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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

6 months!!!

Where did half a year go???
I know, I suck. I never blog. No one probably even follows this anymore. I am sooo swamped with being back at work and taking classes for a second Master's Degree... and well.. the baby!!
So, I will share some super cute pictures and then say that I probably won't be writing on this blog too much longer. I still check back to see how people are doing from time to time.. But, Honestly, when life is going good... there isn't much to blog about! Weird, right?
Thanks to everyone who provided me with such wonderful support and provided a feeling of community when I felt so alone. Infertility is a pretty dark place and finding blogging helped me to get through with my sanity intact. Love you to all. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


It's been a long time since I updated on here! I guess when things are going good... I've got nothing to write about.

Liam is doing wonderful (sans the stuffy nose and slight slight fever) but, overall wonderful. Mommyhood is fantastic. He started smiling last week. That is the best sight in the world. It's still not all day smiles like I saw my friends 4 month old doing yesterday. Only a few a day. But, he's getting there. Q-T-PIE.
I have to make a doctors appointment for next to try weaning off the blood pressure meds. Hopefully it works out well.

Here's the only picture we have been able to get of the smile, so far. Even that is kind of mid smile.. mid laugh.

And some other pics. Check out my post-baby hair chop!
Liam's first trip to the beach. He was thrilled. ;)

* Yes, I know that bathing suit doesn't even come close to containing the girls. I promptly bought a new once as soon as I saw this picture! LOL

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thyroid results are normal.

So, now I just stay on the BP meds for a few months and then we try weaing me off of them. In the meantime, I just relax and enjoy my baby. I'm feeling so much healthier. I am getting a bit frustrated by this lack of weight loss. I got down about 23 pounds with 12 to go. But each time I go down a pound, I swear, I am up two the next day. I guess it's just water weight fluctuations. But, it would be SOOO nice to wear a pair of jeans without the maternity waist band.

Nothing goes over my hips, if it does, the zippers won't even come close to each other.
Maybe I will suck it up and after payday, buy one pair of jeans, cheap, that I can wear until I get back into my old ones.

Baby boy is great. I think he may have a little diaper rash. Today, he had some belly gas and it broke my heart. He couldn't eat and just kept burping. He was trying so hard to push it out, from you know where (immature giggle) but, he just couldn't. So, I just rubbed his belly until he feel back to sleep. Hopefully, when he wakes up he can eat a little.

He is loving his tummy time and has suddenly taken an interest in his play mat. He LOVES to stare at himself in the mirror. He must know how cute he is. :)

He rolled himself from his front to his back twice. I think he even suprised himself!

We tried infant massage last night. How cute. He loved that too.

We went for a walk yesterday at a big historical mansion. It was fun for us. He slept. But, he was hella cute. No?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A little update.

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. Things have been nuts. But, I am feeling a bit better. I am finally on the right med and the right dosage. This one controls both the high blood pressure and my racing heart. But, then I got some weird thyroid results.

So, I this weekend, I wore a holter monitor, got a thyroid sono and some more blood work (my poor veins). Now, I have to make an appointment with an endocrinologist.

But, I am feeling much better. We even took Liam to the beach today for a nice slow two mile walk on the boardwalk. He slept through it and didn't think it was too impressive. But, we were so peaceful and happy. Dh and I held hands and relaxed the whole way.

However, 5 weeks of bedrest, high blood pressure, medication and giving birth (not to mention sleep deprivation) have turned me to mush. I am so tired from the walk and my legs are so sore. I guess I have some work to do in order to get back into shape. We bought a year long empire pass so now I can get into all the state parks this summer without paying a fee (hence, no excuse to not go out and walk!)

Liam is doing amazing. I have been blessed with the sweetest baby God ever created. He is so good. Seriously, he sleeps so much, only really cried when he's hungry, (okay sure, his little fussy time is later in the evening.. but, that's still pretty low key). Nursing is good. He is so healthy. He gained a pound in a week. He is now 7 pounds at 2 weeks old! He is filling out his clothes well. It's so funny when people tell me how small he is... I feel like he looks so much bigger than when he was born!

