Anyhoo, during the shower I was having a lot of tightness and a little bit if pain. Right after everyone left the pain wasn't going away and in fact getting worse. So I called the midwives and we went ahead and headed to the hospital. Once we got there she asked me about symptoms and how far apart the contractions were with that info she told us to go get admitted. UGH!
64 oz of water, a 25mg Tribut.aline shot and four and a half hours, later I was sent home. I was indeed having contractions and we were hoping the water would help but alas it did not. I wasn't dilated at all, but was about 60% effaced. I REALLY REALLY did NOT want to get the shot. In fact it made my heart race and made me nauseous. But in the end it helped and Keiki stayed inside a little longer....and is still there!
He seems to be doing well. At this point he is measuring around 7 plus pounds and is sunny side up. Not too stoked about that and am doing some yoga poses and things to try to turn him but he's gonna do whatever he's gonna do. I've been going regularly to the chiropractor to keep my pelvis in-line which will help with back labor. I've also been getting regular massages with my doula and acupuncture to get this guy moving!
Since my last post I've had a few more showers and lots of friends giving us hand-me-downs. We feel SOOO blessed and fortunate to be receiving so many beautiful gifts from friends and family! We've gotten some lovely handmade quilts, blankets (thanks K) and even a little bear papoose( thanks M)! We cannot wait to use them with Keiki. We are feeling quite equipped and ready to go for sure. The room is done for the most part. I'm going to have my MIL paint a tree mural to finish it off when she comes.
We did a photo shoot with a good fellow IF friend who had twins almost a year ago. It was a perfect, magical experience. With her knowing our history and capturing these moments made it truly special. We happen to take them on our 11th wedding anniversary and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. See a few of our favorites below.
Ok now for the stats. I'm so excited to say that the next time I post he will be here!!! I can't believe it. It's been an amazing, wonderful blissful experience to be pregnant and dare I say I think I'm going to miss it. Of course holding Keiki in our arms is going to take it to a whole other level of high....Wishing you all well and I will post something when he arrives!
Weight Gain: 26 pounds to date. Really happy with the weight gain. Although many people say I'm "huge". I think it's because I'm all belly.
Symptoms: Still having crazy heartburn and trying home remedies to resolve it, but lately I've been resorting to Zantac which was OK'd by my midwife. It works great, but trying not to take it too much. Having some mid back pain here and there and right low back pain. To be expected at this point.
Cravings: Every once in awhile a hamburger or sweets
Exercise: walking, swam this week, prenatal yoga
Best Moment of the Week: Being done with work! Yipppeee!! I love being at home and nesting.
What I Look Forward to: The arrival of Keiki! Could be any day!!!