Saturday, February 28, 2009

2 day old Owen!

First of all thank you everyone for the nice calls, emails, messages, etc. We have been way too busy to even think about calling everyone back right now, but know that we appreciate all of the good thoughts and prayers!


To answer some questions, Owen and I are both doing pretty good! I am really sore from the delivery, the epidural, and from my milk coming in, but I have some nice pain meds! Oh and the answer to the other questioni get a lot is yes, I had him vaginally. NO CSECTION! I felt the whole pregnancy that this would end up c-section so I am quite pleased!!!! I pushed for 2.5 hours and he ended up needing to be vacuum assisted out, which I did not want at all leading up to the delivery, but I just could not push the little guy out! Doctor said it was because my bones were just not quite far enough spread for him. 

I am completely exhausted- of course, I have a newborn right? Last night he only wanted to be held- he wanted nothing with being in my arms all night. Finally I ended up just putting him in bed with me for a while so we could sleep! I also sent him to the nursery at one point so i could get 3 good hours of sleep!!!  

Today the pediatrician diagnosed Owen as having a little bit of jaundice, which we knew was probably coming. He was definitely a yellowish color yesterday. He has a bit of a bruise on the back of his head from the vacuum assisted delivery which can lead to the jaundice problem. So instead of getting discharged today, Owen and I are staying one additional (hopefully that is all) night and he is under the glow lights to try and get his levels down. I take him out of his little box every 3 hours to feed him, and then right back in. We get to snuggle a bit too :) 

Again, thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We will start working on calling people back shortly. Right now When I am not feeding him I am trying to get some rest (easier said than done while at a hospital). 



Please enjoy these few pictures of Owen! I love his hands and feet. He always folds his hands up when he is resting- which John actually does too (like father like son!) Owen also has HUGE feet! They are my feet, not Johns, except for the pinky toe which is Johns (his brothers have the same toe too I believe). 

The glow worm picure makes me pretty sad. He is beside me though- so I am thankful he is able to be in the room with me. He is getting used to being in there, at first he cried and cried which just made me cry and cry (its a new mom thing i think!). 

We will continue to post some photos of our adorable baby boy. We are quite fond of him! The photo below is of Owen in a newborn outfit! It is FALLING OFF OF HIM!!! He has gone down to 6lbs 1 oz. so not super tiny, but apparantly small enough for tiny man clothes! :) 



Friday, February 27, 2009

Owen Hunteri is an OUTSIDE BABY!!!!




Just a quick update... Owen is here!!!!! (birth story to come later)

He arrived on Thursday February 26, 2009 at 09:40am. 

6lbs 9oz
19 inches long 

He is perfect in every way! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

38 week freak out

I am not going to freak out. I am not going to have a cow. I am not going to worry. I am not going to freak out. I am not going to have a cow. I am not going to worry.... 


So John informs me today that he spoke to the person in charge of the academic portion of his training which he is currently in. He informed him of our current "going to have a baby any time" situation to get some guidance regarding him possibly missing class. 

Basically he was told that if he does miss even one day of this 12 day academic program, he will be rolled back into the next class. Which normally would not be a huge deal but in this case it is! 1. John is in a test group of 5 other guys. He really does not have the option to be rolled back. 2. If he were rolled back, he would get stuck in a 2 month wait that is currently happening here in Little Rock for people not in this test group. 3. We are supposed to close on a house we purchased in North Carolina on May 31st, but if he were rolled back we would not arrive in NC until at least July, which means we would be paying a rent here in LR and a mortgage in North Carolina. 

Normally the military guys are given 10 days leave when you have a baby, but because John is in this training environment it is much different. Everything is on a strict timeline. 

I will not freak out. 

So basically if I have the baby on Friday afternoon-Sunday we are good, John can be there for the birth and stay with me some. But then he will be gone all next week and the week after for 4-9 hours per day for class. Which is fine. He doesn't have to sit with me in the hospital for hours. But if I say go into labor tonight, and he misses class tomorrow, we are going to be put in a very bad situation. 

I will not freak out. I will not freak out. 

No pressure or anything. Just have to have the baby between certain hours. After noon on Friday. Sure. I can do that. My body cooperates. 

