Friday, June 6, 2008

OB appt # 11-ish: 39 weeks 1 day

Just a quick update: More bed rest.

Longer update:
  • Cervix isn't close (50% effaced, 1 cm dilated, baby -2)
  • Dr. Wonderful seems to be ok with waiting - although he would prefer we didn't have a blood pressure issue.
  • He wants an update after my midwife appointment on Tuesday
  • He doesn't like the cohoshes - esp. blue. He does recommend nipple stimulation
  • B/p hasn't gotten worse and I seem to have less swelling - my OB thinks the bed rest is working.
  • After bugging him a bit, he said a daily 10 minute walk would be ok. Woo-hoo!!
Extraneous information: The waiting room was FULL of the worst kind of pregnant people. My two favorites: a couple who appeared in late teens wearing filthy clothes. The woman was wearing pajama pants and an oversized sweatshirt. She looked like she was living on the street (maybe she was). The other girl - she looked about 16 - was there with her mom and brother (mom looked about 40). She was pregnant with her third. The other two kids will filthy. One was about 1.5 years and the other 2.5-3 years old. I am so glad my friend Leah came along because I feel like I need a glass of wine as it is.

I just read this to Brad. He seems to think I am being a snob about the icky pregnant people. What do you think?

Now, since I probably shouldn't have the glass of wine, I am going to calm my mind with some ice cream instead. Ben & Jerry's coffee, I think.

8 comments:

Irish Girl said...

Just wanted to say I've been following along and it sure sounds like you're in great hands. What a team you created for yourself! Good for you!

I do not think you're being a snob about the icky pregnant people. I feel the same way. Drives me crazy when I see a young, frustrated mom with dirty kids.

Tracy said...

I find myself making the same judgements about the other women in my OB's waiting room. Hard NOT to do...

Glad your BP is cooperating!

Trace said...

You're not being a snob. It's like a kick in the gut when you see things like that and wonder why them when they obviously are not in the best position to raise a child.

MrsSpock said...

I say I feel the same way..16 and on the 3rd child! I'd roll over and die if that was my child...

Michell said...

I too find myself looking at various pregnant women and wondering how they are more deserving than I am.

niobe said...

I can only imagine what the people in the u/s waiting room thought seeing Kyrie (who looks about 15, even though she's actually in her early 20s), Kyrie's girlfriend (with her baseball cap, oversized jeans and multiple -- very multiple -- piercings), their three-year-old son, and, um, me.

Shelly said...

Particularly when you struggle with infertility, I think it's hard not to look at some pregnant ladies and be frustrated at how they can be having kids in their situation. My husband has a niece who got knocked up at 16, married the guy, and is on kid #2 at 18. Apparently she was on an IUD, so it makes me annoyed to think she can be so fertile and I'm not.

Congratulations to you on your success down this long and painful road.

familyoftwo98 said...

Hey Jake thinks I am a snob too...for different reasons. So more power to ya sister :)