Saturday, March 31, 2007

Here we are at 35 weeks!

WOW its all really gone so fast, granted this week feels like it lasted FOREVER! but all in all we really are in the home stretch! With only 3 weeks to go I cant believe how soon Little H will be here. Some days I feel completely ready, and others I am still unsure whats going on, and find it hard to believe theres a little person in my belly!

I did get a call from the Dr yesterday to check up on me, and she let me know there was no protein in all the pee I had collected for a day! So that is great news, as it means I dont have Pre Eclampsia, I just have Gestational Induced Hypertension. So I guess thats good :) I maintained fairly good BP yesterday and slept like BABY (one that sleeps) last night.. it was so nice!!!

This weekend I will just finish getting things together at home, and started ordering the things we needed online :) Thats the way to do it on bedrest... that way I get stuff in the mail everyday! :)

Friday, March 30, 2007

Good Ole british humor!!!

Should children witness childbirth?

Due to a power failure, only one paramedic responded to the call.
The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr oldgirl,
to hold a flashlight high over her mummy so he could see while he
helped deliver the baby.
Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Mummy pushed and
pushed and after a little while, Connor was born.
The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his
bottom. Connor began to cry.
The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the
wide-eyed 3-yr old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.
Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the
first place......smack his ass again!
(If you don't laugh at this one, there's no hope for you

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Well I guess its good and bad... I am allowed to shoot tomorrow but I am still actually on bedrest.. well house arrest, my BP was good today, but we are still watching it. And also waiting to see if all the pee I collected, i know great huh, has anything to tell them.

She did say that chances are Little H will be here in 3 weeks.. MAN that is soon.. but I can bet that those 3 weeks will drag like heck! It will feel like 3 months.. UGH... The only change will come if my BP shoots up and then he will come right away! SCARIER!

They are also sending a home nurse to show me how to do my BP (apparently without my fancy digital wrist thing - how boring) and test my pee.. YAY! I cant wair for that..

So I guess its time to get ready, buy stuff online.. LOL and sit back and wait for the little princes arrival! :)

Get Comfy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

woooohooo ankle bones!!!

My ankle bones have made a reappearance.. I hope that means I have done good! :) my fingers and feet both look so much smaller..

Fingers crossed for tomorrow that I am allowed up a little :) or at least more than I am now!

Second Day... Same as the first...

Except I have slept most of the day.. The thing is I dont want to do anything, once you have been in bed for longer than normal you dont even want to get up..

My BP is up and down, most of the day its nice and low and where it should be but every now and again I get a surprise.

nuff said..

Monday, March 26, 2007

Off to bed I go....

I had lots to do today, Drs appt, 2 shoots, shopping..

HA.... I got to my Drs Appt and and as part of the reg routine they took my blood pressure and the nurse looked a little confused, so she did it again, and told me that it was 140/90, now I really have no idea what these numbers mean, but I do know thats not what I am normally at! I have always been praised for great blood pressure... hey its nice to get something right! :)

So I go back to my Dr and she also checks it .. TWICE.. still up there... Then she says, OK I need you to go straight to the Hospital (next door) and be evaluated. In typical ME fashion I say, when you say "straight next door" what do you mean.. is 3pm ok! :) after agreeing that I can go do my 2 shoots.. I leave, then it all starts to sink in and I get a little nervous!

I go back to the hospital at 3.30 and had no idea how uncomfortable I would feel, I mean they are there to take care of you, but just being in a hospital gown, on a hospital bed, with all the things surrounding me that they need to deliver babies, scared the living CRAP outta me!

I was hooked up to machines, for the babys heart, contractions, my BP there was beeping and noises and heartbeats, the BP machine sounded like a computer game when it was finished getting your pressure.. which was a little amusing.. but no where near as amusing as Kent in a hospital room.. LOL switches, and light and OMG the controls on the bed WHY put them on the outside where he can get them... I am laying there with my head and legs going up and down! It did lighten the moment though.. He decided he liked the chair in the room, so at least he will be comfy :)

Anyway so long story not so short, the Dr came in and said that I was allowed to go home, on bed rest, and that I would be checked again on Thursday. If I am really lucky I will be allowed to shoot on Friday... its a BIG day! If the worst happens I will be admitted on hospital bedrest.. so for the next 2 days I am IN bed and relaxing :)

SOOOO Bring on the rain! and the girlie movies.. We got home tonight and Kent changed the bed, ran me a bath, made me some soup and then sent me to bed, its comfy right now, we will see how I feel tomorrow ;) I have a machine for my BP too so that will be fun to follow.

