Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thirty Seven

37 weeks and still cookin! 
I have a little catching up to do:
At my appointment on Friday 5/17 (35.5 weeks) we found out I was 2cm dilated. Then just 4 days later at my next appointment on 5/21, 36 weeks along, we found out was dilated to 3cm!!  YIKES!!! like this boy's just going to fall out! My doctor commanded me to stay off my feet and stay in bed as much as possible. Everything was looking perfectly healthy with baby and mama, my blood pressure remained steady at 108/68, we just started praying I wouldn't dilate any further so baby boy could have all the time he needs :).   Fast forward a week to my appointment yesterday (37 weeks) and to my absolute surprise I was still at 3cm. Hallelujah! If I had been at 4cm my dr said he would have to send me to labor and delivery to monitor for contractions. So here we are, still a 3 and praying to make it another week to 38. I'm just happy to make it each additional day that the baby bun gets to keep baking :)

My c-section is scheduled for June 14th. (If i make it!) I'm really scared about having a c-section but it's the best and safest choice for both me and baby based on my history with Bowman getting stuck and my subsequent massive hemorrhage. We know we got very lucky that both Bowman and I emerged in great condition. Im very proud of Bowmans birth and I know it was a miracle he was ok, I believed and God saw us through. I just don't feel comfortable taking the same route the second time around. I couldn't ever live with myself if this baby also got stuck; a shoulder dystocia easily results in very very terrible consequences including nerve damage, paralysis, brain damage and fatality. So we don't wanna go there knowing I'm already a risk. 

Our house is coming along but the first floor is still ripped to shreds. The good news is that half of the second floor is finished and ready for us to move in :)

Last week a devastating tornado ripped through the southern part of Oklahoma City. Somehow it looks like a small tornado made its way into our house... but no, we did that. Yep. 

Friday, May 24, 2013


I live in the moment. I now realize that i'm so constantly enraptured by how precious and adorable Bowman is moment to moment that I forget how precious he has been all along the way. (Hope that makes sense) anyway it's an especially awesome realization because very soon I'm going to get to experience another tiny persons preciousness moment by moment!!! 
Here are just a few faves I found looking back...

Monday, May 13, 2013

35 Weeks

Where do I begin? I'm 35 weeks along today with baby boy #2, with only 5 weeks remaining until my due date we need EVERY second of that time to get ready for his arrival. Message to baby in my tummy "I love you very much and cant wait to meet you but please stay put! Your parents are crazy and need more time before you arrive!"

Yes, we are crazy; we moved across the country at 32/33weeks. We are living in a 2-room hotel suite, AJ's father is in very poor health and AJ is embarking on a brand new career. All with a 2.5 year old and yes, a NEW baby boy arriving in 5 weeks. 
But ya know what?? We are EXCITED!!! This is a path that was meant to be for so many reasons and we couldn't be more thrilled to be makin the journey together. 

Oh I forgot to mention the house we bought and are having ripped to shreds. Home sweet home, here's the kitchen...
The lovely Master Bath...
When it's done it will be 5,300 square feet of awesomeness but in the meantime, we are doing our darnedest.  I must say that even though we have so much on our plate, we're doing a good job of keeping our heads up and finding happiness and joy in being together here in our new home town!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013