Thursday, December 29, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

34 1/2 week midwife appointment

I had my midwife appointment today. Everything is looking good. My urine is still good but I lost about a pound so i'm down to 118.6 now. We had a tummy bug go through our house so I think I did pretty good only loosing maybe a pound. :) My BP was 114/77 so that is still looking good as well. L's heart rate was in the 150's and when he was pushing out I was measuring 33 weeks and when he was more off to the side I measured 30 weeks. So yeah not the most accurate way off measuring if you ask me. lol. He was good a wiggly and he is for sure head down. Exact position is ROA. Told my midwife he likes to keep his hands by his head and she told me I need to make sure to keep telling him he needs to move his hands before he comes. Got all the last paper work stuff to finish feeling out and the last list of what I need to prepare for the birth. We got the birth pool and kit as well so we are basically all set as far as supply's from the midwife goes. Our next appointment is January 5th and it will be our home visit. A few days after that appointment I will be home birth cleared!!!! I can't believe it's getting so close!

Oh I also ended up having an hour and a half of contractions last night that were between 5 and 6 minutes that kept me awake and I needed to change my breathing through. Part was due to my body practicing a little and the other part was I was obviously dehydrated. After drinking 48 ounces of water in 20 minutes it still took me nearly 3 hours to actually have to pee. :-\

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ultra Sound update

Back from my ultra sound. The tech was very happy about where the placenta was at and she checked everything on the baby again to make sure everything was still looking good. The placenta is good and healthy as well as Lukus. He is measuring about a week behind but everything is looking good and it's normal for me anyway. I just have small baby's. His head is down in my left hip and his bum is up in my right side. So he is basically head down just off centered a little. She tried to get a good look at his face but he kept his hands up by his face the whole time. Looked like he is still trying to keep his legs straight too. lol.
Here is the undeniable boy proof. 
 Here is his face. He wouldn't give us a good shot and kept his hand in the way. That's his hand over his mouth.

Here is a picture of his spine, heart, head/brain.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

For Jenie!

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below, With tiny lights like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular please wipe away a tear, For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear, But the sounds of music can't compare to the Christmas choir up here. I have no ...words to tell you the joy their voices bring, For it's beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me I see the pain inside your heart, But I am not so far away we really aren't apart. So be happy for me loved ones, you know I hold you dear, And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I've sent you each a special gift from my heavenly home above, I've sent you each a memory of my undying love. After all love is a gift more precious than pure gold, It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do, For I can't count the blessings or love he has for each of you. So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear, For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year
33 Weeks
Had a bit of a growth spurt and am now measuring at 31 weeks. :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The past month

I'm not sure you really want to know what my past month has been like. Well to start off, the Wednesday after the baby shower my sister passed away unexpectedly. We are still waiting on the autopsy report to see what the cause was. She left 3 boys behind that my parents are taking care of. She had just barely sent in her divorce papers to get divorced from her abusive ex. Then the following Sunday, so 4 days later, my grandma passed away. Her's was expected as she was really sick and we knew it was just a matter of time. So we had 2 funerals in 1 week. Then I had a midwife appointment last Friday. Everything is looking good, but we have to have another ultra sound to check were placenta is laying. It needs to be 3cm away from my cervix and at my 19 weeks ultra sound it was only 1.6cm away. Then the next news, though my midwife is sure everything is fine, is that i'm measuring 4 weeks behind. I was 31 weeks but measuring 27 weeks. I have measured small with my other two but never this small and never this soon. I'm just hoping and praying that everything turns out fine at the ultra sound and keep telling the Lord that he owes me that after the month I've had. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby Shower

We had a great baby shower. About a dozen people showed up which we were planning on more around 20ish but it was still fun. We had a ton of food left over. The cookies and cupcakes were my favorite part. They were SO good!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

28 Weeks, 3rd trimester!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

 Shawn the Spider
William the pumpkin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baby shower invitations


I am finally starting to get some cleaning done that I've been neglecting. This past week I have scrubbed our master bathroom with clorox and CLR'd the glass shower doors, scrubbed the main bathroom with clorox, started catching up on laundry, started catching up on dishes, and tried to keep the floors picked up. Shem has shampooed the carpets, we have the nursery left to do with that, winterized the swamp cooler and cleaned the vent, which was in serious need of it, and cleaned the ceiling and walls around said swamp cooler vent, and has also finished putting in the last few pieces of the railing on our stairs so we could get rid of the hideous piece of card board covering it so the boys wouldn't tumble down 10'. To check off our to due list we have, finish stripping, staining, and sealing the dresser for Lukus, bring up the rest of the big items for the nursery, deep clean our bedroom, deep clean the kitchen and dinning area, oh and I would like to get the floors replaced in our bathroom, we have the flooring we just need to do it.

I'm sure there is more than that that needs to be done but this is what I would "like" to get done before Lukus makes his appearance. But hey we still have 15+/- weeks to do it. :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

25 weeks
15 weeks, +/- a week or two, left! I'm  starting to go into that panic of what I still need to get done and get for the other two boys. William needs a twin mattress and the boys need beds. With the size of our bedrooms I'm not sure twin beds will fit unless they are bunk beds. We are looking into trundle beds too though. I have no idea where the money is going to come from to get these things though. Not unless we wait till we get our taxes and just not pay off a credit card we had planned to pay off. Part of the tax money will be going to paying the midwife. :-\

I've decided I officially hate money.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Want this for Lukus!

Shem and I found this gift set at shopko and immediately fell in love with it. We aren't buying anything until after our baby shower though. So if anyone wants to get this for us for our shower you can. ;) j/k.