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July 28, 2011

two weeks??

Has it really been almost 2 weeks since I gave life to the worlds cutest meatball??

It probably just surprises me because these days my mind is one big blur. Sleep, feed, burp, change diaper, bathe, and repeat.  

Thankfully Presley sleeps the majority of the day and all throughout the night.  She sleeps in her pack-n-play right next to our bed and when I start to hear her whimpering I pick her up and feed her, so she never really gets too hysterical and awake in the middle of the night.  For a few nights in the very beginning she was sleeping in the bed with us because my back hurt so bad I couldn't bend down to reach her.  Now that I've come to my senses I've been putting her back in her bed, at least until around her 7 AM feeding, then she snuggles with us me.  

I've put breast feeding on the back burner.  I'm still pumping every morning and that makes about 2 bottles of breast milk a day for her.  She gets formula for the rest of the feedings.  And let me tell you, formula is much much easier! The burps and spit up definitely smell worse, but that's fine! The good thing about pumping is that if we are in a pickle and I don't have a bottle, I can still breastfeed because my milk supply is still golden! Cha Ching!

We are still working on a routine, although once Adam starts back to school I am sure it will change.  Right now our nightly routine works out great.  Adam is a night owl so he stays up pretty late.  I usually try to get into bed around 8 or 9 while he watches the baby.  He will feed her around 9 or 10 and she will go back to sleep.  When he comes to bed around 12 or 1 she will usually eat again (I wake up and feed her) and Adam is off duty at that point.  So I get a good few hours of uninterrupted sleep! 

Last night was Heavenly though...Adam didn't come to bed until 4 AM! So that means I got 7 hours of sleep! I was a new woman this morning...I could definitely get used to that!

I've been going to the chiropractor for my back, I think it's helping a little bit.  I'm going to give it a few more times and then move on to something different if I don't notice any changes.  Going every other day gets expensive when you have to pay a $35 co pay every time- but man, I looooove to have my back and neck popped!

Adam has been such a great helper with Presley.  He's done his fare share of dirty diapers and spit up, for sure!  Right now it's still pretty easy because she sleeps all the time, but I have a feeling the next few weeks are going to get pretty crazy! I can't wait!


This picture pretty much sums it all up! POOPED!


That's the face she makes after eating..she's full!


Love these two to pieces!

Presley's first day home


We put together this little video so our daughter
 could look back years from now and see her 
first day at home with us.  She is doing
 great and we love her so much.


Enjoy,
Adam 




July 25, 2011

Presley's Birth Story

I am going to attempt to type out Presley's birth story before my memory fades and erases it from my mind forever.  Trust me, I hope it completely goes away because honestly, the birthing process is not a fun one and if we want more children, I'm going to need to completely forget what birth was like this first go-around. 

It was that tragic.

Tuesday July 12th was my weekly doctors appointment.  I was still only 1/2 cm dilated so my doctor told me that I could go into the hospital Thursday afternoon to get Cervidil.  It would help me dilate and get the process started faster for the induction on Friday.  We had to be at the hospital at 5:00 Thursday afternoon, and like any expectant mother getting ready to meet her child, we were almost late because I spent the afternoon at the salon getting my hair washed and styled.  We got admitted, hooked up to the IV, Cervidil inserted, then we just sat around a little.  Adam ordered Olive Garden for us then he went home to get a good nights sleep.  The nurse came in around 10:30 and gave me an Ambien and I was out like a light.

Or so I thought.

I woke up the next morning to find some pretty inner-esting text messages to a girl I work with.  I sent her a text letting her know how "messed" up I was (although I used skankier vocabulary) and that I was still just a "fingertit" dilated.  To say I was embarrassed when I woke up and saw that was an understatement.  No more Ambien for me!

I was scheduled to have my water broken at 7:00.  Now that is a weird feeling.  It's just like peeing on yourself non-stop.  I was able to get the epidural whenever I wanted and after feeling a few contractions I decided to pull the pansie card early and get it.  

People had told me that getting an IV is worse than an epidural.

They lied.

It. Hurt. Like. HELL.

