Thursday, November 27, 2008

She's HERE!!!!

Our precious little girl is here! Here are some pics from my mom's camera. Hopefully I'll get to a more detailed post tomorrow. =)
Dl born on November 26th, 2008 @ 12:06 AM
8 lbs 2 oz and 20.5 inches long

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


looks like we will be heading in to base here in a little bit.... contractions are about every 4 to 5 minutes!!!! and staying steady!!!

so exciting!!!!

dr. apt

Had another doctor appointment. Same as the other day. But afterward, my contractions which were about every 10 minutes started getting stronger. Came home anyway, so hopefully they'll stay constant and get stronger, and hopefully we'll be going back in today. Otherwise, they want another monitoring session on Friday and inducement on Saturday. But if we're going to have to induce, I might decide to just do it tomorrow. Hopefully though, my contractions will get stronger and we'll have to go back in today anyway. =)

I'll give another update soon, hopefully, or if not, my mom can leave a comment to update everyone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

[another] Update

We walked around Caltagirone for a few hours today..... and still, nothing. I thought for sure something would start happening. If it hadn't been rainy we would have driven out to Agrigento, then of course something would definitely have happened, lol, since it's quite a ways away, but oh well. My next appointment is tomorrow morning, bright and early. The doctor will be talking to us about "her schedule" for this week, and will undoubtedly recommend an inducement day.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Guessing Baby's Weight

Here's what we're guessing:

Grandma: 8 lbs 6 oz
Mom: 8 lbs 4.5 oz
T: 8 lbs
Me: 8 lbs 9 oz
C: "uhhhh 3 years old"

Anyone else want to guess?

41 weeks today

I had another monitoring session today. They hooked me up to the wonderful machines again for over 20 minutes. Baby's heartbeat is fine. I was having contractions every 4 minutes, but I couldn't feel them, until I watched the machine, and realized... "Oh, that feeling is a contraction?" lol very weak contractions, so minor, I've been ignoring them for some time now. I'm dilated 2-3 cm now instead of 1-2. I met my new doctor, and while her bedside manner is not the greatest, I do like her method of inducing a lot better than my last doctor's..... that is if we have to resort to inducing. I'm still hoping I won't have to. But if we do, she's going to use an internal medication, if that doesn't work, then break my water, and if that still doesn't get things going, then as a last resort, use pitocin. I asked that if we had to resort to pitocin, once my contractions started up, if we could stop the medication, and she said she would be willing to try. So that was a little comforting. Hopefully I won't have to induce, and if I do, hopefully the internal medication will be enough to get things moving along. I'm very excited, and so happy I've stuck to my plan so far. I really think the only reason I've been able to keep saying no to an inducement is because of my mom and grandma's help. If they weren't here to help with the house, cooking, and C, I think I would have been exhausted by now, and probably would have given in to an inducement even though I didn't want one. So, I'm so grateful for their help. I just hope the baby decides to come soon, so we can all meet her! (and hopefully get a little bit of sight seeing in!!!!)


Friday, November 21, 2008


I had the tests done today (another trip to base...) My family is already seeing why we're quite tired of living here sometimes lol. I had to be monitored for 20 minutes to watch the baby's heart rate, my heart rate, and contractions. Apparently, I had 2 contractions in that 20 minutes that I didn't even feel. I'm only dilated 1-2 cm. The doctor was talking about inducing Monday or Tuesday (I'd barely be 41 weeks.) But I think I bought some time. If I don't go into labor by Sunday morning, I have to go in for another monitoring/test session. At that time I will meet with the doctor who will be taking over for my doctor (since he's going on vacation.) She will give her recommendation which I'm positive will be an imediate inducement to avoid having a baby on Thanksgiving when "not all the staff will be at the hospital." ugh. We'll see.... I'll give another update when something happens.... or doesn't.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dr. Apt.

My family made it in okay yesterday. Had another dr. apt today. Frustrating! I'm not dilated, and the baby is not engaged at all! lol she is quite content where she is..... Like I predicted, my doctor started talking about inducing already. I told him I'm not even 41 weeks until Sunday, so he better hold his horses. heh. He's going to start making me go in twice a week for stress tests, amniotic fluid checks, and possible extra ultra sounds. give me a break. ugh. So, we'll see what happens this week. I'm praying that she'll decide to come on her own... and soon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

just another update

for family that's checking in:

Tuesday @ noon: still waiting.... might have decided on a different name... =)
we'll see.....