I hope to go into the docs on Thursday and ask to be induced Friday afternoon. Who knows if she will go for that though. Maybe she only induces on Tuesdays. Maybe she wont induce until next week. Which would be fine, as long as it is on a Friday afternoon. 

I will not freak out. 

Not to mention I am still contracting every few minutes, but they are not getting any worse- just still in terrible pain. 

I will not freak out! 

Monday, February 23, 2009

38 weeks- still in early stages of labor

Still contracting every 2-3 minutes. Some are much worse than others, but they are just constant. Some are taking my breath away, others are just annoying. I just can't believe this has been going on since friday. I AM EXHAUSTED! 


"38 weeks pregnant 

Your due date is right around the corner and your baby's just waiting for the right time to be born. She's continuing to build a layer of fat, which will help her to control her body's temperature after birth and will put on more weight (boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls). Take it easy during the final week or so — this may be your last opportunity to relax. Instead of spending every available minute decorating the nursery or folding baby clothes, go out and see a film, read a book or take long naps. Don't forget to spend some quality time with your partner too — it will probably be your last chance to have an evening out together for a while.wondering what colour your baby's eyes will be? Most Caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes and their true eye colour -- be it brown, green or blue -- may not reveal itself for weeks or months. The colour of your baby's eyes in the first minutes after birth won't last -- exposure to light changes a baby's initial eye colour. Most African and Asian babies usually have dark grey or brown eyes at birth -- their dark eyes becoming a true brown or black after the first six months or year. Multiracial children often turn out to have the most beautiful coloured eyes. 

our baby is now ready to greet the world. At this point, the average full-term newborn is still building a layer of fat to help control body temperature after birth. Most babies are between 2.7 and 4.3kg/6 and 9 1/2lb at birth and boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls. All your baby's organs are developed and in place though his lungs will be the last to reach full maturity. 
You may be feeling huge and uncomfortable during these final weeks. Try to take it easy - this may be your last opportunity to do so for quite a while. See a film, read a book that has nothing to do with pregnancy or babies, have your hair or nails done, or just spend time with your partner. Neither of you will have much time for cooking in the few weeks after your baby's born, but you could prepare somehome-made frozen meals to enjoy when you need them. What else can you do? Make sure the car's filled up with petrol, and read our fun baby star signs

Your partner should try to relax, too, and enjoy some activities there won't be time for after the baby arrives. Suggest some inspirational reading - he may need it when you go into labour. Is he worried about how he'll cope with a new baby in the house? Read our new dad's survival guide and debunkfive myths of fatherhood

Be prepared 

This is a good time to have an in-depth conversation with your doctor or midwife about pain relief in labour. On the practical front, make sure you know where to park and which entrance to use to get to the labour ward quickly and ask about what happens when you arrive at the hospital, if you don't already know. Make sure you take plenty of change with you for vending machines and telephone calls (mobile phones usually have to be switched off in hospitals because they can interfere with medical equipment). If you have other children, make back up plans for childcare when labour begins. 

If you're planning to use a birthing pool, remind yourself of how to use it, including pain relief you can use while in the water. Check whether local hospital protocols will restrict how you can use the pool - just for pain relief or for giving birth as well? If you find that you will not be able to use a birthing pool after all, consider other natural methods of pain relief as an alternative. 

Pregnancy tip: hospital survival kit 

"Pack a cool bag with your husband's favourite foods and snacks to take to hospital - he should be responsible for this. Bring a video camera if you like (and if your hospital allows), a camera, extra batteries and film (or digital camera), presents for siblings from the baby, massage oil, a radio, your address book and something 'fun' to read to pass the time during a long labour." - Anonymous 
 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

37 week visit- you are in labor

Nurse: "Well you are definitely having contractions. They are every 2-3 minutes. You are in the beginning stages of labor. Your cervix is just not dilating yet"


Amy: "Ok, what does that means, how long can it last like this"... 

Nurse: "it could be hours, days, weeks. no way of prediction 

Amy: "But if I am contracting this much and I am only 1 1/2 cm dilated this makes me worry- seeing as these are quite strong contractions...... 

Nurse: "yes, some people have to be induced. Dr. Huabch said she would do you at 39 weeks right..... 

