Olya_yurk, wishing you many more calm stable days to come:) Hope you got a little bit of time to take care of you and keep your well full.
Olya_yurk, still thinking of you. I hope you're all doing okay at this point.
I'm 34 weeks today-- this is the day when my water broke with my son during my last pregnancy. I'm really feeling it today-- I'm nervous and cranky and keep getting angry at the wrong people (the phone company, the florist...). I mean, I'm grateful to have made it to 34 weeks again, but I'm still terrified of having another preterm baby and going through that roller coaster anguish. Come on, 37 weeks!
Olya_yurk-- wahoooooooooooooooooooo for going home soon! What a journey. I hope you have some nice, boring summer days ahead of you. Let us know when you're home.
CGsMom and samhope, thanks. I'm feeling a little less freaked out now that I've passed the point when my water broke last time. I think I'll feel better still when I get past the point when my son was born. I am still taking the 17p shots every Friday; I have 3 left. I'm mostly feeling fine, although my nausea has come back somewhat. I wonder if the shots could be causing that, since they're keeping my hormones higher than they normally would be. It's actually kind of reassuring. Especially because my hair is starting to come out (nothing dramatic, but just like it does post-pregnancy) and I wonder if that's because my hormone levels are trying to drop. Not that I've overthought any of this.
Samhope, I really can't wait to hear your post about going all the way to 40 weeks. Are they still keeping you on bedrest? How are you feeling?
Still hanging in there at 33wks 4days:) Have started to have some cramping down low (30secs and then gone), but only 5-6x a day. At this point it is kind of exciting because I know it is my body preparing- although no one else I know at 33 wks is having them (more like 37-38wks). Still on bedrest and actually taking it super easy till 37wks. Struggling with the GD diagnosis and higher then desired fasting scores, but otherwise excited to be so far along and so close to full term! I am thinking baby will probably come shortly after the shots end- which is way okay with me:)
We are home!!! Our baby Anna came home last Saturday after 80 days in NICU at gestational age of 36 weeks and 2 days. The funny thing is, that's exact the same gestational age, when our son came home too (and he was born more than 3 weeks later). She was sent home with no monitor and no oxygen, no meds either (except for Polyvisol vitamins). Thank you for your prayers and good wishes our way! Thank God for everything!
Easy full-term pregnancies to all expectant mommies and healthy babies to all!
That's awesome news, olya_yurk! And no meds or monitors to worry about-- what a blessing. Welcome home to baby Anna! Thanks for letting us know. I hope the transition to home life is easy. And may you never have to see a NICU again.
Ky-Momma, you're just 4 days ahead of me! I hit 35 weeks today, and I've never been pregnant this long, either. Go us! And I'm totally getting nauseous again and I think it's from the shots. I haven't had my milk come in, but it's astonishing how hormones really control everything. It does help me to believe the shots are working, though.
Samhope, bummer about the GD. I'm glad you're taking it easy, and that the contractions have slowed down. (I remember before you were getting a LOT.) I'm also expecting to give birth shortly after the shots end. June 28th is full term for me-- what day do you get there?
July 28th is full term. The contractions before were just braxton hicks and bedrest has been a wonderful gift in stopping them. Our savings took a serious hit, but all worth it if little one cooks to full term!
Olya_Yurk- Great news!!!! So happy you get to enjoy having baby in your arms at home. Such a wonderful feeling:)
I am 34 weeks 5 days today and was talking to my mom about baby probably being about 6 lbs (based on my son's size) and her reply was it's time to get this baby out. This baby needs to come out already. She is crazy!!! I asked her to please put full term baby vibes out into the universe. So happy Pigirl you have made it to the safe point!
Gaaah, Samhope, she didn't say that?! Oy! Here, I'll counter it-- you need to keep that baby in for at least another few weeks. Not done yet! (My son was born at exactly 34w5d, and although he's fine now, I wouldn't recommend it if you have a choice.) And I hear you-- I'm starting to get people saying things to me like "bet you're ready to have that baby!" and "you must be looking forward to not being pregnant anymore!" and each time I end up replying with how extremely grateful I am to still be pregnant. Nothing like a preemie for your first pregnancy to make you realllly appreciate the last few weeks of gestation.... Here's hoping we all get to experience every last ginormous, swollen ankles, stretch marky pregnant July day. :)
p.p.s. I had my last 17P shot today! And I had my GBS test done-- last time my water broke so early I hadn't had it done yet, and I had to be on IV penicilin every 4 !!! hours until they got the results back two days later. Each little thing I manage to get done before this baby comes just feels so, so, so immensely satisfying!
Also, Ky-momma, if you're still pregnant my math says you're full term today. How's it going?