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Friday, August 27, 2010

39 WEEKS & an update

Remind me how I got here? 39 weeks pregnant? Unreal. 7 days until my due date, even though I have a sneaking suspicion I will go into 41 weeks with this child.

At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My doctor doesn't let me go passed 41 weeks, so the most I will be pregnant is 14 more days. I think I can deal. I just so want her to come on her own before then! Um, preferably this weekend so my sister & dad can meet her before they leave next week!

Well, we did have a little scare yesterday which led me to start believing I may have been induced last night. Let me fill you in...

Thursday morning I had been feeling Claire move but it was nothing like her wild acrobatics she usually performs. Her little moves just felt like flicks. I just assumed it was normal since I am nearing the end of my pregnancy & she is gearing up to come out. Well from about 11am Thursday to yesterday morning, I didn't feel her at all. This of course made me very nervous. I put a call into my doctor just to be safe & they told me to come in right away to check her heartbeat. ::cue the tears:: I was so scared. Deep down, I knew everything was ok; but I was just so nervous something may be wrong.

After an hour of waiting, my doctor finally came in & found the heartbeat right away. Thank God. However, it was a little slow at first. She kicked a little bit & it sped up (acceleration=good). He then gave me an internal exam just to see if things were progressing any more. I'm officially 1 whole centimeter dialtated with her head "very engaged in my pelvis" which I found out is a good thing.

Just to be on the safe side though, my doctor wanted me to have an NST done (non-stress test) just to be sure the fluid levels were ok & she wasn't under any stress at all. He told me that depending on how the results came back, he would induce me later that day- if he felt like the baby would be better off just coming now.

I have to admit, it got me excited. But I didn't get my hopes too high. All I really wanted was to ensure my baby was ok.

Well, she passed the NST with flying colors & practically killed my insides last night from moving so much. LITTLE STINKER!! It looks like she wants to bake a little longer. I have however been having contractions here & there so I pray they pick up soo & I can actually time them!!

Hurry up, little lady! Your momma is impatient!

In the meantime, I will continue taking Evening Primose Oil pills, walking an insane amount, inhaling spicy food & of course, having sex (hi mom!)


I am really hoping this is my last belly picture!!

19 comments:

  1. I'm so glad everything is okay! And your pic is adorable! :)

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  2. Little Claire just wanted to make sure nobody forgot about her ;) I can't believe you are at the very end of your pregnancy and look SO adorable. I am loving the hair so much!

    haha "Hi mom!" So funny!

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  3. Ahhh!! Can't believe she will be here soon, awesome! And btw, your hair looks great, to me, that is NOT a mom-do at all. Hang in there! Happy the babe is well too.

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  4. I am glad everything was ok with Claire!! You look adorable, but I am sure you are so ready to meet her and be done with being pregnant.

    http://theramblingsofahousewife.blogspot.com/

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  5. You look so cute & I will keep my fingers crossed for you; but from experience they come when they want too!

    If you do have to be induced it really isn't bad!!

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  6. I'm glad everything turned out okay- you had me nervous there for a second. What a little stinker! Hopefully she decides to come soon!

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  7. I'm so glad everything ended up being okay. I'm sure she'll be here before you know it!

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  8. Looking good! I love your hair cut. It has got me thinking but I'm chicken and am afraid to go above my shoulders. We'll see. Good luck, hope you go into labor this week :)

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  9. Miss Claire, already a little drama queen! L, I cannot believe you are 39 weeks. Where the heck did the time go? I am so excited for you and I can't wait to "meet" this little princess!! I think Carter... and Claire.. sound FABULOUS together, don't you? :)

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  10. You look so cute, I am hoping you go into labor soon! I made my 39 weeks pregnancy blog post and went into labor the next morning! Sending you labor vibes!! Good Luck!! :)

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  11. You look so great! I can't believe she will be here so soon :) How exciting!

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  12. crossing my fingers for you! can't wait to meet little claire (when she's ready of course). Have a great weekend!

    ps- you look amazing for 39 weeks!

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  13. BTW your hair looks great!! Glad the little one is ok ! Hopefully the next time you post pics she will be in them !!!!!!!!

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  14. You look so gorgeous at 39 weeks! I know I resembled a hippo at that point haha. Come on baby Claire!

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  15. Try drinking Raspberry Leaf tea. You can find it at the hippie health food store (I can't think of the name of the store since being pregnant killed my brain cells) I took it when I was pregnant with my son and I went into labor 2-3 days after. Some people don't believe it helps but it worked for me. Just make sure you don't add any sugar to it, and two cups should be enough. At least it did with me. Good luck! I'm so ready to be done too.

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  16. I love your hair it looks amazing! You also look beautiful too. You are one gorgeous Mom! I hope that Miss Claire will be making her appearance sooner than later!

    p.s.
    I love the Mom shout out! ha

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  17. I knew everything was going to be alright, but I'm glad you went in to get it checked out. My 39 week picture was my last one so hopefully it's your last one too! I'm still saying you're going into labor on Monday. Fingers crossed it's before Alie & your daddy leave!

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  18. Oh my goodness how scary!!! I will pray for her and her good health and for you and the safe delivery. I can't believe your having a baby sometime between now and 14 days from now. Its crazy to imagine that I started following you right after you got pregnant. Now your about to have your baby in your arms. Keep us updated if you can. Hugs!

    Oh and your prego pic is the cutest ever!

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  19. You look GREAT! My bet is you get to meet your baby girl before the middle of this week...my daughter's bday is the August 30th and mine is September 1st, so I truly believe that this is a GREAT week to be born! Good luck!

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