Saturday, January 30, 2010

Welcome to the world MacKenzie Gabrielle!

Our little bundle of joy arrived on Tuesday, January 26, at 9:10am. She's perfect! MacKenzie came VERY quickly- I was extremely thankful for that!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's Time!

Last post as a preggo! Yesterday, at work, I had some chest pain and I asked the nurse for some Tums. While I was there, she checked my blood pressure, and it was a little on the high side. She asked that I call my doctor and they wanted me to come in and get checked out. It turns out that some of my liver enzymes were high, so they decided to go ahead and keep me. They kept me overnight and started Pitocin about an hour ago. Pretty soon we will have a new Baby Fig to share with you!

Wish me luck!
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Still Here!

I'm still here... no news yet!

My parents left this morning for Aruba, so as much as I'm ready to get this baby out- it would be nice if it could hold on until my mom and dad came back! We'll see. I haven't had many contractions in the last 24 hours, but my back hurts really bad. I think this could also be because there is just no reasonably comfortable sleeping position anymore!

Other than that, I'm just feeling huge and uncomfortable! We'll head to the Doctor again on Monday for my 38 week appt, so we'll see if we have any news!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Doctor Update

So... I made it home from the doctor.... they did my internal and I'm 75% effaced and 1-2 cm dilated. She said she didn't think I'd make it to full term because the head was so far down already... very exciting. I do feel a bit bad, because my parents are planning on leaving for vacation on Saturday and will be gone (in Aruba!) for a week. I know my mom would be sad if the baby were born and she wasn't around for it.

Hopefully this baby will budge before Friday... if not, then it needs to stay put until next Saturday! My mom's looking into whether or not they'll be able to take an earlier flight if they need to, so we'll see.

Anyway, I came home from the doctor and noticed some spotting. I've had contractions on and off since then, but nothing regular.... perhaps I'll have an interesting Thursday? Who knows? Maybe it's all in my head!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

25 Days?!!??!

37 Week Summary

How am I feeling?
I'm starting to dislike being pregnant.... seriously, I'm happy I've survived this long! I'm ready to go, and now that I know that the baby is healthy weight already and everything looks okay, I wouldn't be upset if I went in to labor NOW!

How do I look? bigger and bigger every day... and my stretch marks are stretching :(

Needing LOTS of help, and being winded at the top of the stairs!

What am I craving?
Still no cravings- I've been pretty good throughout this pregnancy!

Nothing really.

What do I miss?
Rolling over without having to pick up my belly, sleeping through the night!

What am I looking forward to?
Waiting for his/her arrival!

Weight gain :
+34 lbs.

Discovery of the week?

We discovered two really cool things last week:
1. Baby Fig is already over 6 1/2 lbs. (and that was an estimate from last week!) The good news is that if the baby was born right now, we would be fine and the doctor would not stop labor. The bad news is that I could easily have a 9 or 10 lb baby!

2. We saw some ultrasound pictures that shows that Baby Fig has a LOT of hair! We'll have to make sure we have hats or bows on hand because he/she will have LOTS to show off!

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36 Week Ultrasound

Last week we went for another ultrasound... Baby Fig was actually sticking out his/her tongue! We also heard from the Doctor that we're going to have an above average sized baby. They were guessing that he/she weighs somewhere close to 6 1/2 lbs when we still had 5 weeks to go! Look at the pictures and movie below to see what we saw!

Hands on his/her face

Tongue sticking out!

Tongue sticking out!

A cute little face shot!

A profile shot!

Here's a video of Baby Fig sticking out his/her tongue!