Friday, December 28, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
On Wednesday August 1st, I had a doctor's appointment at the Pregnancy Clinic, they were going to see how dilated I was and do the regular check-up. I weighed in at 180 lbs! and my blood pressure was normal. I then went into a little room to have Jason's heart beat checked, it was normal too, I was then told to take of my bottom half of clothing so the could check me and gave me a thin sheet to cover up with. Dr. Gordon came in. She was nice, asked me how I was doing, how I felt. Told her about my back pain and I was ready to get him out, I wanted to meet him so bad. she proceeded to check my cervix, and it hurts... really bad. Especially when your baby's head is so low they have to reach around him! The past two times I was checked, I was at 1, less than half way effaced. Dr. Gordon finished checking me and was proud to say I hit a 4! (Keep in mind we are trying to get to a 10) she asked If I wanted to have him tomorrow or Friday, or let it go naturally, I thought about it... I wanted my husband to be with me every step of the way, he could easily get Fri off so I told her Friday. She asked if I was getting an epidural, I obviously said YES! She scheduled the induction and epidural and said she'd see me Friday. Called Joel from in the room and asked him how would he like to have Jason on Friday? Joel was excited! In shock, but excited.
Fast forward here to Friday at 5am... walk into Labor and Delivery ward, the hook me up to an IV give me some Potosin (sp? the stuff that starts contractions) an they put a monitor belt on me... and I was already having contractions... the stuff hadn't even started working yet... then the epidural lady came in, game me a little sting in the back to numb the area then stuck the wire up my back... I couldn't feel a thing... pretty soon I couldn't feel from my hips down... All went well for awhile, couldn't feel any of the contractions that were showing up on the monitor... Then all of a sudden they came on stronger, and they gave me a bit more pain meds... They were regularly checking my cervix... and at about 10:30 am I was at a 10... Jason was almost here... All of a sudden a whole bunch of fears flooded my mind: What if I was grossed out by the blood? What if when they took him away to clean him up and I couldn't remember what he looked like? it sounds silly I know, but they were very real at the time...
I put them from my mind and pushed... for 14 minutes... at 10:44 am Jason was on my belly instead of in it... and he was beautiful... the blood didn't matter and I could never forget that face:
Here's more pictures:
|Right after he was cleaned up|
|me and Jason moved out of the delivery room|
|Jason at home :)|
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
You can really see my belly in this one... it's at 36 weeks along... obviously I am HUGE!!!
And here is our baby's dresser... and yes that is the color of the carpet and no we cannot change it without our landlord's permission, and he won't do it... So Joel and I made the theme for this room "Farm/ Farmall tractors" and I want cows... lots of them.
So that's mainly it for now, just a quick little update. If you're wanting me to post about certain things about pregnanc just send me a little email, I'll either make a post about it (Sure, I can keep you anonomous [that isn't how you spell it is it? oh well, pregnancy brain does exsist]) or I'll reply to you!
Lots of love, and God's blessings!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
You may have noticed I posted a few posts at a time for awhile because we didn't have internet so I would type them up at home then I would post them when I got to a place that had internet.... rough exsistence I know... but anyway, that shouldn't be a problem anymore... because we have internet :)
Also I know everyone wants to see the bump, but I've gotta get my pictures in order first...
Ok I'll tell you: We're having a little boy!!! His name's gonna be Jason, and he has big feet based on the ultrasound picture! Any way, that's all for now folks.... This pregnant woman needs a snack.... she's hungry :)
I don’t know how other pregnant women feel during the various stages of their pregnancy, but even though I can’t see my toes, and I’m “losing my girlish figure” (sorry that makes me laugh inside myself) I don’t care about those things, all I can think about is the little miracle growing inside of me.
A true testament to Joel and I’s love: a baby, that was conceived soon after our marriage…. Unplanned, but loved. Now, since I’ve seen our baby on ultrasound, and we’ve both felt baby kick (myself, periodically during the day, Joel,only once so far) this baby seems more and more real to us… Not that the baby wasn’t real before, it’s just baby now seems to actually become a little lovely person!
Feeling baby kick that first time, was, in short, surprising! Then I felt a whole big wave of love for our little one!! Same with “seeing” baby for the first time on the ultrasound!
