Tuesday, August 30, 2011

35 weeks

Not much longer to go!
I can't believe how fast this pregnancy flew by. Its insane.
I had a doctors appointment a week or so ago. (oh btw I passed my kidney stone 2 weeks ago. HALLELUJAH. Instant pain relief. Nolah started freaking out right on my bladder and no matter what I did she would not stop, so I thought maybe if I tried to go potty that would get her to stop. Out went my kidney stone. I give the credit to Nolah for beating the stone out of me.)
Doctor said everything is so far so good. We talked about Jordon leaving right around my due date and they said that if I haven't had the baby by 39-40 weeks they will induce me. I really really REALLY do not want to be induced, but I just can't handle the thought of Jordon just barely missing the birth of his baby. Hopefully the babes will decided to come just a wee bit early. Apparently I'm measuring small. HA HA! I'm only measuring at 30 weeks instead of 34 (at the time of the appointment) My doctor said the baby defiantly doesn't feel small but we will just say she does so I can get another ultrasound. Which I'm totally fine with of course! :) So I have my ultrasound today, I'm pretty excited. Then later this week I have my 36 week appointment. Gosh so crazy.
Now that I am no longer in pain from my kidney I'm just in pain from pregnancy. My legs have started to go numb. It is hard work to try and get sleep. My belly is so HEAVY! and It seriously feels like my belly button is going to rip open. It burns so bad. Started getting stretch marks :( dang. But they still are really light so hopefully they will fade after I have the baby. I'm crossing my fingers. I have contractions ALL THE TIME. And they aren't little ones either. They take the breath out of me every now and then. As much as I wish I could just be done with this pregnancy at the moment I really do not want her to come to early. Pregnancy is crazy but I love it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

During all this craziness that has been happening lately it has become very apparent that we have some of the most amazing people in our lives right now.
When Jordon took me to the hospital it was getting late at night, and we had to find someone that could watch Ellie.
Our amazing friends Brettin and Doug gladly took her for the night, and when we found out I would be staying longer than expected they took her without hesitation.
It was such a relief knowing that Ellie was in good hands while we hit our rough spot.
While I had my little stay at the hospital another one of our friends that Jordon works with came and brought me flowers from everyone in Jordon's platoon. I thought that was the sweetest thing ever to know that they were thinking of us. I started bawling.
Then to top it all off Brettin threw us a baby shower. People in Jordon's platoon pitched in money to buy us things they knew we needed for the baby. We got pretty stinkin spoiled.
When we moved here I was so worried about all the little things that could possibly happen where we would need to lean on some one else to help us out. I defiantly don't worry about that now.
We are so blessed to have these amazing people in our lives.
As much as I hate Jordon being in the Army, all the people that it has brought into our lives defiantly makes up for it. Any of the other jobs that Jordon has had defiantly wouldn't have taken the time to bring flowers to his wife while in the hospital, and defiantly wouldn't help throw a baby shower for us.
Jordon defiantly got lucky with the company he was put in. They are all so close and it defiantly makes me feel better about him leaving to Afghanistan with them.
I am so so so grateful, I just can't say it enough.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Well about two weeks ago I was counting my blessings about how much I was enjoying my pregnancy and how sad I was going to be when it is over. Fast forward to last Tuesday and I noticed a lot of blood in my pee. I wasn't in pain or anything but it defiantly worried me, so first thing Wednesday morning I called my doctor's office and they had me go into the clinic to take a pee test. As soon as I got home from taking the test I had the most excruciating pain in my back. I could barely even move. By the time Jordon came home from work the pain was so bad it felt like I couldn't even breath. I started puking from the pain. I kept calling the doctor's office and they said since I had a doctor's appointment the next day I should just wait it out. I tried my hardest and lasted till about 9 at night and gave in and called the emergency number I had and they gave me the go ahead to come on in to labor and delivery.
They said that it looked like I had a kidney stone but wasn't showing any sign of an infection. They monitored baby N's heartbeat and she was as happy as can be. Thank goodness. They gave me some morphine for the pain and I could finally breathe again. After a while they noticed I was contracting a bit and decided to keep me over night. Everything eventually calmed down though. The next day they gave me an ultrasound of my kidneys. Lamest ultrasound ever. Not only did they not even look at the babes they had the screen turned away from me so I couldn't see anything, so I slept the entire time.
They said they could defiantly see that something was going on with my kidney but couldn't see a stone but said that was normal. :/
So after staying another night to see if I would pass a stone and to get my pain under control they sent me home. Apparently when your pregnant and have a kidney stone you just get to play the waiting game. The only thing they can do to help you is manage the pain. Its been a week now and nothing has changed. I'm still in the worse freakin pain. All I do is sit on the couch and sleep and cry.  Its totally lame. Who knows how long this stupid thing is going to last but I'm sooooo over it. We have about a million bajillion things going on right now and I can't get anything done.
Seriously, never get a kidney stone. Worse pain ever. No joke. But I am so very thankful that Nolah is doing perfectly fine.