Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Preggo Update

Today I am 37 1/2 weeks which makes me happy and 1 day away from my January goal! This weekend I had contractions and on Monday I woke up with contractions 2 minutes apart. After doing that all day I finally went to the Dr because they weren't all that strong but just very consistent and I was dilated to a 1. He said they are probably Braxton Hicks contractions and I know all you Moms out there are like DUH! But honestly that was the first time Ive ever had them. With Caleb all my contractions were the real deal and with Davis I never contracted until the day I delivered. Plus Ive been told that Braxton Hicks are not consistent and I had been having them for almost 24 hours 2-4 minutes apart.

It did make me realize how not ready I felt to have him come. So in the past few days Ive washed everything in our house and last night Super John mopped our whole floor for me. Everything is spotless now but will probably only remain such until 9:00 am this morning but that's what happens when your baby #3!

Yesterday I contacted in the afternoon and evening, today Ive woke up with them...It feels like its going to be like it was with Caleb tons and tons of contractions but no baby. I just want it to be like it was with Davis one day of contractions and a baby by 8:00 pm! Its hard and discouraging to always be contracting! Plus makes you feel silly that everyone has worried and prayed so that the baby wouldn't come and now the baby is not coming! Perhaps you all have a little to much faith!

Today I have an apt so I will post what the Dr says this afternoon. He has mentioned several times how big the baby is. For example, you don't have a 9 pound baby...YET! Or I really liked what he said on Monday, "I don't think you are going to have the baby today, although he is certainly big enough." I guess the injected progesterone can make babies much bigger (a side effect that probably should have been mentioned BEFORE I took it) so they are watching his size since he was measuring 40 weeks when I was only 36 weeks. We have a friend here that delivered a 10 lb 11 oz baby this last week and I hurt just thinking about it!

So anyway there is my morning ramble because I just want to feel good and enjoy these last few weeks or just go and have a baby but please NO MORE of this feeling like Im always in labor when Im really not!

Updated: well, at least the contractions are not totally useless...I'm now a 2 and still contracting hard about every 15-30 minutes and I can handle that. Plus we decided to play the day away in St George and so the house is still clean! We came home and in the mail was a Christmas present for me from Chris and Dianna...the LDS version of Pride and Prejudice so the kids and I cuddled and watched the movie! Thank you so much-PERFECT TIMING! Then tonight we get to go eat pizza with some friends and play games at their house so its looking better and better that I will go to bed with a still clean house (thank you Wheeler family for sacrificing your house)! I feel much better than I did this morning! Oh and the Dr estimates that right now the baby is 7 1/2 lbs so that's totally doable!


Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Can't wait for little Beckham to arrive! Let's hope he isn't over that 10lb mark... haha j/k! Call me after the Dr and let me know what they say!

The Hamlin Family said...

Ahhhh...The stress that comes with having a baby. First you have to worry that the baby won't be big enough...and now you have to worry that he'll be a BIG one!!! Won't it all be better once he's here in your arms???

I'm glad you are doing good and that you will (hopefully) make it to January!!! Can't wait to see how your appointment went.

PS...It looks like you had a great Christmas...hope your New Years is just as good!!!

C, D, and S Henderson said...

I'm so glad that the movie finally got there, I was hoping it would be there sooner, but as long as you got it I'm ok! We hope everything goes well! We can't wait to meet little Beckham! Keep us posted!

Sara said...

I am anxiously awaiting more updates! And I love that version of Pride and Prejudice!