Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's a ... to our family website! :)

Getting closer

Deanna is now 8cm now - it is 4:05pm. The girls just got here. Sarah was in the room about 2 minutes and then promptly said "I want to go back now [to the waiting room]". They were excited to see everyone waiting, including their friends Elliot and Emma. We are excited to meet the new little guy or girl. The Dr. is still here, been waiting all day. I guess she wasn't kidding when she said she wouldn't leave! We will update you soon!

Moving along

Okay, now we're 6cm and baby is coming down nicely. The nurse has heated up the baby warmer deal and we're in a holding pattern. Contractions are closer (3 min.) and we're hoping that Baby will be here before my prediction of 5:15.

A little bit later...

We're moving along. Because of the abruption last time, Dr. E wanted to make sure I had an epidural before my water broke in case we needed to do a c-section. So I got an epidural earlier than I'd planned and she broke my water.

Now we're passing the time chatting with my dad and grandma and awaiting the arrival of Andy's parents.

I'm super tired, probably because I didn't get much rest last night. I might have to nap a smidge...

Checked in!

We arrived this morning at about 6:30am. Yes--late but here. I'm already 3cm and 60% so we're on a roll. I am also contracting on my own and pretty regularly. But they're not strong enough to do a whole lot so they're going to start the pitocin soon. Per the doc's orders, I'm supposed to get my epidural before my water breaks in case something "happens" like it did with Charlotte.

Nurse is here for my IV--more later!

Monday, February 2, 2009

It's a go!

We had our last BPP today and an amniocentesis. My two previous experiences with amnios were mixed--the first one was simple and actually comical while the second one was awful and painfully uncomfortable. So I didn't know what to expect this time around. Baby had one pocket of fluid up near my ribs so that's where the doctor went. Fortunately, this time was quite easy and my body decided to wait until the needle was removed to have a contraction. Whew!!

Baby was measuring over 8 pounds today and we heard an interesting anecdotal while the doc was prepping my belly for the procedure. He said to the ultrasound tech, "Remember that one from Friday that measured 7lbs, 7oz.? She gave birth this weekend and the baby was 9lbs, 11oz." WHAT??!! I said, "Oh, that's a great story to tell me right now!"

We got a call from my OB at 1:45 saying that Baby's lungs showed maturity so we're a GO for Wednesday morning at 6am. We are as ready as we'll ever be. We got most things ready this weekend and all set up for Baby's arrival. I got the girls' clothes all set out for the week, some meals in the freezer, all the baby "equipment" in place, the car seat straps cleaned and starched, and my bag packed (almost). So now we just wait for another 36 or so hours and we'll get things started to meet our new guy or gal. :D

Next time I update, hopefully it'll include Baby Murphy pictures!