I cried but I survived! Once it kicked in I didn't even know when I was having contractions.  My doctor came in and predicted that it would be around 8:00 PM before Presley was born.  I progressed at a normal pace that day, had a few visitors, and just hung out.  My right side was completely numb, but my left side wasn't. I could move my left leg like it was nobody's bidness, and looking back now I should've seen that as a warning sign! 

I think it was around 7:00 or 7:30 when I started to push.  Before I started to push my nurse took out my catheter and I got a little worried because I felt it when she took it out.  She didn't think anything of it so I just started to push.  It took me a while to get the hang of the pushing, but you literally just push like you're trying to take the worlds largest dump poo.  Presley's butt was up in my ribs making it SO hard for me to take in a deep breath when pushing.   I finally had to have my Mom push on my ribs every time I pushed and that made things much better.

They had to come in two times to up my epidural because I could pretty much feel everything.  Turns out that it didn't take on my left side and even when they came back in to adjust it it still wore off.  

Trust me when I say there are no words to describe the pain!!!!

During labor I actually fell asleep.  I had heard of people doing this but thought they were making it up. Uh, NO! It happens! I fell asleep in between contractions, had a dream, and even talked in my sleep.  It was the weirdest thing ever!

FINALLY Dr. Ray came in so that meant it was getting serious up in there!  They uncovered all of those horrific looking tools and I knew it was time to get this meatball outta me! 

I don't really remember much but I just remember it hurting and burning so bad I just wanted to get her out so it would be over! I had told the nurse from the beginning "Don't tell me 'one more push' if it's really not one more!!" and I don't think she ever did :)  I pushed a few times and on the last push I heard everyone get really excited so I knew she must've been out most of the way.  I could tell when her feet came out and I knew it was finally over!!!

Thank ya Jesus!

When Presley came out she was a definite cone head and wasn't really crying.  She was wide-eyed though! I remember her being bigger than we had all guessed (we had predicted around 6 pounds since I was a week early, and during my whole pregnancy I measured a week behind).  They threw her up on my chest and it sounds kinda gross, but I just remember she smelled weird.  Not bad or nasty, but just....fleshy.  I don't know.  Maybe that's not the best word.  

MOMS! Help a sista out and tell me what it is!

Then came the lovely after birth.  I ended up losing a good amount of blood but they got it under control.  I also ended up having an episiotomy which makes me want to puke when I think about it.  But she got me all fixed up nice and purtty :)  And yes, what they sew you up with definitely looks like a fish hook.

Anywhoozle, they cleaned the baby up, weighed her and all that junk and we just got to hold her and stare at her!  She was super cute and very wide-eyed! From there we got moved to the postpartum room and I finally got to eat and rest a little!

Glory Glory Hallelujah, I survived!!!!!!!

So that's how it all went down.  When I tell people how painful it was most of their responses are,"But it was totally worth it, right? Look at what you got out of it!"

Um Yes, of course it was worth it...but that doesn't mean I want to do it again any time soon, if ever, no matter what I get out of it! People say I will forget the pain but I disagree, we have it on video!

During all of this we had our great friend & photographer, Jamie Cormier, taking pictures. I highly highly highly recommend getting a photographer for delivery.  She captured so many pictures that most people never get.  She was also a great birthing coach :) We can't stop looking at the pictures and Adam and I both agree that was the best thing we could've done, having her in there! 

And here we are a week and a half later! I'm still hurting like Hell but it's getting better! 

Our house looks like Fisher Price threw up everywhere, there's baby blankets and burp rags strewn all over the floor, there's maxi pad wrappers and numbing spray sitting on the back of our toilet, nipple shields on our nightstands, and somewhere on my body smells like baby spit up and I can't, for the life of me, figure out where it's coming from. 

But I wouldn't change a thing! We have little Presley here and she's the cutest thing we've ever laid our eyes on!...well, most of the time...sometimes she makes some pretty ugly faces...in which we made a collage of for your viewing pleasure...


But let's focus on the cuteness in these next two pictures...




And because I'm sure you're all wondering if I'm still swollen and huge..here we are a week and a half post baby....I owe it all to breastfeeding...and forgetting to eat.  And yes, 2 days after having a baby I died my hair dark again. 



