Monday, April 26, 2010

How do I look?????

Well I think I look big and uncomfortable!!!! Mommy took this picture of me yesterday when Paul, Mommy, Aiden and I were at the Inman Park festival having a ball when I had to take a break because I had the nerve to wear some sandals. Well I didn't really know that we were going to actually get to go, but we did. And we had fun. Unfortunately my body was not having as much fun. Lmbo. I knew that I would be paying for all that walking later last night and sure enough I was. But it was worth it. I am posting pictures of all the fun that Aiden had on his blog, but I had to post this picture of me at 36 weeks and 3 days!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010


So last night Paul went through and edited the pictures that were taken for at the baby shower. I have been waiting what seems like FOREVER to be able to see them and once again he did NOT disappoint. They pictures definitely captured the spirit of the event and how much fun everyone had. The above picture includes my best friends (all who came in town from Minnesota, Washington DC, Alabama and Memphis) who pulled this event off. Words can not express how thankful I am to have such caring friends in my life. I am truely blessed when it comes to the friends that I have made over the years. can go to Noah's blog (click here) to see all of the pictures because it would just take TOO long for me to upload them to this Oh and below is one of my favorite pictures from that day....of me and my HILARIOUS Sorors that were present.

On another note...yesterday marked 35 weeks for us and we are rounding 3rd base on our way home!!!! I am tired of being in bed the majority of the time, but I know that next Thursday will be my LAST day having to do My mom came and busted me out of jail yesterday and drove me around to take care of a few things that were on my to do list. I was SO happy she was able to do this. She also took me to my doctor appointment. When we first got there they took my BP and it was pretty high (150/90)...and my BP has NEVER been high. During the appointment the Nurse Practitioner was concerned about it so she took it again just to be sure....and it was still a little high but low enough for her to let me go home rather than checking me into the hospital. They drew some blood to make sure nothing was going on to be concerned about and when I called today to check they said everything looked fine. So maybe all of the activity from that day (since I had not been out the house other than to go to the doctor in over a week) made my BP elevate a little.

So next Thursday I will come off of this medication that they have me on and HOPE that I go into labor within a week or two!!! YAY!!!! I will be a walking and organizing fool in anticipation!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MAJOR changes going on!!!!

As I posted earlier I have been having contractions. I thought that they had slowed down and that things were back to normal. Well I guess I was wrong!!!!

Last week after our 33 week doctor visit I had to go see my very good friend THE Reco Chapple to get my dress for the baby shower. As I was trying it on it felt like I pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen. It was pretty sore but I kept on pushing. The baby shower went off without a hitch (I will post pics later) on Saturday and every time someone touched my stomach they would say how hard it was...I guess I had gotten use to the contractions...or maybe because I am always moving I was not feeling them as much.

Well the pain in my abdomen has gotten VERY uncomfortable so I emailed my doctor this morning and she had someone call me to arrange for me to come in today so they can check me out. When I got there I knew that I was not getting to see her but her PA but I talked to her in the hallway and she initially thought it was stretched ligaments and recommended one of those belly support thinggys. But little did I know that she told the PA to hook me up to the fetal monitor just to be sure.

Well after about 30 minutes on the monitor she came in...looked at the print out...and are contracting pretty regularly!!!! I look at her like...okay what does that mean? She says well I am going to put you on some meds to slow the contractions, check you to see if you are dilating, and have you come back in a couple days for a possible 24 hour stay in the hospital. WHHHHAAAAATTTTT did you just say?????? So basically after checking me, I have not begun to dilate but if I DON'T take these meds my body will eventually go into active labor. Which at 34 weeks we DO NOT want. I can only be on the meds for 2 at 36 weeks they will just let my body do what it is going to do naturally.

I am STILL in shock!!!! Besides the fact that these meds having me feeling like I am going thru withdrawal with all the jitters and stuff, I AM STUCK IN BED!!!! She put me on bed rest!!!!!! WTH!!!! I am a complete control bed rest will drive me bananas!!!!!

Upside to all of this is that I may actually get to deliver Noah vaginally!!!!! Thank GOD for my and Paul's family. My mom has agreed to do my grocery shopping this weekend and I just got off the phone with Paul's cousin (and Noah's Godmother) and she is making us dinner tonight!!!!

I am hoping that when I go to the doctor tomorrow they DO NOT have to admit me to the hospital for 24 hours to get IV fluids. I mean how much would that suck??

I hope to be able to post pictures from the MOST WONDERFUL BABY SHOWER EVER that my friends threw for Paul and I this past weekend. I can not describe the fun we had!!!!

So until then...expect plenty of blog entries as I lay here in