Sunday, October 28, 2007

Still Waiting!!!

I keep putting off writing in hopes the next post would be about a new little boy! My due date is on Tues 10/30. No signs of labor yet though...this kid is very content where he is! I am afraid we may have had our only chance 5 weeks ago!
Matt was sick last week. The poor guy had a fever for 4 days and felt pretty awful. I took him to the doctor last Monday and he had ear infections in both ears. He has been on antibiotics and is doing 100% better. He has another check up with the doctor tomorrow and I am sure everything is cleared up.
We had a busy weekend with family visiting. Erin came from Denver on Thursday and Jeanette and Jack drove from Vegas on Friday. Everyone left this morning. The trips were planned with hopes of meeting a new much for that! We had a great time though. Friday evening we went to Clark's school and saw his last high school football game field show. They sounded great and I can't wait to see the show more at some of their competitions in December. We went to Apollo Park on Sat. morning then to a Halloween party put on by the City of Palmdale in the afternoon. The party was too old for Matt, but it gave us an excuse to dress him up. He is a bear this year. I will post pictures after Halloween of him in his costume because he wasn't in a very good mood for the pictures we took at the party.
We all had a great time with everyone here. It was really nice to have a distraction this weekend other than obsessing when this baby is going to come! I suppose everyone will have to come visit again in the near future to meet Micah. I see the doctor tomorrow...keep your fingers crossed that maybe something is progressing!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Sorry it has been so long since the last post. Hopefully the video in the previous post will make up for it! I kept putting off writing thinking we would be able to introduce our new family member soon. I am coming to the realization I may be pregnant forever. I never thought I would make it to almost 38 weeks. Hopefully this means Micah will be a big and healthy baby. I was on bed rest the week following discharge from the hospital. Our family rotated coming to help with Matt. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I have been up and very active the past week. Matt and I have been going for walks, shopping, Mommy and Me class, and to the park. The picture posted is probably our last family picture with only 3 faces! Take care everyone and hopefully we will have exciting news in the near future. Think labor inducing thoughts!!

Matt at the Park

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Hospital

Tues morning, 9/25, I started having contractions. My sister came over and watched Matt while my mom took me to the hospital. Karl works a few miles from the hospital and met us there. I was reluctant to go at first but am glad I did because I was in labor. I was at 35 weeks...too early! My doctor initially wanted to let me go into labor but after telling him about our history with Matt he decided to give me medication to stop it. I was in the hospital for a week and just got home today. I am still on bed rest for another week but it is nice to be home. Karl and I feel very fortunate to have made it to 36 weeks and are viewing each additional day as bonus!
The hardest part for me was being away from Matt. I had never spent a night away from him. Karl brought him by often and we laid in bed together and watched Signing Time movies, played peek a boo with the curtain, spun him around on the doctor's stool and let him hide in the closet in the room. There is only so much in a hospital room to safely entertain an 18 month old!
I was on IV Magnesium for the first 24 hours. This is is a great medication to stop labor as it worked but the side effects are pretty nasty. I felt like I had the flu. I was weaned off the Magnesium and onto a pill which I took every 6 hours and has less side effects. I was given an injection of this med when contractions started between doses of the pill. The protocol is to stop all meds at 36 weeks so I was sent home today without any meds. So far I feel great! I'm still on bed rest so my parents and Louise are all taking shifts watching Matt. They think I will go into labor again any minute...Karl and I think ironically I will probably go past 41 weeks now!! We will see. Micah was 5 lbs 9 oz in an ultrasound done on Wed 9/26 in the hospital.
Karl got to spend a boys weekend with Matt. They went running, to the park, got haircuts and ran lots of errands. Take care everyone and maybe the next post will be about a new little boy!