July 24, 2011

whirlwind week

Ooooh boy! What a change our lives have taken! During the past week so many things have happened, I barely even know my name at this point. 

**this is most likely going to turn into a ridonkulously long post**

Since the last post things really didn't get any better.  I got released from the hospital but Presley needed to stay and spend more time under the bili-light for another night.  Adam and I were going to pay to spend the night in the hospital but our sweet nurse worked it out to where she could be moved to the pediatric wing and we could stay in the room with her all night.

Worst. Mistake. EVER!

From the time we got in the room-around 1:00 am- until 7:00 the next morning Presley threw up and had horrible diarrhea.  We would change her diaper, and literally 30 seconds later she would poop again.  This whole time she is supposed to be staying under the light, only coming out to feed and we could only keep her out for 20 minutes.  She was hysterically crying, puking, and pooping and all we could do was just stare at her.  Finally we said "screw it" and we got her out and snuggled with her.  We had a horrible, horrible nurse who said there was nothing she could do for us until the doctor got there 3 hours later.  I was crying, Presley was crying, and I'm sure Adam wanted to cry because this was at 6 AM and we were still awake, and Adam had to be at baseball camp at 8:30.  

Finally Presley went to sleep at 7:00, then the doctor came in.  He said to try a different formula and then he took one of her dirty diapers to be tested to see if she was lactose intolerant.

DING! DING! DING!

Sure enough, the little squirt is allergic to dairy! I was so relieved that they figured it out.  We now have her on a special formula and she has been doing great! She also is nursing a few times a day and some at night.  I'm not exactly sure how long I will continue to breast feed though, I'm not really the biggest fan of it.  It takes sooo long and it really doesn't get her full, we usually have to top her off with formula anyways.  I'm going to give it another week or so but life would be a tad bit easier if we could exclusively formula feed.

Anywho, back to last week.  

We finally got to go home around lunch time on Tuesday.  Adam was at the baseball field so my Mom drove me home.  We got settled in and just relaxed! My Mom spent the night with us that night and got up with the little nugget which was a lifesaver because Adam and I were beyond exhausted from the night before.  Adam got home from baseball around 4:00 and went to sleep as soon as he got home.  He slept until 7:00 that next morning.  Lucky!!

Wednesday was a really hectic day. We had to be back at the hospital at 7:00 am to check her jaundice, then we had to go to the pediatrician because her ear was draining some funky yellow stuff, then back to the hospital to get her blood drawn, then back home, THEN to the ENT doctor.

So, yeah, a little busy that day.  Turns out her ear is fine and so is her jaundice and we don't have to go back to the doctor until her 2 week check up.  Which, by the way is this Friday. 

TWO WEEKS PEOPLE! 

I have successfully kept a little human being alive for one week and two days.  Adam has been a huge help considering we haven't really been on a consistent schedule with feedings and sleep.  Oh yeah, about the sleep...that's all she does! She only wakes up when she's hungry and most of the time falls back asleep during her feedings.  I know I'll bite my tongue later but I want her to wake up a little!

Adams parents came in town on Thursday, and his sister and her boyfriend came over from Atlanta yesterday to spend the day with us.  It was a lot of fun having them here and we miss them already! Adam and I are maybe possibly going to attempt a trip down to Florida before he starts back to school, we will have to see.  Just the thought of a 10 hour drive with a one month old makes me want to barf.

That's all for now! If you haven't seen the video posted below then watch it...I promise there's nothing graphic about it considering Adam was glued to the head of the bed during delivery! The only graphic thing about it was my language, and he bleeped all of that out!

Love, Peace, Chicken Grease.









Presley's Birthday

Thanks again to all our family and friends
 who supported Lindsay and I throughout
 this whole process.  Here is our video
 of the big day.  Hope you enjoy!

Adam




July 22, 2011

One week!

The little rugrat is already a week old! We spent most of that week in the hospital which is probably why it seems like it's gone by so fast! We've been home for three days now and things just haven't slowed down.

I'm at the chiropractor right now so I can't update but when I get home later this afternoon I will get back on here!

