Friday, July 15, 2011

The Waiting Game

I had my 36 week appointment yesterday, and the doctor said that the conditions are right for labor to start at any time. All of my OB's predicted that I would deliver between 36-38 weeks, but my little Nugget may be stubborn!

Nugget's heart rate was a bit high, but he/she was moving around every few seconds, so the OB attributed it to the movement. I have an appointment in 4 days, so hopefully it will have slowed down by then!

The OB was concerned about my weight gain-or lack thereof-but I think it's a bit too late in the game to worry now! I haven't seen her in 6 weeks, and this is the first pregnancy I've had her for a doctor, so she was unaware of just how sick I get until the very end. I lost weight in the past week, which is normal for the last month of pregnancy, but my total weight gain is only 9 lbs. It should be at least 25 lbs. I always said that pregnancy is my ultimate weight loss plan! I am, however, measuring exactly where I should, which she said is a good sign that Nugget is growing perfectly!

When they say any day now, I just smile and nod. I heard that for 3 long weeks with Lexie. Everybody was shocked that I made it so long with her, but I was determined to make it full term after delivering Dylan preterm!

In other news, my father-in-law and my sister are in the hospital right now. Our family has had more than our fair share of sadness and sickness over the past week. I insist that the next person to go to the hospital is ME, and it's going to be for something very good!!!

For now, life is keeping us busy and we're counting down the days until we get to meet our precious baby!

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And so we wait....

14 comments:

  1. Trying to be patient with you. Can't wait to 'meet' nugget

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  2. It's almost time!!!! Woohoo!

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  3. I hope you don't have to wait too long! I can't wait to see your cute little nugget:)

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  4. oh, the loving wait game! I can't wait to hear!

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  5. Can't wait to meet him/her!

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  6. Way to hang on Nugget! Maybe he/she will really show those doctors and make it past your due date :) I hope that your sister and father-in-law are okay - you guys don't need any more stress right now!

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  7. Can't wait to see if you are having a boy or girl!! So exciting!!!

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  8. I never got to experience the waiting game. I was induced a little more than 2 weeks early with Buddy and Buster was a planned c-section. The anticipation must be both fun and nerve-wracking!

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  9. Oh no, i had no idea that your sister is in the hospital as well?! I am excited for nugget to get here and bring some happy moments into your life!

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  10. Where has the time gone? I guess I've been so busy that I've lost track of time. I'm sure it doesn't feel like it's been flying by for you though. Looking forward to virtually meeting the newest addition to your beautiful family.

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  11. I think I must've gained all your weight for you when I was pregnant ;)

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  12. i can not believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by! hopefully you will deliever soon, its no funbeing pregnant in the middle of summer.

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  13. yey! :) im waiting.. im waiting! :)

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