Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I need to blog my frustrations out. So, today I had my doctor appointment and my blood pressure was slightly elevated with a lot of protein in my urine. My doctor said that wasn't a good sign and she worried about preeclampsia creeping up so she sent me straight over to the hopital to have blood work done. She said with the hospital having new rules in place about inductions that she coudn't actually induce me today but she said in the past they would have always gone ahead and induced with a situation like this and not taken a chance. But now they aren't allowed to induce util 39 weeks. She wanted to make sure that I didn't get sent home from the hospital and said "we are going to have this baby today!" SOOOO she stripped my membranes. If you don't know what that is.. look it up. It hurts. Like A LOT. Plus.. she wanted to make sure that I progressed so she did it really aggressive. I was in tears but mainly because I was so happy that this was all coming to an end. Well.... we got to the hospital and first thing they said was "we are going to run your blood work..and if it comes back Ok we are going to send you home because we don't have room available" In the back of my mind I'm thinking "oooo you won't be sending me home because you have no idea what my doctor just did to me to ensure I didn't get sent home". Ha.. well jokes on me I guess because they definitley just sent me home. They hooked me up to monitor the baby, took my BP continuously, ran my blood to the labs and BAM. Came back with dreadful news. "Well your blood work came  back with just a small amount of protein in it now and I'm going to check you see if you've progressed and if you haven't we will be sending you home" I knew it wasn't going to be good because it was literally only an hour ago that I left the doctor so I highly doubted that I would have progressed since then. Turns out... I hadn't. Even though I was having contractions she said they weren't strong enough for me to stay and that I needed to go home and wait it out. TALK ABOUT BEING UPSET. You mean I just went through all of this anxiety, excitement, nervousness, and PAIN for nothing?!!? I thought I was going to meet Weston today and because they were too busy at the hospital and didnt' have any room I needed to go home and wait it out. You better believe that this girl is going to wait until he is practically coming out himself before I go back to the hospital because when I leave next time I'm coming home with him!!

I just had a phone call from the doctor and she said even though the hospital didn't have any grounds to keep me there she is still concerned and wants to get him out. So if I don't go into full blown labor tonight she wants to see me in the morning and she's going to DUN DUN DUN... do it again (the membrane scrape that is..) Holy Moly.. I don't know if I can handle that again. But whatever gets him out!!

Prayers and thoughts appreciated for tomorrow!!

**Note to Weston:
This is your mother speaking. I'm trying to be patient and wait when you think it's appropriate to come into the world but my body is starting to turn on me. I think it's saying it's about time! So lets get this going! I think Sept 1 sounds like a good birthday to me :) Everyone is anxious to meet you so let's this thing going! We love you :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

September 6, 2011

Warning** If you don't care to read about the progression of Mr. Weston then do not read below.. dilation numbers and effacement % are listed. I know that creeps some people out. Don't say I didn't warn you..

We have a new possible birthday for Mr. Weston.. Tuesday, September 6, 2011. That is when I will be induced if he doesn't come before then. At my doctor appointment today I was 3cm dilated and 80% effaced. She also said that my water is on the verge of breaking. (I need to keep up the walking!) So she thinks he will come on his own.. but just in case he decides not to, he has an eviction date. He's in perfrect position.. head is WAY down and feet up. Ready to make his exit! I just assumed he would be stubborn like he was for the 3d pictures but suprisingly he is being very cooperative. Hopefully he will stay that way. Wow.. crazy to think in just 2 short weeks he will be here! We can't wait!!! Every night we go to bed and say "what if it happens tonight.. or tomorrow.. or in a couple of minutes" The anticipation is killing us! This is a funny side note.. Every night when Andrew talks to Weston, he like to use my protruding belly button as a microphone. hahahah he thinks he can hear him better that way. I think it's really funny. Also something Weston might think is funny when he reads this one day.

Well.. here's the last picture at 37 weeks. Could be my last one!

Monday, August 15, 2011

36 weeks

36 weeks
There have been many requests.. so here's an update on Mom and baby Weston:
I'm finishing up my 36th week and heading into my 37th with excitement and nerves all in one. SO RELIEVED knowing this is all coming to an end and SO EXCITED knowing we will get to meet our little man in 4 weeks or less. He is growing like a weed and definitely taking a toll on his mom. His kicks are no longer kicks because hes running out of room but more like wiggles and squirms that I can see runnign across my belly. Sometimes he gets his knees or foot lodged up so high under my ribs so I press down on him and say Stop that!! hahaha and he does! Already a good listener. Andrew used to like feeling him kick but now that he can press down on an elbow or knee and Weston will feel it respond back with a jab it kind of creeps him out...haha. It's just a little too much for him. We are both definitely ready for him to be here so we can hold him, cuddle him, and kiss those little hands and feet :)

I'm finished with work now so it is nice to relax and be able to get caught up on a to do list. With us moving and the baby's arrival all within the next 8 weeks it is quite a list. We found a house to rent in Starkville so that is a big relief knowing I have a home to bring our baby to. It's so surreal to think we will living where Andrew and I went to college but as a family now. My, how a few years can bring lots of changes.  We will be seeing Starkville in a whole new light. It's exciting to know we will be back home close to family and friends but there are definitley things that we will miss about Arizona. This is where Andrew and I spent our first 4 1/2 years of marriage, where we bought our first home (learned many lessons from that one), where we were able to take many wonderful vacations and see the amazing things the west has to offer, where we were able to take full advantage of the endless restaurants and entertaining activities (sporting events, festivals, comedy shows etc.)  that are provided here and last but not least the most important's where our first baby will be born. Arizona has treated us well and will always hold a special place in our hearts. In the future, we will definitely be bringing Weston here on many vacations.

Well, I hope to be updating you very soon with exciting news of possible progression! I go to the doctor once a week from here on out so I will be sure to keep everyone updated over the next 4 weeks :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

34 weeks

34 weeks in and Weston finally decided to cooperate! Yes..  I know I'm crazy and got another 3d ultrasound done. I promise I had absolutely no intentions to get another one, I was just going to be patient and wait for his arrival in 6 short weeks. BUT THEN... we had a regular 2d ultrasound done the other day to measure him and make sure he is growing appropriately. That ultrasound left me feeling uneasy because she printed off a picture of what was supposed to be his "face". Not so much.. it was a really creep looking figure and I have been paranoid ever since wondering if he even had all of his facial features in the correct place. So, as I was trying to sleep last night I was thinking "Gosh.. if I could ONLY come up with some extra money to get another 3d ultrasound done." Then.. Lighbulb! It came to me. I just recently had a birthday and received a generous amount of birthday money from my parents! And it just happend to be the exact amount I needed for an ultrasound! I decided since it wasn't technically "my" money that I was spending that it would be ok take another shot at it. Also being that I could not think of anything else I could spend it on right now this was the next best thing. Well..... I'm glad I did because now I have peace of mind and I got to see my sweet baby boy for the first time! I have to say.. it makes all of these recent "aches, pains, and constant kicks to the ribs" TOTALLY worth it.

He measured in at 5 lbs. 5 oz and estimated due date September 3! Here's to hoping she was right and he will be here 10 days early! Also wonderful news is that she saw his diaphragm going up and down and she said this shows he's breathing on his own :)

Mom just drank some juice and he was happy about the sugar!


I think I will suck on my toe now. (notice the LARGE foot.. that's his dad's foot for sure)

Hmmm... Deep thinker

Precious baby boy

My latest picture at 33 weeks