July 18, 2011

Dang Ol' Bilirubin


Well, we still aren't home! This morning the pediatrician said that PDizzles jaundice had gotten worse and they were going to keep her under the Bili-light all day to help get rid of it. I was super upset because I just want to get home! 

It's been a very long day, Adam had to go coach a baseball camp, so it was me and my Mom hanging out all day (and Anna Lisa who works in the hospital, she hung out with us too!). I haven't left the room all day and I just want to snuggle my wittle bitty baby! 

They tested her levels again at 6:00 and any second now we should get the results. I have the phone sitting right beside me as we speak. Adam and I have to be out of the room by midnight because insurance won't cover any more nights. We are able to pay for a room in a different part of the hospital so we are going to do that. No way are we leaving our baby and going home, besides, I have to feed her!

I can't say enough how thankful I am to have my Mom here to help. She is here as soon as I need her, stopping and getting me the things I need, and does everything she can to help. She has taken the week off of work and is going to stay with us at the house and I am soooo grateful for that! 

So far motherhood is everything I expected: motha-bleepin-exhausting!

I'm on a really weird schedule where I pretty much never sleep. I have to pump every two hours to help bring my milk in, then I have to feed la niƱa every three hours, and that takes an hour. So by the time I get all of that done I only have a small window of time to sleep before I start all over again, and that time is filled with people coming in and out of the room. 

Shoot me now! 

I did have my first "mommy moment" last night though! The nurse was supposed to bring Presley back to me at 2:00 AM so I could feed her. Around 1:00 AM they come wheelin' her in my room saying they could not calm her down and she wasn't acting hungry, just fussy. As soon as I picked her up and she saw me she stopped crying and fell right asleep!

I died. Oh my gosh I have a child. 

Pray we can go home tomorrow! I'll update when I can! 

HOLLA!

Sent from my iPhone

July 17, 2011

Sleepy Head!

I think I officially have the worlds laziest baby! She has slept through almost the first entire day and a half of her life. I know newborns sleep a lot so I'm not going to complain.

Things are going great! She sleeps a lot, we are working on the breast feeding, and poops like a champ.

Nursing was going great but then this morning she wouldn't cooperate. After several attempts to feed the little nugget Adam and I decided it would be best to supplement with a bottle, just because I knew she was starving! She dominated the bottle (literally the thing was gone in about 3 minutes) and has been in a food coma ever since. The lactation consultant is on her way now to help us figure out the BF problems.

We were going to be able to leave this afternoon but Presley is borderline jaundice so they want to keep her overnight. Nothing to worry about though!

Adam is out at a baseball camp for a few hours and I'm sure he's dying to be back at the hospital. "Obsessed" doesn't even begin to describe how he feels about her. It's the sweetest thing and I have a feeling she's going to be pretttttttty spoiled.

Our wonderful friend and amazing photographer, Jamie Cormier, was in the delivery room with us and took the most special pictures we have ever had. I can't wait to get home and see all of them! I will post a few of them on here once I figure out how to post more than one picture at a time on my phone. If you have Facebook go to Jamie Cormier Photography and "like" her page and you can see some pics!

Presley Grace

July 16, 2011

A quick note...




I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful and amazing
 this whole process has been.  At first it seemed like her 
pregnancy was going to go on and on and on.  These last few 
weeks have been long and rough on Lindsay.  Labor was hard,
 Lindsay worked her little butt off.  I love her so much for 
how hard she tried.  When our baby girl got here it was
 an incredible moment...one I'll never forget.  To see
 that living, breathing, and crying baby that came from
 Lindsay and I was the greatest moment I've ever
 been apart of.  She is a blessing from God.

I'm at home grabbing a few things for
 Lindsay and the baby and I thought
 I would quickly jump on the computer
 and drop this little note before I
 head back to the hospital.
  I love you Lindsay and you did great!


Love,
Adam

July 15, 2011

She's here!

After what could be the worst pain I've ever experienced, two hours of pushing, and about 3 attempts to up my epideral, the little nugget is here!

Presley weighs 7.3 pounds and is 19 1/2 inches long!

So far she looks a lot like me but I know that can change and in a few days she could look like a totally different baby.

