Saturday, December 30, 2006

same old

went to the doctor yesterday. nothing has changed, just as i expected. he did say that he felt my bag of waters "bulging", which to me sounds hopeful. oh yes, and i actually lost 2 lbs! i know it's common for women to lose a few pounds in the last weeks before delivery, but i thought for sure that with christmas and all i had gained another 5. after the doctor checked me, though (and if you're squeamish, stop reading this now) i stood up and felt a warm gush down my legs. my first thought was "my water broke!" but when i looked down, all i saw was bright red blood. i flagged down a nurse who got the doctor back in pronto and he told me that it was most likely just a broken cappiliary (i think) from him checking my cervix. the blood was not watery at all, so he said it wasn't my water breaking. rats. the blood kinda freaked me out, but it stopped soon after. that's the first time i've ever heard of that happening! all evening long, i really felt like i was on the edge of my seat..like it could and would happen at any moment. josh had a few buddies over for poker night, so i holed up in my bedroom with christmas candy, a good book and season 2 of project runway on dvd. fell asleep at midnight. no contractions, no water breaking, nothing.

looks like he may hold out to be a january baby after all!

10 comments:

Danna said...

All these "close calls" gotta love them...nothing like growing patience hey? I'm praying for you 3!

lil said...

Hang in there, Heidi! The time will come soon enough! We had two ladies on our prayer chain this week, who were having their doctors try to turn their babes that were breach. They are due right around now, too. PTL you don't have to worry about that! Praying for you, A. Lil

Lee said...

I had a simialar experience with the bear, I am sorry you are feeling ancy, I soo recall that. Only a short year ago it was me, and I was saying, "we plan things out to the hilt, weddings, trips, root canals, why cant we know WHEN these huge "life changers" are coming???!!!

Naomi said...

I was hoping since you didn't post yesterday that baby Tristan had made his entrance to the world. Am praying lots for you and can't wait till you have the little guy.

Naomi

Jennifer said...

it will happen when it happens...you don't need to look for signs..you'll know. Even then your water can break and you call everyone into their action stations and then it could be days or even a week before anything happens. These things have a timing of thier own.
Until then sit and gestate.
the end is near. you'll be alright.

Meredith said...

I went into real labour long before my waters broke, so don't count on that for your big signal.
All in due time.

Jill's world of research, reaction, and millinery said...

Hold out for January. January's birthstone is garnet, which is such a lovely romantic looking (and inexpensive) stone. In my world,Mama's alway get get their baby's birthstone as a "push present" (reward for pushing the kid out.)

My dear, with your coloring, you were made to wear garnets. Start shopping the ads, the garnets are on sale now!











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lovella said...

I'm inclined to agree with Jill. I checked out the birthstone for December and it is a Topaze. My mom had one of those lovely birthstone rings and I always gloated in the fact that the stone that represented the joy of my birth was a pretty colour. So, in fact it is something to consider.

Zandra said...

Hi Heidi! Looks like I'll see you tonight for New Year's Eve!!! I always get so frustrated with the docs that tell you it looks like labor could be near cause then that's all you end up thinking about. Just focus on the 15th (and even then you could be 2 weeks out - yikes!) and if he comes before that, great, but if not then you're not so antsy. I know it's hard, but try to relax...he's gonna come only when he's ready. Don't rush perfection!

Trish said...

Heidi-
You look so cute as a pregnant lady. Don't worry about the weight thing, I'm sure it'll come off after Tristan comes. He'll be here before we know it. I would love to share my Birthday with Tristan (January 10th)!! I will continue to pray for a safe delivery and a completely healthy little Stew boy!!