Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Don't tell me that!

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

9 months

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:

resized 1 with baby resized 4

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

Big baby!

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

Not good...

Have you ever seen an 8 month pregnant woman attempt to give an 80+ pound dog a bath in a really small bathtub because he walked through his own crap outside? NO?! Well good, cause it's ridiculous!!!!!!!!!


So I definitely went in to labor right in the middle of giving Ceazer a bath. And no I am not joking. I was having contractions for about an hour before I decided it was time to go to the hospital - and by the time Karl and I got there I was having continuous contractions with no break at all and had dilated to 1cm. They gave me all kinds of shots to stop my labor - and now I'm at home and on bedrest for 3 weeks to try and keep the baby in. FUN STUFF. PS. Contractions suck - they are more painful than you think.