Saturday, December 05, 2009

Less than 36 hours

Well these posts aren't too exciting as Lucy can't seem to get her head in the game and figure out how to come here all on her own. I am being induced tomorrow night at 10:30pm unless something happens between now and then that makes the baby come out. I am doubting that and so we are just counting down till tomorrow so that if she comes early it'll be like a fun little surprise.

Yesterday we had an appointment just to make sure it was ok to wait until Sunday night for the induction and everything looks great. The tech at my doctors appointment was wonderful and said that the baby looked perfect and although she's going to be a big baby she looks great. The doctor also calmed me down giving me some recent weights of babies they have delivered recently. Not that I could do anything about it anyways and we say the bigger she is the more of her there is to love. That's what I'm telling myself anyways, although I don't know if my vagina is in agreement with me.

I had another internal exam and the doctor said that I'm now maybe 1.5cm dialated. I wanted to tell her that she doesn't need to grasp at straws to make me feel better :). Also I'm about 50% effaced and I hadn't been anything effaced previously so I guess she's moving down a bit. When I got home I'm pretty sure...and here is where I'm questioning how detailed I want to get on this blog but what the hell...that the bloody show they talk about happened which was gross and scary. But I totally thought that it was a sign that labor was starting right then. I called the doctor and she said that it was probably due to the exam that got that stuff started. So yeah. I got that going for me. Just no labor.

We think that the baby is going to have to be ok with cat fur as everything in our apartment has at least one cat hair on it. Dagny the Wonder Cat has taken to sleeping on the changing table and inside the little bouncer that we got. She's going to be in for quite the shock next week I think. Anyone else out there with cats and new babies?

Everything in the apartment is ready. The bags are ready although I'm guessing since I have no idea what to expect I'm not going to have anything that I really need. What did you bring to the hospital? What did you find that you wish you had or that you had that made your time in the hospital that much easier?

I'm going to try and get some sleep today and tonight and tomorrow given that I'm going to be up for many hours starting Sunday night so I'm going to store up some time, although I know that's not really possible. So napping and football today and napping and football tomorrow. Good thing the Bears are so boring this year as they are super easy to nap to.

So that is all. Just waiting and waiting and waiting.....


Cuckoo said...

So excited for you tomorrow! Good idea to try and bank some sleep time today and tomorrow if you can :)

We have 2 cats and one of them wants nothing to do with Wyatt and stays away, and the other one is completely jealous and tries jumping in the pack n play, tries biting at Wyatt's fingers when he's in the swing, and walking on him when I'm holding him. It's so annoying, and I never thought I would have to watch my cat around the baby. Hopefully your cat doesn't give you any problems like that.

Regarding the hospital bag, I really didn't use much that I had packed in mine. I'm sure you already have packed the essentials like clothes for you and Lucy to go home in. I used my own shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste. Oh bring your own bath towel. You will love your first shower after you deliver and the towels at the hospital were tiny and sucked. Jason might want to bring a towel in case he wants to shower there too. The only other thing I wish I had was slippers for getting up and walking around my recovery room. I stayed in the hospital gown the whole time, but if you don't think that you will want to then a nursing tank top is a great thing to have with you. I like the one's that they sell at Target. Can't really think of anything else.

I hear bigger babies sleep really well, so if that's true then you will be very happy if Lucy is a big baby, and I will be very jealous b/c sleep is still mostly non-existent in our house. Plus you might surprise yourself when it comes time to push.

Can't wait to see pictures of your new family!

LeahC said...

Thanks for the tips!!! That helps a lot.