Amy: "If I can make it until then, yes yes she will" 

So that is where we stand. I am currently contracting every 2-4 minutes around the clock. I am trying to do lots of walking, eating lots of spicy foods, etc. I will let you know how these wives takes work out. 

It wouldn't be such a big deal if i was not A. contracting, B. Dealing with having a VERY tender hernia on my belly and C. I have always been told that i would definitely go early (37 weeks) so it is hard to know it could be about 2 or even more weeks until he comes out and I can nibble on those adorable baby toes! (once he has been disinfected of course) D. with the exception of last night, i have hardly been able to sleep in weeks. Last night i took a good supply of pain medications and John was nice enough to not make any noise until i got up at 10am! 12 whole hours of sleep-it was great!!!!!! 

Please just pray for our sanity. I get all kinds of replies and comments from people saying to enjoy this time now because i will never sleep again- yada yada yada. Well at least then i will have my adorable child with me... this inside baby stuff is just not so much fun!!!! And I do not need advice per say- maybe just some quiet understanding. 

I really thought Friday night was the night. Mother nature (aka my cervix) has other plans for right now. 

I hope to induce March 5th. That is my dream. 


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Freezer Meals!

For the last few weeks I have been making freezer meals to prepare for when Owen is here! I LOVE DOING THIS!!! John and I actually have used a couple of the meals we prepared already so I had to make new ones to replace what we used. I have started making these little freezer kits that contain all of the ingredients needed for the meal. We can then just take the freezer bag out of the freezer a couple of days before we want to eat it so it can thaw out, and voila- we have all that we need! 


We get out meat and veggies mostly at the commisary so each of these "kits" are under $5!!! SUCH A BARGAIN!!! I just love how this makes for thoughtless meal planning. 













Tonight I made an especially good looking meal I have never made before... Baked Ziti! It made WAY more than I thought it would so we actually had enough to freeze two 8X8 pans, and we have one to give away to the Hobarts. Sarah is always bringing me yummy sweets, so I will provide her with a nice baked meal! :) 













Since I was making a beef meal, John decided to make up some burgers, one for tonight, and 3 for the freezer. Here is his beautiful creation... 














So far we have 23 freezer meals made. I have ingredients for one more, and then we are done! 

Here is our list!

  • Macaroni and Cheese
    1. to serve with steamed broccoli
  • Cheese Manicotti
    1. to serve with salad and bread
  • 3 Sirloin steaks for John
  • 1 Italian stromboli
  • 2 pieces of chicken in Montreal Steak seasoning
    1. with rice
    2. broccoli and cheese sauce
  • 2 pieces of chicken in Montreal Steak seasoning
    1. with rice
    2. green beans with mushrooms and garlic to saute
  • Turkey and Rice Soup
  • Turkey and Rice Soup
  • Turkey Tortilla Soup
  • Turkey Tortilla Soup
  • 2 pieces of chicken with Zesty Herb marinade
    1. with rice
    2. green peppers, onions and mushrooms to saute
  • 1 t-bone steak
    1. with green beans
    2. rice
  • Chili
  • Fajitas
    1. 1 piece chicken w/ seasoning
    2. 1 piece steak
    3. onions, red/green/yellow peppers
    4. 1 cup rice
    5. fajita seasoning
  • Tomato Garlic Basil Chicken
    1. 2 pieces chicken
    2. roasted tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • Peppercorn Garlic Chicken
    1. 2 pieces chicken
    2. rice
    3. broccoli
    4. corn
  • Hickory BBQ Chicken
    1. 2 pieces chicken
    2. rice
    3. green beans w/garlic
    4. corn
  • Chipotle Pepper Chicken
    1. 2 pieces chicken
    2. marinated peppers/onions
    3. corn
  • Two packs of ground beef
  • Two packs of Italian Sausage
  • 3 hamburgers (with montreal steak seasoning, bread crumbs, etc) 
  • 8X8 tin of Baked Ziti (with cheese on top) 
  • 8X8 tin of Baked Ziti (without cheese on top) 

  • Anyone want to come to our house for dinner? :) 

    37 1/2 week appointment

    Well, no progress. Still 1cm dilated and "soft". 


