Thursday, February 26, 2009
Jamie and I were talking the other night and I mentioned to him that we are no where as organized and prepared for Ava Grace's birth as we were with Jack. Weeks before he was born, all of this clothes were washed, his bed was put together, his room was decorated, but our bags were not packed. This time, it's the complete opposite! Her clothes are all washed, but no armoire to put them in. I've not yet washed the material on the swing, bouncy, carseat, etc.... Her lil' corner in our room is almost done, but there are several lil' touches that I want to do before she gets here. And the worst thing...I've not yet embroidered anything for her! OH...and our bags are almost completely packed w/ the exception of a few things! CRAZY!!! =( I hope to get all these things done before she gets here.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I'm saddened to think that this pregnancy is close to an end, but I'm so anxious to meet our baby girl. She's so active in utero; she interacts w/ our voices, music, and seeing Jack's expression on his face when he notices her move to either his voice or touch is just heart-melting. He's so eager for her to come out and share the "middle" w/ him (when we're all laying in the bed, he likes to be in the middle of me and Jamie). But what is the sweetest thing ever is that even though Ava Grace is not yet here in our arms, he still includes her in everything. She's a lucky lil' girl to have such a great big brother.
Please continue to pray that these contractions continue to slow down and that Ava Grace doesn't decide to make her grand appearance for at least another 2-3 weeks. I'm gonna go ahead and get our bags packed today before our Dr's appt tomorrow (you never know!) for the "just in case".
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I would like to ask for your prayers as the next few weeks pass by b/c I've been having a lot of contractions and was fearing the worst. I called the nurse Friday and spoke w/ her about all the symptoms along w/ the number of contractions that I was having in an hour and after discussing the info w/ Dr. C, she asked that I come in right a way. When I got there, they did a stress test which recorded several contractions, but during those, the baby seemed to be doing fine and the heart rate was staying normal. =) Dr. C examined me and thankfully, I had not dilated any. However, I did have a bladder infection and that, itself may be the cause of all the contractions and trouble I've been having here lately. Dr. C prescribed me some antibiotics for the infection and also some medicine to help "quiet my uterus" and let me express this - this medicine is kicking my rear! It gives me the jitters (which he warned me about) and just makes me so..."blah" feeling. But it's working and if it keeps me from going into preterm labor, then it's doing something good. I'm supposed to be taking it easy also, but they're so much going through my mind and still so much to do, that it's hard to just sit and relax. When the medicine has taken effect, I do find myself in the chair, but I'm up trying to get some things done when I'm not having this "blah" feeling. My mom and sister in law washed all of the baby's clothes yesterday and now all we need is the armoire done to put them in.
It's so hard to believe that the end is near. I love being pregnant, but these last few weeks have been kinda rough and trying. I'm praying that I'll continue to not contract as much and that the baby will at least wait another 2-3 weeks if she can't wait til the 27th. I go back to the Dr. on Tuesday, so I hope to update again w/ what is all going on w/ the baby. Please pray that she doesn't decide to come anytime soon, that she continues to grow and progress in my tummy.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Well, I went to the Dr. this past Tuesday and was shocked to learn that instead of gaining weight, I actually lost 3 pounds! I don't know the exact # that I've actually gained, but I don't think I've yet passed the 10 pound mark. The nurse didn't seem quite concerned, she actually stated that its somewhat normal to loose some weight at this point due to the lack of appetite and room. But having only gained so little, I never would've imagined that I would've lost. Who knows? Thankfully the weight loss hasn't affected the baby b/c everything looked great as far as the heart rate and measurements. So, we'll see what the next Dr's visit shows and whether or not I'll gain anything then.