My Dr’s apt.

I had a doctor’s apt this morning.  I was looking forward to going because I thought my water was leaking.  No, it’s not (I just must have much less bladder control than I thought!) Speck is also positioned head up at this point (which is why I’m getting a lot of kidney shots instead of feet in ribs), but they don’t worry about that until I’m about 36 weeks.  By the way, head in the ribs is just as painful as feet and much more difficult to shift out of the way.

Men and other people who can’t handle lady talk, turn away!

However, while I’m not dilating at all, I AM soft and effacing.  Which, at 32 weeks is not a good thing.  That doesn’t usually happen until the last few weeks.  My next appointment is two weeks from now and she really wants to keep an eye on it.  I told Matt what was happening and he said “Wow, he really IS trying to claw his way out!” which was the nice way to put the sensations I’ve been having lately.  Though in this case, kick his way out might be more appropriate.  The midwife said that if I have four painful contractions in one hour than I have to go to the ER immediately.    I guess we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.  Speck must be more eager to join our daily family life than the other three were (I think it’s because of the Strider Bike), but he’ll have to hold on for another 4 or 5 weeks for me to not be freaking out about him coming early.

Scary part is over, you can look again!

His due date is either June 4th or 6th.  But technically he is considered full term by the middle of May.  Whatever that means.  All I know is that if he hasn’t come by June 7th (which is a Monday) we’re kicking him out.  Matt mentioned that he would rather me go into labor naturally because he likes the sense of anticipation and “Will today be the day?” that we get towards the end.  I, however, feel that the sense of anticipation is overshadowed by the sense of wanting to kill myself because I hurt so badly.  I’ve done it his way three times… now it’s my turn :)  Epidural here I come!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Donna says:

    That strider bike is pretty enticing.Seriously though, let's hope he stays in there until 36 weeks. After that, if he comes early, well, he can be your favorite. :)

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  2. Tara says:

    All my friends over the last half year who have been expecting have gone early – none scary early though.We'll add a few extra prayers for you – and good luck, take it easy. Time to slow down.

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  3. Heather B says:

    We'll pray he makes in to the safety zone!

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  4. Megan B ? says:

    Oh! Little critter, bake a few more weeks, ok?! I will say that 32 weeks is a sigh of relief in the NICU. Not that anyone would care to do the NICU (OBVIOUSLY) and you must do everything you can to try to avoid it, but at this point, you would potentially bypass almost all of what Crew went through and most of the scary scary stuff. I worry that our experience has freaked you out (which won't help you OR Speck at all) and I want to let you know that 32 weeks is different from 28. Like…. a lot different. Like… all different. You've done great work to keep him in as long as you have. Now lay down!!! Make it your goal to never even SEE the inside of the NICU!! You can do this! You are just a few short days away from 33 weeks!! Every week is GOLD!! Go, Courtney! Go, Courtney! And by "go", I mean STOP. And lay DOWN. You can either lay down and let your house and family go to pot for a few weeks OR you can keep up the pace, have your baby early, spend all your time in the NICU and let your house and family go to pot anyway. :) LOVE YOU!! Bossy enough for ya? ;)

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