At my doctors appointment on Monday my doctor said the baby could come at any time. I'm already dialated to a 3 and progressing pretty rapidly. I'm having contractions all the time and they are pretty painful. I sure hope I do have this baby soon. My baby is almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule on weight which can cause problems if he gets too big. I'll be 37 weeks on Monday and that is concidered full term. I'm going to talk to my doctor at my appointment on Monday about inducing me then because I am over being pregnant and I don't want a 9 lb baby. Hope all goes well.View Thread
Hi, nice to hear from you. I had to wait nearly 33 years for a decent guy to come around. I completely understand how you feel.
I've been having a lot of contractions the last couple of weeks and have been to Labor & Delivery a couple of times because of them. They haven't been regular ot stayed regular so my doctor isn't too worried that i'm going into preterm labor although I am dialated to 1 cm.
This pregnancy has been going by very slowly. I feel like the 9 months should be over by now. I still have another 5 weeks before i'm at 37 weeks and can look at the possibility of being induced.
My baby is doing really well and still moves around a lot. It's funny to watch my belly bounce around. I had a non-stress test done today to monitor my baby and make sure he's getting enough oxygen and I don't think he liked the monitors they put on my belly because he kept kicking them. I've got one very active little boy growing in my tummy.
At my last ultrasound my little guy was measuring 4 days ahead but nothing to worry about right now. I have another ultrasound on Sept 17th so we'll see how much my baby has grown.View Thread
It's definately blue so my boyfriend is extremely happy. And this baby is going to have plenty of sports to choice from. And i'm sure he is going to love watching football with his daddy. Just as long as I don't have to watch it with them.
I feel the baby kick all the time now. He never stops. Even my doctor and the ultrasound techs comment on how much he moves.
Because I have gestational diabetes I get ultrasounds every month to make sure my baby is doing well. So far he's right on track for my due date. I had an ultrasound on Monday and was told the baby weighs 1 lb 4 oz which is where he should be.
I probably won't go the full 40 weeks. My doctor was saying i'd most likely be induced around 37 weeks because of the GD because the baby can get too big.
I'm not sure what to name my little guy. The only names I can think of is Jaxon or Jaxton. I'll probably wait until after my baby is born to actually settle on a name. I might change my mind after I see his little face.View Thread
I wish I didn't have to deal with GD too and the only way to get rid of it is to have the baby.
I can't wait to find out the sex of the baby. I only have 4 days left and i'll know if it's a boy or girl. I think it's a girl, but my BF says he wants a boy. I'm not a football fan so he says that if it's a girl he'll teach her to be a football fan. I don't have a problem with my daughters liking football but I'm not going to change my fan status anytime soon.
If the hospital does the same thing again, I will let them know how I feel. Maybe they'll learn not to mess with a pregnant woman again.
I'm starting to really show now and i'm tempted to get a shirt that say's "don't touch the bump" I haven't had anyone touch my tummy yet but i'm sure it's going to happen soon.
I haven't felt the baby kick but I guess that's not too unusual for a first time pregnancy because you don't know what to expect. I'm only 18 weeks tomorrow so I should be able to feel kicking soon. Can't wait!View Thread
The bronchitis is pretty much gone. It went away much faster this time.
Morning sickness is almost a thing of the past. I still feel sick sometimes but I think it's more from my blood sugars going up and down all the time. I really don't like having Gestational diabetes. I can only have a certain amount of carbs for every meal and it's hard to find foods that aren't loaded with carbs. I go hungry most of the time because I can't eat much. My doctor talked about adding another medication to the insulin I already take so I don't have to count carbs and so I can eat.
Thanks for the Mother's day wishes. I think that pregnant women are mothers. There's a baby growing and just because you can't physically hold that baby in your arms doesn't mean it's not a living thing and it's still your baby.
I have another ultrasound on the 23rd. This is a more extensive one because of the GD. I should be able to find out what the sex is. The only bad thing about this ultrasound is that it's at the same hospital that I went to the first time I had bronchitis and they did an ultrasound and refused to tell me anything. If they do the same thing this time I am going to be very upset and will be sure to let them know. You don't mess with a hormonal and pregnant woman.