So, here's some pictures of the "L-man".

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Not out of the woods yet.

I spent Monday night in the ER, away from my baby, with super high blood pressures. They were talking about keeping me over night since I could have a stroke.. But, they got my pressure down, sent me home. By the next morning it was even higher. So the doctor started me on procardia, 30 mg, once a day. It worked last night but, this morning it was back up, way up, again. So, now I am taking 60 mg a day. I am so so scared. I just keeping thinking that I will die and leave my baby without a Mother. Please pray that this dosage is what it takes to get me better. I feel so sick and I am back on strict bedrest. I don't even know how to handle all this. Thank God that Stephen gets two weeks paternity leave. I don't know what I would do without him. My MIL is coming this weekend from TN and I am so glad. We have a bunch of out of town guests coming and she can do all the cooking and cleaning and entertaining while I rest on the couch or in bed.

But, seriously, I really need some prayers. The doctors are taking this very seriously. All I want to do is feel good and enjoy my sweet baby without wondering if each headache is the one that will give me a stroke.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Okay here goes!!
My 54 hours of induced labor!! It's a long post. Grab a drink and prepare for a crazy story!

As you know, I was dealing with gestational hypertension and classic signs of pre-eclampsia, although my lab work was normal. Two different docs (the first doctor I saw and the amazing doctor that I saw for the second opinion) and my midwife recommended an induction at somewhere around 37 weeks. I started taking Evening Primrose Oil to ripen my cervix. Well, 2 days before I hit that point I went to the doctor for my bi-weekly NST and BPP and all the drama began.

Monday: At the doctor my BP was really high ( I can't remember the number but, it was higher than it had ever been). They put me on the monitors and I was having painless BH contractions every 2-3 minutes. Well, at that point a call was made to my midwife. It was decided rather quickly that it wasn't safe to continue with the pregnancy any futher and that an induction would probably work tonight because of the contractions.

Soooo, off to the hospital I headed. By the time I got there my pressures were above like 155/105 and the contraction had started to hurt. Not bad though. I was laughing and talking through them. They were pretty regular and they were unable to give my cytotec to ripen my cervix because, I was having too many contractions and it would hyperstimulate me. I was only a fingertip dialated and 50% effaced. So, they decided to let me contract through the night and see what happened with those contractions.

Tuesday: I got zero sleep and I woke up to find... no change. But, I was still contracting so they started me on a low dose of pitocin. They upped it by 2 every half hour. I only got to 10, a very low dose, before the baby started have heart rate drops after some of the contractions. When they lowered it... the heart rates were okay.. but, the contractions got much less painful and spread out. We did that all day. Up and down. Up and down. I only progressed to 1 cm. because, my cervix wasn't ready for pitocin. Eventually they decided to do one last try at upping the Pit and the baby showed a bunch of "lates" (heart rate drops after the contraction). It was decided that if the baby couldn't handle these Pit contractions, he would never be able to get me to a higher level and they would never be able to induce full labor. So, they called for a c-section. I was really upset but, I was also so tired, as it was past the 24 hour point, with no food and no sleep. So I agreed, we called everyone and got ready for the section.

Well, then, the WONDERFUL Dr. who I saw for the second opinion pops in and says "No section". These "lates" are not showing up frequent enough and you need to give an early induction for a first time Mom at least 2-3 days. We were all shocked to hear the midwives calling for a section and the doc opposing it!!! After some tears and a lot of explanations and planning I agreed with him as did the rest of my "team".S o, they stopped the Pit and decided to do a Foley Balloon Catheter in my cervix. You can do this if you are 1 cm or more dialated. Basically, they use a catheter to insert a balloon through your cervix into the uterus, just below the membranes. They fill the balloon with saline fluid and hang it through your cervix. There is a string attached to it that comes out and gets taped to your leg with some tension. Once the balloon falls out, you are 4cm dialted. Then, they can rupture your membranes or start Pit. Usually, Pit is given at a very low dose with the balloon but, since my baby wasn't tolerating it at this point.. we didn't want to do that for me. I felt so excited by this glimmer of hope. But, It turns out I was only dialted to 1 cm on the outside of my cervix and not the inside. They tried to insert this balloon for about 20 minutes. and let me tell you I was seeing STARS... They had to stop. It just wouldn't go through my cervix.

