Monday, December 19, 2011

40 Weeks

Here I am, 40 weeks pregnant. Ding! My thermometer timer has popped up! Or is that my belly button that's popped out? Yes I know, a due date is nothing more than a guess date and this baby seems pretty content to stay in there through week 41 and 42! But it looks like she won't have the chance as we are scheduled to be induced on Thursday should she not make an appearance before then. That's really not the way I wanted to go but according to my exam this morning, I think that might be so. After putting me on a fetal monitor to confirm baby is moving good and heart rate looks good, then doing another ultrasound to make sure baby's been growing since the last ultrasound 2 weeks ago and finding everything normal, it's just my body that doesn't seem to be moving along with only 2 cm dilated and a stubborn cervix. (Sorry for a bit of TMI).

Looks like our little one is destined to be a Christmas baby! I just wanted to have the exciting story of how I went into labor. Looks like it will be less exciting of a labor story but more exciting of a when she finally came story :)

Well, here's hoping that either way she does come, it goes smoothly without complications. And of course with a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

30 Years Old

Well in the last week I've reached one big milestone! I'm now 30 years old! Kinda scary, I don't feel 30 and I don't think I look 30, but that could be me just being in denial :) But today is also my due date! And guess what? No baby yet. She's just chilling in the womb saying "peace mom, like I wanna join the crazy train". Well, I'm hoping she'll come pretty soon as I would like to spend as much time with her as I can before I have to go back to work :P And also, it's not like I'm sleeping good anyway, bring on the sleep deprivation! Just kidding, I know I won't be saying that once she's here! And that's a part I'm not really looking forward too (I mean what parent is?) because as my husband would say, I'm slightly irritable anyway :) But, just like all parents, we will earn to cope with that. I just can't wait until she gets here! I've been walking and walking yet she seems content in her one room suite. Guess I try spicy food next! Hopefully she'll be here before the weekend is out! We shall see!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Maternity Leave

Well, today is my first day of maternity leave! I will actually get to have some time to relax before baby girl gets here. This surprising turn of events occurred due to a round of flu cases going around at my work. The powers that be offered to pay me for five days, that doesn't include the time that I have to use for my actual maternity leave so that I wouldn't get sick! Heck yeah! So here I am. I actually slept in today and have been bumming around the house. I did take the dog for a walk so I haven't been a total lump :) I also have to run to the grocery store and get some things. It's hard to believe baby bun is going to be here so soon. I'm excited and nervous! But I know that we have so much love and support around us. It will be a new adventure in this life. I know it will take some getting used to with the pup. He's used to being the spoiled one around here :)

Oh! On another note, I knit her a hat and a pair of booties! They're adorable! They will make a cute keepsake for her as both homemade and made by mommy!