Tuesday, December 18, 2012

1 Month

Well I can't believe it has already been 1 month since I had Joanna! Well more like 5 weeks...CRAZY! And so is life with 2 kids. These are the things that stick out to me most:

1. Laundry- holy cow!
2. Priorities- Sleep is the biggest one right now and showering has gone to the way back burner!
3. You think you are doing good and then sickness comes around....
4. I have an AMAZING husband!

Ok thats all I can think of right now.

BTW- I would write out my labor/delivery story but the best parts most people would not want to read. All you need to know is that I did it naturally with the help of a doula and my husband. Joanna came into the world- not gracefully - but she was a beautiful little girl so it was OK!

Not knowing the sex of the baby prior to delivery is the coolest thing I have ever experienced! I highly recommend it!

I decided to try a newborn photo shoot with Joanna and this is what I got:

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I am alive and hoping to blog again one day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

37 Weeks!

37 Weeks (terrible picture!) 
*I had fallen asleep on the couch but knew that I needed to take my weekly picture. Oh well...

The baby is now full term! What a sigh of relief for Bryan and I.

At my 36 week appointment last week, the doctor took me off bed rest. I haven't had any changes so all these contractions are just braxton hicks. Wow!

My flax seed sock is my best friend because the baby keeps sitting on my sciatic nerve :(

I have been eating a ridiculous amount of chocolate.

I don't want to get weighed in this week...

I was supposed to go into the hospital for the external version this week but the doctors had some scheduling issues so I am set up for Monday November 12th at 7:30 AM. There is still time for the baby to flip so hopefully we won't have to go in for the procedure. The procedure requires two doctors, an OR ready and set up, and an anesthesiologist ready and waiting. Everyone that talks to me about it makes sure that I understand that it is painful. Please God have mercy!

I tried acupuncture and the chiropractor but I truly believe that God can turn this baby!

In Micah news:

He is now 21 months and now playing independently, trying new foods, and talking/singing up a storm! He cracks us up when he says "Mmm Hmm" at the end of words and phrases. I realized that he gets it from me. Whoops! He will point to our coffee and say "Coffee Mmm Hmm". Instead of saying "yes", I must have started to say "Mmm Hmm". It is pretty cute when he says it so I guess it is ok :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

35 Weeks - 4 Days

Day 13 of bed rest:

I finally got around to taking pictures of the knitting I have done while on bed rest:

 Micah decided to do a little modeling session though he rips off the hat as soon as he can!

He loves wearing his Redskins sweatshirt (he points and says Redskins!) and has started to say "Hail!"
He is definitely Bryan's son...

Not much to update on baby #2. Baby hasn't turned though I have had one trip to the chiropractor. My second visit is tomorrow. I see the acupuncturist on Monday morning. Can you tell I will do anything to get out of a C-Section???? Honestly every time I think about getting cut open my mouth starts filling up with saliva. Gross I know. Still praying for a flip!!!!

35 Weeks - 2 Days

Day 11 of bed rest:

It's a good thing I was not prescribed complete bed rest because I would go absolutely crazy! A big shout out to my friends that have endured the extreme of weeks in the hospital, etc.

I went back to the doctor today and the midwife decided to do a gentle check and there has been no change since the hospital!!! She encouraged me to look into alternatives for turning a breech baby before they schedule an external version. She explained that the procedure is in labor and delivery and they have OR waiting just in case the baby shows distress, they will rush me in for a cesarean. I called the chiropractor on my way out of the office ;)

I see the chiropractor tomorrow morning so hopefully this baby and my body will cooperate.

Here is my 35 week picture. Yes I put on make-up and got dressed just for this picture...

Monday, October 22, 2012

35 Weeks!

Your pregnancy: 35 weeks

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How your baby's growing:

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

It is encouraging to know that the baby is pretty much fully developed but not encouraging to ready that he/she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore. We just need ONE more somersault little pumpkin....
Micah is back from his weekend with his grandparents and he was calling for grandma from the crib this morning. He never even called for mommy and daddy lol. 
Our kitchen cabinets and countertops are in for the most part and Bryan and his dad are putting outlets in right now. Yay for a kitchen! 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

34 Weeks - 4 Days

Pregnancy Insomnia. Bryan and I both have it. I wake him up when I get up to go to the bathroom and then it's all over.
I can get about 4 hours of sleep and then I wake up and it is impossible for me to fall back asleep. Hence why at 4:00 AM I am writing another blog post.

I had visitors yesterday which was really nice, especially because I am missing Micah terribly! He is having so much fun though and they are keeping him super busy across the bridge. There is family to visit, a beach to run on, and chickens to chase so I know he will be worn out when he comes back! Maybe he will want to sit on the couch and color/watch cartoons with mommy :)

In kitchen news - we have water in our sink and dishwasher!!! It took my dad literally all day because our plumbing is old and we went from one sink to a double sink, but he figured it out and I heard the glorious sound of running water!

My sister organized a girls' movie night complete with brownies and ice cream (my favorite) and we watched "The Lucky One". It has been so weird being childless that I kept thinking sshh! we will wake up Micah! But we were able to be loud and turn the movie up :) Thanks ladies for a great night and for cleaning the kitchen!