So, feeling very upset they decided to get me a shower, give me a sleeping pill and see, again, what my natural contractions started doing.

Wednesday: Late in the night, they woke me to tell me that my contractions had fizzled out and they were able to now start inserting the cytotec (same kind of thing as cervidal except it has a higher chance of stimulating labor contractions along with ripening your cervix) So, they inserted and checked me in 4 hours, 3 times. By the time they finished the 3rd dose I was at 2 cms and 70% effaced and having some nice contractions again! They were then able to successfully put the balloon in and they never gave me any more Pit. In about an hour and a half the balloon fell out while I was peeing in the bathroom. I'm not gunna lie.. it was very crampy the whole time it was in. So crampy that I couldn't feel the "strong contractions" that the monitor showed I was having. I also used a bunch of homeopathic stuff that my midwife gave me. I know that one was Belladonna.. but, the other two, I can't remember. But, at the point that it fell out... I WAS 4 CMS!! Finally some progress.

This was about 6pm. They broke my water and I started hard labor right away on my own!!!!!!!!! They started off pretty intense but, I used the techinques I learned in my Bradley class to the best of my ability, being that I was strapped to monitors in bed. Most postioning and too much movement was pretty much impossible. But, I was allowed bathroom rights since I wasn't on Pit. After each bathroom trip I was allowed off the monitor for a while to stand and do some of the standing techniques that Dh and I learned. I like the dancing one the best. My midwives were amazing. I started out the first 36 hours with Susan by my side every minute. Then Dale came to relieve her for the second part. They are working with a new midwife Julie and she was in and out the whole time also. Each of them were so valuable to me for thier own techniques and personalities.
But, the hero, was my hubby. Once Hard Labor started, he was there to anticipate my every need. Bradley Classes taught him so much. He was able to take the lessons we learned and adapt them to be used in our "more medical childbirth scene" He was really amazing!

That part of labor.. NO JOKE!! I mean it was bad. I vomited the whole time. Really vomited a lot. But, in the end that hard wretching was what helped move the baby down. He was still really high up when they broke my water. I started begging for drugs during transition.. At least I thought I was begging. In my mind I was screaming like a lunatic. Of course I didn't know that I was in transition. DH and my Mom said that, in reality, I quietly asked for them like twice.. But, once you are in transition you are sooo close to the end. They wouldn't have been able to even give me an epi because, the labor was too fast at that point.

Thursday: So around Midnight, I started to push.. The midwives were like.. What are you doing?? They didn't believe it was time yet. They all thought it would take me so long to get to that point since it took me two days to progress 1 cm. I honestly couldn't control the urge to push. I wasn't even trying. My body was just doing it and I couldn't stop it. They told me to try to go to the bathroom. I told them I couldn't because I would have the baby in the toilet. LOL Clearly, they did not believe it was time to push. So, I went to the bathroom with my midwife and when she saw how hard I was pushing.. she believed me. I was fully dialated and was allowed to push.

It took almost 2 hours. He was still really high up. Everyone was convinced he had the cord wrapped around something. At one point he got stuck with his head halfway out for a long time.. OMG, OUCH!! It was awful. I was begging for an episotomy and they were discussing actually giving it to me. He was stuck for a long time. I had no energy left to push. But, With some "not so gentle" encouragement, I pushed through it and I got to meet my baby.

Turns out he had a super duper short cord. They couldn't even place him on my chest! So that's why he was so high up and that's why he took so long to push out!

1:26 am I delivered my beautiful son!!! Liam Thomas. No epidural!!!! He is a teeny tiny peanut. 5 lbs. 15 oz and 19 inches long. But, he is honestly the most beautiful thing I have ever set eyes on!

