Archive | July 2012

Welcome to week 37

Dear Khloé,
You are 37 weeks old today. We’ve been through a lot these past few months. Finally, we are at the homestretch. Now, I know you are nice a cozy inside of me, but feel free to make an appearance any time. I am ready for you to be out. My body is tired, and your constant jabs are beginning to hurt. So, whenever you are ready…so am I.
Love,
Your mommy
P.S. If you can come before the kids start before school, that would be great.

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Quick Update

I’ve spent my entire pregnancy having early morning doctor visits. Yesterdays appointment was at 4pm. It was wonderful! I barely sat in the waiting room. I went right in. I’m thinking afternoon appointments are better.
Well on to the technical things.
Baby Khloé (yes we’ve changed the ë to é) is growing just fine. 34 weeks. Normal heart rate. Cervix is completely shut. Doctor suspects she’ll be out around 37 weeks since this isn’t my first. They weighed me. I cringed. This blog may turn into a weight loss journey afterwards. I’ve gained a lot. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that.
My significant other asked the doctor if there’s any chance that Khloé may actually be a boy. She laughed so hard and told him no worries. Khloé had better be a she… All these girl items that she has already accumulated…

I’ve had enough relaxin….

– Relaxin: A hormone that is produced during pregnancy that facilitates the birth process by causing a softening and lengthening of the cervix and the pubic symphysis (the place where the pubic bones come together). Relaxin also inhibits contractions of the uterus and may play a role in determining the timing of delivery.
From MedTerms.com

You may be wondering why I started off this post with a definition. Well, Relaxin is hindering my nesting process. How, you may be asking? My pelvis hurts. No, not your normal pelvic pregnant pain. Im talking about the ‘I can’t move at all without assistance pain’.
My doctor, of course, wasn’t any kind of help. After some questions and help from others, I now know what is wrong. Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction.
What the hell is that?
Basically too much of the relaxin hormone softened and separated my pubic area. I’ve had two kids….this has never happened before and I’ve never been in this much pain. Just taking a shower is agony. Standing and trying to walk, I better have help. Tylenol helps a little, but not enough.
I would love to just lay in bed and try to avoid the pain, but there’s a problem with that. Nesting. I want to clean. Push a vacuum, wash the baseboards, scrub the bathrooms. Yep, not going to happen. If the significant other finds me laid out on the floor from vacuuming, it’ll be the last thing he’ll let me do before the baby comes.
Now here’s my other concern. Don’t laugh. When I tell people they laugh. I’ve had two kids, both vaginal. And now, I have a very relaxed birth canal. Is this third baby going to shoot right out when it’s time? Seriously? I don’t want to be on the way to the hospital and have her shoot out in the car.