Wednesday, October 12, 2011

36 Weeks and Eviction Notice.

Here I am still pregnant! *Puke* *Burp* *Contraction* *Groan* *Waddle*

I did it! I made it to 36 weeks. Not quite full term, but close e-damn-nough.

Since I have not updated in a while allow me to elaborate why on this great day I am so stinking disgruntled. 

PRETERM LABOR!! I HATE YOU!!

Some of you who have been following me for a while may remember that when I was 35 weeks with London, I started this nightly crontraction-puke fest. It usually lasted for about 3-5 hours each night and instead of sending me into definite labor, it usually tapered off a few hours later. Ultimately it was a big freaking waste of my time and energy. Well guess what?

IT'S BACK!!!!!

Thankfully this time I have been armed with Phenergan to help the nausea and helps me sleep through a fair amount of it. Not all of it though. I have been up EVERY.SINGLE. NIGHT. for 10 freaking days dealing with this crap. I'm exhausted and have gotten to where I dread and each and every night because I know what's coming. 4-5 hours of pure labor...that leads NO WHERE! 

People always ask me about the great natural birth vs medicated birth debate. My answer is always the same...unless there is a cash reward at the end, I want a freaking epidural. My reasoning is that I've dealt with labor in 3-5 hour increments for the last 2 weeks, and it sucks... like really bad, and I didn't even have to push a baby out of my lady bits in the end. I went through enough just to GET pregnant with this baby, I deserve a freaking epidural.

So today at my Dr's appointment I got some encouraging news. I'm 3-4 cm dilated, 75% effaced, and have bulging waters. Baby is extremely LOW and in position.WOOHOOO!  She said the three most magical words to me "Any Day Now". It was pure music to my ears.

My Dr pulled me off all meds (actually last week she did that) and off all modified bedrest. She said "let's get this baby out!" She doesn't like the fact that my waters are bulging. She said that if I am still pregnant in 2 weeks (which she highly doubts) that she is going to break my water at the hospital, where she can control it and I will be guaranteed that before mentioned magical epidural.

So we officially have an EVICTION DATE: October 27, 2011 @ 7:30am

The end is near my friends...very near. I'd be lying if I said I didn't do a happy dance while leaving the Dr's office today. It was quickly followed by a panic attack when I realized I would have a newborn in 2 weeks or less. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. But, I'm ready. Oh so ready! Bring on the baby!!!

Here are a few belly pics (OMG, these could possibly be my last)

35 weeks

36 week (Holy smokes I look tired!)





7 comments:

Calmly Chaotic said...

Hang in there! I know the last couple of weeks are so hard and would be that much harder with nightly strong contractions.

Mandy said...

Yay for eviction notices!! I feel so bad for what you are going through...that is horrible! I took unisom most nights with my last pregnancy and it really took the edge off so I was able to sleep...maybe that will help you? Can't wait to see the first pics of the new little guy!

Kakunaa said...

Wow...that SUCKS! Time to come meet the world kiddo!!! Good luck...can't wait to see him!

Erin said...

Come on, Holden!!!

JM said...

It must feel so good to know that there's a limit to how much longer you'll have to deal with this... congrats and good luck!

zygotta said...

you don't look tired
you look awesome and happy
hang in there, just a bit more to go!

reading this, I imagined the day my doctor will say "any day now" - and got goose bumps...

Jacksmom said...

You look great! The last few weeks are hard, and you sound like you've got it pretty rough. The end is in sight though, but I don't see you making it to the eviction date. Good luck when it happens (I'll bet by end of the weekend!)

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