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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Bear with me

Hi all!
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has called, sent cards or e-mails, sent flowers or gifts, or stopped by. I really appreciate it, but please bear with me if I don't respond right away! We are trying to get into a routine over here, feedings and such, and K being in school.
I will be updating soon to tell the story of our Alyson! More pics to follow!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 10:55 PM

Thursday, September 28, 2006

She's HERE!!!!!!

Alyson Ciara joined our family on Monday Sept 25th at 10:03pm. She suprised everyone by weighing in at 9 lbs 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Unfortunately mom had to deliver by C section, but everyone is fine.

We are home now, and I will be updating later.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:22 PM

Sunday, September 24, 2006

-4 days

Yup, still here. And it seems to be my fault.

So, had contractions all night but got to sleep for a bit. Then this morning J and I decided that even though they were 8-12 minutes apart that we should call the doctor. Called my doctor and he wasn't on call today, so I had to call a different office. Talked to the doctor that was on call and told her what was going on and she said to come to the hospital to get checked out and monitored. I forgot to mention to you all, the baby wasn't moving a lot this morning either so we were a little worried. Long story short, we went to the hospital and I am still not dialated but she has dropped again, which I can totally feel. The doctor asked if I had ever had surgery on my cervix and I remembered that I had had cryosurgery about 1o years ago, because I had pre-cancerous cells so they froze them off. Well, she said that I had some scarring and that was why my cervix wasn't opening. Oh really?? I have never been told that before, nice huh? I'm going to have to ask my doctor about that Tuesday morning when I see him. Well, they put me on the monitor again and baby is fine. I also got to watch my contractions and understand them a little better. Seems that when I get lower back pain is when they start, so now I know how to identify them. It was funny, J kept telling baby that he was going to give her cookies and she started kicking and punching. Poor thing, she wants out but my body is not cooperating!!! Looks like it's my fault.

So, we asked the nurse what would happen Tuesday and would the medicine that induces labor help to open the cervix. She said yes, some, but if it doesn't he will have to go in and manipulate it to open. Then she said, sorry but it's not the most comfortable thing in the world. Great. Super. Can't wait. Now I am getting nervous again. They told me to drink alot of water and take warm showers or baths because sometimes that helps.

Looks like this baby girl isn't coming until at least Tuesday. We are going to take K to her grandparents house tomorrow night to stay with them until we get out of the hospital. That's it for now, time to rest.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 23, 2006

-3 days

Really crappy night last night, could not get comfy or sleep. Decided to just go out on the couch at 5:30am and just watch TV. Went back into our room at 10:30am and cried, J tried to make me feel better. I was in such a pissy mood, just frustrated and fed up. So, I showered and then finished sewing the curtains.

J and I went upstairs to put up the curtains and I started to feel really crummy. My hip went out again, lots of pain, and then......THEN.....contractions! They are more intense now, started around 2 PM, every 10-15 minutes, but then dwindled. They have since started back up around 7PM, and are between 5-10 minutes now. They have to be no more than 5 minutes apart for at least one hour straight before we can head out to the hospital. Wow, they go right across my belly to my back, sometimes in my hip and across my belly button. I think it's time for more tylenol! J is getting excited, asking me "another one yet?" Poor thing, he wants her here so bad.

Talked to my mom this afternoon really quick. She called to say that the lawn mower they ordered was delivered this afternoon and dad was out mowing the lawn already. Mind you it has been raining all day off and on. They bought a new John Deere, they have one but it's like a bazillion years old. I'm glad they can do things for themselves now, instead of worrying about me and my sis all the time. Didn't mention the contractions to her, don't need her getting worked up if it's nothing.

Keep your fingers crossed, and if you don't hear from me tomorrow you know where I am!!!! ;)

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 7:57 PM

Friday, September 22, 2006

-2 days

Still here, no baby. I think I'm going to put that on our answering machine.

Actually slept a little last night! Got up this morning, we put K on the bus, then we had a guy come and give us an estimate on how much it would cost to have our heating ducts cleaned. A little pricey but he said it lasts a good 15 years, especially because we are using the good filters. We scheduled to have the furnace cleaned too, but they can't get here until the end of October. We are going to wait a few weeks to have the ducts cleaned, just so I can take the baby out of the house while they do it, it takes 6-8 hours to do!

