Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Annnnnnnnnd this is Chris's baby picture.
Eventually I will find time to post more. :) I should be sleeping right now....
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Don't you just wanna squeeze her!! :)
Ok here is the last and final prego picture. I feel huge next to the tree. Haha! I think its the angle...and the fact that my tummy is quite large. :) I have been very uncomfortable this whole week and in lots of pain...it's hard to get up once I'm laying down. It's pretty funny though too.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We did FINALLY get some ultimatum though - if nothing happens before then - we will be inducing on Monday. Yes, November 30th!
The doctor did a "thorough" exam in order to - as she said - try to help contractions start on their own. I like to call it - OWWW!!! Haha, it did NOT feel good. But so far nothing has happened today so we will see.
I know that once the process starts there is no stopping it but I feel ok about the fact that I at least know something will be set up for Monday if nothing happens before. I am just so tired of anticipating!!
Please be praying for us and the baby. Chris is really in his busy season at work, poor guy, and he is trying to get everything lined up and under control for the next several days so that he can be free when the time comes. I am anxious but trying not to anticipate pain or complication or the overwhelming experience we will be going through once he is here. :) I just wanna see him too!!
I've been having migranes the last couple of days. Didn't end up seeing the neurologist because he was "called out of the country on an emergency"...which they failed to let me know until I was ON MY WAY to the appointment. But really its ok with me cause I would rather see if there is still a problem after the baby is born or if it just seems to be pregnancy related before I go to a neurologist anyway. Doctor was fine with that.
Who knows maybe we will have a Thanksgiving baby....then we would all be holidays! (technically - if april fools counts). ;)
I know I have been HORRIBLE about posting pictures. I need to take some now since this is apparently the end. I am so huge I don't see how I continue to grow but it sure does hurt at this point. :) I barely have any clothes that cover me up. Anyway, I will try to remember to take a few pics but if not - you will have to wait til there is a baby to see pictures of. :) Woohoo!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Nothing has changed since last Monday according to the doctor. Still 3 and 1/2 cm and 90% effaced. She says the baby is still sitting really low. (I am definitely well aware of that- VERY sore pretty much all the time now)
It took her a loooooooong time to find the heartbeat today which has never happened before but he kept moving out of the way. I would have been freaking out a little if I hadn't felt him kicking himself away from the machine. It was kinda funny. She said it's been a while since she has had one try THAT hard to get away from her. :) Once we FOUND the heartbeat it was fine though.
She said she was going to "let me go" one more week. We go back next tuesday and I guess if nothing has happened by then we will discuss inducing and stuff. She said she doesn't really think I will still be pregnant by this time next week though. I would be more excited about that comment....except that she told me 2 weeks ago that she didn't think I would still be pregnant last weekend, so really that could mean nothing.
I am getting pretty anxious. It's not fun to be this big and uncomfortable and STILL waiting on my baby boy to get here. I feel like we mentally prepared ourselves 2 weeks ago and nothing has happened and I'm just getting impatient. :)
On a random/interesting/weird note: I have had a couple of spells where I have had weird vision issues in the last week and 1/2. I didn't think much about it cause I know people say your vision can get worse while you are pregnant, but when I told the doctor today she seemed a little concerned. Basically, 2 separate times I have had spans where I cannot see correctly - as in, I try to read something and can only see half of a sentance or only portions of a page or screen and no matter how hard I try - I cannot focus on the rest. It's the strangest feeling. What made it a little more concerning is that the first time it happened I was also slurring words for a few minutes. (I think I tried to say one sentance to Chris 4 times in a row and there was one word I just COULD NOT spit out no matter how hard I tried.) I also tried to type an email during that time and had to keep erasing it because I was typing things....just not the words I was trying to type. It was SOO weird. That only lasted a few minutes so I let it go. Then my vision went all wacky again yesterday at lunch for about 45 minutes (no slurring this time) so I figured I'd better ask about it. The doctor said it COULD be nothing but that if it happens again she wants us to drop what we are doing and see her immediately because she wants to do some tests with my blood pressure. My BP has always been really good, even throughout the whole pregnancy. The doctor always tells me that mine BP when I'm pregnant is better than hers is when she isn't pregnant. But it's possible that something could be triggering it to increase at certain times and she just wants to check it if something similar happens with my vision or speech again. Hopefully it won't happen again.