    Good news is my blood pressure is just fine, and no other signs of pre-eclampsia. So I am good. I did gain 6lbs according to the doctors scale... but she said it was just fine. Lots of people gain a ton at the end. 

    So I am a little disappointed in no progress, but happy that I am physically ok

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Appointment not until Thursday

    When I looked at the date today I realized that my appointment was made for tomorrow, not today like we had asked for. I am a little frustrated, but going to try to have a go with the flow attitude. 


    So no updates on progress today- my appointment is at 1pm Thursday. 

    I am a little nervous to have an appointment because I have gained about 7lbs in 5 days. This could just be a sign of some complications happening (especially because this is twice the amount i have gained this whole pregnancy!) so we shall see. I need to get my blood pressure checked today at one of those self service thingies at Walmart- just to make sure I am alright! 

    Sunday, February 15, 2009

    37 weeks tomorrow

    Oh I realized I never posted an update after my appointment on Thursday. That is because there was really no news! :( 


    I was 1cm dilated, and soft. 

    My next appt is on wednesday. 

    my doc said she will discuss induction at 39 weeks- so we shall see. 

    i have not slept in days. Literally. No sleep. I am exhausted!!!! 

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Baby Shower in Little Rock

    A huge Thank You to Sarah Hobart who threw us a beautiful baby shower here in Little Rock with friends! Sarah even contacted some of my "national" friends and they sent cards and gifts even though they could not attend! Here are some of my favorite photos! 


    Yummy food 















    we made painted letters for Owens room












    my great friend Joy sent me a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag! IT IS SO NICE! Thank you so much Joy! This is above and beyond what you should have ever done- but I love it! 











    Adorable name plate















    The girls at the shower! 













    SO CUTE!













    This is pretty much the only photo we have of John and I while pregnant- together that is. He hates having his picture taken! 







    More photos to come! Thank you so much everyone who participated! 

    Subscription issues

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    So instead I have gone on and deleted this option and I will personally email the blog to the list of 15 of you who have asked to be subscribed. 

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    36 week belly

    This is what I look like at 36 weeks 2 days. My shirts are starting to not cover my belly so well! :)

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    27 Days until Due Date

    Well I am officially due in 27 days!!!


    We have a doctors appointment on Thursday morning. I hope she takes me off of this terrible medication that makes me shake all the time. I feel like I have had 20 cups of coffee!!!! I also hope she would be willing to discuss an induction next week at 37.5 weeks! 

    Oh and I was informed today that I will not have a job to go back to after my maternity leave. My company is doing crazy layoffs right now! I guess that makes the debate on if I should be a stay at home mom a little easier! :) 

    36 weeks

    How your baby's growing:
    Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.

    At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely she's in a head-down position. But if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "
    external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

    How your life's changing:

    Now that your baby is taking up so much room, you may have trouble eating a normal-size meal. Smaller, more frequent meals are often easier to handle at this point. On the other hand, you may have less heartburn and have an easier time breathing when your baby starts to "drop" down into your pelvis. This process — called lightening — often happens a few weeks before labor if this is your first baby. (If you've given birth before, it probably won't happen before labor starts.) If your baby drops, you may also feel increased pressure in your lower abdomen, which may make walking increasingly uncomfortable, and you'll probably find that you have to pee even more frequently. If your baby is very low, you may feel lots of vaginal pressure and discomfort as well. Some women say it feels as though they're carrying a bowling ball between their legs!

    You might also notice that your 
    Braxton Hicks contractions are more frequent now. Be sure to review the signs of labor with your practitioner and find out when she wants to hear from you. As a general rule, if you're full-term, your pregnancy is uncomplicated, and your water hasn't broken, she'll probably have you wait to come in until you've been having contractions that last for about a minute each, coming every five minutes for an hour. Of course, you'll want to call right away if you notice a decrease in your baby's activity or think you're leaking amniotic fluid, or if you have any vaginal bleeding, fever, a severe or persistent headache, constant abdominal pain, or vision changes.

    Even if you're enjoying an uncomplicated pregnancy, it's best to avoid flying (or any travel far from home) during your final month because you can go into labor at any time. In fact, 
    some airlineswon't let women on board who are due to deliver within 30 days of the flight.



