Maternity clothes? Oh yea
Stretch marks? None yet!
Sleep: Going downhill...each night it seems like sleep is getting harder and harder to come by. My mind won't rest and I just cannot get comfortable.
Best moment this week: Knowing Juliette is doing better then myself!
Miss Anything? My freedom. Going into Week #4 of bed rest has become a mental challenge. I miss being able to do things like a normal person.
Movement: Juliette is still having a ball in there. I think she's just having so much fun in there that she doesn't want to come out.
Food cravings: Nothing stands out. Someone better bring a Magic Hat #9 to the hospital!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The only thing that makes me queasy is when I have to get blood drawn. I absolutely cannot stand it. I have to look away.
Gender: Girl. One diva, stubborn little girl that I would LOVE to meet...NOW!
Labor Signs: No contractions still. Cervix has dilated a bit but not thinned. Juliette has dropped some!
Symptoms: Does boredom count? Boredom and mentally drained.
Belly Button in or out? Somehow still in. Barely.
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm going to have to go with moody this week. All this sitting around is turning me into a basket case. I have way too much time on my hands to think. I am a ticking time bomb.
Looking forward to: HOLDING JULIETTE IN MY ARMS!!!!
Hands down this has been the hardest week. It's become a mental game with me. At my doctor appointment Monday, my blood pressure was 170/90. It was so high that the doctor sent me directly up to the Labor and Delivery floor at St. Vincent's to get hooked up for some tests. Within minutes, I was whisked away by wheel chair to L&D. I got put into a L& D room. They hooked me up to the fetal monitor and blood pressure cuff for about three hours. Pappaw was in town so he and Josh got to hang out with me. I honestly did not think I would be leaving without a baby in a car seat, not still in my belly. A little after 5PM, they discharged me and sent me home to rest some more. So...here I sit. Still on bed rest. Laying on my left side. Watching T.V . Thinking about meeting this little girl. And wondering when I will finally be able to hold her in my arms.
I guess it at least got me out of the house for the day. It's back to the doctor on Thursday for the 1,000,000th fetal non-stress test, ultrasound to check her amniotic fluid level and to check my cervix. At least Juliette is happy in there :)