Thursday, April 19, 2012


I'm still here, and baby is not.

Here's a direct quote from my doctor upon entering my exam room this past Tuesday
"Why are you still pregnant!?!"
Good question doc!  I was hoping you could shed some light on that for me!
Even the doctors are stumped.  I'm almost 3cm dilated and about as effaced as I'll get without going into labor and the baby is apparently as low as it'll get without going into labor.
At this point, I'm just doing what I can to try and stay as comfortable as possible...not easy.
This will most definitely be my last weekly post before baby though because they have scheduled me to be induced on Tuesday morning if baby decides to keep being stubborn.  So, if nothing else, the baby will be here within the next 5 days!!!
So here we go with the LAST preggo updates!
Size of baby:On average 20 inches long and about 7 1/2 a small pumpkin.  Really?!?!

What I miss:  Not being pregnant. 

Best Moment this week: It was great to hear things have progressed more, but at this point it doesn't carry much weight. 
What baby likes AKA cravings:Anything I want!!!  I don't have to weigh myself again and I just don't care anymore.  If I want it, I'm eating it. 

Movement:  Enough to let me know it's still in there...and it's a strong little baby!  The kicks and jabs almost hurt these days!

Sleep:  More than usual because I have embraced melatonin.  Between the discomfort, the need to use the bathroom every hour, and my anxiousness growing I had to resort to something to help me get a little bit of rest!  I still get up every 2 hours or so to use the bathroom, but I feel like the sleep I'm getting is at least a little better. 

Looking Forward to: I'll give you one guess...meeting our sweet baby in the next few days!!
Picture: I'm so ready put some pictures of the baby and not my belly soon!!

Gunnar is squeezing in as much cuddle time as possible these days...

And here is where you can find me a lot of the time...lying in bed!!  Anything for a little comfort!

Tonight we're heading out for a little beach music festival to see if we can't dance the baby out! 
Ok ok, I'll probably be doing more bouncing than dancing.  
Anything to take our minds off of waiting on Baby Coble at this point!!
Well folks, that's it for my pregnancy updates!  
Next post will be to introduce our newest family member!
Think good thoughts for us and we'll keep you posted!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Like a mini watermelon...

Look what I just happened to come across at the grocery store today...

I next handed the mini watermelon to Bryan.
His response:
"I feel bad for you"

Ahhhhhh...come on baby!!!!!  Time to come out!
We are SOOOO ready to meet you!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

39 baby yet

I'm stumped.  
Surely I thought baby would be here by now. 
I saw one of my MUCH preferred doctors this week and she seemed optimistic that everything is ready to go, but perhaps I need to relax more.  The term "tired uterus" was used which seems somewhat made up, but indeed makes some sense.  I've had lots of braxton hicks and if I'm having too many of them it can "tire my uterus" and it won't have enough energy to jump start labor.  
The solution...warm baths and rest.  
I can do the warm bath thing, but I'm really bad about laying around not doing anything.  I'm compromising and going to the office every other day and working from home some. 
Perhaps I should try the power of positive thought also.  Feel free to practice your positive thinking along with me and perhaps we can give this baby a birthday this weekend!!
Ok, ready...GO!

Size of baby: About 20 inches and a bit over a mini watermelon...whaaaaaaat!  I hope it's a very mini watermelon!

What I miss:  I'm just going to go with bending over and not being a complete clutz!  I can't seem to hold onto anything lately, and then bending over to pick up my dropped keys or bowl of chopped onions I somehow tossed clear across the counter and smashed on the floor is even more of a challenge!!  All flexibility is gone.

Best Moment this week: Hmmm...I planted some pretty flowers on our deck on Easter, and Bryan and I have had some nice dinners and nights just the two of us lately.  It's easy to over look those, but I know our time of it being "just the two of us" is coming to an end and I cherish the little moments!
What baby likes AKA cravings: Cereal...corn pops this week to be specific!

Movement:  Still a lot less, but baby seems to move around a lot if I either sit out in the sun for a bit or take one of my warm baths. 

Sleep:  Can we have a moment of silence for the sleep I used to enjoy... 

Looking Forward to: Umm...the BABY COMING!!!  THIS WEEKEND, COME ON BABY!!!  You can do it!
Picture:  Here...I'm big, and looking rough.  It was requested I lose the cardigan in photos...I begrudgingly concede...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

38 weeks! Tick Tock...tick...tock...

Well, here we are...week 38.  
I'll be honest, a small part of me thought Baby Coble would be here by now, but I guess he/she's not done cooking yet.  I had my weekly doctors appointment and I came somewhat close to smacking the doctor who saw me, or at least giving him a piece of my mind.  See, at my practice you see all the doctors in the practice and whoever is on call the day you go into labor is the lucky winner to deliver your bundle of joy.  From what I understand a lot of OB offices operate this way now.  Let's just say we're hoping Dr. Bernstien isn't on call the night our little angel decides to come into the world.  
Here's some highlights of our conversation yesterday:

Obnoxious Scenario #1
Me: I'm hoping I might be a little further along!
Dr. B: Hmmm, I think Dr. Bass was being a little generous last week saying you're at 2cm
Me: so you're telling me you're now TAKING AWAY cm's from me?!?!
Dr. B: I just think he was being generous

Obnoxious Scenario #2
Me: So is there anything I can be doing to help move things along like eating certain foods or walking more
Dr. B: Well, you've been walking around for 38 weeks now so I doubt that's going to do anything

Obnoxious Scenario #3
Me: I know you can't predict anything, but do you have any guesses as to what I might expect to happen
Dr. B: If I could tell you when your baby was going to come I could quit my job and make more money than the mega millions winner AND make a lot of pregnant women very happy!

Yea, you would have wanted to drop kick him also.  Somebody needs to clue Dr. Bernstien into the fact that a women who is 38 weeks pregnant tends to lack a sense of humor when discussing the arrival of her newborn.  Like I said, we're just hoping he's not on call.

Size of baby: 6.8 lbs and over 19.5 a leek!

What I miss:  Being able to consume whatever foods I want...I'll elaborate under cravings

Best Moment this week: Certainly NOT my dr's appointment.  I did have an amazing nights sleep on Tuesday night though, that was pretty wonderful, and desperately needed!
What baby likes AKA cravings:  All I have been wanting lately is a soft boiled egg mixed together with toast and butter and little salt and pepper!  YUM!  Also, I made a batch of cookies today because I had a big urge to bake for some reason and I SO badly wanted to lick the bowl clean of remaining cookie dough.  Unfortunately both of these items I'm not supposed to eat because of the raw egg factor.  Stupid.  I'm SO OVER all the food rules when preggo...and let's be honest, I really only obey a few of them anyway.  

Movement:  Much less.  In fact there are days where I do start paying attention and counting the movement because the baby seems to be moving so much less, but he/she always makes their "kick count"

Sleep:  what is that again?  Do you mean those mini naps I take in between bathroom breaks?

Looking Forward to: eating anything and everything I want.  I'll start with raw egg products, then move on to sushi and wash it all down with a large glass of wine!