Monday, March 22, 2010

You've Been Served!!!

Yup... it's official. The eviction notice is being served... Sunday March 28th we go in to be induced. That is - if Landon doesn't make an appearance before then.

I had my 39 week appointment today - everything looks good! BP was normal, Landon's heart rate was a little slower than normal but he was also in the middle of a nap I think so Dr. C wasn't concerned. While there's not really too much more progress going on down there... still not dilating however he's lower and things are starting to open up and soften - she gave us two options:

Option 1) Be admitted to the hospital on Sunday night to administer Cervadil and then on Monday morning I get PITOCIN!!! :)  Landon would probably be born sometime Monday afternoon or early Tuesday depending on how well my body takes to the Pitocin.

Option 2) Get scheduled for an early Monday morning appointment with Dr. C to see if anything else is progressing... if not... be scheduled for induction on Wednesday or Thursday anyway?! 

Option 3) Wait it out... I'm adding this because it technically is an option but it's not one of MY options :) I'm not willing to wait longer than next week. Call me selfish... but I'm done.

I think we are going to choose option 1... what's 3 or 4 days anyway when I'll already be 40 weeks at that point??? Adam is a little leery of using more drugs than is necessary (yes, I'm getting the epidural - I'm not even going to lie!) but with no progress at this point it kind of looks like we'd be induced either way. I know I know, things can change at a moments notice and Dr. C is hopeful that he'll decide to make an appearance on his own in the next week but we'll see. I have to call tomorrow and let her know what we decide!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Our Small Time Remodel

***Disclaimer: Small time remodeling projects should NOT be done at 37/38 weeks pregnant***

Last weekend (at 37 weeks 5 days pregnant) we started ripping out the carpet in our living room, dining area, and hallway. **Go ahead - flame away - I can feel the serious side eyes I'm getting from many of you** ANYWAY, call it nesting... call it whatever. All I have to say is that ADAM started it. 

I was chatting with a friend about whether or not to rent another Rug Doctor or hire yet another professional carpet cleaner to have the carpets done one last time before Landon makes his appearance. It's horrible - our carpets were brand new when we bought the house 4 years ago... but with 4 dogs and a dirt backyard, they are constantly disgusting and impossible to keep clean. Well, after consulting with Adam and weighing the cost of our options (again) and REALLY wondering what we were breathing by having this nasty carpeting in our house.... I found my hallway carpeting on the front lawn. I guess that was the start of it - no going back at that point!

So... at 7am, off Adam went to work that morning and I got my lazy pregnant butt out of bed and busy ripping out the rest of what I could. I worked in small patches... cutting the rug out... ripping out the padding... lifting out the tack board (ouch!)... pulling out staples... and sweeping/cleaning up well... nastiness. By noon - I thought I was ready to keel over but the hallway was out and I was 1/2 way through our living room. All I needed was for Adam to get home and move some larger furniture so we could get the rest out. 

When we started, we didn't really have a plan as to what we were going to put down in the carpets place however, I knew that whatever we chose, it was going to be better (and healthier) than breathing... "piss carpet." In the end, the three rooms we took carpeting out of all had different crap underneath. One room, had old nasty hardwood. Another had old peel and stick tiles that resembled wood. And the hall was well... really REALLY old wood. That's what we get for buying a house built in 1932?! We cleaned the floors the best we could, primed them, and painted them! :) I have to say that it's not the most professional looking, or probably the most quality option but all said and done - it cost us a total of about $80. The paint I chose was a medium chocolate brown color and it was specifically for flooring and I opted to add a little bit of traction sand for texture. 

2-3 days of dry time, some area rugs that I already had but were shoved in the closet and whaalaah!

I do have to say I probably overdid it cause that first afternoon I couldn't barely get off the couch. The next day my legs felt like I had run a marathon and Monday, I left work early?! ... go ahead everyone - you can say I told ya so!

I wish I had a before picture. I know that I do somewhere so if I can round it up I'll try to get it posted but anyway - here's the finished product!!! **Don't mind the clutter and the fact that our house is only like 800 sq ft** :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Baaaaad Baaaaad Blogger

Wow... I've been horrible.

But I can't honestly say there's all THAT much going on. I'm now 38 weeks 4 days knocked up. I've been having 3 appointments a week; two non-stress tests to make sure Landon's moving around and his heart rate is raising when he does, an ultrasound to measure his amniotic fluid levels and my regular appointment with Dr. C - who told me on Wednesday that there's nothin' going on down there... thanks Landon... lets get this party started!!!

Anyway, my next appointment with Dr. C is on Monday - Monday the 22nd - we are REALLY hoping he makes his appearance on this day (even though technically it would be 1 week early) so that we can add another birthday to the family on the 22nd of the month. Stay tuned....

Here's a picture of Baby Landon from today's ultrasound... doesn't he look JUST like Adam????

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seriously Dr. W????

