Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It' August!

I got to thinking that if baby comes a few days early, I can now say we might have a baby next month!!  I start to stress out just a little as I have nothing out and ready for this baby.  Our new bedroom, is at most, 3 weeks away from being finished.  You better believe as soon as the carpet is in, the crib is getting set up and baby clothes will be washed and put into the changing table, all the little diapers laid out, burp clothes ready, etc.  I can't wait!!

As for me, I had an appointment last week and every looked great. Baby is very active and the heart rate was between 139-144.  We are pretty sure the head is down, but just to be safe we will be having an ultrasound on the 27th.

I have thoughts going through my head these days about what this labor will be like.  My worst fear is that it will be as long and hard as my last baby (which was my first labor since baby #1 was a c/s).  I have so many people tell me second labors are so much faster and even my ob wants us to start the almost hour drive to the hospital as soon as things get going.   I really don't think I can handle over 24 hours of med-free back labor again. 

As for the HG, I am still taking 1 diclectin a day and plan to until I give birth.  I have a day here and there where I just don't feel great and fight some nausea, but it's nothing like it was in early pregnancy.  Fatigue is really setting in and not sleeping at night is making it much worse.  I have to say that the aches and pains (expect my feet) are very mild as I've been seeing my chiropractor for the past 10 weeks. 

1 comment:

Larissa said...

I really enjoyed talking to you yesterday. I am so excited for you. Make sure that you are getting down on all fours and doing some pelvic rocking. I did this with Rosalie because of how long and awful my labor with Jonathan was. All of that rocking on all 4's really helps to keep baby in the optimal position. I was told to do it 4-5 times a day for 15 minutes at a time. And after Jonathan - I was just about willing to do anything.
Good for you for going to the chiro~! I should have been doing that with Rosalie.
What a blessing that this pregnancy has been so much better for you!
My labor with Jonathan was med-free for about 36 hours - laboring at 10 cm for about 8 of those. . . and my labor with Rosalie was about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Much different!