My Braxton Hicks are definitely coming more frequently now and I would say I'm getting 15-20 a day. They are also getting much stronger and sometimes are really uncomfortable. As I've mentioned before, I'm still working full time from the couch, which is starting to do a number on my back, since I'm lounging back on the couch with a laptop on my legs all day. Due to all of this, by OB decided it was time for me to stop working. I'm actually a little relieved, just because it's so uncomfortable for me to work in that position, not to mention that my left side (hip to knee) now goes numb after about 20 minutes of sitting on the couch, I'm guessing from the pressure on my veins? Anyway, I am now officially on disability. I feel bad for leaving work early but my manager is really awesome and has been telling me for weeks that if I need to go out, not to worry about work in the least. I'm trying not to stress about money, but I will say that I'm very lucky and between my work and the state disability, everything prior to delivery will be paid at 100% of my salary, which is so amazing. After delivery, I'll be able to take 3 months off and will get about half of my pay, which I know is much better than most people get, so I won't complain at all.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Another week down! Every week is such a huge milestone for me and I have to say that I finally find myself becoming a teensy bit excited as the weeks start to go by. I am trying so hard to realize that this pregnancy is different and there is no reason why anything would go wrong at this point. It's still a process though. So I had an appointment on Friday and have lots to share. First, I did get a growth ultrasound (possibly my last one!) and this guy is now 3lbs. 9oz! I can't believe he's so big. Well, I guess that's not really too big but all I can picture are my little 1lb babies. He's measuring a week ahead and is looking great. We got a front view face picture and he finally doesn't look like a scary skeleton since he's got some meat on his bones. He also has the hugest cheeks ever, which definitely comes from me. I also got my last cervical ultrasound and have been officially discharged from the peri's office. My cervical length has actually decreased quite a bit (from 4.5 to 3.2) but anything above 3 is still considered normal, so I'm on the low end of normal. I'm trying not to worry about it since I'm so far along now and I know that the cervix will start to shorten the closer I get.