I was a cleaning fool this morning too. Swept, vaccuumed, mopped, did laundry and dishes. Whew! Can you say nesting?? Then I went over to my neighbors house to update her on how I am doing and what is going on. She is so sweet, she has stopped by a few times in the past couple of weeks...she's 87 years old. She says she is a nervous wreck wondering if I am ok and when is the baby coming, so cute. I keep telling her not to worry that K will come over and tell her.

I started making the curtains for the baby's room, I have one set done and will probably do one more tonight. My feet have swelled up pretty bad though from being up and about all day. My parents stopped by this afternoon, my dad is on vacation this week. He and my brother in law re-did the roof on my parents garage. J feels bad because he wanted to help because of all my dad has done for us. They told me to not worry about it, he can help them with their next project after the baby is born.

Boy, I am feeling off today. Just a weird feeling, can't explain it. J says good, maybe I will go into labor soon. Bah.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:40 PM

Thursday, September 21, 2006

-1 day

That's the only way I know how to put it, -1 day. Officially past my due date.

Didn't sleep well last night, but made up for it this morning/afternoon. J asked his boss if he could stay home and work so that he could be with me until I deliver. His boss said yes so J was with me all day today. He really works for a great company! Nothing has really changed, I don't notice my contractions getting any stronger. Still wasn't feeling well today either.

So, my grandma said a few weeks back that she thought I will have the baby on the 22nd because it's a new moon. Well, I guess we will see! One of J's co-workers birthday is on the 23rd, so he wants me to hold out then. I don't even know what to think anymore.

I finally got some energy this evening and made curtains for K's bathroom. I think they came out really nice! They are a bright pink and I sewed sequins on the bottom, it so maches everything! Now I just have to do the baby's curtains.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:40 PM

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What a long day it has been

Oh boy people, here we go.

Very very sick this morning. Went to the doctor and am still NOT dialated at all, but am 75% effaced and she has dropped down to -2 station. He was worried about me being sick so he sent me over to the hospital for bloodwork. Also, he wanted me to go to the maternity ward and have a non-stress test to make sure the baby was doing ok. He talked to J and I about being induced because today was my due date. The nurse called the hospital before we left to have the tests done, and they scheduled me to be induced tomorrow!!! So, J and I started planning things out and getting ready for it, when the nurse came back and said that the hospital had just called back and said that they had an emergency and needed to induce another woman instead. SOOOO, now they scheduled me for Tuesday the 26th. BAH! I would have rather had tomorrow, well I would have rather had this little peanut already!

Ok, so we went, and I had my bloodwork done. Then we went up to the maternity ward and they put me in a delivery room and strapped monitors on my budda belly. They said it would take half an hour or so. SO, it took an hour. It was cool though because it printed out the baby's heartbeat and any contractions I had, which I had a lot and didn't even realize! I did feel some of them, but not all of them. Well, they had me lying on my back and I guess there were a couple of dips in the baby's heartbeat, so they wanted to do it again but with me on my side. So, another hour went by and this time the readings were better. The nurses called the doctor and faxed over the results. The results of my bloodwork came back ok too, so they let me go home. If the second stress test came back with dips, they would have kept me there.

I have to say, the nurses there are soooooo nice! They made us feel so comfortable, and explained everything to us! I feel good about going to this hospital now. One nurse said that if I keep contracting like this, then I will be back to see them this weekend! I hope she knows what she's talking about, she's been there for 27 years! I don't know how to feel about being induced, I'd rather just go into labor but at this point I want it over too. Oh, while we were there, a baby girl was born! I told J that that should have been us though. Oh well, at least we know peanut is ok.

So, right now I am hurting. Well, uncomfortable. She is really trying to push down. And my left hip hurts and I can't bend my knee, stabbing pain shooting down. I feel bad now, it's not really her fault it's mine, because my body isn't doing what it's supposed to be doing! But, the nurses said that it's better to be effaced and not dialated, then dialated and not effaced. I don't know, I guess I just need to relax. Keep your fingers crossed.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 10:16 PM

B day

Well, today is baby day, and still no baby. I know it's only 9AM, but it doesn't look too promising.

