Monday, December 29, 2008

My Little (Big) Monkey Boy!!

So Mike and I had a brief visit to the hospital last night. I was having contractions every 8 mins or so for about 2 hours, so we decided to go get checked out. THANKFULLY they sent me home and did not keep me. I was told to drink LOTS of water, lay on my side, and they upped my meds. Well I had to go in the the Dr today for a follow up appt and I got an ultrasound to check his fluid and my cervical length. Well my cervix is short 2cm when it should be 4, but his fluid is GREAT so he has plenty of room to swim haha. So again my Dr told us that it looks like London really will be making his appearance early (as if we had any doubt). At the ultrasound he looked great! He weighs 3.5 lbs now, which is in the 94th percentile of weight for his age. So he is a BIG boy!! With my luck, he will come at 35 weeks and STILL weigh 9lbs HAHAHA. As usual during the ultrasound he refused to give us a decent profile picture. He was very quick to whip out the weenie though. I might just be giving birth to a future streaker or "naked man" for all you WPer's. He likes to show off the goods, but not so much his face. We got one pic of his profile but it's blurry because he was moving, so not all the lines on his face are defined. When you look at it, you can't see the indention between his nose and top lip. It almost looks like he has a muzzle, so Mike became very concerned that he looks like a monkey. He was quite relieved when I pointed out that his nose and lips WERE INDEED separate.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Let The Dilating Begin!!

So I went to the Dr yesterday for my weekly appt and it seems that I am now dilated to 1 cm. While I know that 1 cm is not a HUGE amount, the dr still seemed very concerned. He said it is NOT a good sign that I'm only 28w4d and already starting to dilate. He kept me on my meds told me to increase my water intake (from 10 cups to 12 cups a day) and STAY ON BED REST!!! I have to admit with the holidays, I have not been taking things as easily as I should have been. However now I have been sent back to sitting on my butt all day every, every day again. My new personal goal is to keep London cooking until Feb 9th which will have me at 35 weeks. However, anything after 34 weeks (Feb 1st) is a VICTORY in my eyes.

Monday, December 22, 2008

London's Room

So Mike really got crack-a-lacking on London's room recently. It is finally all cleaned out and painted. It looks GREAT!! I love the blue color we picked out. It's a light blue but not a normal baby blue. It has more grey in it than a baby blue does. Almost like a muted Carolina Blue. OK, enough rambling about the color. We also bought a dresser for him at Rooms-to-Go. It was normally $600 but we got it for only $90 since it is missing a drawer. Well, I am going to convert that missing drawer into a shelf and store his blankets and other baby "stuff" in it that will need to find a home in his room. The color of the wood doesn't really match his crib, but I was planning on painting it white and stenciling little sail boats on it anyway so it really worked out well. I also bought a really cute boat steering wheel similar to this one (I only paid $5 for it at Michael's though) steering wheel I painted it white and it looks pretty darn cute against the blue walls in his room!!

I'll put up some pictures as soon as we get the stuff into his nursery. Right now it's just a big blue room, but hopefully by New Years we will have the majority of his stuff moved into his room and hung up on the walls.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Husbands Hot!

So today I am just sitting at home, being bored on bed rest AS USUAL. When I opened my phone and noticed that the calendar icon was on the front. The icon only shows up when you have a reminder set for that day. So I go to my calendar, open up todays date and find a reminder that reads "My husbands hot". I'll give you ONE guess as to who added that to my calendar. I love my husband, he cracks me up even when he is away at work!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Let the bed rest continue...

So I went to the Dr today and he decided to run a fFN test on me. Here is a little definition of what fFN is according to the March or Dimes:

Fetal fibronectin (fFN) is a protein produced during pregnancy and functions as a biological glue, attaching the fetal sac to the uterine lining. During the first trimester and for about half of the second trimester (up to 22 weeks of gestation), fFN is normally present in the cervico-vaginal secretions of pregnant women. In most pregnancies, after 22 weeks, this protein is no longer detected until the end of the last trimester (one to three weeks before labor).

The presence of fFN during weeks 24-34 of a high-risk pregnancy, along with symptoms of labor, suggests that the "glue" may be disintegrating ahead of schedule and alerts doctors to a possibility of preterm delivery.

Or the way the way Dr E described it to me is: They test to see if your body is starting to prepare for labor. If the test comes back negative, there is less than a 1% chance that you will go into labor in the next 2 weeks. However, if the test comes back positive it does mean that you are at an increased risk of going into labor in the next 2 weeks, but it's NOT a guarantee. Basically a negative result is a really good thing (especially since he was going to take me off my meds and bed rest if it was negative) but a positive result does not mean you are DOOMED to have your baby in the next 14 days.

Well you may have already guessed based on the title of this entry, my test came back positive. So now I am at an increased risk of going into labor over the next two weeks, so I have to stay on my meds AND bed rest for a while longer. I have to reiterate, this test does NOT mean that I WILL go into labor, but just that I am at an increased risk. The goal is to stay on the meds and bedrest and to try to put off labor for AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, whether that be 2 weeks or 12 weeks from now.

I honestly thought my test would come back negative. I thought that all this preterm labor stuff was just one big misunderstanding. Like maybe my uterus some how made up this big lie just to get some extra attention from the Dr while I was in the hospital for my "kidney infection". I guess not!

I guess this really is REAL!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A few fun photos!!!

Me at 26 weeks :)

Trying to get the whole family together for a Christmas picture. As you can see, it didn't work out so well.

Testing out the new sling!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

99 DAYS TO GO!!!

WOOHOOO!! It's official as of today the countdown is in the double digits. Only 99 days left until London is due!!!!

Things left to do:

1) Empty his room and paint. Mike has yet to move everything out of his room (currently the guest room). We still need to paint too. We have bought the paint and all the supplies but for now it's just sitting in the garage.

2) Get his crib. I'm not all that worried about this step since even if we had the crib right now we would have no where to set it up. Thankfully Mike's parents are buying it for us, so that is one less thing we have to worry about.

3) Buy stuff. As of right now we have almost NOTHING for him. Let's see as of right now we have the following for him:

A sling
6 or 7 outfits
A floor activity mat
5 or 6 bibs
A few cute stuffed animals
A Bumbo chair
A few books
A 3 pack of receiving blankets
A little pair of froggy shoes
Yep...that's it!! Actually looking back over it, it's more than I thought we had.

Of course we are waiting to buy almost everything until after my baby showers. I will be having one down in Savannah on Jan 24 and then one here in Columbus probably the following weekend. I must admit it makes me just a little nervous to have NOTHING ready for him after our little pre-term labor scare. Although, even if we did have him right now, he would have to stay in the NICU for quite a while so we would still have plenty of time to get ready for his homecoming.

I'm sure there is more stuff that needs to get done that I am forgetting about, but for now these are the things that are on the top of our to-do list.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I bought a sling!!

So after much debate on what type/style sling I wanted to buy for Mr. London. I finally decided to buy a Hotsling. I originally started to research this sling at the recommendation of my good friend Lora, and I must say she is right, it ROCKS!! Hotslings usually run about $60 each, but thanks to bed rest and a TON of free time to shop online, I found one on sale for only $24.99. EEEEKKKK!!! I really like the pattern too (it wasn't my favorite but for 60% off I am not going to complain) Here is a picture of it (baby not included HAHAHA).