Sunday, May 24, 2015

29 Weeks



How far along? 
29 weeks 
Maternity Clothes?
Yes; even my poor maternity jeans are getting tight :(
Sleep:
This week has brought back some pregnancy insomnia, which tends to mean I'm awake around 3:00am for a few hours.  
Miss anything?
Being belly free and the ease of moving around. It was like I hit the third trimester and all of a sudden I'm having to pee every 2 seconds again, and got super uncomfortable really quick!
Movement?
Yes! When we were in the hospital last week monitoring my contractions and the baby the nurses joked about how he was having the time of his life in there. He loves to bounce off one hip bone and jab the opposite side.
Food cravings?
Yogurt with granola 
Queasy or sick?
No
Started to show?
Yes
Labor Signs?
6 hours of consistent contractions last week, but thankfully they all seem to be under control now. I will find that if I start doing too much I'll have a contraction or two, but luckily if I sit down and rest they go away.
Belly button in or out?
In
Wedding rings on or off?
On
Mood?
Exhausted after such a crazy week last week, but I am feeling very grateful that we were able to get my contractions under control and keep our sweet little guy in for a bit longer! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hunter's 2nd Birthday!

This weekend we were able to celebrate Hunter's 2nd birthday!

If you know this boy, you know that he is all about trucks and tractors, so it seemed only natural to go with a construction theme. It also made it easy to decorate since we have about a million trucks and tractors laying around our house!







Hunter was so funny! He was grinning and laughing the entire time everyone was singing Happy Birthday to him.


We made favors out of Home Depot kids aprons, home depot make your own toolbox kits, and some mini construction vehicles and stickers I found at Dollar Tree. The lady at home depot was so taken with Hunter that she went above and beyond to be able to get us these aprons and even threw in the toolbox kits for us as well; so sweet! All in all these favors only cost me a $1.50 each; yay!


We had such a fun time watching Hunter interact with everyone more at this birthday. He was also in heaven with all the new trucks and truck themed things he got for his birthday ;) 
Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A 28 week scare


On Friday, two days before I hit the third trimester, I woke up around 6:00am having contractions. I wasn't totally convinced at first that they were actually contractions, and I stayed in bed until almost 7. Once I got up with the kids I was still not feeling so great; I took a shower in hope that it would help ease the pain. I was also having some weird pain in my left leg, which only got worse with each contraction and as I stood longer in the shower.

After calling Drew, he convinced me I should probably call the doctor. The office wasn't open yet so I had to call the on call line; at this point I was feeling pretty silly because I really thought it was going to be nothing! My regular nurse talked to me and said she'd call my doctor and call me right back, but her initial reaction was to send me to labor and delivery. I hung up the phone with her and cried! In my mind it wasn't a big deal, but as soon as she said labor and delivery I freaked out a bit.
After talk to my doctor, she said to just come in to the office and my doctor would see me there first before deciding anything else.

I made the frantic phone call to my mom to have her come sit with the kids, and called Drew and cried my eyes out and asked him to meet me at the doctors office. The doctor came in and said she'd like to run a febrile fibronectin test, which can give indications as to whether or not I might be in preterm labor. She checked my cervix as well, which was thankfull not dilating, and sent me home to be on bed rest until she got the results from the FFN test back.

Drew grabbed his stuff from work, and came home to be with the kids the rest of the day, and I proceeded to lay in bed for the new few hours and track my contractions. Around 2:00pm the doctor called back, and I told her I had been having consistent contractions, every 5 minutes lasting about 45 seconds, even while on bedrest. She told me that my test had come back positive and she'd like us to come into labor and delivery to be monitored and possibly receive some medicine to stop contractions.

After some more tears, I called my grandparents who came to watch the kids, and Drew and I packed up and headed to labor and delivery. Once we got checked in, I got hooked up to the monitors to make sure baby was still doing okay, and to track my contractions. Our little man sounded great, and was having the time of his life kicking me in the sides and rolling around. After an hour or so of tracking contractions, which were still coming every 5 minutes or so, the doctor called in an order for terbutaline to stop the contractions.

After I got the medicine, I had only about 2 contractions during that first hour. After the initial first hour I had a few more minor contractions, but nothing strong or consistent. The doctor agreed we could go home and I could be on bed rest there the rest of the night. They told me I should be on modified or partial bed rest, meaning I should take it easy, but didn't have to be confined to bed. Any sign of contractions meant I needed to lay down and drink lots of water. If we still couldn't get contractions to stop we'd have to head to emmanuel for bed rest until our little man made his entrance.

We are so thankful that contractions have stopped and stayed away! It was quite the scare for both of us; we are so grateful for all the people praying for us and for our little guy, who thankfull is still staying tucked away for a while longer :)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

27 Weeks!

27 weeks on Mother's day! I'm so grateful for these sweet/crazy little kiddos that made me a mommy!

How far along? 
27 weeks 
Maternity Clothes?
Oh yes!
Sleep:
Never enough! I'm starting to run low on energy again and finding myself longing to go to bed around 8:30 every night.  
Miss anything?
Non maternity clothes. My poor wardrobe is so limited now; I can't wait to be back in regular clothing!
Movement?
Yes! This boy loves to move; his favorite time to go crazy is around 9:00pm.
Food cravings?
No
Queasy or sick?
A few moments of queasyness here and there, but normal for the most part
Started to show?
Oh yes. I am officially big, as strangers have started to mention my pregnancy or ask when I'm due.
Labor Signs?
No. Still just some braxton hicks when I've been over doing it with the kids or around the house.
Belly button in or out?
In
Wedding rings on or off?
On
Mood?
Exhausted. This last month has been insanely busy and it's not slowing down any time soon. Cheer has started back up, and keeping up with the kids and getting all of my next season cheer stuff together has left me feeling depleted. I totally had a afternoon of sobbing on Drew's shoulder out of pure exhaustion!