A little about me:

I'm 32 & married to the most amazing man, Eddie who is 30. I have a 14 year old daughter from a previous relationship (although Eddie has been her Dad since she was 6). I was 17 when I had her. Eddie and I were married in November 2012 and are now expecting a son in October 2014! We had a bit of a journey for one year trying to conceive our son - I'm sure that someday I will share all of our trials, but for now I'm just going to bask in the joy that we are able to have a child!
It has been 14 years since I have experienced pregnancy and raising a baby so it kind of feels like the first time all over again.

Monday, May 30, 2016

38 weeks!!

The longest I've ever been pregnant :-D
Ok, so NOW baby can come. :-)
I feel 100% ready.
I'm a little extra uncomfortable but nothing I can't handle. I'm cherishing the good things about the end of a pregnancy because I will never experience these again. I'm even cherishing the not so great things.
It really is hard to wrap your mind around the awesomeness of creating another human life in your body.
Women are amazing. <3
I just can't believe that I'm already at the end. He will be in our arms in less than 2 weeks. I've had this hope that he would wait until June 1st to be born. That's in 2 days... 
I have gained 44 pounds this pregnancy. He better be a big baby ;-) 
He feels bigger.
His butt is constantly in my right ribs. I feel like he's totally ran out of room.
I have a 1/2 outtie belly button this time! I wish it popped when you were done, but no such luck since it happened over a month ago.
I have THE absolute worst heart burn I've ever had. It's awful. Ricky better have hair. ;-)
I don't feel nearly as emotional as I have with other pregnancies. 
I'm way more tired this time (probably because of Eddie).
I eat like crap and am addicted to Pepsi. (44 pounds.....!!!)
Little Eddie has started reverting back to being a baby. This all started about 1 week ago. He wants to be held and carried constantly, sucks on his two fingers, wants pacifiers and bottles, wakes in the middle of the night, won't sleep good at night but is taking long naps during the day, is very whiny and keeps hugging me and saying "awe".
He also keeps hugging my stomach and then saying "bye". 
He for sure knows something's about to change. 
I can't wait to watch these boys grow up together. Kaina is so excited for another tiny baby :-) she's the best big sister! You couldn't ask for a better daughter <3
Poor Kaina got impetigo :-( 
She's on the mend though!

I'm REALLY hoping the next time I post on here it's our birth story :-)

Until next time :-D

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

37 weeks!

<<37 weeks>>
If I make it to 38 weeks it will be the longest I've ever been pregnant! Woo hoo! 
I went in yesterday for my 37 week checkup and everything looked good!
My BP was 140/90. Elevated but not bad :) I've gained 44 pounds.... Eep! 
I feel like this baby is going to break my right ribs!! He is always jammed in them! Before he was transverse/breech and his head would go in my ribs. Now that he's flipped and dropped you'd think he wouldn't be in them, right?? No. Now his butt and legs are up there. :-/
I am totally trying to cherish every moment of this last pregnancy. So sad that there won't be more babies :-( 
I'm trying to be excited for just raising my kids, but it's hard! I just don't feel done. Unfortunately, Eddie is totally done. Lol
Anyway :-)
So, yes. Cherishing these moments. Even the rib kicking ;-)

I have been terrified of going in to labor. First I was afraid of having him too soon because my BP is all over the place. Then I was afraid of having a c section for a breech baby. Finally I was afraid of the pain of labor again! 
I woke up this morning feeling ready.
I want my baby :-D 
I'm ready for all the pain, sleep deprivation and newborn sweetness.
I'm ready to lay on my stomach.
I'm ready to get out of bed without a struggle.
I'm ready to wrestle with little Eddie.
I'm ready to RUN again!!
I'm ready to be active again. 
I feel like such a sloth lately. :-/
I'm ready to lose weight!!
I'm ready to meet my baby and see what he looks like!

Dr appointment yesterday went good! I got the GBS swab, BP was ok and no dilating/thinning at all, but his head is low!
I have to go back this morning for tdap shot and another NST. 
I have an appointment Monday and my dr will do a sweep. 

So the plan is... There is no plan!
I just need to wait on this baby. When he's ready he will come. :-)
Eddie started calling him HellRaezer because he's being just that already ;-) lol

I feel all over the place. I think he's eating my brain!! I seriously feel dumb. I also am a hermit/homebody. I don't want to do anything but sleep and eat. This is probably a good thing if I am going brain dead. ;-)

36 with Eddie vs. 36 with Ricky

Going home outfit!!

Kaina and Bubba outfits :-)

35 week maternity pics :-) LOVE them!!!

Until next week ;-)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

35 weeks!

35 weeks! Only weeks to go now :-)
This is by far the most exciting time. 
Yes, it's very uncomfortable and I feel huge, but I love the anticipation.
So, so excited to meet our sweet RD in a very short time! :D
33 weeks was very eventful. I went in for my NST test that Friday and my BP was high. I also had a headache and was experiencing light flashes. I also just felt awful! During my NST they decided to admit me to triage for monitoring, blood work and another 24 hour urine test. 

Everything came back normal and fine. My BP eventually dropped to not scary high, just high. So they let me go home and I had to go back Saturday for more monitoring. Everything looked good then too. :-)

34 weeks:
Tuesday NST was fine, RD was just sleepy so they had to buzz him. Super uncomfortable for both of us. :-/
Friday everything was perfect! BP was amazing, NST was great and ultrasound showed tons of fluid. Also, I was able to see all of his hair! I guess he has quite a bit :-) 
The only negative is that RD is flipping between breech and transverse.
I had an appointment with my dr as well. Everything looked great again except that he's not in head down position. If he doesn't turn by my next appointment at 37 weeks then my dr will turn him. He also won't let me go any farther than 39 weeks. So RD will be here soon!

I'm hoping my BP will be fine, baby will turn and I will go in to labor on my own. :-) 
I know he will turn :-)
I'm doing different tricks to try to get him to turn and seeing a chiropractor.
It's a good thing, kind of, because I'm being forced to be more active and it's giving me something to focus on besides upcoming labor ;-)

It's Mother's Day today!!
We are 
This is what's currently happening. ^^
Porter woke up barking and came to sleep with us, then Eddie woke up at about 7:15 and came in bed with us too.
It's perfect ;-) 
Later we are having a BBQ with our moms and relaxing.
I hope all you moms enjoy your day!