Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
UPDATE: NO BABY YET!
UPDATE: So, the three days of false labor hasn't been totally worthless. I am 2cm, 50%, and -3 all via false labor. Which is better than nothing I suppose. But, it's starting to get both physically and emotionally exhausting. And in other baby related news, Metro has decided that my case has become too high-risk for them, and I am now a patient of Spectrum Health. I am not sure how I feel about this, especially since it's so last minute. But, there is literally nothing I can do about it. So, hopefully soon we'll be off to big scary Spectrum to deliver.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
As far as Ethan goes, he's already 8LBS 2OZ, and they're estimating he'll be about 9 1/2-10lbs at birth if we go full term (because he's growing so quickly). We're measuring at 39wks 2days according to this ultrasound (keep in mind they do not change your due date), which is 2 weeks ahead per usual. The nurses tell me it looks like it will be any day now, but the doctors are more reluctant to talk about it. All they will tell me is that I am effacing and the baby's head is pressing firmly against my cervix causing me to have "uterine irritations" (sorry to those of you who this is TMI - it saves me from having to tell 20 people the same thing). The ultrasound also shows that he has a relatively thick layer of fat around his belly and head; the ultra-sound tech even called him "pudgy"...so be on the look out for a fat chunk-of-love soon.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Also, I have been in false labor a half a dozen times - including right now. My contractions have been 1 1/2 minutes apart, but they are not painful, only pressure-ful if that makes sense, so the hospital doesn't want me.
Chances are that they'll go away like every other time. But, boy would I be happy if today was the day!
Sorry about the bed-head, no make up, pjs, and fake smile... But that's as good as it gets these days! 9+ months pregnant
And YES I AM WEARING PANTS! That's the last time that I wear light blue tight PJs in a picture
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Karl and I had Thanksgiving dinner at our house for the first time this year and it was crazy! We had 13 people here, and most of them stayed the night since they're from out of town. What a good time though. Other than that we got to hang out with Collin and Ciara for a while, which was lovely, and I've been having contractions since last night! We'll see what happens there - but I still think it'll be sometime early December. Who knows....
So I started having irregular contractions Friday night and I am still having them - now Sunday night. They get really regular and close together, but there is no pain... and then they slow down again. This is frustrating.
So, it's been five days of constant braxton hicks contractions (i'm talking like any where from 30 minutes apart to 1 1/2 minutes apart for five days!)... and if one more person says "well maybe it'll be the real thing tomorrow", "it'll be here before you know it" or "once he's out you'll want him back in"... I think I'll go crazy. Not joking.
Monday, November 20, 2006
I am almost 9 months prego already, but I haven't gotten a chance to post my 8 month picture yet. So, this was taken a few weeks ago. But, here you go:
Believe it or not, I am actually bigger than that now. And I am SOOOO DONE with being pregnant. Or at least I wish I were. I am ready to meet Ethan, and see my legs.
If you are interested in seeing me before I have a child attached to me most of the time, you should call, I'd like that.
Monday, November 13, 2006
So, Karl and I had an ultra sound a couple days ago and this is what we learned. Our child is a MOOSE. Okay not really, but he's huge like a moose. He is already about 5 1/2 pounds!!! He's in the 74th percentile, measuring about 2 1/2 weeks a head. Speaking of heads - his is huge! His head is measuring full term. It scares not only me, but my doctors too. So, they are giving me until December 11th to have the baby on my own, and if we don't have him by then - we are probably going to be induced. Even if we do go in to labor, he is big enough that they've already started talking about a possible C-Section scenario depending on when we go. Another thing to worry about is that my placenta is already showing signs of aging with multiple calcifications on it. what that means is that my body will realize it's time and hopefully we'll have him soon, or it won't. And if it doesn't, all kinds of complications are a possibility - especially if it decides it's done before the baby is born. So, again we'll be screened for that over the next couple of weeks, and if things progressivly look "older", December 11th might be our babys birthday via C-Section. Ohhhhh - it's a waiting game now, and it's killing me! I am soooo anxious.
Oh, and we got to see him sucking/breathing on the ultrasound, it's quite possibly the cutest thing ever.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Friday, October 6, 2006
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 7, 2006
So, our offer has been accepted! The only issue standing in our way right now is that it's very hard to prove your income when you're self-employed. Hopefully the loan/interest rate proves to be satisfactory when we find them out (later this afternoon) - because if they do, we just bought ourselves a house!
In other good news, there was an opening for a salary position at Millbrook school (Karl's former employer) that Karl has applied for. We're totally excited and anxious to find out if he gets it! Monday-Friday 7-5, STEADY good money, paid vacations, and benefits! Woo Hoo!
In other semi-scary/semi-exciting news, D-groups started this week. My co-leader and two girls (as of now) were very nice, and for a first week it wasn't TOO intimidating. I still have ants in my pants about it though. One week at a time...
What a time of change and anticipation these few weeks have been!
Sunday, September 3, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Monday, August 7, 2006
That’s how I feel anyway, but it’s a good huge! Believe it or not the sore feet and a slight waddle is already here, and we’re just over half way done till our bubby’s here.
