Monday, December 8, 2014

35 weeks and a Little Scare

30weeks on the left, 35 weeks on the right :)

I am 35 weeks, 2 days. 12 more days until I'm full term!! That means 12 more days until we can have our home birth. It seems so close, but it feels so far away. Last week we had a bit of a scare. I started having pretty consistent (and painful) contractions around 9:30pm on Wednesday. It continued through the night and I didn't get a bit of sleep. I ended up taking an Epsom salt bath and praying that I would make it til morning, when I had an appointment with my midwife. About a half hour into the bath (330am) things started to slow down a little. I was still contracting and still had constant pain, but I had confidence that baby would stay put. We made it through the appointment and got some wonderful advice to stop things. We were sent for a few tests and a dating ultrasound. We had opted out of ultrasounds this go around for preventative reasons, so this was our first.

My due date is definitely a guess date since I am still nursing Lily and my cycles were so sporadic. Because of this, I was *ok* with an ultrasound. That said, I was really nervous and not very happy about it. I just had a bad feeling about the whole thing. Lily measured small on her (early term) ultrasound. This one measured to be about 32 weeks. That would be a miracle, as it isn't physically possible!! I left even more frustrated, the thought of not being able to nurse Lily for weeks, and have to keep this baby cooking for that long was just too much to handle. We were able to see that baby's head it laying on my cervix. At least I'm not crazy and I really am feeling crazy pressure!! 

The good news... It's been 5 days now and every day seems to be just a little better. Less contractions, less pain, more hope. So the countdown is on. 12 days and we can have a full term bub. 12 days and we can have our home birth. 12 days and we can worry a whole lot less. :) 

Now, I'm sure you all have been waiting to see the ultrasound pics. I mean, doesn't everyone want to see that adorable little baby? Don't get your hopes up. Baby evil looks as evil as he/she acts. You may have. Nightmares after seeing these!!

This is baby's profile. Can you see the nose, lips and eye?

This is my favorite, baby's lips and nose squished like a pig :)

Baby's face. This is probably the scariest picture ever.

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