I've been up for a while now, not feeling too great. Got sick this morning again. Maybe I am just stressing myself? J tells me I need to relax and then she will come.

J is home with me again, I have a dr appt so he decided to stay home so he can drive me. Not a bad idea because I don't think I'd be able to. I'm going to call the dr's office and see if he is running behind (he always is). I am going to tell them that I need to get in on time today because I am really not feeling right.

Ok, stay tuned!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:22 AM

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Still here, no baby.
Can barely walk, I don't know if she's sitting on a nerve or what but my left leg isn't working right now.
J was funny today. He hugged me and said "Ok, stop being selfish. You've had her for 9 months, now the rest of us want to see her."
If we don't go to the hospital overnight then I have a doctors appointment at noonish tomorrow. I really didn't expect to be going back to the doctors office.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:58 PM

1 day

Ok, so I was up allllllll night last night. Back hurt, legs and feet hurt, head hurt, stomach hurt, everything hurt. I was sweating so bad but was cold at the same time. Plus, little peanut was moving most of the night, felt like she was trying to get out. Which is good, but nothing has happened. I told J that I don't feel like I'm having any contractions. He is home with me today because I feel like crap, plus I am hoping that me feeling like this means we will be going to the hospital soon. I wish there was a sure sign that things were going to happen soon.

So, here I am on the couch. And that is that.

J's mom is here putting up the wall border right now, it looks awesome!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 10:20 AM

Monday, September 18, 2006

2 (sigh) days

Yes, I am still here.

I don't even know what to say at this point.

I just want her here and so does everyone else.

Do you hear that Peanut???!!! It's not polite to make people wait!

Nothing exciting happened today, J is at the movies with some co-workers and should be back soon. He needed a break, poor thing. I'm glad he got to go. J's mom is coming over in the morning to put up the wallpaper border, then when she is done I will post pics. I still need to make curtains though. Oh yeah, J and I went upstairs last night and put all of peanut's tiny little clothes in her dresser and all of her toys and stuffed animals are up there too!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 7:36 PM

Sunday, September 17, 2006

3 more days

Ok, 3 days to go. I don't even care about going into labor early anymore, as long as she's here by the 20th I'll be happy. She decided to make her home under my rib again today, ouchie.

So, I put up pics of me all preggo finally! Sorry they are a little backwards, but I put the date under them so that will give you an idea at least. Looks like we didn't start taking pics until the 5th month. Really wasn't showing until then!

J and I got up a little early today and went to garage sales, because we haven't been able to this year. We both needed to get out, and we thought maybe the walking would kick start things!! We found some good stuff, I found about 25 Golden Books and got them all for $5! They are normally $3 each now. J got a couple of golf clubs for $3!! I found a paper making kit for $2. We found a few things for K too, games and books. Everywhere we went people asked when I was due. When I told them 3 days, they looked shocked and a little freaked out! Hahaha!!!!!!

K got back from camp today exhausted, but she had a lot of fun and they were very good we were told. They went camping with another troop and had to teach them how to camp. They found out when they got there that 4 of the girls had learning disabilities, which is fine, but would have been nice if the leaders were given a heads up so that our girls were prepared. I guess it didn't matter though, each girl was paired up with another and everything went fine after the first night. The other leaders thought that if our troop knew, our troop wouldn't want to go! How stupid is that???!! It makes me mad that people think that way.

K had a soccer game today too. They lost 0-2, but played really well again. Our team only had 10 girls show up, the other team had 14 girls, and they put 9 on the field at a time so our team was pretty tired. My parents went and my sister showed up too.

So, tonight after dinner I fell asleep on the couch for awhile and had a dream that my water broke. It seemed so real! I remember telling J and K that it was time to go, and I was trying to get K packed and ready and her and J just took there time. It was frustrating!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:27 PM

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Pictures of me Preggo #2!