Yesterday, I had my 37 week appointment - however Dr. C is out of town so I saw Dr. W. I've seen her once before and didn't really get a good vibe from her but after today I REALLY don't like her.
  • She kept talking about "the second time around" insinuating this is my second kid. I corrected her... twice. 
  • When she measured my belly she said "oh right on target for being 36 weeks..." um... I corrected her again telling her I'm actually 37 weeks. I know the measurement is still normal either way but still irritating. 
  • She couldn't find his heartbeat - even after I showed her exactly where they always find it... after she finally found it she had to pull out her iphone to time it cause she "forgot her watch today." WTF? 
  • When asked about taking a birthing class, I got a lecture cause I said we haven't and that we didn't plan to?! Seriously lady??? Seriously? 
  • Dr. C told me that if I wanted she'd do an internal which I actually really wanted just to see if anything's going on yet.. but after that I didn't want her to touch me. 
  • She gave me the great news that I tested positive for that Group B Strep crap! I know it's nothing serious and that I just have to get treated while in the hospital for delivery but just the fact that SHE delivered the news makes it that much more irritating! 
  • To boot - all of this lasted a total of about 5 minutes... Dr. C usually takes at least 15-20 min sometimes longer if we get to talking... thanks doc for the pointless appointment?!
As ready as I am for Landon to make an appearance I've got my fingers crossed that he waits until next week for Dr. C to get back... here's hoping!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Watermelon???

Seriously??? Wow... I love how compares weeks 37-40+ to the watermelons?! That's scary.

Here's some info from their website:

Baby's now the size of a watermelon!
Your full-term (yay!) baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).


Your Pregnancy: Week 37

"Today (ok... technically Monday) brings two beautiful words: full-term. Now, whenever baby's born, he's likely to thrive. Also thriving? Your nesting instincts, which are behind those sudden urges to bake, clean, or embroider a onesie. (Feminists, take your issue up with nature, not with us.)" today marked day one of SERIOUS nesting!  

I thought I'd been nesting before - cleaning up the house, getting Landon's room ready, organizing the closets - but today had nothing on the last 8 months. I woke up at 6:30am, which by the way felt like sleeping in since I've been getting up at 5am every since I switched my work schedule?! Adam left for the day and I went to work on the house. I started by actually cleaning my vacuum?! Who cleans their vacuum? Anyway, then I moved on to the baseboards (they are actually white! Who knew?), then I dusted... everything... from the ceiling fan to the walls, shelves, knickknacks, behind the couch, seriously everything. At one point I started on the bathroom - sprayed the shower down along with the sink and toilet to soak. All the while I had the laundry going.

Around 10am I realized I needed to get my butt in the shower cause I had a baby shower to go to at noon. The house was a complete mess still and I hadn't even touched our bedroom or the kitchen?! But it was really nice to get out and take a break.

After the shower I came back home and did some more laundry, finished vacuuming, mopped the kitchen & the bathroom, cleaned out ALL the cabinet drawers in the kitchen and wiped them down. What else... oh put our bedding back together since I washed all that. 

Then FINALLY ate dinner!!! Now... I'm sitting here staring at a HUGE pile of laundry that I need to fold - I think maybe that will wait till tomorrow. I'm exhausted!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Le Sigh.... Walking on Clouds

Or pillows... or swollen feet rather. Sigh....

I'm so done - I've checked out... from here on out it's just a waiting game and I'm so ready for the prize.

Lets recap how I'm feeling:
  • My hands are swelling so my ring is too tight yet I refuse to take it off. I haven't went a day without it since the day we got married.
  • My feet are swelling. As I type this post I've got them propped up on an upside down trash can under my desk. (And yes... I'm blogging at work... don't tell.)
  • My maternity clothes are even starting to get tight. WTF - I just bought most of them less than a month ago?!
  • I've been getting nauseaus every day in the middle of the day... not sure what is causing this but I've made more than one run to the ladies room thinking I was going to lose it. I haven't yet and it seems to subside after I eat lunch - maybe I need to eat earlier or something?!
  • I'm exhausted. Walking up a flight of stairs makes me feel like I've just got done running a marathon - yet, I've still refused to take the elevator up the two flights to my office.
  • I've mentally checked out of work - the ladies I'm training are just idiots and I'm so afraid of what I'm going to come back to yet at this point I really just don't care. If they eff up, it's their own fault and will hopfully have it cleaned up before I get back.
  • I feel sleep deprived - whether I've had 9 hours or 4 hours it doesn't matter. I guess this is a dose of what's to come once Baby GB arrives?!
  • I want to eat... EVERYTHING. Especially ice cream, cake, burgers, chocolate, french fries, candy, pizza... everything I CAN'T eat on my diet. Which is probably good so that I don't gain 20 more pounds in my last 4 weeks alone.
  • I know this is TMI (too-much-info?!) but my boobs... yeah the girls are huge. And it's only going to get worse.

It's amazing that just a week and a half ago I was feeling great! Walking on cloud nine cause I felt so good and was SO happy with my maternity photos... now I'm walking on a different kind of cloud - it feels like my feet are full of water and I'm walking on more of a waterbed!?

Le sigh.... woes me...