|Very excited to be sitting with the big kids!|
|And who doesn’t love eating with an audience?!?|
|First meal (avocado and oatmeal cereal) was a success. Duh!|
I have also been having a fair amount of BH contractions, and the last couple of days cramping in the lower part of my tummy. Today is by far the worst day. I can barely walk.
The worst though are the hemorrhoids. I have an RX for proctofoam, which I have been using since last night, and my doc gave me some Lidocaine today. It is painful enough at times to make me wish for a c-section. The thought of them worsening during delivery, is giving me a tremendous amount of anxiety about my upcoming labor and delivery.
I want this baby out! And soon. My only options though are to wait…since I have had a C-section-induction isn’t an option due to the risks of uterine rupture. She can strip my membranes but not until next week. And, if I opt for a C-section, it wouldn’t occur until at least 39 weeks.
So, I will just watch and wait.
Today I am 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant. My last post was when I was 11 weeks pregnant. I thought that I was over the morning sickness at that point. Little did I realize that it would hold on for another 4 weeks!!!
Somewhere around week 15 it finally subsided. Shesh, that is longer than any of my other pregnancies! I am grateful it is gone and for the most part I now only randomly get nauseous for seemingly no reason. All in all, I am feeling very good. Happy about being pregnant, mixed with the usual amount of anxiety.
I have my big diagnostic ultrasound next Thursday and I am thrilled to see our baby again, and ensure that s/he is healthy and growing normally.
I will admit that Jeff and I cheated and went to a fun ultrasound place 2 weeks ago to determine the gender of the baby. And, while I know…I wont be telling until after I get final confirmation next week 🙂
Enjoy the suspense. Oh, and this picture taken this morning.