Here is the fat chunk-a-love almost 5 months (a few days away):
Karl and I had an eventful week, we had a family reunion, spent a LOVELY day with Collin and Ciara, our puppies got sick (they’re better now), we lost a cat (damn water heater guys), got a new kitten (shut up!), been to the shelters a few times looking for Isabelle, and are slowly getting things crossed off our “to do” list as Karl has been home from work a few days now. This weekend, hopefully we’ll get to see Ashelia and the baby again soon as we have our 3rd ultrasound in about 10 days.
The reunion: (My new "immediate" family anyway)
And here's the new pup:
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
The 2nd trimester is glorious compared to the 1st. I am feeling wonderful (most the time)!! I can't believe that we're already starting our 5th month of pregnancy. It's crazy. I can feel our little monkey move pretty much every day now, and that is a great feeling. Hopefully tomorrow I will have a picture of the new expanding belly, and we might even find out the gender on Monday! Oh, how great would that be?
Monday, June 26, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Monday, June 12, 2006
"It is thought that Factor V Leiden increases the risk for recurrent fetal loss and has been associated with severe pre-eclampsia, unexplained intrauterine growth retardation, placental abruption, and stillbirth as well as maternal clotting during labor and in the postpartum period"
Good Lord! I hope that this baby will be okay.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Other than that, the house is working out well. We hope to have people over Thursday assuming that I'm not as sick as I was last Thursday. I'll keep you posted.
Thursday, May 4, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
2nd: KARL AND I ARE PREGNANT! And we are sooooo excited!
We had our first doctor's appointment and we are 10 weeks along as of Wednesday! Crazy!!! I was pregnant earlier after all!
Friday, April 21, 2006
and I am realizing that my life is awesome. I mean it. Don't get me wrong there are things I don't like, but in general, I've got it made. I don't work. I just go to school. I sit around and eat, and cook, and clean, and do home work, and give loves to my husband and animals, and sleep. And that's about it. And that's pretty good if you ask me. And so I'm thinking I need to be more grateful....
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Monday, April 3, 2006
Second best night of my entire life. (Second of course to October 29) I haven't been that comfortable and that happy, and have had non stop fun like that in a really long time. I love Lance, Justin, Joel, and Collin almost as much as I love my wife! We made history! Pictures will be posted soon. Thanks to the best wife anyone could have.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Any who, some exciting things are going on this week. Tuesday (not so exciting) I will spend studying all day. Wednesday is Project Runway finale with Ashelia and husband. And this Thursday we are meeting with Mars Hill about a ministry idea...
Saturday, March 4, 2006
God has really been doing some amazing things in Karl and I lately. After really working through some things, we've figured out how we're putting a lot of it in action. One of the things that we're going to try and take on (which meshes well with my above situation) is not living in competition with others. It's really a lot harder than you'd think.
We're also praying a lot right now about where we're going in our lives. We have a lot of options, and a lot of questions. Like, what exactly do I want to major in? Do I really want to go to school right now in the first place? How and when do we get involved in ministry? When do we have kids? Where do we find good married friends to develop community with? Do we get more involved with the church? Is this where we're suppose to be living? Where is God pointing us?
We're really excited about all these new things happening.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
So, I've been thinking a lot lately...
and I am realizing that my life is awesome.
I mean it.
Don't get me wrong there are things I don't like, but in general, I've got it great.
I don't work. I just go to school.
I sit around and eat, and cook, and clean, and do home work, and give loves to my husband and animals, and sleep. And that's about it.
And that's pretty good if you ask me....
Saturday, February 11, 2006
On a less heartfelt note, I have been a homework machine today.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
So, Karl is about to leave me for the first time in over a year (basically since this same trip last year) for the entire weekend, to go to spring hill. I have to admit, I'm basically freaking out about being here alone all weekend.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
"Humans, as a species, are constantly, and in every way, comparing themselves to one another, which, given the brief nature of their existence, seems an oddity and, for that matter, a waste. Nevertheless, this is the driving influence behind every human's social development, their emotional health and sense of joy, and, sadly, their greatest tragedies. It is as though something that helped them function and live well has gone missing, and they are pining for that missing thing in all sorts of odd methods, and none of them are working. The greater tragedy is that very few people understand they have the disease. this seems strange as well because it's obvious. To be sure, it is killing them, and yet sustaining their social and economic systems. They are an entirely beautiful people with a terrible problem."
Monday, January 23, 2006
I don't know... Maybe it is fellowship. (real fellowship) Karl and I are looking for a new church, not saying that we wont still be attending Mars, as we're not even sure completely if we want to join a new church.. but maybe that's that something. Maybe not. I'm not sure.
All I know is that I'm craving something, desperately... Have you felt that? How did you go about figuring it all out? What was it. In all seriousness.
Thursday, January 5, 2006
I've enjoyed the past few weeks with the holidays, parties, and thursdays. Thanks friends. Thanks family, Thanks husband.