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Pregnancy Update-I think I'm going to pop!

Friday, February 18, 2011


This has nothing to do with vintage fashion but I wanted to post a pregnancy update. This may be too much info for some so feel free to skip this post!

I'm about 31 weeks now and I seriously think I'm going to pop!! For the past 2 weeks, I've been seeing both my regular OB and the maternal and fetal medicine specialist. The baby is head-down now (thank goodness) but he's been putting a TON of pressure on me and it feels like if I sneeze, he's going to be born. I get to wear a really fun maternity support belt to help lift him up a bit. The docs say he's putting too much pressure on my pelvis and it has caused my cervix to shorten!

 Today, I'm having another ultrasound and a fetal fibronectin test, which helps to predict preterm labor. My OB told me yesterday that if I have a positive test, I could go into labor within the next two weeks!! Oh no!!!! Luckily, the maternal/fetal specialist is one of the best in the area so I'm in good hands. So, wish me luck and pray for a negative test!

In the mean time, I will be spending this weekend packing my train case and Olivia's overnight bag and Pj will be helping me hurry up and finish last-minute baby things around the house- just in case!
  I will have another ultrasound next week to check the growth of my little man so hopefully I will have some pics to share with you all. I may not post as frequently in the near future but as soon as our boy gets here, Pj will let you know! :)

22 Responses to “Pregnancy Update-I think I'm going to pop!”

  1. Oh my goodness, time sure has flown! I look forward to hearing the good news that the little man has been born -- but not too soon. At just the right time!

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  2. Wow seems like you were newly expecting only a few weeks ago!

    We'll be here, take all the time you need!

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  3. You take care of yourself so you can keep that baby right where he belongs!

    Preterm labor is never good, but at least you're 31 weeks and with modern medicine even if you're little guy was born soon he would do very well.

    Sending you long pregnancy and big baby vibes! My last boy was also putting so much pressure on me I was afraid of having him too soon, I was also having CONSTANT Braxton Hicks contractions for the last 8 weeks, luckily they didn't change my cervix, and he was born at more than 41 weeks weighing 10lbs 5 oz! While I wouldn't wish that on you, resting a lot and keeping your feet up will help baby to grow and stay in your tummy for as long as possible; think good baby thoughts!

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  4. Sending you "negative test" vibes. Everything will work out just fine, I just can't believe you are already talking about having the little man, it does seem like yesterday you were just telling us that you were pregnant again! Good luck and you're in my thoughts! :) <3

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  5. Gosh, I'll be thinking "negative test" thoughts for you.

    I hope you're all doing well, and that the boy stays where he's supposed to!

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  6. Best of luck! Babies tend to come when they want to, not when mommy wants them too. I'm sure you both will be fine. :)

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  7. My four year old daughter was born at 29 weeks. I was on bed rest for a week before she came. They gave me a shot of steroids to help develop her lungs and then I had her a week later. She was on a vent for an hour breathing on her own within 24. I thank God for getting us through it all.

    I pray all goes well for you and baby.

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  8. stay in there baby!! being pregnant is a lot of work, isn't it? all i have to say is, every time i stop by here, i forget you are pregnant until you mention it, because in many of your pics you don't even look it unless it's a side shot. you look amazing! take good care of yourself.

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  9. I know nothing of this kind of thing but wanted to wish you well, hope for a negative test, sending hugs!

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  10. I hope everything goes well and hoping you have negative test results!!! Little baby boy needs to stay put in mommy! ;)

    Also, thanks for the tip on getting off that lip stain. I have a horrible habit of licking my lips all the time, so it doesn't last as long on me, but it does tend to stick on where soap and water cannot get it off all the way. I am in love with that stuff and my beau likes that he doesn't have to be wearing my make-up too. :)

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  11. Thank you so much for all of the kind words and happy thoughts! No matter what, I'm sure he will be just fine. I'll keep you all posted. xoxo

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  12. I am sending positive and healthy vibes to you and baby!

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  13. Many congrats on the coming new addition.

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  14. my friend just had a baby boy, her little guy was 5 days LATE and she thought he was going to be born early because he kept putting pressure on her pelvis etc.

    i hope you get a negative test!
    no premature labour!

    http://hattitude-hattitude.blogspot.com

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  15. WOW! Good luck! How exciting to get a new baby!!! I hope and pray all will go well for you and the little one.
    Oh, to hold a new born baby.....you lucky girl you! :)

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  16. I hope everything goes well for you!

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  17. I've been wearing the completely unglamorous maternity support girdle since about 18 weeks. This is my fourth pregnancy and now my joints relax *too* much and doing the simplest things make my pelvic bones audibly crack and it feels like they are going to buckle out from under me. It is no bueno. I hope your test comes back negative. ***negative test vibes to you***

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  18. Wow i can't believe you are so close already!You poor thing i know how uncomfortable it can be towards the end.My last baby was head down for weeks & because he was my fourth my stomach muscles hated me & it hurt to even walk for the last 2 months.
    Wishing you all the very best & fingers crossed for a negative test result.
    Can i please send you a present ? I have seen so many lovely things & thought i would love to send that to Brittany & her new little bubs.

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  19. Dott, you poor gal!! Isn't that the worst feeling? I hope that the support belt helps you. I've been feeling much better since I started wearing mine but I still waddle like a duck! :)
    Mrs. Cleaver, thank you! That's so sweet of you to think of me. You can email me at bluegurl1700@yahoo.com and I will send you my address! :) xoxo

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  20. Thinking of you Brittany and hoping your little man stays put a while longer!!

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  21. I had to start wearing that awful pregnancy support thing with my third pregnancy, but I felt like Frankenstein's monster in it, and hated wearing it. With my fifth pregnancy I could hardly walk for months, despite regular treatments with a massage therapist. It is NO FUN! My poor muscles will never recover from that little Elvis-baby! It's an awful feeling when it feels like your pelvis is actually breaking. Us poor mamas!

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