one having surgery to sow her neck closed. That got really infected and was a nightmare to keep clean. Then another dog got put on meds to stop her from loosing bladder control only for it to make her loose complete use of her back legs. So she got taken off that but put on arthritis meds.
After all this fun last Tuesday I pulled my groin getting in the shower. The doctor said it’s not uncommon cause everything down there is all stretched out and wobbly right now. But oh my gosh does it hurt. And a week later its still not going away. Work being so busy and trying to do stuff around the house and the ever growing weight on the front of me probably isn’t helping.
The sinks at Sam’s are just the right height to support all my baby!
I had my last doctor’s appointment on friday. I’m up to a total of 10 pounds gained. She said the baby is growing great. My blood pressure tracking has been good. She was so happy we have made it 30 weeks with out any major events so she feels we are coming out of the woods. We are far enough along that if my blood pressure decides to go crazy in the future the baby will be okay. Still hoping it doesn’t but at least now we are not stressing about it.
We also had our last birthing class last night. They were good classes I’m really glad we took them. We both got a really good idea of what to expect and how to cope with things. Even just knowing when to go to the hospital and where to go when we get there really put me at ease.
Now we just watch and wait.. we have just over 2 months to go.
Let’s start with our birthing classes that started yesterday. It’s a 4 week class at our hospital. Yesterday was mostly an overview but we did get to tour the hospital which I really liked cause now I know where to go when Millie decides to come. This morning I had an appointment with my ob. We did another hour glucose test that we are waiting for the results on. My blood pressure was a little high again and again the same girl did it that got a high reading last time. And surprise surprise and couple minutes later she checked it again and it was lower. But of course the doctor wants to keep an eye on it and me. At lease nothing will slip by us. Millies heart sounded good. And they want me back in 2 weeks.
This Friday is the start of my third trimester! I’m excited and scared. I know it’s gettin very very close now and I know we have a lot to do and it seems more and more keeps getting piled on. My husband has now started working with my friend on the baby shower since it is now about a month away and we still don’t have invitations to mail out! And I found out yesterday I’m mom is going to miss it all.. the shower.. the birth everything. I will have literally no family here for the biggest thing in my life. My husband tries to make me feel better saying his family is my family and I love them all but it’s not my mom. So things just feel like they are starting to fall apart.
On top of normal baby stress my brother in law and his 2 cats are getting ready to move in with us in a couple weeks. Which means we have to empty out a room full of 10 years of collecting and move our room while getting the nursery ready. And he just complains!! We need a dish washer, we need another bathroom. we need a bigger toilet. Which basically means I need to do all this cause I’m the one that usually takes care of the house. Like I don’t have enough on my plate after working 40 hours a week, taking care of all the animals and keepinget up with house work and a million doctors appointments while growing a human! He is not moving in to help us out he is moving in cause he can’t afford his apartment anymore since he let his roomamte break the lease. I think this is all just going to be to much stress. We shall we I guess.
On the upside I’m starting to look more pregnant then fat. Only took me 7 months!!
We are taking things day by day after the not so great ultrasound reading last Thursday. In the midst of all the stress I realized I only have one week and 2 days left of my second trimester. The stress and fear are starting to subside again and I know my little girl will be okay. She tells me every time I stop moving by kicking and wiggling around. She is so active i just know she is fine and doing things at her own speed. She still has plenty of time to keep growing in there and 30 percentile is not horrible. She is just a little small. So I am going to keep enjoying all the kicking and moving and playing she is doing in my tummy and enjoy this last week of the second trimester knowing each week she is more and more out of danger and closer to being in my arms. Just keep doing your thing little one I will see you in 3 months.