Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bumpdate: Week 39

Another tale of L&D triage woe.  I went to my 38 week appointment and mentioned that our babe had been a bit sluggish, because it was Friday the nurse practitioner wanted to make sure everything was okay before releasing me for the weekend so she hooked me up to a fetal monitor.  Everything was swell until I had a contraction and the machine tracked a distinct dip in heart rate.  Nugget's heart was beating between 130-150 bpm and briefly dropped to the low 80s.  So I earned my trip to triage and was monitored for three hours before they were satisfied that I could go home.  The doctor thinks that the baby moved away from the monitor during the contraction and the machine briefly captured my heart rate or that she moved on top of her umbilical cord and quickly moved off of it. I was worried when they talked about the possibility of induction and so grateful when they discharged us.

Size of the baby: a winter melon, there seems to be some discrepancy among my pregnancy apps at this point but she should be around 7-7.5 pounds

Total weight gain:  29 pounds

Maternity clothes:  Every dang day.

Gender:  sweet girl

Nursery:  Pictures coming soon.

Sleep:  Yes but I wake up with hip pain, lower back pain, and it takes forever for me to get out of bed and switch sleeping positions.   I actually slept on the couch one night this week because it was easier to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.

What I miss:  I miss being able to move normally.  Everything kind of hurts at this point - feet, calves, back, hips.  Oh it takes me a long time to get ready in the morning and my walks with the dog have gotten shorter and shorter.

Cravings:  Banana pudding, cheeseburger, and cinnamon gum. I'm not really having "cravings" at this point it's just whatever I want to eat.  But I really can tear up some gum.

Other symptoms:  Aches, pains, all normal per the doc.  I had an awful migraine this week which I think had more to do with the weather change but it was difficult going through it with an active baby in my tummy.  Oh I have to pee a lot.

Best Moments:  Lets see, my best friend surprised me with about two weeks worth of frozen meals, in disposable containers no less.  Much appreciated and often drooled over.  We will be dipping into that stash when nugget arrives.  We also did a mega grocery haul so we have lots of snacks, paper products, and meat to freeze for easy dinners.  Oh and we finally made it to a breast feeding class on Wednesday after rescheduling twice during bad weather conditions in February.  I've already shared tale of the 38 week OB appointment, of course finding out our daughter was cleared to bake a bit longer was the very best news we could have received.  And my husband and I made it to our massage appointments today which was a fantastic treat!

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