Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Getting Ready!

I am happy to report that Annie June is now considered a full-term baby and I am officially packed for the hospital.
I am forever thankful to our Creator and His perfect plan, because at one point in time, we all thought this baby was going to come early.  And by early, I mean 10 weeks early.
I was 30 weeks pregnant, having contractions, was admitted to the hospital & given a shot to stop labor, and prescribed procardia for a month.  I have no idea why my body kicked into contraction mode so early, but my doctor and procardia were a Godsend.  I came off procardia around 35 weeks & have only had Braxton Hicks ever since.  Go figure.
Here are some tidbits about this pregnancy...
Weeks: 37 weeks & 3 days
Weight gain: 16 pounds
Dilation: 1 cm & lost plug (sorry tmi)
Induction Date: Tentatively October 9, 2012.
Feelings:

  • Here lately I have been super pumped about having a little girl.  I don't know that I was all that excited in the beginning, but I've been seeing little blonde girls everywhere and I can't help but wonder if I'm gonna have one running around.  
  • I sure hope that I can keep this baby cooking until Rudy gets home on October 3.  I think I can, I think I can.
  • I want the same labor & delivery as last time.  I already ordered it from my doctor and she giggled, but I was being totally serious.  I want the same nurse, anesthesiologist, and doctor.  I even want the same room.  
  • I have an intuition that this little girl is going to make her arrival on dude's birthday.  I sure hope not, but hey what can ya do?
Belly:  Well, I'll just let you see for yourself.  I have a total outie.  I want a picture of it for the blog, because I am not sure it will ever be the same.  It reminds me of a cabbage patch doll's belly button.
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Sleep:  Annie June kicks until midnight, then we sleep until 5:00, I have to go potty, then we go back down until 8:30.  That sounds like a lot of sleep, but I can promise you- sleep is getting rough these days.  It's not the good, uninterrupted sleep.  I won't see that for a long time.
Cravings:  SWEETS.  I can't get enough.  It is ridiculous the amount of sweetness that goes into my body these days.  
Worries:  I'm trying not to worry too much.  I guess my main worry is Hagan.  It kills me to think that he might feel left out:(  We've been trying to do special things with him & soak up every second we can!  I looked in the back seat today & asked myself, "Who is this little school boy & where did my baby go?"  Why do they have to grow up so darn fast?

My hospital bags (yes plural) are packed! 
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Here's our goody bag, that I have now had to replenish twice.  Having October babies does not help my sweet tooth.  No, not one bit!
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Annie's gift to Dude.
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I also wanted to show how Annie's room looks during the daytime.  So, here are a few more shots of her room and out of control closet!
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That's all for now folks, thanks for reading!  


1 comment:

Rachel said...

I love her room! It is so sweet!! and all of hospital clothes are too cute!!