Tuesday, November 4, 2008

39 week check up & an update

I'm 4 days away from my due date. Its insane! There has been so much going on here. We closed on a house on October 30th and moved in November 2nd. Our new house is great, but very cluttered in certain parts of the house. So many unpacked boxes. Baby's room is filled to the brim. Some of his clothes are hung up and that is it. I probably would have more done if Nathan's Aunt(the one we bought the house from)hadn't left some of her stuff here. She's supposed to be getting the rest of it tomorrow since her building is finished. We shall see.

This morning I went to vote at 7:30. That was difficult. I wasn't hurting too bad at first while waiting in line. Then after 20 minutes that's when the pain began. I had to wait in line for 50 minutes. That didn't help at all, but at least I was able to vote.

Fews after voting I was in so much pain when I walked. It felt like he was on a nerve. The sharp pain starts on the left side in the middle of my back and works its way down to the back of my thigh. Its almost unbearable to walk. It made it difficult for me to get ready and go meet Nathan's family for lunch at 11:30.

I had my doctors appointment at 2:30 and Breanne went a long with me since I was hurting so bad. After the long wait I was weighed. I only gained 1 pound. Since it hurt so much to sit down and then get back up the nurse took my blood pressure standing. My blood pressure was 130/80. I was taken back to the room. When I sit down for a little bit the pain isn't as intense. The nurse took my blood pressure again and it was much better. It was 116/68.

Debbie the nurse practitioner checked my cervix. I haven't dilated any but the baby has dropped. She could actually feel the baby's head. I was so amazed by that. She also said how my cervix is thinning out. That's great news! She basically said he can come at any time or even be week late. Its a waiting game really. She told me that pain I'm feeling is the sciatic nerve and it is probably because he's so low. I was happy to hear that I can take Tylenol PM to help me sleep at night. I have another appointment for next Tuesday at 2:45. The lady at the desk said she doubts I'll be there next week.

It still hurts so much when I walk, but I'll get through it. I've been experiencing some more cramping. I do wonder when I'll go into labor. It may not be long.


  1. I'm getting so excited. I don't think it will be long at all. It sounds like little man is almost ready to bust outta there. ;-)

    Love ya bunches and I'll see you soon...

  2. Oh man girl he is going to be here soon!!!! How exciting! Man I am grinning ear to ear from your update and the progress that's been made! Congrats on your home and moving in! Definitely a lot to do in that regards, but I tell ya, it's easier to do that now while he's tucked inside, than when he's out! lol

  3. I really hate that the house took as long as it did, but I am excited about Little Man :) I suppose I'll see you tomorrow morning and hopefully I can get some of the junk out of Little Man's room and we can get his room together :) I love ya!

  4. Awww!!! This is exciting! He'll be here anytime Adrian!!! :) I'm glad he's in position.