Friday, September 10, 2010
So I've been pregnant for 35 weeks now, and realized its been forever since I updated this blog! Ok, maybe not forever but at least since before I was pregnant. I figure now's the time to start up again so all the out of town friends and family can stay updated on our new bundle of joy!
My pregnancy has been a little dramatic to be honest. Problems toward the end of my first trimester led to an ultrasound that diagnosed me with a complete placenta previa. I continued to work until I was about 20 weeks and started having contractions at work. Way too early for those things to be happening as regularly as they were! I was diagnosed with an irritable uterus - a fancy way of saying I have a lot of annoying non-productive (thank God!) contractions for some reason, possibly caused by the previa. At this point I was put on bedrest for 5 weeks to keep the contractions at bay so that I wouldn't have any previa complications. I had none, so my doctor finally freed me of my couch chains and I was able to do "light activities" up until 33 weeks. I then had my first previa episode that landed me in the hospital for 2 days. So now I'm back on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Despite all the crazy things that have happened with my pregnancy, I've felt great, haven't had any swelling (yet) or any major physical ailments! And baby is doing great in there! I have a feeling we'll have our hands full - he never stops moving!
At my doctor's appointment Wednesday, we scheduled a c-section for Patrick Ryan to be born on September 23 (granted he doesn't decide to make a grand appearance before then)! His official due date was October 13, but because of the previa, my doctor wants to deliver him early to avoid any more complications.
Well, that's our story in short. 13 more days and we will officially be parents!