Friday, January 15, 2010

The Body On Auto-Pilot

So, I have started having pretty intense Braxton Hick's Contractions lately that flat wear me out, make me pant and need to sit down. Which is good, my body is exercising of it's own volition and the more it does this, the easier it will be. Just wish it didn't have to slow me down so much!

I've also "dropped", and for those who don't know, that's when baby decides to turn south and get into the deployment position. Which is fine and dandy until the little nipper decides to kick me in the ribs and simultaneously drum on my pelvic bone. Ouch! Unfortunately, my sciatic nerve runs shallow in my lower pelvis and with a good jab from the littler boxer, it will literally put me up on my tiptoes. One gets beat up enough in life, without being knocked around from the inside! Oh well. Not too much longer.

So, the nesting phase has begun and I am cleaning and organizing a lot. If I could manage my husband's bigger power tools, I probably would be building shelves and storage drawers where I see the need. Heck, I would build the boys a decent bunk bed to give them more play room too! Drat this round cumbersome form I am trapped in! All in a typical day for a pregnant girl, nearing D-day.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Baby Bell - ETA: Approximately 8 wks

We're in the homestretch baby!

I've been getting Braxton Hick's contractions lately. Rather obnoxious too. I was a little worried after my last ultrasound, because she said my cervix was thinning out. It should be 3cm but was at 2.8cm . Not a huge change, but she said it was early for any changes of that nature. So, I went to see my doctor and he did a check and asked a bunch of questions. He's really nice and so easy to talk to. He explained that since this is my third pregnancy, those BH contractions can be more intense, and that he figured a margin of error, of two weeks put me in the right time frame for things to start getting ready.


See, if I were to go into labor before the 35 wk point, I would get flown out to Anchorage and I do NOT want to do that! Not that Anchorage is bad, I just want to stay close to home and be able to just drive three minutes to get home afterwards. No packing suitcases, or going through security. Too much stress to deal with that would steal some of the enjoyment.

The ultrasound included some 3D images that I thought I would share. I realize every mother finds her children beautiful, cute, or amazing, but I think this one is going to be another good looking Bell baby.

The consesus is that this one is another boy, but my mom is holding onto the hope that it's a girl. I guess we've got a 50/50 chance right? I sure am looking forward to meeting this little one.

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