Monday, November 17, 2008

another update

It's Monday night... 11 PM, still no baby. My luck, she'll decide to get things going as we're on our way to the airport to pick up my mom and grandma tomorrow lol. *knock on wood*

Sunday, November 16, 2008

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I'm due today.... and nothing is happening yet...

Today is my due date. Leah is not here. Tony is at work (yay!) And Carlee is keeping me busy. Thankfully, right now she's occupied with playdough. (We've already painted, colored, read, and made & drank some apple cider, her new favorite.) She's definitely keeping me busy....

I'm tired of waiting. I'm so ready to be in the next stage of our life already. I want to hurry up and have my two kids! to be in our new schedule! to get my energy back! to be able to go somewhere without thinking, "Oh, but I might go in to labor." I'm even missing out on a Christmas Card workshop today =( boo. It's okay though, I'm still buying the supplies so I can make them here at home.

My mom and grandma are going to be visiting soon. They're coming in on Tuesday. I'm so excited! Hopefully Leah will be here by then... we'll see. I'm hoping she doesn't wait too long. I want my mom and grandma to spend as much time with all of us as possible. I don't want to spend it being tired and eventually in the hospital. Speaking of which. Another reason I hope Leah decides to come soon, is I know my doctor is going to be pushing for an inducement at 41 weeks at the most. I really, really, really, do not want to induce. He's making a big deal about the weight I put on in the last few weeks. Even though, really, it's not much and I haven't changed ANYTHING in how I'm eating at all. (Besides, I ate less healthy and put on more weight with Carlee, so I'm so not worried about it.) He's just weird, wants to be in control, and is beginning to irritate me.

anyway... time for lunch. Send labor vibes my way!!! =)

Saturday, November 15, 2008



Sunday, November 9, 2008

39 weeks today!

39 weeks and counting..... =) my friends were guessing the day she'd pick to arrive. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday were their guesses. Tony decided to take Thursday. We shall see...
hopefully she won't keep us waiting for long....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

chaos caught up with me

This past weekend I crashed. LOL The few weeks leading up to Halloween, I had so much going on. But at the same time, I really need to stay busy, or Carlee and I will go insane in the house. =) Yesterday, I spent all day organizing some MOMS Club stuff, taking care of business, etc. Today, I went on a walk with a friend, got some sunshine (it was so warm this morning!) and then we let the kids play at the park for a good while. That walk took all my energy. After lunch, I pretty much just lounged trying to get my energy back. The skies turned gray, and then I ended up dozing in and out of sleep while Carlee was being good and entertaining herself. After a short nap, I got to upload some stuff to Splitcoast Stampers. =) I'm not posting it on my other blog until I go to our next card swap. But I really like one of them. My poor craft blog has been ignored... I haven't had much time to craft at all. Although I did get to go to a stamp-a-stack for Thanksgiving cards. I loved them, and it was a lot of fun. Nice to do something creative. Now I'm about to head off to Bible study. We're reading Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. It's an awesome book. I have a lot to work on. =)

Well, this turned out to be a long rambling of sorts, eh? =) Hope everyone's week is going good. I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow.... these weekly appointments are starting to irritate me..... lol

Monday, November 3, 2008

So... I thought

the baby was going to decide to come last night..... Had my first contraction at about 11 PM. Had a few more throughout the night, just enough to keep me awake, anticipating things to happen, water breaking, more contractions, anything! But no... they just stayed very mild and far apart. Yay for false labor! lol But hopefully this means she'll be here soon!!!!! I did practice my relaxation and feel pretty good about that. Carlee also kept getting up throughout the night, so it was a rough night. Thankfully she let me sleep in this morning. =)

On an unfortunate note, my doula had to go to the states for an emergency. =( I'm praying for her and her family, and also for me since she won't be here if I go into labor before my due date. Keep us in your thoughts! =)