I'm not gonna lie, I didn't enjoy labor one bit and cussed like a sailor which is totally not me! I also fell asleep in the middle of pushing and talked in my sleep, I was drraming that my friend was trying to sell me a nightstand. Who knows! Oh well, it's over now and I can enjoy our new little baby!

Thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes!

I'll update as soon as I can with more details, I'm going to go devour this Taco Casa!

Getting closer!

About an hour ago the doctor checked me and I was 5 cm, fully effaced, and a zero station. Dr. Ray seems to think it'll be 8:00 when Presley makes her debut but I've got an awesome nurse who is doing every trick up her sleeve to help get her here before then!

I've started shivering but the nurse says that's normal and it's from the epidural. The uncontrollable farts are still at an all time high and I've just learned to accept it. I mean, I thought it couldn't get any worse but whaddya know. When your husband o's video taping you and you rip a loud one, it usually takes the cake. So there you have it. Ladies who are going to be giving birth soon, consider yourself warned by Yours Truly!

I do it for the fans, you're welcome.

I should get checked again pretty soon, but for now I'm just going to try and sneak in a nap!

Epidural fun!

I finally caved and got the epidural. My contractions were pretty strong and coming every 2-3 minutes. I was really nervous about the epidural and holysweetjesus...it hurt! It didn't hurt like I expected it to, but it definitely wasn't the most pleasant feeling.

But after? HELLO! I'm in Heaven! It definitely feels really weird to not have any feeling from the waist down. It makes the exams much less painful and I didnt feel a thing when the nurse inserted the catheter!

Oh, and the side effects they don't tell you about? Thanks for asking. Let's talk about the uncontrollable farting!! Sitting in a room with your hubs and fam and then you totally rip one, yeah that's not weird AT ALL! Someone please tell me this happened to them too? If not just lie to me and make me feel better. Although I'm not the type of person to get embarrassed about that kind of stuff so it really doesn't matter :-)

I'm only dilated to 1 1/2 cm and 70% effaced.

All I can think about is a slush from Sonic and a chocolate milk shake from Chik-Fil-A.

Alright, I'll keep updating later. Until then I'm going to try and figure out a way to hold in a fart while being completely paralyzed from the waist down. Wish me luck!


Getting the epidural. I cried the whole time. I'm a pansie like that.

Olive Garden, Ambien, & Enemas!

How about that for a title, huh?

Last night Adam went and got us Olive Garden for dinner. They had just put the Cervidil in so I had to lie flat for two hours, which made eating loads of fun because Adam had to feed me while I was flat on my back! Holy Indigestion! As soon as the two hours was up I sat up and could literally feel my food move from my chest to my stomach. Never again!

Adam stayed for a while and left around 10:00 pm. The nurse came in and gave me an Ambien to help me sleep. I wish I could tell you what happened between that time and 4:00 AM, but I'm not exactly sure. I do know that the night involved me getting up several times to pee, and me writing a somewhat inappropriate text message to one of my friends at work!

This morning they came in and gave me a "soap suds enema".....

I'm gonna let you guess how much fun that was.

Needless to say, I then showered, put my contacts in, brushed my teeth, and now I'm back in bed feeling squeaky clean....literally inside and out.

Just waiting to start the pitocin now and then my doctor will come break my water! Score!

Update ya later!

July 14, 2011

Times Up!

I meant to update earlier today, but turns out that preparing for birth doesn't leave you with much computer time! I had bigger priorities to cover today: Target, Home Depot, and the hair salon!

I'm at the hospital now, got my IV, and we are watching Cops! That's about as eventful as it's been so far! They should be in here soon to insert the Cervidil and then Adam is going to go get dinner. I'm on a regular diet until midnight, then I can't eat anything. I get really grouchy when I'm hungry so it should be a bitchin' time for everyone once I get nice and hungry! YAY!

I'm blogging from my phone so o hope this actually works! I will try my hardest to keep everyone updated so check back every once in a while!

Things should be pretty uneventful until the morning time, then the fun begins! Whoooo de whoooo!!

