This is what my terrible hernia bruise looks like today. It literally came out of nowhere last sunday. I wish I still had a belly button. This is at 34 weeks, 4 days. I have 38 days to go until my due date.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Well Sunday morning I woke up with bad abdominal pain, bleeding, and a terrible new bruise on my belly button area! So I called my doc who told me to head into Labor and Delivery right away for monitoring.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Well I am officially 49 days away from my due date. YIKES! I feel like it was just 100 days, 150 days, 200 days! YIKES!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
John took this photo of me on Friday. My belly is out of control! You can see how uncomfortable I am just by looking at my face!!! Oh and yes, my hair IS much darker than before. I decided to dye it a couple of weeks ago. With the prenatal vitamins I am taking my hair is growing at a REALLY fast rate. I had gone back to having blond highlights a while ago, but now I just can not keep up. When I first dyed my hair it turned really really dark and red. However now it has toned down quite a bit. I will take a photo soon of it actually down and styled for the day.
Yesterday we went to a fun diner, the Purple Cow, for lunch with our friends the Hobarts. It was quite yummy. Sarah even had a purple milkshake! I just LOVE diners! We used to frequent them often in Pennsylvania, however in the midwest we do not have many around at all. It was an excellent find!
Afterward I did not do much at all (nothing strenious at least). Around 6pm I started having CRAZY contractions! I had about 6 in an hour and a half period- and these hurt WAY worse than before. I got a little nervous thinking maybe I was going into early labor! However, a little walk around Target, and a ton of water, plus a frosty from Wendys (i can't lie!) made them go away finally! I did however purchase a new watch from Target with a stop watch function (for only $14) so that I am prepared next time the contractions keep going and going.
Next week I go to the doctor on Friday for my 34 week appointment. Then I will go again at 36 weeks, 37, 38, 39, 40 (hopefully no more than that!). This appointment should be pretty boring, just the normal blood pressure check, weight check, listen to the heartbeat, measure the belly, etc. However at 36 weeks the "fun" starts to see what kind of progress I have made! Ahh. Getting to the end.
I am emotionally feeling a little bit better. I have found that if I walk around a ton it actually helps with the pain factor in my stomach/ribs. Thank you everyone for all of your prayers. I am sure I will hit more and more "walls" in this pregnancy, but for today, I am alright! :)
As I mentioned, Piper got a really ridiculous haircut. Here is a before and after photo of our little girl.
I absolutely HATE this haircut! haha. Though, I can not complain, this is exactly what I asked for. She just looks HIDEOUS! I really wanted her to have shorter hair (it was about 4 inches long, curly, and nappy) all over, and I asked specifically to have her beard cut off (but to keep her eyebrows). So that is exactly what the lady did. I just think she looks absolutely terrible. My sweet cuddly Piper dog now looks like a Doberman and quite scary.
I know with the baby coming this will be a great cut for her. Her beard used to collect so much dirt and funk..... she just looks very very silly.
And I am a bad mom. I did this haircut for her 2 days before the lowest temperatures in Arkansas in years (10 degrees)!!!!
So if you see a skinny little doberman walking around, it might be my doggie! Once she looks in the mirror I am pretty sure she is going to leave town!
Kellys Korner (click on name to be taken to blog) is a pretty famous blog on the internet. I have been following this blog for several months now watching a wonderful christian woman go through a pregnancy that she so deeply prayed would happen for years. Yesterday she delivered her baby, fully believing she would be healthy. However Harper is very very ill. She had to be flown to the Tulsa Childrens Hospital for a heart/lung bypass.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I have hit my "wall". I am absolutely exhausted. I can not sleep at night, I get 1-2 hours, then I am awake for 3 hours, and so on and so on. I am in extreme physical discomfort- my ribs are literally bruised from Owens powerful kicks, I can barely walk because my right hipbone feels like it is basically out of its socket (I am told this is because my hips are literally moving), my broken toe is still broken and it really really hurts, I just spent the last 20 minutes throwing up the delicious spaghetti dinner I spent all of my energy making today, my head is pounding, my throat is sore, I can hardly breathe because my lungs just have no where to go, I can not sit up for any period of time (even to eat dinner) because Owen is in such a position that literally makes it impossible- this makes mandatory car rides quite fun, and I feel just completely done.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Many people have asked how to be automatically notified of when I post a new blog entry. I have a list of 10 people that are automatically emailed the blog, but that is all that blogger allows.
I am really just posting this so that I can look back in a few months and remember exactly what I felt like at each stage of pregnancy.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
"Sleeping boy. the baby sleeps 90-95% of the day, and sometimes experiences REM sleep, an indication of dreaming.
Now that your baby has grown so long and your uterus is higher, you might notice a new discomfort. Your baby is probably head-down and may occasionally stretch out and kick you in the ribs. The pressure on your rib cage can make you sore, especially if one of your baby's feet becomes caught. You can prevent this by sitting up straight as much as possible. Because your baby's demands for vitamins and minerals are higher than ever right now, you should continue to take your parental vitamins for the entire pregnancy.
This week your baby's movements will peak. You should continue to monitor the fetal movements daily and address any concerns with your caregiver. The wrinkles in your baby's face are disappearing and fat is still being deposited throughout the baby's body.
The body growth slows down from now on.
Because of the lack of space in the uterus, the legs are drawn up in what is known as the fetal position."
Thursday, January 8, 2009
We have gotten so many adorable things for Owen! I just had to share some photos!
Thank you so much everyone for throwing us such a wonderful shower. We got so many amazing presents for Owen!