*35 week appointment: Dr. did strep B test and checked my cervix. I am dilated 2cm and 50% effaced.
*36 week appointment: I am dilated 3cm and 75% effaced.
*37 week appointment: Everything is still the same.
*38 week appointment: Oh.. It's still the same.
*39 week appointment: Still 3cm and 80% effaced. My Dr. scheduled an induction for the following Tuesday (3.25.14) but says he thinks I'm getting close to going into labor on my own.
Friday March 21, 2014: We had a pretty chill day at home. It's Cody day off so we went on a rzr ride to the park and let Jessie play. On the way back home I asked Cody if he was trying to kill me with all the bumps he was hitting. That evening we also went on a pretty good walk.
Before bed I wasn't really feeling well but didn't really think anything was going to happen that night. We went to bed and I was having a hard time falling asleep.
Around 1 am I got my first lovely contraction as I was starting to fall asleep. Of course it completely woke me up and I sat and waited for another one to follow. What do ya know.. 10 minutes later there was another one. I tried to wake Cody up but he didn't wanna wake. I waited for another and then woke him up. I was worried I was being crazy and this wasn't the real thing. Cody wanted to take a shower so he hopped in. By this point I knew we needed to go. Cody called his Mom and she came over to stay with Jessie.
1:50 am: We were pulling out of the valley heading to St. George. Contractions were now 6 minutes apart but weren't too strong yet. Blake Shelton came on the radio and I tried to focus on the music and just breathe.
Cody drove well over the speed limit and the drive wasn't too bad.
We got to the hospital and got asked all 43,289 questions they ask before even checking your cervix. The nurse finally checked me and said..
"Oh wow.. You're 7cm. Did you want an epidural?"
I of couse did. They moved me to a room got my iv in (after 3 blown veins.. Ouch!) and called the medicine man. He was in the room next door and would be there shortly.
I was completely panicked. I was so scared I wasn't going to be able to get the epidural. My contractions were still 6 minutes apart so I was doing ok but really wanted the juice for the delivery.
He came and did wonderfully. My legs went warm and numb and I didn't feel another contraction.
My nurse checked my again and I was 9+ cm dilated so she went and called my Dr. and he came and broke my water. I was then prepped for labor and started pushing when a contraction came. Two contractions later and Baby Boy was here. He had the cord wrapped around his neck 3 times!!
It was seriously such a quick labor and delivery.
I am so grateful that everything went well and we have a super sweet healthy boy.
*Baby is the size of a cantaloupe. Actually he is bigger. At my last appointment I measured two weeks ahead. So do I get to have him early?? Noooo.... Says Mr. Doc. I'll probably just have a bigger baby. Oh great..
*I haven't been craving anything too bizarre. Mostly normal foods. Although last week at church I really wanted a sausage, egg, grilled cheese. I've never actually eaten one of these, but it was sure good on Monday for dinner!
*I haven't really let myself get the room ready but I've done a few small things like hang up some wall décor and curtains. I'll wait a couple more weeks before washing his clothes and getting his bedding all set up.
*Naming a child is hard. We have had a name for a boy picked out since we were engaged. But trying to figure out a middle name and questions said name has been making me a bit crazy.
*Um. I have to push out a child in like 6ish weeks. Can I freak out now? Oh wait. I've done that. I really can't think about it too much or panic sets in. Can't he just stay in there? It's scary to me that he has to come out somehow. Getting him from belly to hands is causing me some meltdowns. I know I know. I've done it before, I should know what to expect.. That's the problem. I DO know what to expect. My birth plan? Drugs ASAP. I'm a woos.
*I'm really not too nervous about taking care of two kiddies. I probably should be more worried about it than I am. But I'm excited to have two and see them interact. Jessie still talks about the baby and says his name. I hope she likes him when he comes.
*I go to the doc this week and then we start our weekly visits from here on out. Eekkk. I really love going to the doc and am sad that my pregnancy is almost over and I won't get to see the doc anymore. He's awesome. Ok and maybe I'm a little sad I won't have my jimmy john's/swig at least once a month guarantee.
*Cody had been awesome like usual. He wants me to rest and relax most of the time and will rub, scratch, and said he'd even help me shave if needed. (Don't worry we haven't gotten to that point.. yet.)
*I haven't been a crazy nester. Just a few small projects here and there and I've kept up on my housework and laundry, but no scrubbing the tile with a toothbrush thus far.