Tuesday, July 14, 2009

36 weeks & 3 days

Dr. Groom officially "released" me from bed rest at my appt yesterday!  He also told me to not take the anti-contraction medication anymore and we'll just see what happens.  I'm pretty relieved to be far enough along that I'm allowed to have my baby, but whoa did I forget how uncomfortable this part of pregnancy is.  Yesterday I was having so many contractions, and a lot of pressure "down there" if you know what I mean ;), that I could've been in labor.  But my cervix is notorious for dilating frustratingly slow so there's no need to go in and be checked.  I'll just be very interested to see if I've progressed at all by Monday when my next check-up is.

Today was a little better, not so many contractions.  I mainly just worked on a project on my laptop though so that could have made a difference.  With all these aches and pains I'm having I'm sure my baby's big enough to be born!  I went full term with Grayson and he weighed 9lbs!  I ended up being choosing to be induced with him, even though I was having lots of contractions for weeks and dilated to 4cm, because I couldn't stand the discomfort anymore.  I'll be so happy to be able to bend at the waist again without pain!  

Another reason why I should give birth soon: Today Davis was checking the world out with his magnifying glass.  He looked at me through it and said, "Mom, you look different." I asked him if I looked big or little and he said, "big".  So then I asked him if my belly looks big or little and he said, "it looks HUGE!" ha ha.  Now if he tells me that after the baby's born we'll have to have a little talk about manners :)


Jana said...

YAY for no more bed rest! What a relief! Hope the little one come soon!!!

Christie said...

Yay! I was dreaming I was in labor all night last night, waiting to be far enough along to go to the hospital...then I would suddenly realize I wasn't fullterm yet and get worried. Guess it's the stress of getting ready to move next week and trying to find a new doctor.