July 12, 2011

38 weeks




how far along?
 38 weeks

total weight gain?
Went to the doctor today and I've actually lost a pound! I weigh 149, but have no fear- I gained that pound back right after my appointment by devouring Five Guys! I mean, you've seen how many french fries they give you, right?

stretch marks?
None that I can see, which these days isn't much. I think I'm still in the clear though!   

sleep?
HA! What a joke.  I pretty much just sleep when I can these days, and mu child isn't even here yet! I usually am awake from about 2-4:30 AM.  I usually just end up napping during the day since I know I will be up all night. I guess I better get used to it!

best moment this week?
Knowing that this is the last week I will be pregnant! I can honestly say that there is not one thing I will miss about pregnancy.  Trust me, I've tried to think of something but I've got nothin'!   

worst moment this week?
My pinched sciatic nerve has really been a pain in the ass.  Literally. Can't walk. Can't move. The only thing left for me to do is bitch and moan, which I seem to have under control these days.

movement?
Blah. That's all I have to say about that. She wants out. I want her out. 

cravings?
Mexican food! Thankfully I had dinner with two good friends last night and we always go to La Fiesta so it totally hit the spot.  Still loving the ice cold water too! 

gender?
Girl!

labor signs?
 Still contracting but nothing else has changed! I can't really tell how frequent they are anymore because my stomach is so hard all the time anyways just from being the size of a house. 

belly button?
I gave up hope on the belly button last week.  It hasn't changed much, just looks weird.

what I miss?
Being able to walk without looking like I have something stuck up my butt.  It's not from the pregnancy, it's from the pinched nerve.

symptoms?
Exhaustion is at an all time high right now.  Mix that with having 436 things to do, plus 100 degree weather and no energy to do any of it. I'm a pure joy to be around, let me tell ya!

what I'm looking forward to?
Thursday afternoon! 5:00 to be exact.  That's when I head to the hospital and we get this party started! YEHAW!

weekly wisdom?
Warn your husband ahead of time that he's on his own when it comes to eating.  Thankfully Adam married me knowing that I don't cook so he's pretty good about feeding himself, but I have a feeling it's about to get 10 times worse once Presley get's here. 

Say it with me: STOUFFERS! 

_____________________________

Well boys and girls, today was my last doctors appointment!

DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITING THIS NEWS IS???

I am still only dilated 1/2 a centimeter so I am going to go in Thursday afternoon so they can give me something called Cervidil.  Pretty much it's a "disk" thingy-ma-jig they put in my vag to help me dilate more.  Then early Friday morning we will go on as scheduled with the induction.  When I get there at 5 I will be admitted and all that junk, probably eat a big dinner with Adam, then he will most likely come back home to get one last night of good sleep.  My doctor said they can give me some medicine to help me sleep, which I think is a good thing considering I probably won't sleep much on Friday.  I told Adam that if I really needed him at the hospital on Thursday night that I would call him, but it should be pretty uneventful.

So, that really only leaves me tomorrow to get everything done.  I still have to hang her pictures up in the nursery, go grocery shopping, and clean the house.  Thursday I will probably just be lazy and make sure everything is ready to go, then I am going up to my work to get my hair washed and blow dried so I will at least look half way decent in pictures!

I will update Thursday before we head to the hospital!!!!

July 9, 2011

preparing for baby

Well, the end of the countdown is nearing! I was sure that this time would never come but somehow it snuck up on me! In the beginning of my pregnancy it seemed like my due date was sooo far away, but now there there are days left, I feel like I could use a little more time. More mentally than physically.  If it weren't for the fact that I truly hate about 99.87% of everything about pregnancy, I'd let her stay in there for a little while longer.  I mean, of course I want her here but I also know that when she does come things are going to be totally different, and for the first few days, weeks, or months..very stressful! 

The past few days Adam and I have been trying to get a few last minute things done.  We both have a lot of time on our hands now that I am done with work and he's done with school.  I may or may not have mentioned it before but Adam isn't taking any classes during the second summer semester and baseball is finished! Now he has no reason to complain when we are up all during the night with the little meatball :)

He has been doing some baseball camps and working out some of the Bama baseball players, though.  That's really all he's been doing though.  Oh, and catering to most of all of his bitchy hormonal wife's needs.  

