Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5 days till due date!

OMG, I cannot believe we are to the 5 day countdown and our little girl is not here yet. I am begining to feel so discouraged, which I know is ridiculous and totally normal at the same time. She is sooo big and they have been saying this whole time she would be early, but so far, nothing. I have been soooo uncomfortable, having braxton hicks, horrible painful swelling and this EXTREME pressure on my cervix since she is sitting so low. I am about 70% effaced, but barely (1cm or less) dilated. Doc says for first time moms it is completely normal to not dilate much at all before labor begins, so I am hoping that is the case, but if she hasn't come on her own by Monday we are scheduling a date sometime before next Thursday to get induced. It is super exciting to know that one way or another she will be here in a week, but scary too!!

At my appt on Monday they will of course check my progress and get a date (either Wed or Thurs) on the calendar to get induced. They will also be doing a growth ultrasound to check her approximate size and my fluid levels one last time.

I hope she will decide to come on her own. I would love sooner than later, b/c I am STRUGGLING! But...whatever happens, I feel confident we will have a happy, healthy baby by next weekend! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

38 weeks this weekend!

So as of Sunday I was full term! All week I have been hoping Gianna would decide she was ready, but not yet...I am trying to be patient and really don't have a choice, but I am so ready for her to be here and to begin the road to feeling semi normal. My hands are swelling out of control, she has dropped and is putting so much pressure on my cervix it is insane and between all the other lovely pregnancy stuff (45 pound weight gain, constipation, no sleep, pain, pain, pain) I am just ready. I know, I know, it is not up to me. The doc thinks she is about 7-7.5 pounds right now, so that is perfect. If she makes it the full 2 weeks we are looking at 8 plus (if they are right). I can't believe we are almost to the end of this pregnancy journey and about to embark on the journey of parenthood. I am sooo excited, nervous and just completely overwhelmed.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Car seats & strollers

So we have our car seat installed and our stroller is ready. We still need to install the convertible car seat in the husband's car, but we have the infant one ready to go. Here are the products we decided on.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Canon Rebel

OH YEAH! Last night my husband and I finally decided to go ahead and do it....we splurged and bought a fancy camera. We decided on the Canon Rebel t3 and got a bundle deal from best buy that included an extra 50-250mm stabilizer lens, extra battery and bag. It was quite a large investment, but we are super excited to start snapping photos of our little girl.