Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The end is near....

Okay...this is going to be pretty short and sweet. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and my blood pressure is still up and I still have protein in my urine. They also took more blood to compare to last weeks. I have been put on 4 hour days at work with instructions to go home and put my feet up in the afternoon. The order said...."due to extreme swelling in the lower extremidies". Those of you that have seen me lately will get a kick out of that!

I'll be honest....I told the doctor that when Jaelynn was done and healthy I'm ready. The swelling is so bad and I'm getting uncomfortable but I want my baby healthy...and me too! So...she said I need to stay pregnant for 3 more weeks. Then they will more then likely induce me. Kevin and I are so excited! Our baby girl is almost here. I told all of the family and friends to look for her in 3 weeks and I am so touched by how excited everyone is. Jaelynn has stole the heart of everyone and she isn't even here yet! I wonder if she will ever understand how much she is loved.....

Thursday, June 21, 2007

34 week update

There are days when I still can't believe I'm pregnant...then there are days when I feel like this is going to go on forever! The heat is starting to get to me but I am thankfully finding relief in the swimming pool and in my nice cold house! I can't believe we only have 6 weeks to go...well...hopefully 6 weeks!

I had my check up on Tuesday and it wasn't the best doctors appointment. First of all, last Wednesday night Kevin and I were in Labor and Delivery for a few hours because my blood pressure was going up. They finally decided to let me go home but I had to do a 24 hour urine catch. That would be peeing in a jug for 24 hours...oh...and keeping it cold. So very gross....

Fast forward to Tuesday....Grandma Mary came with me and while sitting in the exam room we noticed that my feet were looking pretty bad. They came in and did the blood pressure which was high and check my urine. For the first time in 34 weeks I had protien in my urine. Pair this with the high bp and I was laying on my side for a few minutes to try to get things leveled out! So my bp came down and the doc was really unhappy with my swelling. She decided to take more blood and put me on bed rest until the results came back Wednesday. Thankfully I got a call Wednesday that everything was fine and I was to just take it easy until my appointment next week.

So here is the wonderful news...through all of this our little girl has been amazing. She is in perfect health and is very fiesty! The doctors and nurses actually laugh when they are trying to monitor her because she gets really irritated and kicks and moves away! I honestly can't wait to meet this little person that has so much personality already.

Continue to pray for both of us that we will just breeze through the next few weeks. I keep repeating God's promise...No weapons formed against me shall prosper!....and I am believing this with all my heart. We have a busy weekend ahead....clear coating the dresser, swimming and then bbq at the Johnston's, belly pictures with Tiff on Sunday, birthing class on Sunday and then after...long trip to Walmart to pick up some last minute stuff for the little one. I'm sure there will be another trip to Des Moines packed in there somewhere! Off to work! Love you all!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Wonderful Baby Shower!!!

So I had my baby shower yesterday and it was fantastic!! Tiffanie, Cheyenne, Angie, Mom, Mary and Donna were in charge of the shower and they all did so good! They decided to do a scrapbook theme instead of games. So while I was opening a mountian of gifts my guests were busy making scrapbook pages for me. They are so cute and I had a lot of people tell me it was way more fun then games. So was a social hour with yummy cake and punch...and as requested...cream cheese mints!

Kevin and I got a ton of stuff for Jaelynn! We have clothes and blankets and diapers and toys and....well you get the point. We only have a few more big things to buy and then just some little things. Eric (brother in law) is working at our house today on Jaelynn's room. Kevin I think is starting to get nervous about things getting done. I can't blame him. You can't walk through our dining room or living room without tripping over baby things!

So....again....thank you so much to all my girls that put all the hard work into my wonderful shower and to all of my guest that spoiled my daughter rotten yesterday! I love you all!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Baby girl at 32 weeks

Well we had another wonderful appointment yesterday! I really can't thank God enough for Jaelynn and I's health. This pregnancy has been fairly easy on me. Things are starting to get a little more difficult now with the heat but I still love every minute of it! Anyway...on to the appointment. Tiffanie came with me to this appointment. It was great to have her there so she could hear her "neice"! My weight gain was okay...not what I wanted to see but I am still in the normal range. My blood pressure was slightly elevated at 136/76. They didn't make to much of a fuss about it but I get the feeling I'm being watched again. Jaelynn's heartbeat was strong and wonderful holding steady in the 140's. She is also in the head down position so let's hope she stays that way! I'm measuring right on at 32 weeks and really...things are just peachy.

I am planning on stepping up the physical activity level. I'm going to start walking at least two times a week and then swimming two or three times a week. pregnant butt is going to go to the public swimming pool. I am a brave soul! I want Jaelynn to stay in for at least another 5 weeks so that means I have to get this blood pressure back under control and take really good care of myself for the final stretch!

We have a busy weekend ahead. Saturday morning I'm getting a facial and a pedicure. Then off to Babies R Us to buy little miss's bedding. Saturday night we are doing our monthly girls night in. Lots of crazy stuff goes on in these few hours that we set aside for just us! There will be margaritas and chips and salsa and a good time will be had by all. Maybe they will make me a virgin margarita..... Then on Sunday we are having the baby shower! I'm so excited about this! All of my close friends and family will be there. I don't know what is going to happen cause I have been left out of the loop but I am sure it will be wonderful! Then Sunday night we have a birthing class and will probably collapse when we get home from that! Well...another appointment in a couple of weeks and I will try to post some pictures Monday from the shower! Love you all!