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Five For Friday 1/18/19 & 1/25/19

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday, Motherhood

I’ve never missed a week in all of the years I have been doing these updates. I guess having a baby is perhaps the best reason for missing a full week for the first time…

1. Medical Stuff:

  • Went to PT on January 15th (my due date). Did not feel any different. Did my exercises and my PT worked on me. That night, I woke up at 2 AM feeling a WHOLE lot different. I had pain I could not talk through. Brad started timing my contractions, and saying we needed to go to the hospital, but I kept fighting him. I did not want them to send me home if I was not in active labor. But as the pain intensified, I finally gave in, after insisting on making the bed first…I’m not sure why that made me feel better, but it did. Weirdo. We got to the hospital in under 10 minutes. I was soon examined, and told I was at a 5! They were admitting me…
  • Twelve hours later, an epidural, being stuck at an 8 for forever, needing Pitocin to move things along, and getting three stitches, we finally met the love of our lives. Ms. Lucia Grace.

Five For Friday 1/11/19

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • PT. Diaphragm breathing, kegal and pelvic floor exercises. My PT started at my pelvis and made sure I was in alignment up to my head (the best she could do with my ginormous belly).
  • Still walking and walking…4 outdoor walks this week…
  • Weekly OB Check: Well, I’m STILL pregnant. I would have lost a lot of money if you told me I’d still be cooking this baby on January 12. Things went well at my check. I had my first cervical check and I had zero dilation. Zip. None. Nada.

Five For Friday 1/4/19

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Happy New Year, friends!

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One session of PT. We skipped all exercise and went for only OMT. My PT made sure my joints were as “in” as he could get them.
  • Had my 38 weeks (and 3 day) check this morning. Stress test, ultrasound, and doc visit. Everything checked out great. To say I am starting to get anxious is the understatement of 2019. When are you coming, Baby J?! One sign of progress: the head was lower today than last week.

Five For Friday 12/28/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

I’m way late…It’s Christmas week…I’ve been with family which means zero regrets…

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 37 Week Check. No signs I’m going anytime soon. Once again, we have an active one! This time, the word, “twirling” was used.
  • I’ve been doing a lot of liquids lately because my belly just feels like it cannot fit one more thing…sucks because of all of the holiday goodies, but I’d rather be somewhat comfortable than feel like my insides are gonna burst.
  • No other appointments.

Five For Friday 12/21/18

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • PT! Lots of rib manipulation work. At this point, we are trying to get me to labor with my ribs as “in” as they can be. My left side just happens to be the stubborn side…
  • I had my first baby stress test on Wednesday, along with an ultrasound to check my fluid, and an OB visit at the end. Everything was good! During the baby stress test, the nurse called our kid a “loud, wild child.” At my ultrasound after, the tech said your kid is “very, VERY active” (with wide eyes). That night, my big sister, Kristen, reminded me all about the laws of Karma…
  • 4 neighborhood walks. Still truckin along slowly with my sister’s pitbull in my ‘hood ; )

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