Wednesday, May 28, 2008

32 weeks 1 day




So, just thought I would put up some pics of me at 32 weeks :)

I also think Elijah is turning to the head down position, I don't feel him kick me down there, usually on the sides and up in my ribs....so that's a VERY good thing :)
I'm sooooo happy and thankful he's turning :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

32 weeks



My gosh! I really could deliver in 5 weeks!!! That's just NUTS!!

Things have been going pretty well. Matthew is still gone, and the kids have been acting up a little, but nothing I can't handle.
It's getting to the point now where I can't breathe because this baby is up in my ribs....and he is still head up!!! WONDERFUL! I REALLY REALLY hope SOON that he turns head down, cause I don't want a breech baby and end up having a c-section!
I can't wait til he drops! I will then have my breathing ability back :)
I'm so afraid of gaining so much weight this pregnancy, it's crazy! I've only gained 10 so far....but who knows now! I've been eating like a dang pig. We shall find out.

My sciatic nerve isn't hurting as bad, which is great, because I have to take care of 2 kids and keep up a house.

Anyway, things have been going great this week.

P.S. I put up a pic of the kids at the park...we didn't stay long, it was 10:00am and 81 degrees out!! I didn't feel like chasing 2 kids in a HUGE park in 80 degree weather....plus being big with baby, haha!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

31 weeks

So, today I'm 31 weeks....that means I'm now in the single digit of weeks left, if I deliver on the 22nd. I'm excited!! I could deliver in 5 weeks....who knows.

This baby is still head up, and I know this because he still kicks me down there...ugh! but he likes to punch me in my sides and ribs. Last night I could feel his head....and it was a cool feeling. Elijah is still active as anything.

I'm doing well with Matthew gone and all...I haven't cried AT ALL since he's been gone...WOO HOO!! I sometimes hate being an emotional basketcase, so it has been calming to not cry everytime I think of Matthew.
The kids have been really good these past few days, and you have no clue at how thankful I am for that!! I mean, they act like 2 and 3 year olds....so I can't expect perfect kids, but they are pretty close to it ;) Gabriel has realized that daddy is gone, and he doesn't like the fact, but I think he forgets about it during the day, and Brooke has been really needy lately, and has been sucking her thumb NON stop! It's crazy! She's more attached to daddy then Gabriel is....she's his little Princess, so not having her "prince" there is not her idea of a fun time.

Over all, things have been really great so far.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

30 weeks 4 days


So this morning Matthew left to go to Camp Gruber(sp) for 2 weeks....and I'm stuck here at home. I was supposed to drop him off and then go to Missouri to stay with the in laws, but my sciatic nerve is hurting me way to much, I just don't think I could make the 7 hour drive by myself without putting my feet up. I hope I can survive these next 2 weeks without kill myself or the kids....we will see. I have the car, which is GREAT, so monday nights we will be going to McDonalds to play and have dinner. And there will be a lot of Sesame Street on TV these next 2 weeks.

I'm doing ok, as of now. We will see what my emotions will be like come tonight when I sleep in a bed by myself. I know it will be hard, but that's the life of someone who is in the service....and a wife who's someone is in the service....it's all about making sacrafices.

Well, last night we went out to Los Tres Amigos...a Mexican Resturant...and it was SOO good, both the food AND spending time as a family for a little while. When we got home, Matthew decided to put Brooke in his duffel bag and carry her around....and she LOVED it :) So, that's the pic on the top of this blog.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

30 Weeks





Well, I'm 30 weeks!! 10 weeks or left until Elijah is here...and I'm a bit scared to tell you the truth. Not the raising him part, the whole labor and delivery process :( I don't know if I'm being scared for a reason or if I'm just extremely nervous! Either way I don't like feeling like this.