So that is basically it. Every morning I wake up and wonder what I am waiting to feel that will let me know that I am in labor. I'm not looking forward to the pain, but I am looking forward to something happening that means our baby will be HERE. :)
Please oh please let him come soon! - as long as it's healthy for him to do so of course. ;)
Friday, November 13, 2009
A week ago Monday we went to the doctor. It was an educational visit for me. I learned a lot of new vocab words like dialated and effaced. Apparently our baby is ready to get life started sooner than later, because we were still over a month from our due date and she was 3 cm dialated and 80% effaced. I was not shocked until the doctor explained what these new words meant... then I was a little shocked. She seemed to think that there was a good chance that she would go into labor before 37 weeks, which would be considered full term. Today, marks 37 weeks, so we are pretty relieved that he did not come before today. Apparently our hospital has a policy that if a baby is born before 37 weeks (even 5 minutes before) they automatically keep the baby for the first 6 hours to monitor the health. We are thankful to be able to avoid that.
So basically what I am saying is that we are in hurry up and wait mode. We went into a little panic that day after the appointment. We rushed to pack a bag for the hospital and get a car seat so that we could actually take him home if he came early. Here we are, two weeks later, still waiting. We are still 3 weeks before the due date, but we are awaiting Zachary Paul Kauffman's arrival any day now. I'll keep you posted.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
My family also helped out a lot. My mom helped with the cooking and dad ran the grill. This shower was set up to be "guy friendly" :).
We had a cookout and no shower games. It was a lot of fun!
(ps - love how Lily posed for this picture)
Since Chris was invited to this one, he got to help open the wonderful gifts. :)
The food was great!
Only 5 and 1/2 weeks to go! I have another appointment this Thursday and hope to find out more about how things are progressing and if they think he will come "on time"....I don't know if they can give any prediction at this point but I am curious!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I love those curls! I just wanna squeeze him! :)
I had an appointment today. I'm still measuring well and doing fine. My numbers on the 3 hour glucose test were MUCH lower than the 1 hr test, which is good but weird how that worked out. I have been having some false contractions but no real ones yet. I honestly didn't know that it was possible to be having real ones yet but apparently it is. Other than that I have just been increasingly uncomfortable. I guess I didn't expect much more discomfort until closer to the end but I guess I am getting bigger all the time and so is he so it's bound to happen.
The baby is head down and hopefully stays that way. That does explain the increased pressure on my bladder recently...there is a head pushing on it. :)
They want me to get a flu shot....boooooooo!! I REALLY was hoping that wouldn't come up because I NEVER get a flu shot and NEVER get the flu. I talked to the doctor about it and she said I certainly don't have to but that they strongly recommend it because if you DO get it while you are pregnant there are far worse problems than if you aren't pregnant. Also, there are immunoglobins (sp?) in the shot that actually strengthen your immune system and those pass to the baby which helps it have a stronger immune system as a newborn. Since it will still be flu season when the baby is born that would be a good thing. I will probably go ahead and get it but I'm not too excited about it. I'm afraid that it will somehow make me more likely to get the flu in the future and since I never have it, I don't want to do anything that could alter that. Decisions, decisions. :(
Other than that things are going well. I am very excited that the weather is getting cooler and have even had the windows open some which I hope doesn't end up making me sick but I just LOVE it. I am so excited that autumn is here! It's my most favorite.
My sister and her husband are coming next weekend and she and my mom are throwing me a shower. I am very excited and happy to get to see them!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
So Chris and I went bright and early wednesday morning (up at 5:30) so I could do the 3 hour test. He was so nice to keep me company! :) The drink was even sweeter....and I now see why people say it's gross. It's not so much that the taste is bad per say...its just soooooooo sweet that it makes you feel sick. And sick I did feel. :) But I held it down. For some reason it gave me REALLY bad reflux though.