July 3oth

August 8th

August 20th

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Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 11:06 PM

Pictures of me Preggo!

May 7th

June 1st

July 22nd

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July 28th

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 11:03 PM

4 days and I'm still here

No baby yet! Sorry people.

K called this morning at 10AM, she was worried that we had the baby and didn't call her. She is at girl scout camp right now and will be home tomorrow. She's so cute, I'm glad she is excited about her new sister!

J and my dad finished up today, dresser/changing table is in the baby's room now. J just has to put in the outlet covers and switchplate covers, and the clothes bar in the closet. Dad put up siding on the house around the new windows. I will take pics when J and I get stuff situated.

Today is my friend Jaimie's 30th b-day! Welcome to the club, hahaha! Happy Birthday!!!!

By the way, check out my PHOTO ALBUMS, J poo put up my baby shower and baby shower gifts pictures!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 10:09 PM

Friday, September 15, 2006

5 days

Today was better, I actually slept last night! And this morning I got up with energy! I put dishes away, loaded the dishwasher, did laundry, made lunches, then the train hit. So, I went back to bed and got up a few hours later, showered and got ready, then J came home and we took K to meet up with her girl scout troop. They are going camping until Sunday. We weren't going to let her go because of the baby being due, but we have phone numbers to call if we need her back home. The camp is an hour away, and J's mom is one of the leaders. I have been instructed to not go into labor until Sunday night at the earliest. Right, this baby hasn't listened to me so far, why would she start now???

Funny story...When J and I were waiting for the doctor the other day, I told J that if the baby cooperated and I was dialated then she could have a puppy, a car, and we would pay for college. Well, obviously she didn't cooperate so I took the puppy away! Then, because she is making me sick again I yelled to J "Well, there goes the car!" Yesterday I thought maybe if I tried to bribe her she might come soon, so I offered her a pony. Well, that obviously didn't work.

The crib is in the baby's room, and I have put the bedding in it! Tomorrow the dresser/changing table will be going up, then we can put everything else in and that will be that. Oh, except the wall border will need to go up but J's mom is going to do that for us. Here's what the crib looks like:

Yes people, I am still here and baby has not arrived yet...stay tuned!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 10:22 PM

Thursday, September 14, 2006

6 days to go

I broke down last night to poor J poo.

I am just so uncomfortable right now. I can't sit comfortably anymore, it's hard to drive, hard to bend down, just hard. My face has swelled, not too bad though. My hands hurt because they are so swollen, I can't wear my wedding rings and that bothers me a lot.

I feel terrible for the way I'm acting right now, I feel like a whiner but at the same time I want to whine! I am so thirsty but everything sounds bad or makes me feel sick, even water! Eating is the same, hamburgers have come back into the picture and they don't make me feel bad so I think I'm going to be eating those for the next few days. Whopper Jr's all the way! I am trying to be good since I am on bedrest, I don't want to take in too many calories so that I have an 8 pound baby, or bigger!

So, yesterday the doctor said that if I go past my due date then they will have to put a monitor on me. He also said they don't go past one week, then they induce labor. I don't even want to think about all of that right now, but I know my mom was 12 days late with me, so I don't know what will happen. Funny that I felt I would go early, I guess I was wrong! Wishful thinking!!
So, a bunch of people guessed the baby's due date, and the only two people left are my friend Kimmy who guessed the 17th and my Grandma who guessed the 22nd. I hope Kimmy's right!

The other day I was looking thru my "What to Expect..." book and I found all of the ultrasound pictures. Amazing how she has progressed from a little lump to a baby who was trying to suck on her whole hand! I ended up crying, because I can't wait to see her and hold her!

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 8:21 AM

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

39 Weeks...and counting

Your baby's ready to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) Your baby's organs are fully developed and in place, and the outer layers of skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath. Only 5 percent of babies are born on their expected due date, so yours could arrive any day now or she could make you wait a bit. (She can't make you wait indefinitely though. If you don't go into labor on your own, you'll probably be induced one to two weeks after your due date.)