Speaking of labor, or not, I did have a little "false but not really false just me being really dramatic and paranoid"...alarm.

Thursday afternoon I took Hunter and Taelor swimming.  I knew I had been having a few contractions throughout the day but they didn't hurt and weren't that regular so I just ignored it.  It's what I do best!  That night they got closer together and a little more "crampy" so I called the on call doctor just to make sure it was safe for me to wait until the next morning to go get monitored.  I really didn't want to have to go to the ER and spend all night there! He said it was fine but if my water broke or they got more intense to head to the hospital.  Duh.

They continued throughout the night but I tried to sleep through most of it, I called my doctor as soon as they opened and they said to come in and they would hook a brotha' up and check me out.  I tend to be one of those people that will have something happen or go wrong, and as soon as it's time to get it checked out it's already passed or it won't happen again.  I apologized to the nurse in advance for wasting her time if it showed I wasn't having contractions. But, BEHOLD! Yours Truly was indeed having them and they were pretty close together.  Like every 5-6 minutes apart! 

GO ME, I'M NOT A HYPOCHONDRIAC!

The doctor checked me (my doc wasn't in the office that day so I saw a different one) and he said that I was still just 1/2 cm dilated so I could go home.  I was glad to hear that because I had a 1:30 bikini wax appointment that day so she would've totally messed up my plans! I kid, I kid. But seriously though...the wax was important.

Anywho, I'm still pregnant. I'm still having contractions. My sciatic nerve is pinched which is just all sorts of fun. Oh, and our toilets are broken and the Roto Rooter people can't come until Monday. They've obviously never had a 6-7 pound baby push on their bladder 24 hours a day, otherwise they'd send out all of the troops and fix our toilets! 

Well, I think that's it. I had totally planned on posting pictures of her nursery but I haven't decided if I want to keep the furniture where it is right now or move it around.  Be patient though, maybe I will do it tomorrow!

July 5, 2011

37 weeks



how far along?
 37 weeks

total weight gain?
Big Girl over here has hit the 150 pound mark.  That puts me at a total weight gain of 29 pounds, could be worse I guess! 

stretch marks?
So far, so good.  My stomach has started to itch though which can't me a good sign. I only have to make it 10 more days, please let them hold off!   

sleep?
I've accepted the fact that I am done with sleeping.  Although, I did "sleep in" today until 5:30! I need to stock up on coffee! 

best moment this week?
Getting settled in the new apartment, getting the nursery set up, hanging up all of her clothes, and my doctors appointment! Looky there, a good week at last!  

worst moment this week?
Feeling 645 months preggo.  I hurt everywhere, sleeping even hurts, breathing hurts...Hell, at this point even blinking hurts.

I would get another massage, but I think I'm too far gone.  Tooooo far gone I tell you.

movement?
Not so much "movement" as "trying to claw and kick her way out of my uterus"...but what's the difference, right? 

cravings?
Captain Crunch, blueberries, & Subway.  Yes, you read right, I said Subway.  Look at me, eating all healthy and junk! It's never too late! 

gender?
Girl!

labor signs?
I am definitely having contractions in the middle of the night.  When I get up to pee in the middle of the night my stomach is hard as a rock, but no cramping or anything.  

belly button?
Still half and half.  It's got 10 days to do it's thang then it's quitin' time! I'm very disappointed in my belly button, I was hoping for some dramatic "pop"...but nothin'

what I miss?
Being able to roll over in bed without having to hoist my stomach over first. 

symptoms?
My tolerance for stupid people..or really just "people" in general is at an all time low.  I've been getting annoyed pretty easily and honestly, the next person to tell me that "Presley will come when she's ready to come" I may go postal on them.  She doesn't get to make the decisions around here! 

what I'm looking forward to?
Getting the car seat in stalled tomorrow or the next day, packing my hospital bag, then Tuesday I go back to the doctor where we will set up my induction appointment! After that, it's on like Donkey Kong!

weekly wisdom?
Never move when you're 9 months pregnant. Although, this shouldn't come to a surprise to anyone that has even a smidgen of common sense.  Worst mistake of my life.
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I had my weekly appointment this afternoon.  Things are still right on track with my weight and everything.  I was for sure that I had gained about 3 pounds in the last week but to my surprise I only gained 1 pound! Yeaaaaahhh booooyyyyy!