Stay Tuned...

One less date!!!

So for months I have been more than looking forward to my shower! :) Friends, and Food and Gifts! My shower was great and so cute! I got to see people I hadnt seen in a while, and that was also wonderful. But upon getting home I realised, OK so I had been looking forward to that for so long, the only big thing left now is the baby! (I do have 2 more big photo dates on the 30th and the 7th - then I am off!) But for the shower to be done, more stuff in the nursery, and having heard wait for your shower for months, now its up to us to make sure we have all we need to welcome Little H!

This more than stressed me out a little last night, it led to freaking out about a stupid light in the nursery, and I THANK Kent for his patience with me. We got it fixed, played with our new toys in the nursery, the Diaper Champ is a big hit with Kent, I think because of the minimal time it takes to put it together.. he hasnt figured out why we need a bumbo seat, I told him it helps the baby sit up before he can really do it for himself, his response.. " wait til he's ready" LOL. At midnight after all this fun we turned in. Now I have to figure out what we need to finish it off! :)

Here are a couple of pictures of my massiveness at my shower.. I really wasnt aware how huge I am! But like I keep saying once the baby comes out, he's 70 pounds now ;) and the placenta, which I have been told is VERY healthy, probably another 50pounds! I will leave that hospital looking like Nicole Richie! :) Believe me I am under no misconceptions, just hope that I can get rid of it all once I am home! :) I was excited that I got to wear a non PG shirt, and non PG pants to my shower! :) Although shoes are a whole NOTHER story!! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Taking your guesses! :)

Heres a few recent pics.. I am almost 34 weeks.. He has measured ahead about 2 weeks the whole time, and was about 5 pounds last week.. Put in your bets now! :)

let the nesting begin!

Kent and I washed clothes last night and started to put them away, Well Kent folded and placed in the drawer and I went behind him and refolded and put somewhere else...I explained that I wanted him to be a part of it, and to know where things go. He explained how I would be moving everything 3 times before Little H gets here anyway! He's right..

I officially gained more pounds that I do not care to note this week, but then again I think this kid gained some of it! He hasnt moved alot this week, although he still has a great heartbeat, and I think hes still head down. I can feel him when my hand is on my belly, kinda wriggling so he may be almost out of room, which means its about to get REAL uncomfortable for me!

Kent graduated me from Huge to MASSIVE last night too.. thanks sweetie! I will try to take a picture today once I decide to get dressed :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy East er from Mason and Rilee!

We had a little shoot when April and Amy came to visit the other day! :)

I couldnt help but put these 2 pics together.. Mason kept the same face all the time.. he wasnt too impressed.. and when Rilee finally started to smile he put a stop to it! :)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

49 days! OMG~

Well its really coming thick and fast now! he could be here in 5 or 6 weeks and I really feel he will be! Right now he is weighing in at around 4.65 pounds and gaining like a champ! He is actually head down, when both and I the Dr thought he wasn't, apparently he has a boney butt.. like his dad! He has some HUGE lips! and LOVES to suck his thumb in all recent pics hes been sucking on it! Heres a new pic.. I have detailed some areas (those arent part of him LOL)
All of that white around his head is actually hair! apparently he has ALOT of it.. and in some of the pics it looks like its curly.. and while he was sucking his thumb when I was there.. (and LICKING the Placenta.. ewwww) his lips were all big too.. Not sure where he gets that.. I am sure we will see when he gets here! It may be cause he's getting squished in there! :) But he looks great..

His size has him here anytime between April 18th.. and April 27th.. I think the 24thish! :) Place your bets now!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A quick Thank You..

To Aprils sweaters! That got me through this pregnancy!

Once I am done with them all I will wash, soften and put them in one of those cool suction bags for you to put in your closet :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I feel like I am getting bigger...