I've changed my insurance so I won't have to use this particulare hospital again. The only problem is that it doesn't start until next month so I had to stay with a lousy hospital for this ultrasound.View Thread
Yes I plan on finding out if it's a boy or girl. I don't think I could wait until the baby is born. I'm too impatient and I would also like to get baby clothes and things in the right colors. I don't think it would be a big deal if I already had kids and had clothes, etc. but since this is my first I want to be prepared before baby arrives.
I got to hear the heartbeat for the first time yesterday. I wish it was in a doctors office and not in the ER. Lucky for me i've got bronchitis again and it's worse than before. Since i'm going into my second trimester I have a larger range of medications I can take so hopefully it will be gone much sooner than before.
The pregnancy hormones really mess up your body in many ways. Yesterday I was laughing at some jokes and then all of a sudden started crying for no reason. I was happy and then sad in a matter of seconds. It was weird and really scared my boyfriend. Another 27-26 weeks and hopefully my body will start to go back to normal.View Thread
Mary Elizabeth is my sisters name. She's named after Mary in the Bible and my grandmother. I like naming kids after family members as long as it's a little more of a modern name. Names like Dorothy or Nancy seem like names for our grandparents, not our kids.
I had an ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and everything looks great. Baby has a strong heartbeat and is moving around like crazy.
Last week I had a glucose test and failed it so now i'm diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I had a diabetic consult today and I can only eat a limited amount of carbs a meal. It's a pain to have to read every label and keep track of everything I eat. But I guess it's worth it if it keeps me healthy.
I am so emotional right now. Yesterday my boyfriend and I were goofing around and I guess I hit him in the balls and he got upset. Nothing that should have had me in tears. He apologized right away because he realized that I didn't mean to hurt him but I cried anyways.
I know my boyfriend couldn't handle being pregnant. Sometimes I wish men could be pregnant just so they can understand what a woman goes through. The raging hormones, emotional outbursts, feeling sick all the time, etc. Maybe they'd be a little more sympathetic.
I'll have to check out the website. Sounds like fun.View Thread
My cough is much better but it isn't gone completely. It's the worst in the morning just after I wake up. I cough so hard it makes me throw up and since there isn't anything in my stomach I just dry heave.
Morning sickness has been horrible. Just when I thought morning sickness was over it comes back and is 3 times worse. It hasn't been bad the past couple of days and i'm hoping it stays that way. Being pregnant isn't that much fun. Everyone says that it will be worth it once I have that little bundle of joy in my arms. I sure hope so because I really hate feeling sick all the time and tired. I can't seem to get enough sleep and my boyfriend doesn't seem to think that I need a nap during the day.
My boyfriend has been a bit insensitive lately. I forgot to pick up some chicken a couple days ago and he say's i'm being lazy and that I forgot on purpose because I don't really want the chicken. I showed him the section in the book "What to expect when you are expecting" on pregnancy and forgetfulness and he said I was forgetful before I was pregnant and that I was just using it as an excuse. He can be a real jerk sometimes. When he gets this way I usually get very upset with him and get after him and he calms down.
Crystal is a pretty name and I might just use it. I had name picked out already for all my kids but my boyfriend doesn't like them because they are too common. So I have to think of different names.View Thread
Yes one day you will find the right guy and you'll have that little girl.
I'm finally starting to feel better. I still have a cough but it's not as bad as before. I stll wake up every 1-1 1/2 hour every night either coughing or having to go to the bathroom or both. It's really annoying. Cough drops used to help with the cough but they've stopped working. Right now I have to sip water to prevent my throat from drying out.
When I give birth I plan on going to a better hospital that's further away but treats it's patients with care. I've been to the ER there before and they gave me excellent care. I also have a sis-in-law who works there in the NICU so I know i'll be well taken care of and so will my baby.
I think i'm going to have a girl. But my boyfriend thinks it's going to be a boy. He says boys are easier to take care of. In some ways yes but not always. I keep seeing a little girl and I want to name her Susanna. I don't know how my boyfriend feels about that name but I love it. It means Lilly. And in a way she'd be named after me. My middle name is Susanne, i'd just change the E to an A. I also like the name Savannah but my boyfriends ex really liked that name so naming a child that isn't going to happen.View Thread