As you can see, the minor discomforts, and the weight gain really don’t matter to me at all, because it’s all for a little, wonderful baby I’m bringing into this depressing world.
Anyway, I had to get all these thoughts off of my chest before I could possibly work on any more school work! Ta ta for now dear readers: I have school work to finish!
I wish there was some sort of wisdom I could give everyone, something I could say to make your life’s journey easier. I mean being married and everything, I would have thought that there would be some wisdom gained…. And the only thing I can think of, is when you choose your wedding dress, and get a slip to go under the dress, get it to wear it’s not tight on you at all…. it will be twice as tight on the wedding day.
All I really know for sure is that I’ve learned a lot since the wedding day, although it’s not exactly “wisdom” I’ll share my most random of thoughts with you:
1.) Always write on the outside of the box what you’re packing inside (and if there are books/papers WRAP THEM IN PLASTIC BAGS!)
You’ll never remember what you put where once you get to your destination. And wrap up those books, wouldn’t want to take the chance that they get wet!
2.) Organize things as you go.
This is a given: as you take things out of boxes, unpack from a trip, or even as you fold clothes, wash dishes etc. it makes the job less of a hassle to put things away
3.) When pregnant, keep lifesavers/crackers in purse at all times. Also pack extra prenatal vitamins along.
It helps with the queasiness when hungry. As for the Vitamins: you never know if you won’t be eating at home because your husband might surprise you with a night out ; )
4.) God is always there. Pray all the time, He’s always listening, when you need help or strength: He’s there!
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
That’s all I can really say at the moment.
Joel and I moved into our little trailer here on Mountain Pine… Quaint little place, makes you think of little camping trips in a cabin. I love it! Even though, it’s dark paneling on the walls. We aren’t even all the way unpacked yet! The Problem is: not enough places to put things... But here are some pictures of the moving in process:
You can only imagine How tired Joel and I were after cleaning everything… And I washed out all the cabinets and I had to clean so much grease off that stove… And moving that couch in: It couldn’t fit through the door… we had to take the two doors off, and the feet of the couch, and “shimmy” it through the door! Ugh! I don’t even want to move the thing out of here! Any way: Top most picture: Living room before and after, Then the kitchen, and two sets of bedroom pictures.. All of the pictures are Before and after shots. (This was our first place and I thought you dear readers might like to see it, we’ve moved out of there and into a house :)
Sunday, February 5, 2012
So I was talking to my sister-in-law, Lizzy to see how she scrunches her hair and so I decided to try it for my self, so if you’re going to try it here’s what you’ll need: styling mousse, clips, wet/damp hair and time.
First your hair needs to be wet enough, but not too wet otherwise your hair won’t “set” right. And then you’re going to work the mousse through your hair, all the way through. Next you’re going to take a section of your hair (I did my hair in sections because my hair is so thin it will dry faster and also it’s easier for me), let the ends sit in your palm and and bring your hand up to your scalp, as you’re bringing it up keep your hair contained in the center of your palm. Kind of making a messy looking nest. Then once you bring is mess up to your scalp, clip it there with a clippie.
You do this to your whole head and walk around looking kind of goofy for a few hours… Like me:
And as you can see: I used Herbal Essences mousse. Overall the effect on my hair was thus:
We were having some meetings so I wanted to do this with my hair for that night…. if you wanted it for in the morning I believe if you bobby pinned the sections (so the bobby pins were flat against your head so as not to stab thyself) and then wrapped your head in a bandana to keep your hair contained, I think it could work. If you try it that way let me know how it turns out!
(sorry I couldn’t rotate the pictures)
If you haven’t read the books in this series, I strongly advise you to do so. Adventures, battles, a Great Lion named Aslan, who is involved throughout the whole story even though the reader might not be able to see it.
I don’t want to give everything away, but I must say this: The last book of the “chronicles” may seem like all hope is lost, but at the very end: it makes you so happy that you want to cry!
C.S. Lewis is a genius! Everything in the books seems to have a parallel with the Bible somehow, and I really feel like if I say anything more I’ll end up giving something away… So do me a favor: read them!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I love every moment of being pregnant.... Thank the Lord there is no morning sickness! I can't wait until the baby (or babies) is/are here! Joel wants a girl... and I have no prefrence..... VOTE: boy or girl??