Yet you cant see it in the pics.. I looked at 28,31 and 32 and dont see any difference :( but I can feel it and even DH said the other day I looked like I had popped again.. if this kid turns again I can see it looking bigger.. and I think I only peed like 3 or 4 times today.. I am shocked.. I didnt even wake up last night.. I am pretty sure I am drinking enough.. I just dont think hes on my bladder anymore! :) YAY!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Sleep is for the weak!

Saturday was officially a KICK YOUR ASS day! I had 3 shoots and then went and worked at Carters til 9.30! I got home and I was pretty beat.. Kent had had the day off, and so when I got home I got a big hug and I must have looked pretty beat. I told him how there was NO good snack food in the house, and how I had gotten up in the middle of the night and there was no crap to eat! LOL So we made cupcakes!

Then, as I am waddling around on my sore feet he says, "When you want number 2 I will remind you of this!" I looked at him and while we were both smirking said, it took you 32 weeks to say that! his response was, well.. I was hoping you would get pregnant and then realise how horrible it was and never want to do it again!, and YOU go and have an easy pregnancy and enjoy the whole thing! I realised I had enjoyed it, but Saturday had officially kicked my ass!

Sunday wasnt sooo bad.. still kinda busy.. and now I have 2 days off! so why was I wide awake at 6am with 5 hours of sleep... who the heck knows.. but I WILL be napping today! ;)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

32 weeks!!!

Ever since I got pregnant my very experience sister in law has told me how I will worry about this pregnancy all the way through, and while the worry doesnt end as you progress, at 32 weeks her doctors have always told her, your golden! :)

All week I have been thinking yay 32 weeks this week! it feels like the end .. but with a few more weeks for good measure!

The whole experience really has been great, I have had no restrictions, apart from a few days of bedrest, which was probably a good idea at the time! It hasnt slowed me down, god forbid! Today I am doing 3 shoots and 4 hours at Carters! :) I also have 2 weddings left before this one pops out!

I am extremely thankful that I have had such a great pregnancy, it has allowed me to enjoy it, and probably made life easier on Kent! although he didnt get off scott free (hehe) hes experienced my share of melt downs, and exhaustion and screaming fits, not that they have happened too much!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

More stuff!

So heres the dresser we got and the great knobs! I love them!

Oh and the bedding that I made is ALMOST done.. :)
The room just needs to be cleaned up now :) and we need a chair.. just not sure where that chair is going to go!!! hmmm

So here I am!

In all my maternityness! :)

I thought I would have a go at getting some pics while he was volleyball shaped.. and not HUGE! not bad for using the timer! :)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Not so big after all :)

Now that was a relief to mommys ears!! But you never know he may grow 2 pounds before next time :)

Mimi, April, Mason and I all went to meet Mr Hendrix today! It was so cool to see him, and today he was sucking his thumb constantly and getting quite cosy with the placenta! OH and hes head down now.. which I guess is good.. Just managed to scare me to death about labor again.. gotta get back to those books! :)

We got some good shots of him but this 2d profile was the best! I think he was sucking his thumb here too.. and his nose is kinda pushed into the placenta.. but its the lips that get me! and I realised tonight.. they remind me of cousin Noah! - take a peak at Lesleys blog to meet Noah.. and see his pretty face! I keep saying I hope to god I have a little boy like Mason and Noah.. Mason is laid back.. so far.. and Noah just as the most tender heart, I dont know that I could handle a boy with headstrong personality.. it would be all down to daddy!:)

Oh yea and heres me all round.. I swear it was like carrying around a volleyball today!! hes high and round for whatever reason.. I guess I am short and theres not many other places to go! LOL

Saturday, March 03, 2007

30 week appointment..

Well I am actually 31 weeks today.. but its hard to schedule these things 2 weeks apart now!!!!

Anyway, All is well, I am measuring at 33 weeks, and he is in a breech position right now, where hes been most comfortable, This morning he may be more sideways.. LOL but still head up. We discussed my options if he stays that way. A C section I am actually fine with! :) Part of me wants to do everything right, Natural birth, breastfeed, but there is a part of me that would rather a C Section and Formula.. thats my selfish part I guess.. We will see what he decides hes running the show here, and I am sure he will pick whats best for both of us!

Pappaw also put in his first bid! he says April 21st, 8lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches long. Talk about make it real.. that made me a little nervous! Obviously if he is right.. it would be a somewhat natural labor etc.. as its a Saturday!