Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pregnancy Update...

16 days until my due date, and ??? days until I deliver! Who knows! If I am going off of my doctors guess, we could have 1 day or we could have 6 or 7 days. Michaela could choose to be stubborn (like her Momma) and stay in there until Easter. I have been showing signs that make me think something will happen soon but I have learned that you really never know.

The other night was hard. I was in so much pain. My husband bless his heart managed to make me laugh and smile through it all but it was a very difficult night. I started having pressure really low, and when I say pressure, I seriously cannot describe how bad it was. Then the pain moved and was in my back along with my lower abdomen. These were NOT contractions but rather a deep, deep, intense pressure that would not go away. I soaked in a warm bath which helped my back and squatted and leaned on the bed which seemed to help as well but it was not a fun night. All of this happened at 4 am, I was totally asleep and it woke me up. The same thing happend the night before with a BIG contractions waking me up.

Fast forward to Sunday. I was having more contractions which were strong and frequent but not regular. The closest was 11 mins apart and 2 that were about 21 mins apart and the rest were all over the place. So I guess my body was getting ready but still not the real thing. This is hard for me as I always tend to get my hopes up. I told my parents and husband the other day I feel like my uterus is crying wolf! Teasing me into thinking this is it and then nothing! It can be hard emotionally. My mother did not have any contractions prior to me being born. She was out working in the garden and BAM, her water broke and then the pain started. I guess my body is different and likes to practice more for the real thing I guess.

I am doing well though, breathing and relaxing through each contraction which has helped. I find a focal point, breath and relax my face and it seems to be helping. Now if I can only remember to do this when the real thing happens! LOL!

All in all I am doing well. Yesterday I was out shopping for most of the day and got to much done then I came home and crashed! By 9 pm my husband was putting me to bed and I slept all way way until almost 9 this morning! WOW! I did have to get up several times in the night as I was restless for some reason. So was my husband. Guess it is more of the baby bootcamp getting us ready for the big day. I was just so tired last night and felt truly terrible but somehow have managed to keep a smile and be grateful for each phase of this amazing journey as hard as the days can be.

I am resting today then this afternoon I have another prenatal massage! I just love getting those and who knows, it maybe my last one before I give birth!! Our 38 weeks appointment is on Thursday and I am so curious to see how I am progressing!

I am off to enjoy a very lazy pregnant lady day!

5 comments:

Tigerlilly said...

Awwww, you are doing wonderful!! My body did the same thing... such a tease! If you are like me, then you will probably be delivering Thursday night or Friday morning!! I delivered both times after my doctors visit. Something about him checking me set my body into motion. Good Luck!! (PS. I make knitted horses.. you can find a pic on my blog... if you would like me to make one for your baby girl let me know! I can do it any color and will give you a fellow blogger discount!)

Cheryl said...

the end is so tough, that pressure is hard to explain...lucky it does go away instantly on birth! you will walk fine again!!!

Enjoy your time resting, feeling that beautiful belly....

Becca's Dirt said...

BE lazy as much as you can - the time is coming when you will be very busy. I actually went to the hospital 3 times before my girl was born. I just knew it was labor - but they knew better and would send me home after me getting my hopes up. You are doing what you are suppose to be doing. Hope you have a good day today.

Becca's Dirt said...

Jen - could you send me your address please. My email is beccasplace55 at yahoo dot com

Teresa said...

Aw, I remember how anxious I was at this point! Enjoy this time and rest as much as possible - a whole new level of exhaustion is just around the corner :) It's a joyous time but very exhausting. Take care momma!