Archive for December, 2010

Baby Update

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Went to the doctor this morning and we have made some but not too much improvement. I am now dilated to a 2 1/2 and about 90% effaced. Since we are due in 6 days (this Sunday) we are really hoping that we don’t have the baby until after Christmas but definitely before the New Year. Too make sure we don’t go too long we scheduled a induction for Monday December 27. Lets hope we make it that long. I am getting so excited. I can’t believe that no matter what we will get to hold our little baby in exactly ONE week. I actually rather know the exact date I am going to have the baby, its relieves my nerves and anticipation for the unexpected. I just would hate to have my water break somewhere in public. At least this way I can have everything in order the night before.. I still have this feeling that I am going to go into labor Christmas Day, I am just gonna lay in bed and try not to have any contractions haha ya right!!! I am going to fill my days with something each night that I won’t be able to do for awhile once the baby comes.. Tonight movies with the hubby 🙂 then the rest of the week full of pedicures, nice restaurants, and taking naps whenever I want.

Couple Pics

Friday, December 17th, 2010

001

Love this one :)))

Love this one :)))

Less than 2 weeks…

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

11 more days till D day.. I am so ready for this little guy to get here. I can tell he is already stubborn. Since last week I have been dilated to a 2 and effaced 70%. I have tried walking around the mall, spicy food, hauling up and down my stairs, eating whatever wise tales people tell me, no I haven’t and won’t try Castor Oil, and yesterday at the doctor we tried stripping some membranes.. Baby is too content in there. We are really hoping we have him withing a few days so we have time between now and Christmas to relax and recoup for Christmas. If he doesn’t come by this weekend we have decided to try everything to keep him in there till after Christmas… But I just know he will come when he wants and that will be Christmas Day 🙂 I am getting so excited to see our baby. I just want to hold him and kiss em.. I can’t wait!!

I am feeling pretty good, having contractions, but nothing to harsh, I can’t eat very much at one time due to the lack of space in my abdomen, I have gained now about 35 pounds AWH  Not too bad I probably won’t gain anymore. Sleeping is impossible, seriously impossible.. I can’t get comfortable and when I finally do I have to either go to the bathroom or I start cramping..

Danny is doing great. Busy as ever at work during this time of year. He’s getting exited to take some time off once the baby comes. I am so lucky he gets to take time off to be home with me and Luke, gonna need a diaper changer 🙂

Alright keep your fingers crossed he comes this week everyone!!!

3 more weeks

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

As time gets closer and closer it feels like less and less I am actually having a baby.. haha weird huh.. I am so excited!! Excited to meet this little man, lay on my stomach, twist and crack my back, hug my husband without having fifty feet of belly in between us, run and I mean fast lol, and last but not least wear anything but maternity clothes 🙂 We are now almost 38 weeks, meaning we could have this little guy anytime. I have a Dr apt today, so far I haven’t been dilated at all and I haven’t had anything new to having contractions besides some BH contractions. I have fully enjoyed this pregnancy and can say I feel grateful and blessed to have had an “easy” pregnancy. Though these last few weeks have far been the most uncomfortable… Getting a good night rest has gone and I mean sailed away, this belly is growing everyday and there is no way to get comfortable.. It’s amazing how much my belly can stretch.. It can stop anytime now.. I have gained a total of 30 pounds and I really hope to stop there 🙂

Oh and a furniture/room update… We finally got all our furniture in and set up this last week, so I am still in the process of decorating, pics will come soon!!!

I really wanted to have maternity pictures done during this pregnancy. I knew I would regret it if I didn’t do them later. I couldn’t be more pleased with them. Melissa McKinley, a friend here in Oakdale, does amazing work and I am so grateful she squeezed me in during her visit home. Here are some of the pics she shot.. Love them 🙂

ashley-001edit

ashley-024edit

ashley-019edit

ashley-029edit

ashley-040edit