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Friday, August 26, 2011

Let The Countdown Begin!



My goal this pregnancy was to make it to at least 36 weeks and I've done it! My ultimate goal, obviously, is to bring a live baby home, and in 6 days he'll be here!

6 DAYS!!!

In my heart, I am ready, but I'm not sure I'm mentally prepared yet and I'm not sure I'll ever be. We've been on this journey for just over 5 years and next Thursday Sam and Jack's brother will be born into this world- it's all so very surreal.

This past Tuesday, I went to my doctor appointment and got my last P-17 injection. Of course I had to document it so I could show him when he's a teenager (and making me pull my hair out) all I went through for him. And when I tell him he's a pain in my butt, I can show him that giant needle! haha!



My BP and protein levels weren't great at my last appointment, but they weren't horrible either. At this point as long as my numbers aren't increasing, my doctor isn't too worried. After tomorrow, I only have one more appointment before the bambino gets here, so as long as I don't have any complications within the next week all is still planned for next Thursday. I asked my doctor why she didn't want me to go past 37 weeks and she said it's because at that point my risk for Eclampsia goes way up and so does my risk for seizures and stillbirth. Neither of those am I interested in!


It seems once week 35 came along, I started to get uncomfortable. It's also when the stretch marks started to show their ugly face. Really, I shouldn't complain, because they're small and there are few, but still, they're not pretty. Mr. H says they're not ugly, but I think he's just trying to make me feel better about them. I don't imagine them getting much bigger or darker in the next week so that's a good thing. However, I swear this child is trying to bust his way out through my belly button. The pressure is insane!

Most days I feel fine, but days like today I feel miserable and can't get comfortable. I feel like my stomach is in my chest and I can't breathe, which makes me rather cranky. Mister has also learned a new trick this week- kicking me under my ribs on the right side. Yes, I'm complaining but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've looked forward to getting here for so long and my discomfort won't last much longer, then I'm sure I'll miss it.

I got my "thank you" notes from the baby shower out into the mail yesterday...finally. I also got a haircut yesterday and I feel so much lighter. It got to the point that even in a ponytail, my hair was too long. I think she cut off about 4-5 inches. Now if I could just reach my toes to get them painted...

6 More Days People! Ahhhhh!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Hang in there! Waiting for the news of the arrival of your little one.

Selba said...

Hooray! You made it for 36 weeks! :)

Virginia said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Can't wait!! Almost here!!!!

sapphireblue said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!

Sophie said...

You look great! :) Go get yourself a mani/pedi, you deserve it! So excited!!!

Rachel said...

6 days! I am so happy for you, this is finally your time.

Anonymous said...

You look fantastic. Enjoy these last few days - the real fun is going to start soon (and I really do mean fun)!

eatatallies said...

You look awesome! I got goosebumps reading this post. I am so excited for you!

Travelwahine said...

You look beautiful! Yay! Yay! He's almost here. I can't wait, I'll be praying for the safe arrival of your little bambino :)

In the meantime, try to relax and enjoy the last few days of your pregnancy.

Sending hugs your way xoxo

cybil said...

Wonderful!!!!!
Father we pray for a healthy delivery and a wonderful healthy baby!!!

Coleen said...

You are beautiful!! You've been in my prayers for over a year and now the time has come...how exciting. You have a lot of honorary grandma's out here pulling for you girl!!

The Daily Smash said...

So exciting I cant wait to see a pic of the little guy... You look great..

Healthy and Homemade said...

I've been a little MIA with others blogs, but I was thinking about you and the little guy today and wanted to see how you were doing. 6 days OMG!!!!! You did it mama!! I pray that everything goes smoothly from here on out. I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it. Congratulations <3

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica
Its Lisa Backys friend as I sit and read I have tears in my eyes for you and Mr. H..... I will never forget that feeling SOOOO happy for you.. You are and will remain in my thought and prayers here's to a beatiful you and a SAFE AND HEALTHY DELIVERY.....

Anna said...

Hi Monica,

Guess you're all set for tomorrow.
Thinking of you and will be praying for you and baby. Praying all goes smoothly, and i'm anxious for you.

Many Blessings... and looking forward to seeing little one in color.

God Bless,
Anna

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica~
Just stopping by to say hello and that I am thinking of you and Mr. H! Tomorrow is your big day and I couldn't be happier for you two. Will be thinking and praying for you to have a smooth delivery and your precious boy in your arms safely. Can't wait to see pictures and his birth story. Take care:)
Katie
my3sons

Sophie said...

Thinking of you! :)

Anonymous said...

Monica,
I have followed your blog for the last couple of years. So glad today has finally arrived for you. Praying extra hard all goes well and you have a beautiful baby boy to show us in the next few days. Congratulations and God Bless you! You deserve it!!

katie shrum said...

thinking about you this morning...don't ever put him down!!! :*)

froggy mommy said...

I can't stop checking here (like you have nothing better to do but update!). I am thinking wonderful happy thoughts for you guys.

Heidi said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little man. He's gorgeous and you and Mr. H looked so happy! Love to you all.

Anonymous said...

I'm so stalking your blog for an update! Seeing the comment above mine, I see all is ok. Can't wait to see your little precious one!
Katie my3sons

Reese said...

Hi All---Just wanted to share that Monica sent me an e-mail on Sept. 1st:

Hayden Bonnell
9-1-2011
6lbs. 11oz.
19 inches
8:58am

Have not heard when they are coming home, but it's usually a 3-5 day hospital stay after a C-section. I'm sure she will post as soon as she can, but wanted to pass along the information! :)

Reese