Disclaimer: For someone who wanted a water birth.. and induction was so upsetting to me. I knew it was for the best for me and the baby but, I was scared to death of the Pit and really sad to give up my dream for natural childbirth. I can only thank God that baby didn't tolerate it and that my wonderful Midwives and the Dr. found other ways to induce my labor.

Okay.. now that it's all typed out.. I'm off to stare at my son.

I'm still not feeling so good. My pressure is still up and I am really just not feeling that great. I am still at risk for eclampsia which, after delivery can come on pretty quickly. So, I need to listen to my body and take it really easy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Liam Thomas was born at 1:26 on May 14th.

He is 5 pounds and 15.9 ounces and 19 inches long. He's a peanut but, pretty good for three weeks early.

I have never, in my whole life, been so in love.

It was an induction.. It took 54 hours.. BUT... NO EPIDURAL!! I am bragging about that forever!!! I will post the full birth story soon. It is really long and complicated. But, the end result is this.....

And it was worth every second!
Here is a video that my Sister-in-law made for us. I have to learn how to do that and make a cute montage of the photos that we have so far!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I moved to the last baby on my pregnancy timeline counter!!

WOW! It's coming folks.

Well, I thought I had this whole blood pressure situation licked. I had such beautiful pressures for 3 days straight. I marched into that nasty doctor's office ready to fight with him... And.... My blood pressure when I got to the office was through the roof. The doctor wasn't even there and the nurses laughed at me when I told them I didn't want to be induced.

So, I went back to bed and had my pressure back down in a few short hours. So back to bed rest for me. My midwife is going to come to the appointment with Dh and I for the second opinion tomorrow.. Did I mention that I love her??? She knows the doctor and really wants to hear what he has to say first hand. She did tell me that I am giving her grey hairs!LOL Honestly, though, this pre-eclampsia stuff is starting to scare me and maybe I am thinking an induction next week isn't the worst thing. I just keep hearing horror stories about people being like me, high pressures, no protein in the urine.. blah blah.. then a massive seizure and a month in a coma. Now, I know that's not the norm, but, Damn!! That's nuts!

The baby continues to look great. I think the sono tech slipped up and told me the sex. I am trying not to think about it and Dh doesn't want to know. I am just pissed that I am pretty sure she ruined the surprise for me. Keep your mouth shut lady!! But I guess with two sonos a week, someone was bound to screw it up! I made it so far without knowing and now I think I know. I don't care either way of course.. but, I REALLY wanted that surprise!

Other than that... Everything is set up, packed, installed, put together, etc. I am sorry that I haven't been keeping up with other blogs lately. I only come on a few times a week to read things and get my butt back to bed. I wish I had a laptop! Bt, I have been reading for the most part. Thanks for the well wishes and positive thoughts and prayers. They are much appreciated. :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ahhh craziness!

I went to see the Maternal Fetal Specialist yesterday. I felt like he looked at my chart and just prescribed the same thing for me that he does for everyone.

For the record:
- I do not have pre-eclampsia, yet. I realize that is a big "yet". If I develop it officially, my whole opinon of this changes.
- My pressures are up and down. Each time they spike, they get a bit higher. Most of the time they are lower.
- I have no protein in my urine.
- I have had headaches. But, are they ALL related to the pressure or are some related to my wicked bad allergies?
- My swelling is almost gone. Yes, sometimes when my pressure spikes, my face gets a bit puffy as do my hands and feet.
- According to the testing done, my baby is FINE, GREAT size, functioning so well. The placenta and cord are perfect.

So here's his plan: Follow me very closely with twice weekly bloodwork and biophyical's and non-stress tests, daily urine testing, twice daily pressure checks and Induce at 37 weeks. I'm a little puzzled. Why wouldn't it be, do all that tracking and get me to 37 weeks.. then take it day by day and see if I need to be induced?? Because, I don't have pre-eclampsia yet. I'm a first time Mom and an induction that early has a high rate of failure.. and the baby is doing fantastic! So, why end the pregnancy early if there are no signs that the pregnancy is affected by these pressure fluctuations. IF things start to change.. then, of course induce.

