1 day old photo taken by the hospital photographer.

Welcome Aidan!

Aidan Michael born 11/26 at 2:08PM after 20 hours on pitocin & 12 minutes of pushing. He is 7lb12oz, 20.5 inches long. 10 fingers, 10 toes, & the absolute best thing to ever happen to me. So worth the diet, the swelling, the wait, the episiotomy, etc. I’ll post a birth story soon.

Last Day

..before I’m a mom. It’s pure insanity.

We slept in until 10am. Got up, and got online. It was weird to not go to work! We hung out and relaxed until lunch time and then we went to Taco Bell and ate lunch. When we got home we stuck Aidan’s sheets and bumper in the washer so they are fresh for him, and we’ve been cleaning some. I got our clothes bag for the hospital packed. I am about to finish cleaning, then take a shower, shave, etc so that I can pack our toiletries. I refuse to spend more time in the hospital without my own shampoo and conditioner. Theirs sucks!!

I am also going to wash our pillow cases, sheets, etc so that we have a clean bed to come home to also. Plus I don’t want to take dirty pillows to the hospital with me. LOL.

I really only need to sweep the house, do dishes, and then swiffer mop. And laundry. Then I’m finished for the day.

It also occured to me this morning that I haven’t bought a trash can for the nursery yet. And I also haven’t bought any pads for when I come home from the hospital. I’m not sure how I’ve made it this far without thinking of those two items, but I have! So I’m taking off for the store later on to grab a small, cheap trash can and some super sized pads for my post partum bleeding.

Such an exciting last day, hmm? It may not be exciting, but it’s keeping me busy so that I’m not freaking out. Which is always a plus. 🙂

Induction Set

YAY!!

I’m 1cm dilated, 50% effaced, and he’s -2 station. And this is enough to schedule my induction. YAY! I call labor and delivery tomorrow, and if they have a bed open I go tomorrow. If not, I will definitely go in on Wednesday. I’m so super excited.

🙂

Still Here

I’m still here, still pregnant. No signs of anything changing.

I just can not bring myself to have as much sex as I should. I am just not in the mood. Once a day is even asking a lot of me, and I have to force it. Blah. The only reason I force once a day is I really believe it might help.

I’ve been walking, too. Not dedicated walks, but I haven’t shyed away from any shopping oppurtunity etc that might give me a chance to walk a lot. All that’s done so far is make my feet swell EVEN MORE and my hips feel like they are broken.

I’m okay though. Today was nice. Met up with my friend who’s 11 weeks pregnant and we went out to the Chinese buffet and had some yummy food. Then we went to a consignment store and looked at maternity clothes for her, and baby clothes for Aidan.

Now I’m about to go hop in the shower and wash my hair. I’m ready to get today over with so that I’m one day closer to Monday. I’m hoping for some progress so I can have this baby!!

No Baby Yet

I’m still here, still pregnant, and quite weepy about it, actually.

I went in for my appt yesterday with my OB. Cervix is still completely closed, really thick, and Aidan is still up high. So no progress whatsoever.

She chose not to induce me this week, just because the risk of a failed induction and/or emergency c-section is way higher when there’s no natural labor progression at the start.

Logically I understand and appreciate her desire to avoid chopping me into bits on the surgery table and/or putting Aidan in a stressful situation when my body just isn’t prepared for it.

But I still am sad. I was really prepared and excited to meet my son, and knowing I have to wait just plain sucks. I’m in so much pain, and just ready to get the ball rolling.

I went and walked the mall yesterday with my girlfriend. I ate some spicy food. I had some sex.

My OB prescribed sex 3 times a day, and my fiance is actually less up for this than I am. I’m trying my best though to get in on on a regular basis. I’m just so tired of being pregnant!! Oh, nipple stimulation, too. Tried a little of that.

I’m not going to be downing any oils or any weird things, just natural, normal things that aren’t going to make me crap my pants and have false labor. 😛

I’m sorry I haven’t been around on The Bump lately. I miss you girls but I just haven’t had time! I’ve been so tired all the time, and so swollen and sore. My right foot has been so swollen for so long that the top of it literally feels like it’s broken. Anytime something touches it I just want to cry because it feels so bruised.

Anyway, enough whining. Other than normal pregnancy aches I’m actually holding up really well. I’m still sleeping well, etc. I’m grateful to have such a big healthy boy, and while I can’t wait to meet him I know it isn’t going to hurt for him to bake a little bit longer. 🙂

Ergh

I have been feeling pretty under the weather. I’ve been convinced for over a week now that I’m “getting sick” but the symptoms never go away, and I never actually get sick. My OB seems to think it’s just general pregnancy blahs.

I am so exhausted, all. the. time. Coupled with horrible headaches everyday, insane swelling (hands, feet, legs, and face), general aches and bones popping all the time.. it just makes me pretty miserable. I’m so grateful to only have to work 4 hours a day. By the time I get home I’m ready for a nap everyday, literally. And I’m not a napper, I didn’t even nap in first trimester!

I’m not even really nervous about having him anymore. I think I’ve officially hit the “I’m done” point. I know I’m in for a shock of life with a newborn, but dear lord I’m so ready to have this boy and meet him and see why I’ve been so miserable the past couple weeks. I’m ready to move on and take that next step and actually have a son instead of just being a big whiner all the time.

He’s going to be so worth it, I just know it.

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