Wednesday, December 28, 2011

dr n hips

I had a Drs. apt today.  I never did get to see the Dr. even though we did go to the office twice.  She got called into surgery and then to catch (aka deliver) a baby.  The nurse did all the usual things, checked my blood pressure, listened to Jude’s heart, weighed me, so really I only missed out on an exam to see if I am dilated at all.  I go back next week, so she can check then.  I have been gaining weight this last month.  My total weight gain at 9 months along is still only 25.6 lbs, but I have been gaining about 2 lbs a week for 4 weeks. now.  Jude’s house is large:)

I am at the point where I am ready for him to be here.  I figure at the end of this week, I will be 37 weeks, so he can come anytime and he will be fine.  There are no signs of him coming at this point.  Granted, I did not get to see the Dr, so maybe I am dilated, but I doubt it.  He may have dropped a little, but he is not fully dropped and no other signs so far of him wanting to come on out.  We even ate spicy food tonight, but all that did was send him into a frenzy when it hit him.  He is still very active in there and we ate dinner about 7 hrs ago.  I think he either really likes or really dislikes spicy food!

My hips have been killing me!  I know the hormone relaxin is loosening everything up, but they hurt!  It makes it hard to walk sometimes they hurt so bad.  Liz did massage them earlier and this is the best they have felt in a week.  I think I am going to have to have her do it nightly.  I am not a person that is is pain often at all in my body and it is constant at this point.  It makes it hard to sleep.  My right arm and hand also keep going numb.  All this is very normal pregnancy related stuff and I am happy that I made it this far without any of it until now, but I am pretty uncomfortable in my body at this point.  I also think it is not fair to be 9 months pregnant and working.  It is not easy.  Honestly, I don’t know what I would do if I was off work, but maybe I could just work half days?? Not going to happen, but is a nice thought:)

I am lucky to sleep for 3 straight hours during the night.  I wake up every 1.5 hours to pee.  Honestly, it has not left me very tired during the day.  Not any more tired than pregnancy has made me in general.  Most days I would like a nap, but I think being pregnant, you just need a nap in the middle of the day some days.  I think this is baby training as far as waking up every 1.5 hrs and feeling accomplished if I sleep for 3 hours straight at any time during the night.

I want to see his little face.  I also want to see his little toes and feet and bum and etc.  I am just so excited to meet him.  I do wish this labor thing happened when you actually felt good and not when you are tired and your hips hurt, but either way, I am ready for it.  I am going to stick to my original prediction of I will go into labor on the 15th and he will come here on the 16th.  That means 3 more weeks, ugh!  He actually could take up to 6 more weeks before my Dr will induce.  Here is hoping he comes early!:)


  1. You're preaching to the choir on the hips' front! I feel like a marionette there are these tiny strings holding and controlling the entirety of my legs relative to my entire (and ever-growing) torso. A friend of ours who is a Nurse Practitioner recently told us, though, that all of the Relaxin leaves the body as soon as the placenta is delivered. Thus, we should be feeling better (in the hips department, at least) very quickly postpartum. It's exciting counting down to the same due date alongside you guys. Good luck! (JLG)

  2. Oh no, mine have just started hurting. :( Come on, Jude--your moms are waiting for you!