So, that being said. I am going for a second opinion. The practice I saw is very aggressive and I don't feel that my care was looked at on a personal level. I feel like they stuck me into a mold that my case doesn't fit into. If the second doctor agrees.. Induction it is. I won't fight it.

So, for now, my midwife has me taking evening primrose to ripen my cervix and we are going to discuss some herbs on Tuesday. Stephen and I started the perineal massage last night.. TMI, I know. And we are assembling the stroller and installing the car seat this weekend. It may be baby time very soon.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I got to hang out in labor and delivery Friday night

Not the most fun experience since my mother yelled at everyone.. But, I won't go into that.

Baby is doing fine. Everything else was still the same. Same high pressure, swelling went down a bit, no protein in my urine.

I remain on bedrest. Saturday, my pressure dropped to much safer levels. So, it's just a waiting game. I have no idea how long this bedrest will last and if I will go back to work. Hopefully, tomorrow's tests tell us something more conclusive.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Update on me.

Well, the bedrest continues.
Good news:
No protein in my urine.
Kidney's and liver tests were fine.
Blood pressure went back down last night
Swelling is greatly reduced
I have enough sick days to take me to end of the school year, so if this bedrest continues I can get paid and just go back to work on the first day in September.
No break in health insurance
If I have something wrong I can stay with my midwife and she will co-treat with a specialist! I don't have to go nuts finding an OB!

Bad News:
Well, I would have to go back to work in September, not November like I planned.
A test that meausres clotting came back elevated. Scary stuff. So after I finish my 24 urine test today, I go back for a bunch more blood tests and then more on Monday. This can mean a bunch of things or nothing. They have to track it's progression over several days.
Bed rest continues until next Tuesday, at least.

So that's it for an update.
My sweet puppy is up my azz today. I think she knows that I am upset. She is literally on top of me. I can't even pee without her sitting on my feet.

I am calling to get a carseat inspection appointment for next Tuesday. And we are washing baby clothes this weekend. This may all go down a lot sooner than we planned!

Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.. So far the good news outweighs the bad!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bed Rested.

For at least the next few days. But, it looks like I am headed for pre-eclampsia. My feet swelled to epic proportions today. I swear people were commenting on my feet from down the hall. Then, I went down to the nurse and she took my blood pressure and it had spike to pre-eclamptic levels. So, I went for some stat bloodwork and testing. I have to do a 24 hour urine... And I might have pre-eclampsia.

I have been a good bedrester today and the swelling went down a bunch. My Mom came over to take my blood pressure and said... oh you're ankles are so bad...I was like... yeah, I was just admiring how good they looked compared to earlier today. She was like.... That's NOT good. She took my pressure and it seemed that 5 hours of laying almost completely still reduced my pressre a bunch too. So now I continue to rest and wait for all the test results.

Keep me and baby in your prayers. I am pretty scared.

Blood Pressure!

So, I have been feeling SOOO crappy this week. I mean really, really crappy. I just had a feeling something was up. I wan't seeing the midwife, Susan, until next week. But, there was a class at her office last night and I went. I showed her my ankles.. and then I saw the look of concern.

She took my blood pressure. It's has been slowly creeping up. Not pre-eclampsia yet. But, not good. The words "bed rest" were thrown around. Thank God that wasn't the decision yet. She thinks it's not high enough to warrant that and it might actually serve to raise it because, it would be stressful.

But, I have to take it easy. Rest a tons on my left side. Drink TONS of water. Eat TONS of protein. Be on the lookout for headaches, spots in my vision, and facial swelling. She also told me she doesn't think I should work until "the end". I told her I was starting to think about stopping a week early.. she said.. earlier. We'll see how it goes. I want to save those days to spend with the baby!

