Thursday, September 12, 2013

Week 35

Since I've hardly written on my blog about ANYTHING, let alone this pregnancy, I guess I should do updates now that I'm so close to having this little girl.  I was 35 weeks on Monday, and had my doctor appointment.  He checked, and I'm not dilated AT ALL.  Can you believe it?  I've had contractions every day for weeks now.  I honestly don't think I'd ever ever go into labor without drugs.  Crazy.

So even though this is my second baby, I think I'm feeling more anxiety about delivery than I was last time.  I think it's cause I just expected to have a C-section and now I might not be and I just hate not knowing what to expect.  My plan is just to see how big Mia gets and then decide.  I figured I'd probably still have a C-section, cause she'd get too big.  However, at the last appointment, she'd only gained 4 ounces in the course of 2 weeks.  If she stayed growing at that pace, she'd only be about 6 pounds by the time I'm ready to deliver, and then I could try a VBAC.  I just hate the idea of getting induced, going through labor again, pushing and THEN finding out she'll have to come via C-section.  I already did that once, and it's exhausting... I've just been doing lots of praying about how to make the decision, and I'll discuss pros and cons with my doctor and DJ next Monday when we go in again.  I just hate that I even have to decide...

Anyway, that's where I'm at.  Here's my weekly ultrasound pic:

That little fist up by her face kills me.  I can't wait to snuggle her little self!!!


  1. I have had more ultrasounds than I can tell you, and I am normally pretty pro and being able to see everything. But I can't decipher ANYTHING in this pic. Am I crazy?

    1. hahaha it's a 3D ultrasound, so it's a little different. It's a close up of just her face, on the left is one eye (a dark spot) and at the bottom is her mouth and chin... towards the middle/left is her little fist, up rubbing her other eye.

  2. OHHH. I totally see it now. Thanks!! Initially I thought maybe the two black spots were both eyes, almost like you were looking down on her little face. But that was just too creepy, and I knew I had to be wrong!

  3. So cute! Can't believe you'll be a momma of 2 in less than a month! Good luck with everything, it'd definitely stress me out having that 'unknown' factor but I'm sure you'll do what's right for you and Mia and everything will turn out in the end. :)