    Saturday, February 7, 2009

    35 weeks of frustration all rolled up into 1 blog

    Today I had my appointment with Dr. Hubach at 1pm. At about 1030am i started coughing up blood which terrified me beyond all belief. I called to see if I could change my appointment to a little earlier- but she was fully booked. DARN! 


    So i got myself together and headed over to the appointment at its scheduled time. Did I mention in my previous blog that I did not sleep at all last night. We came in around 4am, and I was having such terrible contractions that I was unable to fall asleep (still haven't and it is 1114pm on Friday night). 

    At my appointment I just lost it. I was sobbing to my doctor (not something I normally would do at all) about how exhausted I am, how much pain I am in right now, and how these contractions had better be doing SOMETHING because I can not take more of this! 

    She checked me, still 1cm dilated. DARN! She sent me over to Labor and Delivery (4th trip i believe) to be monitored. They hooked me up and right away saw the contractions I was having. They gave me two shots of the drug to stop contractions, as well as stadol for the pain. I was given IV fluids, and sent on my way, hours later, with the pill form of the shot they give me, and some pain pills. 

    I am to take the pills every 6 hours to try and stop baby from coming too early. I have another appointment with Dr. H on Friday, and hopefully we can come up with a better game plan then. for now it is bedrest and pain pills! Hooray! haha

    I am definitely getting down about this whole thing. This pregnancy has been so incredibly complicated from day 1! I cant even read back through the blog  entries from last july and august when i was so sick to my stomach I could not stop throwing up for the life of me! And now this! Preterm labor that just wont stop! 

    I keep asking God for a reason that all of this is happening. For some direction on how I should be handling situations. 

    I will choose to hold to these verses to keep me going, and now allow myself to get too down: 
    "Give your worries to the Lord  and he will take care of you. he will never let good people down"  Psalm 55:22
    "Don't lose your courage or be afraid . Don't panic or be frightened because the Lord your God goes with you, to fight for you , against your enemies and to save you" Deuteronomy 20:3-4

    Friday, February 6, 2009

    L&D- again

    I am so frustrated! Yesterday I was having little contractions on and off. Then around 10pm they started coming on REALLY strongly every 3-4 minutes. After a couple of hours John and I called my doctor who told me to come into L&D to be checked. 


    By this time the contractions were really really hard and I was miserable. They hooked me up to the monitors and my contractions were all over the place! They checked me and I was 1cm dilated. 

    They gave me juice and had me sit through the contractions for a couple of hours. Around 2am they became more regular- however they sent me home because my cervix is not changing. 

    So i have been sitting here for hours in miserable pain. I have an appt. with my doctor at 1pm and I am just trying to make it until then. I am absolutely a mess! 

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    I have been Tagged!!!

    I havent been tagged in a long time, so this should be fun to do! Thanks PreppyGirl!

    Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people.

    1. Make a list of things you can see without getting up:
    Johns laptop, futon, Owens pack and play, clutter (working on that one) 

    2. Favorite football team
    I truly truly could care less! 

    3. Who is the most famous person you know?
    Gosh, i have no idea! I do not have any famous relatives or anything. I once saw Adam Sandler in a park- does that count?

    4. What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?
    Babywise, the book of Esther, What to Expect the First Year.. 


    5.Who was the last person you hugged?
    Probably one of my doggies


    6.What’s your current obsession/addiction?
    Well, I am pregnant, so there are many. Waffles with tons of butter, anything sweet, anything made by Sarah Hobart, chick-fil-a chicken nuggets! 


    7. What was the last thing you said aloud?
    "How is it only 3pm"

    8. What was the last thing you bought?
    Chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-a

    9.What are you listening to right now?
    Jason Mraz Live

    10. What is your favorite weather, and why?
    Spring/Fall. Mostly any time that it is between 60 and 85 degrees. Anything else makes me grumpy

    12. What is your most challenging goal right now?
    To finish this pregnancy. I AM SO DONE!

    13. Say something to the person who tagged you:
    Preppy is one of my favorite people, even though we hardly get to chat. We have a ton in common and have even wondered if we could possibly be long lost sisters! I hope to see her again sometime soon! 

