Sunday, March 18, 2012


First let's do the 37 week stats and what happened at the doctor on Thursday. Then I'll explain the post title.

Doctor Appointment:
I was not dilated so we have an appointment for first thing on the 26th. If I'm dilated and everything looks good, we'll head over to the hospital. The doctor said to come prepared - ie. bring our hospital bag and have someone watch Carver.

37 Week Stats:
  • How far along? 37w 2d.
  • Total weight gain: 28 lbs
  • Maternity clothes? Yes
  • Stretch marks? yes :(
  • Sleep: I'm getting up 2-3 times to go to the bathroom
  • Best moment this week: Dr appointment - i guess
  • Miss Anything? not having hemorrhoids :(
  • Movement: Tons :) He's getting a LOT stronger in his movements
  • Food cravings: nothing really
  • Food aversions: carrots
  • Gender: Boy.
  • Labor Signs: braxton hicks
  • Symptoms: just a huge belly!
  • Belly Button in or out? Out.
  • Wedding rings on or off? On.
  • Looking forward to: my appt on the 26th

Recent events: **This could be TMI**
I woke up in the middle of the night to wet underwear. I've had a leaky bladder the last couple days so that's what I thought it was. I was also a little nausious. I had had a few carrots on Friday night so that's why I'm nausious. After have diarrhea, that issue was solved. Back to the underwear. I finished going to the bathroom and stand up and more comes out. So I sit back down and start getting a little concerned. This happens a couple times before I call my doctor. I fill him in on what's going on and he said that it's most likely a leaky bladder and to not worry and go back to sleep.

Well I woke up this morning and Chris didn't feel good. So I was going to go to church on my own but when I got out of bed with Carver, my hips felt like they were on fire. They're just stretching but I don't think I could make it to church and back so I crawl back into bed. The leaking is still going on. Then I start having braxton hicks. They're not long enough of frequent enough to go in but I still time them.

Around 11:30ish I notice a pink tinge to the leaking so I call my doctor again. He says to come in tomorrow morning at 10am and he'll check my cervix. Unless I go into labor before then, of course. I've kept monitoring the contractions (I've been on the couch all day) and they're right around a minute long and anywhere from two to 8 minutes apart. Not consistent enough to go to the hospital. In the last half an hour, they have gotten a little more intense but have shortened to about 30-40 seconds long and 3-5 minutes apart.

So that's where we're at right now (4:45pm). I'm hoping and praying that everything will go away until my appt in the morning. At that point, I don't care. I really want my brother, Cody, to be here (he flies in late Thursday night) and my best friend, Jena, to be here (she's in Spokane but could hop in the car).

Prayer requests:
That the contractions/braxton hicks will subside so I can sleep tonight
That Chris and Carver will feel better in case this is Noah time

1 comment:

  1. Tana, you are so brave! I can't imagine the emotions you are going through with everything that is going on with your pregnancy. Your maternity pictures are beautiful, having those pictures will be a great way to honor and remember your sweet baby boy Noah. Has anyone hooked you up with a now I lay me down to sleep photographer? I have used a NILMDTS photographer several times at work for babies that have passed away. They are trained specifically for this kind of thing and they do this on a volunteer basis. The pictures turn out so beautiful and are a fantastic way to honor your baby. Here is their website so you can get more information. I will continue to pray for you and your sweet little Noah. Thank you for all of your words of encouragement with my trial. Just as he has helped me, God will help you through this to.



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