She checked me, I am 50% effaced, and about a fingertip dilated (half a centimeter).  The Doctor is fairly certain that by next week I will be 1 cm dilated which gives us the green light to induce a week early! 

Can I get an AMEN?

We still have lots to do ,and lots to buy before the 15th.  Tomorrow I am getting my hair done and getting a pedicure..if I get a wild hair I may even get a manicure...who knows.

I still haven't packed my bag.  I'm nothing if not the queen of procrastination.

Presley's diaper bag is somewhat packed..I'm not really sure what else she needs in her bag that we won't get at the hospital.  People keep telling me to pack lots of receiving blankets but my thought on that is...how many times will we be receiving her???

I still have to get a nursing bra, I guess nursing pads too...oh my...what is my life coming to?

I'm thinking about making Adam go buy the huge pads they make you wear after delivery.  Just for my own entertainment.  I think nothing would make me laugh harder than the thought of Adam standing in line at Publix with the worlds largest Maxi pads in hand.  I'll let you know how that goes!

That's all for this week...I'm going to go do some accupressure on myself (see, my education is coming in handy!) and maybe do some squats and lunges! HOLLER!

July 4, 2011

the joys of moving....

I am proud to announce that we no longer live on a college campus!!!! I wish you knew how much this excites me as I have been counting down the minutes days until it was moving time.  Friday was moving day, so I took off work because, naturally we hadn't packed a thing up until about 3 hours before we were loading up the trucks and trailer.  And I say "we" because Adam had little to no sympathy that I am over 9 months pregnant and it was 100 degrees outside so I was put to work. I was okay with that though because I mean, if worst came to worst I would just go into labor. And honestly, that would be fine with me! Unfortunately though, I'm still pregnant, and my legs are still super sore!

We couldn't move into the new apartment until 2:00 so around 1:30 or so we headed over so we could sign the lease.  After a few kinks we got worked out we had the keys and went to check it out.  We were walking around making sure everything was ok before we moved everything in and all of a sudden Adam comes storming out of the laundry room like a rabid tiger.  There is no washer and dryer!! Apparently there was a "miscommunication" when we first were looking into these apartments and they failed to mention that the washer/dryer wasn't included.  That was the only major issue we had that day. We are just going to have to either find some cheap ones for sale, or bite the bullet and buy new ones.  I mean, eventually we are going to have to buy them anyways. Why not now when we are expecting a baby, Adam is in school, I'm taking off work for 12 weeks, and we are paying rent at two different apartments....RIGHT!!!??? 

Sounds like the perfect time to me!

Our new place is much bigger than the last which is fan-freakin-tastic because we have a crap ton of stuff now that we have all of Presley's stuff.  We have an attached garage and it's just nicer all around. Most importantly though, Presley has a room! That was the first and most important project we took on as soon as we got all of the stuff in.  Adam and my Mom put together the bed and dresser which was interesting.

I'm just wondering, has anyone ever put together a crib without having to take it apart 15 times because something was attached wrong?! If so, I'd like to meet that genius..and hire them to assemble our next project.

We don't have a changing table, but I am now wondering if we should get one?! At first I was sure we wouldn't need it, but I'm having second thoughts and kinda sorta really freaking out that we don't have one.  

I will post pics of her room once we are totally done.  I have to exchange a few things, get curtains, and we have to hang up her pictures still.

Until then here are a few pictures off of my phone!

I'm pretty sure this is before they had to take it apart for the first time.


 Ta-Da! FYI: that mobile is super high-tech.  It has a remote control so I can turn it on an off from outside of her room.  BAM!


HELLO! FATTY ALERT!


Toasty relaxing...only for a minute though!

July 2, 2011

just in case you were wondering...

We've moved.
I'm still pregnant.
Nesting isn't as much fun as everyone makes it out to be.
My child finally has a room.
We have no washer or dryer. FAIL.
We are now the proud owners of a king size bed.
&
We have a lot of shit.

Oh, and I'm having a baby in 13 days!