Wednesday, August 27, 2008

busy day...

Well today was a busy day for me! I had a non-stress test this morning at 10 and then at 12:30 I had an ultra sound! Next week I will start having my NST twice a week, which will help to make the days and weeks go faster, in addition to my weekly doctors appointment, September 18th will be here before we know it! Today at our ultra sound we were told that the baby is head up. Last ultra sound he was head down, so I was a little bummed, but I know he can still turn but if you think about it pray that he will turn so we don't have to do a C-section (did I spell that right?). He is also measuring small, nothing to be concerned about. She just said he may be about 6-7 pounds at birth, which is fine by me! :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekly reports coming...

So I started my first weekly appointment at the doctor this week! Which means only 2 more appointments before the induction!!! HOLY COW, right? Oh yes the induction has been set for September 18th. I will go in on the 17th to prepare me for labor (if you want more details about this feel free to email me to ask about it). I can't wait! I think it will be nice to sleep at the hospital the night before. I was thinking I probably wouldn't sleep much the night before anyway, so maybe being there I will sleep some. I am hoping anyway. :)

This weekend was kind of crazy. I had a headache on Friday that wasn't going away with Tylenol so on Saturday afternoon we called the doctor and the on call doctor called us back and was really nice. He said to go ahead and go to Labor and Deliver at Mercy hospital so they can monitor me. (oh I forgot to mention that my blood pressure was higher than it has ever been, which wasn't surprising since I was stressed about not feeling good). So we figured we would go and be monitored for an hour or so and then go home. This was not the case. Since my headache never went away they kept me for 8 hours! The ran some tests (blood, urine and ultra sound) and everything was fine so after a very long day they gave me a morphine shot and sent me home. Well I threw up on the way home (not fun), thankfully I brought the barf bag from the hospital with me in the car. Once we got home the morphine set in and holy cow that was weird! I decided at that point I don't ever want to do drugs (Justin keeps saying "like that was an option?", but you know what I mean). So Sunday I woke up still with a headache, so we did not go to church. My Sunday School prayed for me though and I know that God heard them because about 11 a.m. I woke up feeling great! We even were able to get up and get ready and ate lunch at the park with our Sunday School! I have still felt a little sick today, but not bad. The worst is the nausea.

I am excited because I am having a baby shower this weekend! I will be able to see some friends that I haven't seen in a while!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

long time, not post...

I can't believe that I haven't posted in over a week! I guess nothing much has happened over the past week. I did have my weekly non-stress test today (Wednesday) and it seemed to go fine. I was a little worried that the babies heart beat was higher than normal, but when I asked the nurse she said that it was good to see it spike like that because they would be worried if he wasn't moving around (I guess the heart beat spikes when he moves). I still think that they forget about me, because I seem to have to call them to find out how much longer I will be there and then it just happens to be time for me to leave! Hmm, coincidence, I think not!

I can't wait for Monday to get here so I can find out when our induction date is scheduled for! We are very much wanting Friday the 19th, so if you think about us pray that we can get scheduled for then. She said she will try for the 19th, but other wise it will be sometime between the 16th and the 23rd.

We got our stroller/car seat yesterday! It was a gift from Justin's parents. I got a little teary eyed looking at the car seat. To think that in just a few weeks we will have a little baby in it! I can't believe that it is so close!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Baby pictures

So I asked my parents and Justin's parents to send me some pictures of us when we were baby's. I thought I would post them, because I just think Justin was so cute as a baby. Of course I think he is super HOT as an adult! ;) The top group is Justin and the bottom picture is of me and my mommy.

Monday, August 11, 2008

week 33 update...

So my doc appointment went well. I was really tired and hot by the time they took my bp, so it was a little elevated, but not bad, she didn't seem worried. She is going to start working on getting my induction date scheduled! She will let me know at my next appointment when that is scheduled for. She gave me permission to do more than what I am doing! I still can't go out shopping or anything, but that was still good news to me. I will probably have to work my way up slowly to doing things around the house. Thankfully Justin is very great at making sure I am not doing too much! I have to do another 24 hour urine test, which sucks, but whatever and I will have one more ultra sound before the baby is born! I guess that is all for my doctor update. I think that after the next appointment I will start my weekly appointments. I am hoping that that will help the time go by faster! I am seriously ready to have this baby!!! (ok, I may not actually be ready because the thought of it makes me a little nervous).

Friday, August 8, 2008

Time is going by so fast...

I can't believe that we only have 5 weeks before week 38! It feels like just yesterday that we had only 10 weeks left. We had an ultra sound yesterday and it went well. Our little boy is getting ready to come because he is head down! He was also facing my spine, so we did not get any good pictures. The cool news is that the doctor said that he can tell that our little guy has hair! Oh I can't wait to see him and hold him. (I am about to cry while I type this, because as I type this I am thinking of our friends from church who are adopting and things haven't exactly fit in an exact time line as it does when you are pregnant. I am crying because I wished so much that they would be able to hold there little one before we did and now there court date has been set for October) Ok, now that I have gone off on another subject...I am very much looking forward to Monday's doctor appointment because I am hoping that we get to set the induction date! I guess that is all for the update, oh wait...I always remember something after I type "I guess that is all". :) I also had my non stress test yesterday and from what I could tell all went well. The people there were either busy or just not paying attention, because what was supposed to be a 20 minute monitoring turned into a 40 minute monitoring. I finally called to the nurses desk and asked how much longer I would have to be there and they were like "oh, yeah, ok she is on her way". I then got to go home. Then once I got home there was a message saying they needed to know my doctor's name, even though I had told them at least 3 times while there. Turns out they had the doctor's name but when they called to give the results they were told that I wasn't a patient their! UGH. So I called my doctor and got it worked out. I am not sure what happened, but I am glad it was fixed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

God uses so many things to speak to us...

So who would have thought that God could use a christian fiction romance novel to speak to me? As I have mentioned in previous posts my sister in law, Stephanie, sent me a box full of books to enjoy while on bed rest. Well last week I read 3 of them (I finished each one in about a day or two). Well yesterday I started another one and of course finished it by late in the evening! There was something in all of these books that spoke to me though, that is that worrying is a sin. We need not be anxious about anything. The Bible says that in Matthew 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body, more that clothing?" vs 34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." I tell you what these are the words I need to hear! Part of the scripture that I didn't list says that he takes care of the birds of the air and the grass in the fields, how much more is he going to take care of one of his children? I want to leave you with this quote from the book that I just finished by Lori Wick (The Princess).

"God is able to bear all that you are fretting about. He has made a plan. He has made provision. There are no shoulders larger or more capable than His. Give that worry, whatever it is, to God." (after reading that I felt like I needed to highlight it in the book, like I should be taking notes as in a text book or my Bible)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I am starting week 32!

Well not much has happened this week. In fact, I feel like this week took a while to go from Monday to Friday. I did have a good doctors appointment on Monday. I was worried that my doctor would take away some of my privileges that she has given me, but she didn't seem worried about the high bp readings. She just said to keep on the bed rest. This weeks readings have been much better! Next Thursday I start my non stress tests. I will go once a week to Mercy Hospital and be monitored for about 20 minutes and then be done. I also have another ultra sound on Thursday so look for those pictures to come! I guess that is about all for now. We are really trying to get our house organized. And by we, I mean Justin. I can do a little bit if I am sitting down. But for now there is not much else I can do but tell my wonderful hubby what a great job he is doing! I am basically his bed resting cheerleader! (give me a J, give me a U, ok I won't keep going with that).