Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A real quick update-
As of Monday I am on modified bedrest. I'm only suppose to get up to use the bathroom and to take quick showers. I am 35 weeks along.
When I went in for my NST on Monday I was having contractions and didn't even know it. those contractions lasted for about 5+hours and kinda freaked the doctors out. I'm not dialated at all but they want the baby to cook for a couple of weeks more, hopefully, so I'm now flat on my back. If I do go into hard labor or my water breaks the baby might have to be put into the NICU for tender lovin care but there shouldn't be any major problems. The baby is very active, healthy and strong and I am getting really excited about meeting him/her.
So I better get back to my couch and chill out. Now I really wish I had a laptop. :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just for posterity

Had the sonogram on Friday. The baby has the chubbiest cheeks, is head down and full of energy. The tech who did the sonogram said that the baby's stomach is measuring at 38 weeks (not good) that the head is at 35-36wks (fine) and that the legs are all on target at 34weeks, which is what I am today. The tech also said that give or take a pound the baby weighs about 6.5lbs. UUmmm... excuse me???
Because of how big this baby is I am now wearing very stylishly a 3 inch wide elastic band that is suppose to support my stomach and ease my pain. It has helped to a degree but when baby wants to kick some ribs I am in agony. The only way for the pain to subside is for me to lay on my left side to take the pressure off.
So I have been put on a very restricted diet to help the baby's tummy to even out some and I have started on my NST's. If they see any fetal or mommy distress I will be thrown in the hospital to be taken care of.
My c-section has been scheduled for Friday july 18th, but Dr. Gardner has pretty much assured me that I won't make it that far. The bets are coming in that it will be around the first week of July.
So that is my update for now. Can't sit up very long or the pain in my ribs gets to bad.
I sure could use a laptop about now.......:)
Love Carrie

Friday, June 13, 2008

Boy did I get a surprise on Saturday.

I had a meeting with my friend Kristina who runs the junior church program and she will be taking over the nursery program while I'm out. So I head over to her house at 4:30 kinda wondering why we are actually having this meeting but I'm getting out of the house so whatever. So Kristina answers the door and I walk in to everyone yelling SURPRISE!!!

Yes I got surprised with a baby shower!

I looked around and started yelling back at them "You Suck, I'm not ready"(I was actually thinking of how the photos were going to turn out for the scrapbook page. sick I know). Here I was, no makeup, in glasses, comfy t-shirt, hair not brushed, but at least I brushed my teeth before I left. Defintely not looking my best at all.

About 8 people showed up for a diaper and wipe shower, we had great Mexican food and had a great time lounging around the pool and having cake and ice cream. I received about 8 packages of size 1 diapers and 2 size 2's, a few containers of wipes and assorted gifts in between. Such a complete surprise but I was very appreciatve of everybody who was there.

There has been a lot going on this week. Starting on Sunday I began to have some contractions, about 10-15 minutes apart for two hours. Of course it was all my fault to begin with as at a dessert auction at church I started to jump up and down during the sale over a Mississippi Mud cake. Hey it's chocolate and really good. But otherwise no more contractions that I know of.

Had a doctors appointment on Wednesday. Dr. Gardner told me I'm to the point that if I go into labor that they wouldn't stop it. Okay, I'm sooo not ready. The crib is not made and the bag is not packed. I have also have been having lots of pain around my ribs and the doctor suggested that I get a belly band to help support my stomach, which has helped to some degree, but I can't sit up straight or walk very far without holding the top of my stomach to ease the pain.

Yesterday mom and I went up to IKEA and I bought the crib bedding and assorted items that I just had to have. I'll take a picture of the bed after I wash and get it put together. Tonight or tomorrow I'm going to wash the baby clothes and pack my bag. Tuesday I will turn 34weeks.

So today I have a sonogram which I'm bringing the kids to so that they can see baby and then this afternoon I will have my first NST or non stress test. This is where they monitor the baby's heartbeat and movement for about an hour. This I will have to do twice a week until delivery.
Okay if you look at the picture closely you will see I just took it while I was blogging. I will have Rob take a better picture later but this is just to give you an idea of how big I am right now. I'm off to the doctors Iwill see you later.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

*waving frantically*** I'm here, I'm here!!

Believe me I have had plenty to talk about lately but I've been busy and tired.
Today I said to myself that I NEED to get this done. So let's back track a little shall we??
This is our first week off from school. Yeah !! I spent the last two days of kindergarten with Kelly in her class doing a special project for the moms and dads. I made the sign with my cricut and I took pictures of all her classmates and then printed out the pictures on my new printer (I'll ode later) and put them into cards for all the kids to decorate. They were a big hit.

The next day we; Wyatt, me, daddy and grandmom all had lunch with Kelly and her class. Kelly was so sweet, she took Wyatt around and introduced him to all her friends like Jaydn (pictured here)

K-Jaydn, this is my brother Wyatt
J- I know Kelly I met him before

This is how Kelly look when she was introducing Wyatt, arm around him the whole time, so cute.

I also got pictures of Kelly with Mrs. Watt and with Ms. Kathryn (my favorite)

So after hanging out and saying lots of goodbyes, see ya next year, we took our soon to be first grader home.

So there is that recap. So far this week we have gone swimming once, twice including today, watched movies, played outside and trying to keep busy. I'm planning on making cookies, going to build a bear, arts and crafts, music and dancing. Kelly can sing most of Queens- We Are the Champions. So cool to see some of the changes that she is making. Oh and yeah we need to work on reading.