I had an amazing weekend . . . I had an old friend from college (whom I haven't seen since graduation) come down and visit! She was my first guest in our new home, and I was so excited to see her after so much time. She was quite a trooper - she had to endure the mess of newly sanded/refinished floors (so new, they were still in process on Friday and Saturday!), and all my furniture strewn all over the house and draped plastic walls (that looked like a scene from Dexter). I am glad to say we still get along and had plenty to talk about. We had an amazing time touring around town, and we went for brunch and we just spent time talking and catching up. Even better, Frank decided to be cooperative and let me do all the walking I needed to do without acting up too badly. I actually had a really pleasant few days, contractions and all!
As of today, I've officially made it to my first end-of-pregnancy goal - 34 weeks! I could safely have this baby at any time now, so it is quite a relief. I have another midwife appointment and an ultrasound appointment this week, and from here on out, they will be doing weekly scans of the baby (a biophysical profile) to make sure he is still doing well. Regardless, I have only 2 weeks left until I stop the medication. While I realize that there is a good possibility I could stop the medication and the contractions could stop, I am already feeling some changes, so I have a feeling this baby will come fairly quickly after I stop taking the Terbutaline. Even if he doesn't, the fact that Frank is no longer causing me much pain is a huge relief, so I am certain I can stick it out until the baby decides to arrive.
18 months in review
3 weeks ago