I cancelled my trip to Pennsylvania this weekend. I am probably upsetting my little cousin. It is her communion. But, 3 hours in the car there and back (we weren't staying over) is probably not taking it easy. So, we're not going. :(

Midwife also told me she want to see me in looser clothes to promote better circulation to my legs. The weather is FINALLY getting warmer this weekend.. BIG TENT DRESSES FOR ME!!! I have been waiting for this. But, It has been too cold and wet for that! Thank God for Spring!!!! Yipee!

I finally got my pictures from the photo shoot. I'll post a few cute ones later on today. I have to get to work now!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tough Day yesterday.

First, My Grand Aunt died after a battle with cancer. She lived a good life. She had no kids and was only married for three years before her husband died. So she was like a second Grandma to me (actually, I was closer to her than I am to my own grandma). It is sad that she died. But, from October on.. she struggled so much. She was so sick and it was awful to watch. So at least now she is resting in peace. She was the most fiercely independent (and stubborn) woman I have ever known. Losing her memory and her independence was awful to her. I will miss her dearly.

Then, later on in the day, my Mom's twin sister was diagnosed with Lymphoma. It is low grade at this point and we really don't know what that means. She has to start calling doctors (hopefully, we can convince her to use Sloan Kettering) but, the funeral and Easter will probably make that difficult. Hopefully, early next week, she can get in and get an action plan. The doctor that diagnosed her told her that there is no cure, just maintaining quality of life. But, that life can last 20 to 30 years. The statistics don't look good. But, I found some information on new treatments and I think Sloan Kettering is the place for her. Please pray for her. She has two sons in college and one boy in middle school.

So, my family is going through a lot. We are all trying to stick together and get through this weekend before we tackle the big "C". It was a sad day.

No real pregnancy updates. I think the baby has turned head down finally. I was starting to get nervous about breach. We watched a horrifying birth video in class the other night. (I missed that day in high school) It totally freaked me out. Dh, not so much. But, I am convinced he will never go near me again after childbirth!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I haven't been online in FOREVER.....

I apologize. Everything is fine with me. We just have some really crazy family stuff going on and we have been really busy.

My shower was last weekend. It was wonderful, fabulous and so much fun. We laughed so hard we cried. In fact one friend said, " I kind of feel inappropriate having so much fun at a baby shower". This is me posing with my new "Vera Bradley" diaper bag. I HEART it. It is awesome.

Everyone was so generous. It was really great. We pretty much finished the "nursery nook". We just have some pictures to hang.

I was really waiting to post this until I received some pictures from the maternity photo shoot. That was also amazing. I was sent three "teaser" pictures until the rest are cropped, edited and sent to me. They are pretty cool. I just can't wait to see the rest. The ones she sent me don't show my face at all. I am looking forward to that. But, for now, here are the three pictures that I have.

Other than that, there are some pretty crazy things going on in my family right now (my brother is fine, not him) and I could use some prayers. It's just one of those weeks where the hits keep coming and coming. Financially, everything we own, at least it seems, decided to break this week, just as we got our tiny tax return. We are dealing with two very major illnesses.. one person is days away from passing away and the other is waiting to see if she gets a very serious cancer diagnosis in the next few days. I just need prayers for the both of them.

P.S. It's 2:30 AM and I totally can't sleep from stress, worry, and well.. pregnancy. I need sleep!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bloody Noses suck!!

I have been suffering with them this whole pregnancy. I'm not talking a little blood in my snot. I mean full on gushers that last an hour. Usually they happen at night.. at home..

Until Last night... That was when I got one in the car on the way to my first childbirth class. It was held in the instructors house. I had to walk in with a handful of bloody tissues and ask for an ice pack. I was sooo mortified. There is only one other couple in the class. She happens to be someone I know from an online message board. So that was even worse. I felt like such a fool.

So today... I am calling the ENT and begging them to take me into quaterize me. I just can't take it anymore! I have tried every remedy under the sun. Nothing works. :(

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

27 weeks pictures!

