The first night of no cable or internet was not dull to say the least. It started around 6:15 when I started my kick counts. At 6:30 there was a tornado warning but nothing was done right away. I laid there and about 7:45 Jacob had still not passed his kick counts which worried me because it was getting close to 2 hours of not 10 kicks. Well as I was laying there worrying a second tornado warning was issued and the nurses came around to shut all of our blinds. When the nurse came into my room I mentioned to her that Jacob was not moving a lot, or the required amount so she closed a few more blinds then came back to listen to his heartbeat, perfect in the 150's he just was not moving. At about 5 after 8 he FINALLY finished his kick counts, just squeezing them in the time allotted. Just as he was finishing a third tornado warning was issued and the nurses came around and told us we were having a ward party. Everyone had to come out in the hallway as the tornadoes were getting closer to London. So everyone in antenatal was brought out into the hall and funny enough so was everyone in the labor and delivery department. There were a few women in labor and when they had to deliver they brought them into the surgery room since it was on the inside walls. It was kind of interesting to see. I just sat and worked on Jacob's blanket and tried to keep my eyes open. I had some snacks and my water so I was quite content and at that point Jacob was moving around like crazy so I was not worried. I was initially worried because the day before yesterday was a quiet day for him, which was right on track, every 5-7 days but he has never had two quiet days in a row but then I remembered I had taken a Tylenol the night before so it may have made him sleepy as well. Just had a minor heart attack last night but today has been much better, he has been a mover and a shaker. I just wish this cramping would stop. I'm going to have to cut my LOA short and go back so they can monitor, at least he is moving though.
Our doctor came by yesterday and we had a chat. He is now wanting to try to aim closer to 37 weeks but there is no way I can go that long. We meet again Friday and were going to tell him, the absolute latest we are comfortable going is to Sunday September 4th, 36 1/2 weeks. But that is with 3 ultrasounds next week and come Friday 24/7 monitoring. Of course, if any of the ultrasounds in the next few days show anything different he'll be here sooner but we made it 35 weeks and we feel pretty good about that. So, he will either be born Saturday Sept 3rd (induced on the 2nd or c-section on the 3rd) or Monday Sept 5th (induced on the 4th or c-section on the 5th) Were only about a week away and the final date will probably be discussed next Wednesday but it will be by the 4th at the absolute latest, which is next weekend. I can't believe we are almost there, it's so scary and I'm getting incredibly anxious. All I want to hear is him screaming and crying after being born, I don't want to only hear me crying like after Ty was born, I want to hear him! It would be such a good sign that his lungs are working and I'd like it if he peed all over the doctors to show his kidneys have some function.
Our last BPP he was almost 5lbs so I'm guessing he will be 5.5lbs when he is born which is a good size, right on track. I just pray everything else is right on track as well (mainly kidneys and lungs) we shall see in a week and until then I pray God protects him from any harm in the womb!
Here's some pictures from our belly shot session. Thanks so much to Trish Roberts and the NILMDTS organization for providing us with these sweet memories.
The Nelles Clan, Mommy, Daddy, Angel Ty and Sweet Pea