    14. If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
    Somewhere in the mountains

    15.Favorite vacation spot?
    Someplace beachy, yet outdorsy because that is what the husband likes. We have only actually been on 1 vacation together though and that was a cruise. We had a great time, but I got sun poisioning which made the rest of the trip difficult. Also, because husband is so type A, the vacation would have to be something that could be a leasurly thing, no time constraints, etc. 

    16. What is your favorite children’s book?
    Anything by the Baby Sitters Club.

    17. Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you:
    SODA! 

    18. Favorite hair product?
    my straightener. My hair is sort of curly when i just let it go on its own

    19. What was the first tape or cd you ever bought yourself?
    Tiffany by Tiffany- followed by New Kids on the Block

    20. Describe your perfect day:
    An amazing breakfast, reading on our wrap around porch, watching Owen play sports with his friends, no stress... 

    21. What is your favorite outfit? (You know, the one that looks absolutely amazing on you.) A really cute sweater and jeans that actually fit. My fake uggs, a cute necklace, and actually doing my hair that day. All of this does not include the massive stomach I am currently sporting! 

    22. Added question: Who is your favorite person, and why?

    I would like to tag:

    Alison Delobel

    Sarah Maulsby

    Kelly Tomlinson 

    Joy Draper

    Kathy Gappinger 

    Hollyn Rodeck

    Alexis Aloisi

    thats all! :) 

    Evan James


    My best friend in the world had her baby on Sunday! Welcome to the world Evan James! I can't wait to meet you! 

    NC house ideas


    I am afraid John and I might just be creatures of habit! We just loved the colors we picked for our house in Enid, so now we want to use the same ones again in our North Carolina house! 




    The whole living room will have this color walls. See picture below: (and yes, that is the color our couches are!) 


    In keeping with our theme of Enid, we would like to have 1 red wall in the dining room such as this, with the other 3 walls in the khaki color: 

    It is hard to tell in this photo, but we decided to do the walls of the master all khaki, except 1 accent wall a bit darker, in the same family though. It just does not show up well on here: 
    And last but not least, Owens room! We have plans for a FUN accent wall, but of course I could not find it on Shewin Williams. Here is sort of what we want, the colors are right:


    but here is the inspiration shot of what we want to do. We found this done at a home we looked at in North Carolina, and decided we would steel it for Owens room! 






    Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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    OK as previously discussed, I am a big supporter/user of google reader. However, it has been brought to my attention that some people do not wish to use this service, which is ok with  me. 


    i added a click able link to this blog, on the right toolbar so that users can subscribe to receive email updates of  anything that i post. it will just ask you for your email address, and then send you an email confirmation stating you wish to receive this email. 

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    35/35


    35 weeks pregnant with 35 days to go!

    owen did try to come yesterday. contractions 2-4 minutes apart for a few hours. called the doc and they had me go right to labor and delivery.  walked in and about 4 nurses were all over me! within a few minutes i had changed my clothes, been hooked up to monitors,  and pain meds were given. the back labor was the absolute WORST! At this point i was contracting STRONG every 2 minutes. It definitely helped. i was checked for dilation  by a very rough nurse who yelled out "i can't find her cervix, does anyone else want to try". I was screaming out i was in so much pain!  she was not the nicest! 

    then a really gentle nurse checked me and that was much better. i was barely dilated at all- a dimple or fingertip was all. 

    they put me on a round of medication to stop the contractions. 3 shots, 1 every 1/2 hour and then an oral dose.   finally by the oral dose my contractions stopped. 

    then my doctor came in, checked me AGAIN for dilation, and said she was going to let me come home. she put me on strict bedrest- only getting up to go to the bathroom and shower until my appt on friday. hopefully then we will seriously discuss a plan. i can not imagine having 4 more weeks like the one I just had. I am SO DONE!!!! 

    sorry for the blunt honesty here- i just cant help it though! i want to be real on this blog, and not sugar coat ANYTHING!!!

    Sunday, February 1, 2009

    My doggies..

    The dogs are getting protective of me! They both will not leave my side for very long!!! Especiall Maggie! She is literally ALWAYS at my side. We went to the dog park today and she spent most of the time sitting at my feet. It is really cute! I definitely think they know what is up!
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