Monday, March 29, 2010


Thank you Mr. Ticker on the side of my blog, but no, my baby is not 1 day old. I think I would have noticed if he came out. Well, I go to my doctor again today. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bad News Bears

Well, so much for my plans. I just got home from my doctor's appointment. No progress. We are going to induce next week if nothing happens by then. I have to choose my child's birthday. Lame. I think we will go with April 2nd to give him a few days to come on his own. Also, I have Group B Strep. Why did it take them three weeks to tell me this? I have no idea. This means I get to have antibiotics administered every four hours while I am in labor. I have to walk around with an IV pole. Yay. Woot. So, I need all the prayers I can get that I will go into labor on my own before I have to be induced. Please help...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Birth Plan

I have one week left. Well, until my due date. I could potentially have another three weeks. I thought I would share my plans. I know they could all go out the window, but I thought some people might be interested. The first plan is to go into labor on my own. I don't want to be induced. The main purpose of this is because I know that induced labor causes more severe, more painful contractions. Second, I don't want any pain medication; especially an epidural. This part of the plan surprises me more than it should anyone else. Before I got married, I wanted to have all c-sections like my mom and be almost knocked out. When we started talking about having a baby, I started to think about hospital costs. I thought I should do a vaginal birth and try not to use meds. This turned into more than a financial issue. It is now something I really, really want. I want to experience every part of the process. I want to feel everything and I want to be completely aware of what is going on. I have been reading books and going to classes and preparing myself for this. I can't wait to see how I handle it all. I have not ruled out all meds. I know there are a lot of other options besides an epidural. They have drugs to take the edge off if it gets too intense. I want to try to go without but I know I can't control everything. I don't want the doctor to break my water as this can lead to a c-section if I don't progress fast enough. Most of the other parts of a normal birth plan I don't really need to think about because the hospital does it how I want them to. The only people besides the medical staff that will be in the room are Glen and my mom. With all of this in mind, I have been preparing myself mentally just in case I need an epidural or a c-section. I will not be completely disappointed and I know I will have more kids and a VBAC is an option if it comes to that.

Okay, as an update, the Braxton Hicks contractions are coming more and more. I hope they are actually doing something. Little boy is moving like crazy but there was one day last week when he scared me half to death by not moving for a few hours. He was really sluggish all day. But he is back to normal now. I go to the doctor for my last appointment before my due date. I'm sure we will talk about when we will do an induction if it comes to that. Which I hope it does not.... My mom is coming Thursday unless the doc says I am dialated to a 3 or 4 or something tomorrow which he probably will not. Our nursery is ready enough... It's cleaned out as much as it can be for now. It gives me a happy feeling to be in there. We have the crib ready and a bookcase with all of his books and blankets. The bassinet is in the bedroom. Glen fixed the vacuum so I don't have to worry about what we are all inhaling every day... We're ready as soon as he is... Whenever that will be. Come on little man!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Nephew is Here!

Gus made is debut this morning. He looks just like his big brother Cameron did when he was born. Just darling! He is 20 in, 8 lbs 2 oz. She was not induced, luckily. And Kristin, I really, really don't want to be induced. Labor is hard enough already. Anyway, here is a picture of the cute little guy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Oh no.... Well, if he comes between now and March 28th I will be one happy camper. But since we all know first babies usually come late and boys usually come late, I will probably not be having this baby until April. But I can hope. I refuse to take castor oil so don't even suggest it. Anyway, I am still quite comfortable except when I try to sleep. Or when I get up after having laid down for more than five minutes. I am having quite a few Braxton Hicks (not the baby's name) contractions but as of last Monday, I have not made any progress. I have another appointment tomorrow and I will find out if anything has changed. I love being pregnant! I love feeling my baby move around and wondering what he will be like. I'm so excited to see how I react in labor. I love that I don't know when it will happen. I don't usually let myself have very many surprises so this will be a great one for me. I can't wait! My sister-in-law is due on the fifteenth and her doctor offered to induce her tomorrow. I'm pretty sure she turned it down. This is her third so he will probably come soon. I am pretty excited to get that text from them!
Un-baby related, Glen conducted in his first band concerts this past week at the middle school. It was great! The bands there are way more advanced than the bands we had in middle school! He only has three more weeks of student teaching, so in a way it would be nice if the baby waited until he was finished, but I am too excited to meet him! Below is the latest bump picture. I didn't feel like wearing the same dress so it is not as accurate, but I don't really care...