Had a doctor appt today. Still not dialated but am 50% effaced now. She is still at -3 station, and I lost 1 pound so I'm at 28 pounds now. Doctor is saying that I will more than likely go until my due date of the 20th, but that it doesn't mean I won't see him this weekend. Grrrrrrrrrr..... I got sick again today, he said it was ok as long as I wasn't doing it 10 times a day, says it is more than likely because the baby is pushing on my stomach and to just eat small meals. Well, duh! I told him I have been having lower back pain and groin pain now, which I knew was normal but still wanted to let him know. And contractions. He said not to worry, there is a light at the end of the tunnel....har har.

So, I gave J his anniversary gift and he liked it. I bought a small desk clock for him, pewter, with celtic knots and a serpent on it that matches our wedding bands. He gave me a bouquet of flowers (he tried to get the same kind that were in my wedding bouquet) and a locket ornament that has my favorite wedding picture of us in it. It says "side by side....forever and always". K gave us a card and she gave me a trivet that says "Mother" on it with a little poem, J said she picked it out all by herself. And she gave me a little stuffed baby frog with a diaper on it that says "always hoppin". We had our cake later that night, it was pretty good for being frozen for a year! Marble cake with cannoli filling....mmmm.

So, I feel pretty crummy, and am getting frustrated. I just want to not be preggo anymore, it is very hard to do anything and I have lots of things I could be doing right now. Plus, I just want her here!!! I want to see her and hold her, and make sure everything is ok. I don't care about losing sleep after she is here, I can't sleep as it is now. Yes I am worried about labor and how I will be as a mom, but going into labor right now would be relief!

Can you believe I only have 7 days to go?????

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 6:38 PM

Saturday, September 09, 2006

38 Weeks

Your due date is coming up soon, and your baby's just waiting for the right time to be born. His lungs and brain are developed enough for him to function now but will continue to mature right into childhood. Take it easy during the final week or so this may be your last opportunity to relax! If you have other children and don't want them to attend your birth, make arrangements for their care ahead of time. And if you do want them to attend the birth at a birth center or hospital, find out if you need to make any special arrangements.

We went to the doctor on Tuesday this week, they had me come in a day early because he is so booked. I wasn't feeling well at all, so J took the day off and drove us out to the appointment. I had a rough weekend, felt terrible. Anyway, gained one more pound so am up to 29 pounds. Baby is fine, still not dialated, still 25% effaced, still at -3 station. Bah. I was hoping she had moved and was ready to join us, it sure felt like it all weekend! I am moody, tired but awake, swollen, my fingers keep popping out of place because my hands are swollen I guess.

K started school on Thursday, she was nervous but had a good day. She likes her teacher and got to see her friends. She even came home with homework! She started soccer this week too, practice was Tuesday and there are alot of new girls on her team. Her first game is Sunday.

Friday after K got home from school J came home and we went to pick up the baby's crib and dresser/changing table. They were a little pricey, but the crib turns into a toddler bed and then into a twin/full size bed. Now we have everything we need, I just need to wash the crib bedding. K's bathroom is done! And the baby's room just needs some paint touch ups and to be cleaned up! J worked his butt off this week, and K helped a lot today with my dad.

So, this morning I got up and was sick. Then a few hours later after I laid back down, I got sick again. I have been having contractions today too, so I guess we are getting close. I am not happy about getting sick again, it's been a while. My parents came over and my mom took me grocery shopping while dad helped J and K. It is so hard for me to do anything anymore.

Tomorrow (well, I guess today!) is Mine and J's ONE YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAY!!!!! I feel bad that I feel so cruddy though cause it would realllllllly be nice to enjoy our anniversary. J wanted to make reservations for dinner but I told him I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling. We got a card in the mail from our neighbor, she is so sweet, 87 years old! Her husband passed away over 20 years ago, and their wedding anniversary is this month too. She showed me a photo album of her with her wedding dress on, every year she would put it on and he would take her picture. She said that it would be nice if I did that, and I thought it was a great idea! But, I can't this year, and it sucks cause it's our first anniversary! Oh well, maybe I'll just hold it up and have J take a picture of my profile.

Posted by -=(Scooby)=- @ 11:16 PM