Okay, I took some today. Which, by the way, was a very brave thing. All day I got, "YOU HAVE 3 MONTHS LEFT? YOU LOOK SO BIG!" allllll dayyyy. It was fun. Really.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Schools are closed for me.. The first time in 2 years!! YIPEEE... I can hardly contain my joy!!!! And the Mayor of NYC actually closed New York City schools for the first time in 5 years!! NUTS!! We have a blizzard folks!
This picture was 6:30am... We still have snow predicted until 3pm!!! YIKES!! Good times!!
Pregnancy Stuff
We had another very productive weekend. I think the crib is due in this week so, we got busy.
We hemmed drapes... put up a room divider... put a shelf on the wall... installed a light on that part of the room (WOW that was really hard to do!)... fixed the holes that were made by putting in a new light.... Put new drapes in the Living room......
It sounds like a lot less than we actually did. That took us 2 full days!!
So here are some pictures. I have no new belly shots for you. I have been really lazy about that! But, I am feeling pretty good lately.

We still haven't moved the dresser out.. That will happen sometime this week and the crib will go right in that same spot..
Daisy was feeling like a ham.. so here she is stealing my snoogle pillow... bad dog. :)

I went to a "birth wisdom circle" for water birthing last week. It was interesting. I am not considering a home birth but, the hospital and the birthing room I am using has a waterbirth, jacuzzi tub. I planned on using it for labor and then birthing out of the tub. I haven't been swayed to totally use the tub for the birth... but, I will go with the flow that day. I am not as skeeved by the water thing as I previously was.
That's all for now. I hope everyone is doing great!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Some fun pictures to share!

We had a busy weekend but, I swear I took it easy. DH painted the "baby nook" (that's what we call the little section of our room that baby will occupy until the economy rebounds and we can extend the house or move... you know when the kid is 18 years old.)
I layed in bed, watched him painting the walls along with some silly movies all day.

But, I did paint the dresser. We took DH's old dresser and added the decals that matched the bedding. Then we added a few coats of varnish and Voila! We had a dresser. And I think it's pretty cute! Here the front and the top... followed by the two sides.

Here is the bedding.

And here is the crib we ordered this weekend also. We ordered early because, "they" say that it can take up to 10 weeks... Well, my friends.. ours is coming in two weeks!! YIKES.

Then.. here are pics of the "baby nook" before and after. We are adding an overhead pendant lamp and hopefully we are going to figure out how to block off the whole front of the "baby nook" with a sheer green curtain with tiebacks so there is some nice separation.

The crib will go where the dresser is currently. Then the dresser will go in the right corner facing forward. Behind the crib we will hang the quilt as a wall hanging and on the right wall we will put a high shelf and some pics in frames.

Next, I have some 24 week shots and the "funny as hell" t-shirt that DH got me for Valentine's Day. I must point out that he got me a size too big. When I questioned that.. he looked at my belly and raised his eyebrows... so yeah... that was great. :)

Other than that... hmm... I think my shower is coming sooner than I expected. I told my Mom I don't want to be surprised.. and she basically told me to "go shove it". So, I am a little upset. I don't want to walk into my shower in my weekend attire of the ugliest, most comfy clothes that I have. So now I am going to be paranoid. She did say that she would take a dress from me and bring it to the shower so I can change.. but, I think that might look crazy. I am pretty good sleuth and Dh is pretty lame about keeping secrets.. so I may be able to figure it out.

I tried on the dress I thought I would wear... Isn't it funny how things can look cute on you at 4 weeks pregnant and make you look like a pregnant farmhand from Little House on the Prairie at 25 weeks??? Umm I need to shop for a new dress.

Other than that.. I have taken much better care of me this weekend. So I feel better. I have the whole week off and I am so excite to do nothing.

Oh yeah... My dumb dog cost us 400$ at the vet this week for... basically.. pink eye. Apparently, it went very wrong and now her eye is in all sorts of trouble. And my vet likes to "get you" for every penny. Sooo... No fun for me this week.. We spent all our "fun" on the doggie. She should be okay though... I am quite sure that we are done paying for this though. She has one more appointment next week.

So that's it. If you are still reading.. You deserve and award! This was long and not too interesting!