This past week has gone really well :) This past Sunday we mother's celebrated Mother's Day. My father in law is a Bishop (in Missouri) and he let all the women have the sunday off....all the men took care of most of the classes and let all the women go to Releif Society :) What a GREAT idea?!
We had flowers passed around to us....which was very nice :)
A few days before I was really emotional about everything....We went to our cars dealership on Saturday and got it fixed and we got to drive around a NICE SUV (Hyundai Ceracruz). I shouldn't have driven it around cause it just made me want one even more! I'm tired of driving around my car and then to add another baby in the back seat.....I'm just not looking forward to it....so I got really emotional and told Matthew that it just made me depressed to drive that thing around cause I just want one so badly....and have been wanting an SUV for a while, but we can't afford one right now :( Well, Sunday came around and Matthew and Gabriel didn't go to church because Gabriel had this horrible rash on his body that didn't look too good, so they stayed home while Brooke and myself went to church. I came home to a clean home :) Matthew and Gabriel cleaned the front rooms for me and even made me a card :) It made my mood change so quickly. Matthew told me that I wasn't to do anything for the rest of the day....so I didn't, and it was SOOO nice to just RELAX!

My sciatic nerve is still bothering me. But if I lay down for an hour or so the pain subsides. I'm not looking forward to when Matthew is gone for 2 weeks to leave me alone and take care of these kids alone.
I'm not going to Missouri while Matthew is gone because my sciatic nerve is just so bad, I'm afraid that after driving for 7 hours straight it will just get worse! So I've opted to stay home :( I hope things will turn out ok for me.

Anyway, things have been going great.
Until next week.

Friday, May 9, 2008

29 weeks 3 days

So...quick update. I went to the docs today and the baby is in a diagonal position. I wish I could tell where he was located....all the doc did was feel on my stomach and was like...he's diagonal, how the heck? haha...that's why he's the doctor and I'm not.
He also gave me stronger Tylonol to help with the sciatica. We shall see if it works.
o0o and Elijah's heartbeat is at 140. So, he's doing really well.
So...the weight gain. I've only gained 10 lbs in the past 2 months :):):) so a grand total of 10 lbs...haha! I dropped a lot of weight in my first trimester and then gained it all back so I'm counting how much I've gained since pre pregnancy weight and it's 10 lbs.
So, things are going great :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

29 weeks




So I've posted 2 pictures: one of Matthew asleep on the sofa with Brooke on his chest...too cute :)
The other is of me at 29 weeks pregnant...frontal view :)

Well, this past week has been hard on me. My sciatic nerve was and is still bothering me. I can't do a lot of house work due to the fact that my left leg hurts so badly at the end of the day. I have a doctors appt today...which I'm really not looking forward to, I have no clue how much I've gained, and I'm afraid I've gained like 50 lbs since I last saw the Doc. which was the beginning of March. I hate the weight gain in pregnancy. I'm not a tiny person to begin with....and add on the extra weight I gain during pregnancy...I fell like a darn house :(
I've been REALLY tired lately. No matter how much sleep I get it just seems to never be enough. I'll talk to the doc about that today and see what he says.
Other then that, things have been going well. Elijah is kicking like crazy, which is a good thing...that means he's doing ok in my belly :)

I hope all you Mother's have a great Mother's Day :)
Until next week....

Saturday, May 3, 2008

28 weeks 4 days

So, I went to the hospital on Wed to get my RhoGAM. I swear, hospitals are not the smartest!
I go in and they have to take my blood to see if I'm A-....UHHH, YEAH!! I have a card from my last baby to prove it! They said it was about insurance and what not....I understand that, but if I'm A-...I'm not going to lie about it...my body could literally kill my baby if I don't get this shot! So, 10 min later they say I could get the shot. I head up to Labor and delivery and they take my blood pressure and it was 155/77...WOW!!!! My blood pressure shot up even more when I saw the dang needle they were going to poke in my butt, thankfully, I didn't feel a thing though! Whew!
They told me to wait around 15 in to take another blood pressure reading and this time was MUCH better 121/64. The nurse was much pleased too....she told me her blood pressure would have gone up like that too if she saw the needle that was about to go in her butt...haha!

I'm still feeling unbelievable pressure. I'm not sure if this baby is head down or not! Some days it feels like he is head down and he kicks me in my mid tummy section and other days it feels like hes head up and he kicks me down there. I'm just not sure! haha
So, I figured out that I'm not leaking amniotic fluid....it's URINE! YUCK!!!! I got pads so my garments aren't all stained...it's soooo embarrassing!!! I NEVER had this happen with Gabriel or Brooke. I really hope this baby isn't HUGE when he comes out! I hope for my sake, if he is, that I deliver early!

Anyway....just wanted to vent about my visit to the hospital.