I made it through the fasting and the multiple needle stabbings and finally got to eat and got some sleep.
Found out yesterday that my numbers were normal this time which is GREAT news cause I definitely didn't want to have gestational diabetes.
Just a little bit of news for ya! Another appointment in 2 weeks.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Let's see, anything new to share?...
...Chris and I have started working on the nursery. We got our paint and we have been prepping the walls this week. Hopefully he can start painting by this weekend. We are excited cause Chris's parents bought our lil' boy a crib which should be coming in very soon so we will get to start putting that together too.
Can you tell the nesting is setting in? :)
...I am trying not to freak out over weight gain right now. That is sort of an issue for me but I think I am doing alright at this point.
...I have another appointment next week. I have to do the glucose test thingy which I hear is not so fun cause it tastes gross but I'm not really worried about it. My doctor said at my last visit that it was extremely unlikely that I would have gestational diabetes but that everyone gets tested so we would make sure anyway.
...I am getting closer to settling on Zachary Paul for the baby's name. Chris loves this name. I like it too but haven't been able to settle 100% on Zachary. I still want to have another name for back up in case I don't think he looks like a Zachary once I see him, haha, but so far that is where we are leaning.
...Our lil' boy is around 2 pounds now and should be around 14.5 inches. His facial features are mostly developed by now too. I wish I could see what he looks like! :) Hopefully at some point we get the 3D/4D ultrasound but I haven't really talked to the Dr. about it yet so I don't know when or if yet.
...He is still extremely active. Always moving it seems like. It's funny to just lay there and watch sometimes. My whole stomach is moving around. Haha. It makes me feel like an alien or like I don't have control of my own body or something...which I honestly don't right now. :) It's so cool though to know that it's our own little baby in there and it's always reassuring to feel movement as opposed to not feeling any. I just can't imagine what it will be like when its a 7 lb baby prodding me from the inside instead of just 2 lbs. Oh my! :) Guess I will know what it's like soon enough!
Maybe we will have nursery pictures to share soon.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ha! Gotta love a group like this!
Friday, August 14, 2009
BUT the computer wasn 't the only thing that crashed this week....a deer also decided to crash into the side of the car while Chris was driving home....at 3:30 in the afternoon...on a regular very populated road. So weird! Fortunately Chris was not hurt at all. The car was pretty messed up around the front driver side fender but after some work from Chris it is at least drivable again (which is good because we considered getting a new one for a couple of days and....lets just say, its not an option :) ) Both of our cars have been having some trouble recently so this on top of that was not very encouraging but we are ok and still have 2 cars that are drivable at least.
I had my 24 wk appointment on Wednesday and everything was fine. I have started meeting the other doctors in the clinic (since you never know who will be on call when you go into labor). Our baby boy had a good heart beat and I was measuring just right according to the doc so good news all around. :)
On another note I am starting to feel exceptionally large at this point (which scares me when I still have 4 months left).
It has been a draining week. Basically Chris and I are fine but exhausted after a long long week with no days or nights off. I have been waking up (to use the bathroom) every night and then finding myself unable to get back to sleep for sometimes up to 2 hours each night so I am truly feeling EXHAUSTED at this point. I even took the doctors advice and took a benedryl last night but still had the same problem. Hoping to make up for that tonight by going to bed early cause its the only break we will have this weekend. Tomorrow its up and going by 7 to get to Charleston to be with the rest of the staff from church and their families for the day and then sunday we will be at the lake all day with our sunday school class for our class party....then here comes monday again. :) Oh my goodness I need a day off! Haha.
Here is a question for anyone who happens to have an opinion - what is a good price for each pack size of diapers?? I have wanted to start stocking up some but I never know when I am getting the best deal. Anyone know? Susan?? (you are the only one who ever comments - haha).
Hope everyone else has a great weekend!
Ohh, and I almost forgot...
My very sweet and thoughful husband knew I was having a rough day and he bought me flowers! :) It definitely made the work day better.