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Aug 19, 2011 - 9 comments

Well, it's almost time for the big arrival of my son!!!  I am due Aug 31st but am scheduled for an elective induction on Thursday, August 25th.  I can't wait to see and meet my son and to be done with this pregnancy :)

This past Saturday, I got food poisoning.  It was awful.  I ended up going to the ER on Sunday for fluids.  I was trying to stop my contractions and knew hydration was all that would do it.  Every time I would try to hydrate myself, by drinking even a sip of liquid, I'd throw it up so off I went.  They transfered me by ambulance to another hospital to get monitored by L&D.  I was so scared I was going to deliver there and didn't want to because my doctor doesn't have privledges there.  We were staying with my inlaws because we sold our house and our new house isn't ready yet.  They ended up hydrating me really well and giving me a shot of that T medicine (can't think of the exact name right now) to stop the contractions.  I was so thankful.  I knew Joseph would probably be okay enough to be born being I was 37 1/2 weeks at that time, but I really wanted my own doctor there.

Monday, I came with my kids to a dear friend's house to stay.  I was so greatful for the invitation because staying with my inlaws was....well really hard for me.

So I went to my regular doc appt. on Wed. and he agreed to the 25th for my induction.  I am so glad and we will be in our house just in time.  Living out of boxes but I don't care.  As long as we have our OWN house and space and I have a place for my baby, I don't care about anything else!!!

Please keep us in your prayers.  This has been such a tough time for us as a family.  We have been shuffling around from place to place and it's just not something we are used to.  And being very pregnant and this hot summer we have been having has just been hard.  We just haven't know what one day or the next would bring and I was so afraid of being in someone else's house when Joseph was born.  I know there are certainly worse things but if there is one time I want space and organization, it's when I give birth :)





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by NicMom, Aug 19, 2011
Oh my gosh lady what a crazy adventure you're having! I didn't know you settled on Joseph we went with Robert Joseph so we can call him RJ.

Tributaline btw is the name of that disgusting medication that makes you feel like a**. I'm taking it every 4 hours.

I'm super happy to hear that you didn't have to deliver at the other hospital and even better that your not going to be with your inlaws when you come home with the baby. I can't imagine how stressed out you must have been staying there.

6 days to go and you finally get that boy! He's going to have his hands full watching out for his sisters. Congrats and good luck. Text me a picture of Joseph I can't wait!

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by Michele, Katy, TX, Aug 19, 2011
Thanks Nicole!  I will def send you a picture of him.  He is going to be huge!!!

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by marisol_jose, Aug 19, 2011
-i can't believe your going through so much i. I bet your son will be handsome :)

Joseph is such a beautiful name. I wanted to name my son that but my cousin recently had her baby and she beat me to it.
My husbands name is jose wich is joseph in spanish so its still in my sons name lol my sons name is Adrian Jose AJ for short.

You ladies seem to have experience with having kids, and well as for me its my first time and to be honest I am scared, anxious, excited all at the same time. I want to be as strong as I can but I'm scared I might lose it. I know that when I'm in labor I just need to breathe and relax but I feel like I might just black out .

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by nic374, Aug 19, 2011
Wow thats great, I cant stand my doctors they would never induce before the due date, omg im so done with being pregnant! congrats

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by Michele, Katy, TX, Aug 19, 2011
marisol, don't worry.  I know you are scared and anxious and that is perfectly normal...especially for the first time.  You will be fine.  There are many pain options if that is what you are worried about.

My husband wanted to name the baby after himself but I nixed that.  I always do biblical names and my husband is Sergio.  Umm....no.  So he came up with Joseph James.  My husband's grandfather's name is Jose Jaime in Spanish of course, but Joseph James being the English version.  I said that was fine.  Joseph is a nice strong name so I agreed.

nic374...my doc will induce me electively usually the week I am due, but we are going the week before, which is only 6 days before my due date.  We know the baby will be big.  We did an u/s last week and they estimated him at already 6lb 12oz.  If I went until 8-31, he'd be like 9 pounds.  I know u/s can be off at this late stage but I felt he was big because I just keep gaining weight and my clothes are so tight.  These are clothes I have worn for many pregnancies all the way through.  Plus my belly button is becoming an outty.  Now, this is my 7th baby and this has NEVER happened before.  I just know and feel he is big and I am concerned about him being too big for my frame.  The biggest baby I have ever had was 7lb 15oz.  Joseph will probably be even bigger than that even a few days early.  Plus, I like to make sure my own doc is there.  If I go naturally, and I have many times, another doc could be on call and I just prefer to have my own doc making decisions for/with me for myself and my baby.  I do love my doc though.  He has been my doc since I was 15 and delivered all 6 of my other children.

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by marisol_jose, Aug 19, 2011
Michele- yeah I'm pretty sure that's why I am scared because I feel that ill fail in the labor and delivery. I do not want to get the epidural but if I need to then I will, I am also scared on how I will react to it because isn't it possible to not have the strength to push because ill be to out of wack. .

Are you going to have his nickname be JJ!? That sounds cute. :)



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by NicMom, Aug 19, 2011
I love Joseph James what a great name! Michele I think boys are just bigger all around I know my maternity stuff from last time is getting too small. My belly sticks out under all my shirts so I know he's bigger. I have the same fear thathe'll be too big, but you've done this so many times he'll probably be a 3 push baby. My OB induces a week early for her moms that have a history of short labor. How long was labor with Mary?

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by amberd5191, Aug 23, 2011
Good luck! I cannot wait to hear the news, I am sorry you have been having a rough time. Sending prayers.

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by jenstam, Aug 29, 2011
I have been silent for a long while but I do keep tabs on my mama friends ;) I would love to see pics of your baby boy! Congrats, btw...how exciting (: It doesn't matter how many we have, they are all loved. Our love just grows and grows!


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