Wednesday, January 26, 2011
We are in LOVE
6:45 My Dr came in to examine me and i was dilated to 3 cm
9:00 Decided to get epidural and it's in place and working miracles by 930
9:45 Dr Rutter comes in and breaks my water and a catheter was placed
10:00-10:30 Visit with my parents, Kyle's parents, my sister-in-law, & Jenny H and am overwhelmed with a huge sense of God's presence in the room. I almost cry but keep His stillness to myself. So precious. I'm reminded of the praise song that states:
"How deep The Father's love for us"
10:30-Now: resting, praying, praising with only my husband with me in this delivery room. The stillness and peace I feel cannot be put into words. We are so ready for this journey Lord. Thank You for all You've done!
So fun that I can blog from my hospital bed! Here's what we've been up to:
We checked in yesterday at noon and with the first examination we found out I was still only dilated to a 1. At 3:15 my nurse, Gaby, inserted Cervidil which needed to stay in place for 12 hours. During that time we had many visitors such as: Kyle's mom and dad, my dad, Kam Barnes (a very dear church friend), Sharon Gilbreath (a very dear FHTM teammate), my mom, Jenny Helm, Jill Wenzel, Stevie Helm, and Dusty Moore. Around 9 I got to meet my new nurse, Monica (who I love) who gave me some Ambien to sleep and took my vital signs. I slept off and on until 3:15 when the Cervidil was removed and we found that I was dilated to 1.5 but much more effaced. At 4:15 Nurse Monica came in and started me on Pitocin because my contractions were coming pretty closely together and gave me some other medicine in my IV for some nausea I'd been having off and on through the night.
So, with that I am going to attempt to sleep through some of these contractions while I can! What an amazing blessing! I love you Lord!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
12PM: Check in
-Checked and given Cervidil (sp) but I'm praying that I'm dilated more and ready to go!
If I'm not then..
12AM on Wednesday the 26th they will remove cervidil and begin Pitocin.
I will update you throughout! But I've learned so far that I can't plan this. God is in control. And I should be ashamed for thinking I know how it should go ;) Love to each of you and please keep sending prayers!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I was supposed to check into the hospital today at 5:15pm but my Dr. called this morning and is having me come in in the morning at 5:30 to start the induction process. I am actually excited about this because I will be able to sleep in my own bed tonight. I am praying that Kennedy will make her arrival on her own or at least start the process today. Thank you for all of your prayers!
How your baby's growing:
It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. Her skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.
-church at MBC
-Lunch with friends
-A quick visit with Kyle's parents
-Dinner/marriage enrichment with our TEAMS group from MBC
-A wonderful team conference call
-Taking a drive on a bumpy road (which does NOT induce labor) because we were told it would start labor
-A 1.1 mile walk with our dog Belle
-A wonderful phone call/pep talk from my dad
Now we have until 5 pm Monday (today) to make sure all is in order for our baby girl's arrival.
Please keep the prayers coming!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
- After much prayer, consideration, and question asking we have scheduled an induction for Tuesday, January 25th. I check into the hospital on Monday night.
- Today I got the need to clean which I hear is a good sign so maybe she will come this weekend!
- This post is very random but I have some thoughts I just have to put down.
- We are so ready to be parents (or as ready as we are going to be).
- The last thing we have to do to get the nursery together is hang the curtains. We will complete this tonight.
- I'm sad that my dog Belle will have to be at Big Oaks Kennels in Buda while we are at the hospital and bringing our girl home. Belle is the best dog and has become my little helper. I know she will be excited to meet Miss K.
- We have the most wonderful team of people that we get to work with and are blessed that so many have offered to handle next weeks meetings and events with FHTM for us.
- My mom will get to stay for a few days and help out once our baby girl arrives.
- Whitney Carlson will come over and take newborn pictures.
- You should follow my friend and business partner Micki Gram over at her blog. She is 23 and an amazing woman! I am so blessed to know her (and you'll be blessed too).
- I have wonderful friends! Thanks and love to all of you!
- Our church family is fabulous!
- Our families are AMAZING! I can't wait for our parents to meet their new grand daughter.
- I'm just ready!
- Thank you Thank you Thank you Lord for all You've done!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
- spicy food
- mexican food
- walking..a lot
- driving down a bumpy road
- chinese food (panda express)
- walking up stairs
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
I can't believe this week is here! I know the reality is that I could go beyond my due date but we are so close to holding our baby girl and we are blessed! Today I have plans to walk, mop, clean up the house a bit, and present in New Braunfels. I am glad that we have a full week of presentations scheduled so that I can keep myself busy with work and my mind on our team. Don't worry. My hospital bag is packed and will be with me at all times. Tomorrow I will post my 39 week picture but for now I will leave you with how our little one is growing this week:
How your baby's growing:
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! She continues to build a layer of fat to help control her body temperature after birth, but it's likely she already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of her skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday was a great day! We woke up at 9:30 and headed to Chickfila for a wonderful breakfast burrito and then over to my 38th week baby appointment. Upon arriving I was pleasantly surprised that for the first time since June I hadn't gained any weight between baby appointments! PRAISE! At the appointment Miss K's heart rate was 140, My measurements were right on track, and I was still dilated to only 1 cm. I am not discouraged by this because God's timing is perfect and I feel great comfort in knowing that He alone knows her birthday and everything about her. My next appointment is on January 20th at 11:00 am and maybe I will have some progress to share. Please pray for us as we make our way closer to delivery. After the appointment we headed to a friends house to visit with their 3 month old baby (wow time flies), home to lunch, sold the coach bag and mirror on craigslist, dropped off and received cash for both items, had Belle's nails trimmed, and headed to New Braunfels to work with our team. We had 5 new teammates join our team tonight and are blessed to help people achieve financial freedom. Go to www.lifewithapayplan.com
To listen to a 15 minute overview of what we do.
After our meeting we headed home and now I am blogging from a bubble bath (who knew technology would someday allow us to do this if we want).
What an amazing day! Even though somewhere in that mix I found out I'm a Capricorn instead of an Aquarius.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Mirror: Height: 2'4" and Width 3" it is in perfect condition. $40.00
Like new coach bag: $75.00
TV/DVD/VHS combo with remote (all working) $100.00
Book shelf: 6 feet tall $75.00
Monday, January 10, 2011
Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.
Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)
Please pray for us as her birthday approaches. We can't wait to meet her.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Just wanted to show you her Swoppies! My friend Lauren that I have known since elementary school was so sweet to send me several. It is such a wonderful idea. CLICK HERE to see!
Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you're planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there's a medical reason to intervene earlier.)
Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.
What going on with me?
Monday, January 3, 2011
Let's face it. I try. I've had so many little 30 day challenges here in blog land that I just couldn't finish but the one that I am working on now is just worth it. My husband and I are on day 3 of Chalene Johnson's 30 Day Organization/Goals Challenge and Accountability group. If you don't know who she is you should look her up on her website and read all about her. She is a fitness/life/nutrition coach and it's FREE to get the information from her for this challenge. Hire her as a mentor for FREE. You can become her "fan" on facebook where her bio says, "Chalene Johnson - Life changer, author and motivational speaker. Creator of Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick, ChaLEAN Extreme, Turbo Fire, TKB, Hip Hop Hustle and PIYo. A diet and exercise professional who believes your relationships are more important than any number on a scale. Blessed to be married to Bret Johnson and mother to two well balanced, well adjusted, funny children. Don't go on a diet, put your life on a diet."